Closure of this forum

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DDRM
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Closure of this forum

Post by DDRM » Mon 08 Jul 2019, 12:37

Richard has provided the following statement:

"I fully understand and respect the opinions of the small minority of members who do not wish me to post to the forum, and whilst they hold that view I won't attempt to do so. However it is immensely frustrating to be having to fund the extra storage and bandwidth required to host the forum when I am not able to use it myself.

I would therefore propose restoring the hosting package for 'bbcbasic.co.uk' to its former, cheaper, level which was sufficient to meet the needs of the website but not of the forum. This would involve either closing the forum down or moving it to an alternative host (perhaps one funded by advertising such as ProBoards).

If the forum is moved I would be prepared to host a forwarding page so that links (for example in the Help menus of BB4W and BBCSDL) continue to work."

He proposes to close down this forum after one month, though if a little more time is needed to allow someone to complete the setting up of a replacement/migration, that is open for negotiation.

Is there anyone out there willing to take on such a migration? Unfortunately I lack both the time and the expertise to do it myself.

Best wishes,

D

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Re: Closure of this forum

Post by Edja » Sat 13 Jul 2019, 12:23

Without Richard - even with the highly appreciated (!) support of a number of other enthusiasts - the most valuable source of knowledge, information and support is missing. This is blatantly obvious.
Elsewhere on the forum I read that everyone, including me, is eagerly awaiting Richard's return to the forum. I have not seen any sign anymore from the mentioned "small minority of members who ..."

Isn't that the simplest, and by far the best, solution ? I really hope Richard will agree and not close the forum. But if he chooses otherwise, for whatever personal, maybe health related, reason then I fully respect this

Eddy

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Re: Closure of this forum

Post by DDRM » Mon 15 Jul 2019, 07:56

Thanks, Eddy - that's my view too. It seems obvious to me that Richard returning to the forum, even with the prospective loss of some members, is better than simply closing it down, with the loss to ALL members. However in the end Richard has to be happy with the arrangement, so as far as I am concerned the matter is now in his hands.

If there ARE members who would be discontented by his return, and they wish to set up an alternative forum, of course that option remains open either way. I'd be interested in being a member of that forum as well as this one, as I suspect might others, so if there IS such a plan it might be nice to post a notice here before its closure/their departure. I think that would be acceptable to Richard, since he has said he would be happy to host a link to a moved version of this forum.

Best wishes,

D

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