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Re: Why there are no new members?

Postby Ghayes420 on March 30th, 2015, 11:49 am

I probably crossed the line but I reached out to John on LinkedIn.

I am not sure if I will be successful.

I know how to get ahold of Aaron, I am not sure that will help us. John seems to hold all the cards.
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Re: Why there are no new members?

Postby garym on March 30th, 2015, 4:40 pm

trustme78 wrote:I can't believe the owner just lost interest.


I don't believe that is the case....he would have contacted either Arron or me if he was just walking away. I'm hoping he is just on a long mission trip to some remote region of the world void of internet connections :')

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Re: Why there are no new members?

Postby garym on March 30th, 2015, 4:42 pm

Ghayes420 wrote:I probably crossed the line but I reached out to John on LinkedIn.

I am not sure if I will be successful.

I know how to get ahold of Aaron, I am not sure that will help us. John seems to hold all the cards.


Not crossing the line in my opinion...hopefully you will hear back from him. As for Arron, like I've said, he's trying to contact JohnV but nothing as of yet. Unfortunately, John does hold all the cards.
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No new members anymore...?

Postby Pascal35 on April 5th, 2015, 8:32 am

Hi everyone,

I noticed that the forum is getting very quiet... No new members and not so many active members anymore. What is going on?
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Re: No new members anymore...?

Postby garym on April 5th, 2015, 8:58 am

our administrator JohnV is mia, and until we hear back from him, no new members.....
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Re: No new members anymore...?

Postby Pascal35 on April 5th, 2015, 4:24 pm

OK - So i guess he is mia for around 6 months!
At the moment this is a "private" community and new people are not able to add their points and experiences.
I think the reason this forum was successful is because many people are dealing with similar issues and the one eases the mind of the other and compares experiences and fears.
If we are not able to do so then i am afraid this forum doesn't have anymore value...
How long are you prepared to wait for JohnV? Looking at older posts i believe this forum was much more helpful... Anyway. I just hope this issue is resolved soon or otherwise i also hope to find a similar community elsewhere.
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Re: No new members anymore...?

Postby Ghayes420 on April 6th, 2015, 10:06 am

We are doing. Everything we can to reach JohnV as he holds all the cards. We all feel the same way and it's a shame this knowledge base is going to dissolve.

There is a Facebook group ran by a few members here that is informative and helpful especially for newbies, although it lacks some depth and sometimes becomes repetitive. hopefully this group will have a resurgence as I personally enjoy the search feature when new sx pop up.

We are working on it.
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Re: No new members anymore...?

Postby nickston on April 6th, 2015, 10:26 am

Is there any way to archive the material on this forum and upload it to a new forum? Then we can post a big ATTENTION sticky notifying people of the new URL. I'm no whiz and don't know how to do this, but if someone does, maybe it's a possibility.
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Re: No new members anymore...?

Postby nickston on April 6th, 2015, 10:28 am

Interestingly enough, someone is renewing the domain name annually at the end of March. WHOis.net shows that the domain was renewed just a few days ago. Don't know if it was John or someone else who did it.
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Re: No new members anymore...?

Postby Ghayes420 on April 6th, 2015, 10:39 am

Interesting nickson and appreciate you looking into this.

I am trying to reach JohnV at his work, I got his voicemail but will attempt to reach him live one more time before I leave a voicemail.

Nice to hear that the site was renewed...now I'd we can just transfer webmaster duties so that new members can get approved, we will be good to go.
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Re: No new members anymore...?

Postby Pascal35 on April 6th, 2015, 12:17 pm

Well done... Please keep us posted.
It seems for some reason JohnV has lost his interest in this forum...Unless the guys is not well for some reason but i hope thats not the case.
Knowing that he is the only one able to approve new members he should have acted differently.
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Re: No new members anymore...?

Postby leaflea on April 7th, 2015, 12:03 am

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Re: No new members anymore...?

Postby garym on April 7th, 2015, 11:41 am

nickston wrote:Interestingly enough, someone is renewing the domain name annually at the end of March. WHOis.net shows that the domain was renewed just a few days ago. Don't know if it was John or someone else who did it.


I noticed this as well....it was good news that at least the domain name remains intact and that someone is still paying the bills.
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Re: Why there are no new members?

Postby Ghayes420 on April 8th, 2015, 8:51 am

Gary and team,

I reached out and spoke to JohnV this morning. He is alive and well!


As with all of us these days he is inundated with work, family and extra curricular activities.


He will be updating the member list and approving new members sometime in the next couple of weeks.

I offered him my assistance in webmaster duties and memeber approval and he will be emailing me. (You can keep mod duties solo Gary.) :)

I just wanted you to know that I spoke to him. A very nice gentlemen. Things should be back and running soon.

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Re: No new members anymore...?

Postby Ghayes420 on April 8th, 2015, 8:53 am

Gary, please see my posting in the 'aboutbfs.com site topic' section.

If you have the ability, please delete of move this thread there.

Thanks
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