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Old October 12th, 2019, 09:44 PM   #21
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Would you be willing to take over operation or ownership of the site, if that opportunity arose?
Interesting thought... I think that honor should go to one if not the most dedicated former VT staff member @Emerald Dream

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Old October 13th, 2019, 10:18 AM   #22
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Interesting thought... I think that honor should go to one if not the most dedicated former VT staff member @Emerald Dream
I"m just putting feelers out there. Of course I have no control over any of it.
Have you been a mod or admin in the past?
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Old October 13th, 2019, 02:57 PM   #23
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As sad as it is, forums are dying in general. People have turned to social media as their means of communication. In a few years time, this website could still be here, but the question still remains; would it be worth it? If only around thirty different users use this site, would the cost be worth to keep it running?

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Old October 14th, 2019, 12:23 AM   #24
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As sad as it is, forums are dying in general. People have turned to social media as their means of communication. In a few years time, this website could still be here, but the question still remains; would it be worth it? If only around thirty different users use this site, would the cost be worth to keep it running?
That's a good question.
You're right, forums are dying, being replaced by social media. However, my understanding is the cost of keeping this site up is fairly small. If this becomes obsolete and dies out, fine. But that's different than it disappearing because the owner and admin have abandoned it and those remaining, who would like to keep it viable, are unable to do so because the current owner and admin have it tied up.

That said, site usage has been way down from when I joined less than a year ago and it's not just because we have no new members. Others just aren't posting as much, myself included.
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Old October 14th, 2019, 04:49 AM   #25
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That said, site usage has been way down from when I joined less than a year ago and it's not just because we have no new members. Others just aren't posting as much, myself included.
Most members do lurk more than they post.

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Old October 14th, 2019, 05:45 PM   #26
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Most members do lurk more than they post.
Sure, but the number of postings is way down. And without postings, there's nothing to lurk at.
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Old October 19th, 2019, 10:07 AM   #27
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Having only posted about 500 comments I'm beginning to feel inadequate. But I know you're right in what you say. We must all try to do better as well as to encourage more people we know to join the site, come here regularly and contribute posts.
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Old October 19th, 2019, 11:18 AM   #28
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A few times over the past year when I try to
sign in on the Microsoft Edge Browser I get to
a web site that states that this site is looking
for someone to buy this domain. This was a
red flag tp me that something was up. Is there
the possibility that the owners r not accepting
new members causing a loss of posters?
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Old October 19th, 2019, 08:12 PM   #29
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is it possible the owner or admin might’ve passed away?
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Old October 20th, 2019, 09:16 AM   #30
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Everything is possible in general.
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Old October 20th, 2019, 11:31 PM   #31
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Having only posted about 500 comments I'm beginning to feel inadequate. But I know you're right in what you say. We must all try to do better as well as to encourage more people we know to join the site, come here regularly and contribute posts.
People can't join the site since the email registration confirmation thing is not functioning and requires an admin or owner to fix it, both of whom have abandoned the site.

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A few times over the past year when I try to
sign in on the Microsoft Edge Browser I get to
a web site that states that this site is looking
for someone to buy this domain. This was a
red flag tp me that something was up. Is there
the possibility that the owners r not accepting
new members causing a loss of posters?
If you get that again, could you please copy the url and send it to me?
I suspect, but don't know, that you get that if you enter a slightly wrong site name. There are scam companies which have site names close to real ones and when someone accidentally enter that wrong name, they try and sell them the site. That's happened to me on other sites.

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is it possible the owner or admin might’ve passed away?
I'd hate to think that's the case and unlikely they both died around the same time. As I've come to understand it, they both were in the process of abandoning their connection to this site little by little, and eventually just never returned.

I do understand people have difficulties in their lives, competing burdens on their time, and may be tired of involvement in this site, but I find it difficult to accept that they both just left without making any attempt to hand the reins over to someone else. They had to be aware of what it would mean to the future of the site.
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Old October 21st, 2019, 03:01 PM   #32
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People can't join the site since the email registration confirmation thing is not functioning and requires an admin or owner to fix it, both of whom have abandoned the site.



If you get that again, could you please copy the url and send it to me?
I suspect, but don't know, that you get that if you enter a slightly wrong site name. There are scam companies which have site names close to real ones and when someone accidentally enter that wrong name, they try and sell them the site. That's happened to me on other sites.



I'd hate to think that's the case and unlikely they both died around the same time. As I've come to understand it, they both were in the process of abandoning their connection to this site little by little, and eventually just never returned.

I do understand people have difficulties in their lives, competing burdens on their time, and may be tired of involvement in this site, but I find it difficult to accept that they both just left without making any attempt to hand the reins over to someone else. They had to be aware of what it would mean to the future of the site.

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Old October 21st, 2019, 04:10 PM   #33
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Just a little update as we’re starting to say things that shouldn’t be assumed....

A few days ago Mike replied to one of our messages saying he’d be around ‘later’. So we’re getting somewhere, I guess. Sorry about this guys.




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Old October 21st, 2019, 06:35 PM   #34
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Thanks for that. I don't know if it's a scam company or not, but it's where you're directed if you accidentally enter a wrong url. It doesn't mean the site is up for sale.

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Just a little update as we’re starting to say things that shouldn’t be assumed....

A few days ago Mike replied to one of our messages saying he’d be around ‘later’. So we’re getting somewhere, I guess. Sorry about this guys.
What things are being said which shouldn't?
Thank you for the update. Is there anything we should do, like ask around who might want to take over admin or ownership of the site in anticipation of him getting back to you?
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Old October 21st, 2019, 07:05 PM   #35
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Thanks for that. I don't know if it's a scam company or not, but it's where you're directed if you accidentally enter a wrong url. It doesn't mean the site is up for sale.



What things are being said which shouldn't?
Thank you for the update. Is there anything we should do, like ask around who might want to take over admin or ownership of the site in anticipation of him getting back to you?
When I enter the URL on Microsoft Explorer Browser
I get redirected to that other web site but when I enter
the same URL on Internet Explorer I have no prob and
I get to here.
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Old October 21st, 2019, 08:14 PM   #36
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When I enter the URL on Microsoft Explorer Browser
I get redirected to that other web site but when I enter
the same URL on Internet Explorer I have no prob and
I get to here.
That's odd. Honestly, I know very little about it. I use google chrome.
But as long as you get here somehow
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Old October 21st, 2019, 08:50 PM   #37
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That's odd. Honestly, I know very little about it. I use google chrome.
But as long as you get here somehow

I get the domain thing web site when
I enter this site on Google Chrome-IDK
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