Author Topic: Leaving The Site in 2020  (Read 4027 times)

Offline Naru

Leaving The Site in 2020
« on: January 16, 2019, 05:36:16 PM »
Hello Everyone,

Today I want to talk about what the plans are for the site in the next few weeks. We have decided that we (the Admin Team) are no longer going to run this site. The host is set to expire at the beginning of Feb. This decision is based on personal reason with me which I will not go into here.

We have no plans to continue with the site and the domain will be sold to the highest bidder. All data on the site will not be saved either.

I want to thank everyone and I did enjoy being part of the leadership for this site.
« Last Edit: January 16, 2019, 10:42:09 PM by Naru »

Re: Retiring The Site
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2019, 05:42:05 PM »
What - so no more atheistforums.com?

That's going to suck big green ones.
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Offline aitm

Re: Retiring The Site
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2019, 06:12:14 PM »
Excuse me? This is "our" notice? Those of us who "bought this site" are being told "we" are selling to the highest bidder? Really? Exactly who is "we"? This has been supported by the members, or not, which is certainly another point but really?
We kept "The Infidelguy Project" out of great respect for the founder of this site and some of the "owners" are making this decision? Looks like some of us were right in our concerns giving the keys to newbies.

So....whats the starting price wolf?

 Seriously. Not a peep prior?
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Offline _Xenu_

Re: Retiring The Site
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2019, 06:39:54 PM »
I'm going to have to side with aitm on this one. I recall chipping in to purchase this domain name, and donating more than once to keep this place running. What right do you have to sell it out from under us? Refusal to keep the data is especially obnoxious and unnecessary.

If current admin team no longer wants to run the place, that's fine, but hand it off to one of us.
« Last Edit: January 16, 2019, 06:41:31 PM by _Xenu_ »
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Re: Retiring The Site
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2019, 06:49:44 PM »
It would suck for this forum to be shut down.  Hopefully there's a way to keep it going.  But if not, then here are a couple alternatives...

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Re: Retiring The Site
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2019, 08:48:23 PM »
If anyone needs a lifeboat, I've found this place to be pretty good.  It was founded by refugees from The Thinking Atheist when it went belly up.

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Re: Retiring The Site
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2019, 08:56:01 PM »
There's a whole list of forums to look at, here:



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I like this place, though. I don't want to have to look around for an alternate - again!
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"Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child,"
Ecclesiastes 10:16
Or: Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is batshit crazy.

Re: Retiring The Site
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2019, 08:59:05 PM »
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If anyone needs a lifeboat, I've found this place to be pretty good.  It was founded by refugees from The Thinking Atheist when it went belly up.

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Seconded.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
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Offline Draconic Aiur

Re: Retiring The Site
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2019, 08:59:40 PM »
If you need donations to keep the site i'll offer 50 bucks.

Only if a separate part of forum has porn.

Else I'll just give you 30.
« Last Edit: January 16, 2019, 09:02:22 PM by Draconic Aiur »

Offline Naru

Re: Retiring The Site
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2019, 09:19:06 PM »
The site has been extended to April 1st. The domain will be place into auction also on the 1st.
« Last Edit: January 16, 2019, 09:29:45 PM by Naru »

Offline aitm

Re: Retiring The Site
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2019, 09:35:30 PM »
The original owner had the class to offer the site to those who cared about it. Those people bought it and put in the hands of a person they trusted who in turn left the door opened to you. One would think those given control of the site by the owners would have the class to offer the site back to the real owners prior to selling it. But here we are eh?
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Offline PopeyesPappy

Re: Retiring The Site
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2019, 09:41:06 PM »
Yep. Stealing from family. That must feel good.
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Re: Retiring The Site
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2019, 09:44:20 PM »
I have to agree with You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login that there should be at least a little bit of a window of time to offer it to some people on the forum that would be interested in taking it over.

I would not be one of those people wanting to take it over, but hey. Ya don't know until you ask and asking is the right way to go about it. Even I only heard about this relatively recently. Not much sooner than this post was made. Kind of out of nowhere, tbh.

Part of me is thinking the April first thing is a weird early april fools joke, since even me, an admin, had this sprung on him a few days ago

Offline Naru

Re: Retiring The Site
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2019, 10:35:02 PM »
Ok I think this went far enough.

First let me say, this was all an early April fools joke. The site is NOT going to be sold yet. I say yet because 2019 is going to be my last year as owner. The site (the data) will be donated to anyone who wants to take it over.

For the past 6 months, I been getting offers to sell the site. I have turned them all down. The domain of the site will be offer back to the community to anyone who wants to purchase it. I have the Domain until May of 2020.

The site is already renewed for 2019.

Offline PopeyesPappy

Re: Leaving The Site in 2020
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2019, 10:50:12 PM »
April Fools jokes usually come in April.

Thank you for the support you have provided to this community. We are sorry to see you go, and our community will be lucky to continue without you.

In the meantime, I can help with financial support going forward. But I have zero experience running a forum and little desire to learn how now.
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