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Discussion in 'Site News & Important Notices' started by gg, Sep 22, 2021.

  1. gg

    gg Administrator
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    After sponsoring this forum for the past 6+ years, the time has come to bring my tenure to a close. I'll continue to sponsor it until the end of this year.

    Would be delighted to pass on the baton to someone else and would be sad to see it go dark after so many years.

    If anyone's interested, do contact me (also @Wibble, my alter-ego).


    Cheers,
    Glenn
     
  2. Doomanic

    Doomanic Dinosaur Wrangler
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    Has it really been 6 years? Wow! It's a shame, but ArseBook has pretty much taken over form most forae.
     
  3. Wibble

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    Feb 2015. Amazing how time flies.
     
  4. Wibble

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    No suggestions at all?
     
  5. Vanny

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    Not for me but might help if you explain what’s involved , sponsoring to me says money ? Is that it ?

    seems to have died a death on here following the recent extended period when the forum was down due to technical issues.
     
  6. Wibble

    Wibble Fish don't talk
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    That was, and still is, a real problem. TBH forums are dying on their backsides due to the march of the ephemeral facebook's vapidity.

    I tried, and failed, to migrate the forum to another cheaper platform. I don't have the time and, bluntly, am lacking the enthusiasm to try again. If it could be migrated the costs would dramatically fall to a few quids a month.

    The question is whether people care enough to invest more time and effort in rebuilding it. Does TDF not provide the UK-focussed diving forum, albeit massively cliquey with few active divers posting about diving-related matters.

    I'd be exceedingly grateful for some help with a migration should someone want to volunteer their time.
     
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  7. snowman

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    I'd hate to see the forum go, I'm not a regular contributor, but I believe it's a better place for discussion than Faceplant.

    Let me know what needs doing - I'm an IT consultant, but whether my skills will be relevant I don't know, but I'm happy to help if I can!

    Cheers.

    Mark
     
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  8. Nick Ward

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    I’d be happy to help also… do you have an overview of what needs doing?
     
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  9. Wibble

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    Thanks both - PM sent
     
  10. Wibble

    Wibble Fish don't talk
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    Will be taking the side down at the end of November 2021.

    Been nice knowing you all.


    Glenn
     
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  11. Doomanic

    Doomanic Dinosaur Wrangler
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    Thanks Glenn for keeping the forum alive and kicking for the last 6 years.

    Still a real shame it has to go though.
     
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  13. Vanny

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    Shame it was good.
     
  14. Wibble

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    Anyone any suggestions on how it could be run better -- and for me to back away?

    I would like to get the forum migrated to a much cheaper platform, but this has been beyond my limited experience. Hence putting forward the ultimate option to just end it.
     
  15. Vanny

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    Sorry tech ain’t my thing, the forum seemed healthy enough until the recent tech issues, not sure if it isn’t working properly or people have not come back after the issues. Appreciate you aren’t getting anyone willing to take it on , shame to see it go , I guess we’ll use TDF exclusively.
     

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