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Old 10-14-2007, 01:43 AM   #1
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Have you ever had a forum you were a part of get shut down?


I have been a member of an "automotive art" forum for almost two years now, i was there pretty much when the site first began. I saw it evolve from a poorly run site to a well oiled machine. But then a pesky thing called money got in the way and the site got shut down overnight.
Its like seeing a peice of yourself get shut down. :(



Well thats my random emotion for the day :P
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Old 10-14-2007, 01:51 AM   #2
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Ah, money. That pesky thing...
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Ah, money. That pesky thing...
You did the best job yet of handling growth in any forum i've seen..
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Old 10-14-2007, 03:07 AM   #4
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Ah, money. That pesky thing...
Haha...I have a feeling you lurk a lot but don't post, but just had to post when you saw this. I hosted a site myself for a while, and I didn't have the ingenuity to keep it from burning through my bank account. Even when I hosted myself, the electric bill from the server was a pain.

It'* great when you have a user base that is willing to contribute, an ad system that helps but doesn't get in the way, and a owner that is willing to put in the time, effort, and even money to keep things working.
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Old 10-14-2007, 09:29 AM   #5
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I can only imaigne how much time and money must go into running a forum.
I hope that the fine folks who do.. cough*Teuobk*cough know how much it is appreciated.
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Many thanks to everyone who keep this place going strong!!!
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Didn't we have a similar issue here a while back??

I know one of my card-modelling forums had the same situation happen 2 or 3 months ago. The owner runs a few for-profit forums, though, so he moved "our" forum to that site. I guess I'm spoiled because of being here. Big picture ads on a forum suck!!

The next person that complains about the little google ads Teubok decided to use here gets a
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Ads, what ads???/
Oh yeah, d Blocker plus Fire Fox FTW!!!
Ads don't bohter me a bit even if I did have to see them.
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