Author Topic: Leaving The Site in 2020  (Read 4028 times)

Offline Naru

Re: Leaving The Site in 2020
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2019, 11:12:25 PM »
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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.

Thank you. It is just getting too hard to manage the site as life is starting to get in the way. I will not just leave without someone who feels comfortable taking over the site. I will not just give it to anyone who I think is not up for the job. I want this community to keep on growing the way it is. This is why I giving this a year.

Offline Draconic Aiur

Re: Leaving The Site in 2020
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2019, 01:16:28 AM »
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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.

Running a forum is tiring and I should know I was a mod for 3 months until my friend's forum died.

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Re: Leaving The Site in 2020
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2019, 04:13:51 AM »
Can I ask, Naru, what you used to get out of running a forum?
I mean; don't get me wrong I'm most grateful that you did. I love this place.
But we hardly ever see you interacting with anyone. So what was in it for you?
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Offline LoriPinkAngel

Re: Leaving The Site in 2020
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2019, 12:40:11 PM »
I would be disappointed if this forum were discontinued.  I have been lurking around here and trying to get the feel of it here since the forum I use to always visit, WWGHA has crashed.

Offline aitm

Re: Leaving The Site in 2020
« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2019, 07:49:52 AM »
 When I and several others put forward the money to buy this site from Reggie " The Infidel Guy" the idea was this would become a member owned site and we started assembling rules to that. The keys were handed to Wolf for ease of control who brought in Naru who now claims he owns the site.

Regardless to that I suggested long ago as this was supposed to continue to be a member owned site that we actively engage in a continual "tithing" if you will, towards giving the man behind the curtain a small monthly stipend to make the onerous job a little more rewarding. That idea never got much further. Neither did the platform of extending the idea of membership ownership. I will take the blame for not following up on that over the last 5 years. 5 years? Really? Yep we took over around August '13. So I "we" allowed this to fallow and here we are. So I guess we look for a new controller and see how much the "owner" wants to sell us our site back to us.
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Offline _Xenu_

Re: Leaving The Site in 2020
« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2019, 07:53:34 AM »
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When I and several others put forward the money to buy this site from Reggie " The Infidel Guy" the idea was this would become a member owned site and we started assembling rules to that. The keys were handed to Wolf for ease of control who brought in Naru who now claims he owns the site.

Regardless to that I suggested long ago as this was supposed to continue to be a member owned site that we actively engage in a continual "tithing" if you will, towards giving the man behind the curtain a small monthly stipend to make the onerous job a little more rewarding. That idea never got much further. Neither did the platform of extending the idea of membership ownership. I will take the blame for not following up on that over the last 5 years. 5 years? Really? Yep we took over around August '13. So I "we" allowed this to fallow and here we are. So I guess we look for a new controller and see how much the "owner" wants to sell us our site back to us.
Read the rest of the thread man. This was kind of a joke, though one in poor taste IMHO. The domain will be transferred for free, along with the data, to whoever takes over. We have until 2020 to figure out who. Also, I was one of the people who chipped in for the domain, and do consider this a member owned site.
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Offline aitm

Re: Leaving The Site in 2020
« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2019, 08:12:43 AM »
I've "read" the thread. There are plenty of newbies who may be interested to know a little history to the road this has taken. There may be some of the newer members capable of handling the buttons and knobs of this great machinery (!). I for one, and perhaps the other contributors am unaware there was a "change" of ownership from Wolf to Naru, whether the original intro was a bad joke or the latter response a backtrack of a idea not received so well I cannot tell.

Like last time, (edit-I offered to buy but several members stepped forward thankfully and I did not have to buy it myself) I can re-buy the site but we will still need someone to manage it as I still can't attach a picture to a text message, and again the idea, IF the members are interested in being part of the ownership is that are we willing to contribute enough to give the controller a small stipend for the time. And by small, I mean like a steak dinner once a month. If we don't get the interest then the site fades into the great abyss......
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Offline Naru

Re: Leaving The Site in 2020
« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2019, 08:41:23 PM »
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I've "read" the thread. There are plenty of newbies who may be interested to know a little history to the road this has taken. There may be some of the newer members capable of handling the buttons and knobs of this great machinery (!). I for one, and perhaps the other contributors am unaware there was a "change" of ownership from Wolf to Naru, whether the original intro was a bad joke or the latter response a backtrack of a idea not received so well I cannot tell.

Like last time, (edit-I offered to buy but several members stepped forward thankfully and I did not have to buy it myself) I can re-buy the site but we will still need someone to manage it as I still can't attach a picture to a text message, and again the idea, IF the members are interested in being part of the ownership is that are we willing to contribute enough to give the controller a small stipend for the time. And by small, I mean like a steak dinner once a month. If we don't get the interest then the site fades into the great abyss......

If we don't find someone to take ownership of the site, I will continue for another year. The site will go to someone who I feel will continue putting effort into this site.

Offline Naru

Re: Leaving The Site in 2020
« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2019, 08:52:22 PM »
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Can I ask, Naru, what you used to get out of running a forum?
I mean; don't get me wrong I'm most grateful that you did. I love this place.
But we hardly ever see you interacting with anyone. So what was in it for you?

I enjoy running a site and being part of the decision making of it. This is not my first site either, I have started few different forums site that is no longer running do to people leaving and lack of activity. At the time where Wolf took over the site, I was running a site called thinkinguniverse.org. We only have about 300 members at the time and Wolf was one of my Admins of the site. We both decided to merge thinkinguniverse.org into Atheistforums.com. I had a host already so the site was moved to my host.

My job for the site seems simple but it does comes lots of work. I work with GoDaddy on any hosting issues, and make sure the server we are on can handle the traffic of the site. We had to upgrade the server few times down the line. Right now I am working with GoDaddy on getting the site SSL certified. Wolf handles all the software side of the site and makes sure everything is working. PickelledEggs does a lot as well, making sure that every mod gets what they need to take care of the site.

The only reason why I want out is because I am just getting tired, It is not about time or the money. This site will continue under my wing if we can not find someone who can complete run the site.

Offline aitm

Re: Leaving The Site in 2020
« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2019, 12:00:37 AM »
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If we don't find someone to take ownership of the site, I will continue for another year. The site will go to someone who I feel will continue putting effort into this site.

Taking "ownership" of the site is easy. Finding someone who can handle the techie shit is the issue. If I have come off as an asshole towards you it was intentional. We have plenty of people here who are willing to help with whatever they can, perhaps not in the capacity that you have done, but that does not mean incompetent either. I appreciate all you have done over the years and the fact that what you have done over the years has never been properly conveyed is a good deal of the problem twixt us. Had there been a little less drama we would have solved all the new drama. Still, I readily admit and apologize for not acknowledging the time and efforts you have put into our "home". But it is also fair to say that I have never had any idea of the time and effort you have put into our "home".

So I apologize to you for my personal attacks as I had nothing to suggest otherwise. I appreciate your efforts and those of Wolfie. So with that said, both you and Wolfie deserve a steak dinner. PM  me and I will make that happen....better than Golden Corral but not quite Estampa Gaucha Brazilian.

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Offline Halkenburg

Re: Leaving The Site in 2020
« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2019, 01:24:12 PM »
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I enjoy running a site and being part of the decision making of it. This is not my first site either, I have started few different forums site that is no longer running do to people leaving and lack of activity. At the time where Wolf took over the site, I was running a site called thinkinguniverse.org. We only have about 300 members at the time and Wolf was one of my Admins of the site. We both decided to merge thinkinguniverse.org into Atheistforums.com. I had a host already so the site was moved to my host.

My job for the site seems simple but it does comes lots of work. I work with GoDaddy on any hosting issues, and make sure the server we are on can handle the traffic of the site. We had to upgrade the server few times down the line. Right now I am working with GoDaddy on getting the site SSL certified. Wolf handles all the software side of the site and makes sure everything is working. PickelledEggs does a lot as well, making sure that every mod gets what they need to take care of the site.

The only reason why I want out is because I am just getting tired, It is not about time or the money. This site will continue under my wing if we can not find someone who can complete run the site.

I'd be interested in taking over for you. I was a member on The Thinking Atheist for over five years before it was shut down. I have the technical acumen to maintain this site. Will provide evidence of my real identity and even agree to meet in real life if that's what it takes to establish trust.

Re: Leaving The Site in 2020
« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2019, 03:43:09 PM »
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I'd be interested in taking over for you. I was a member on The Thinking Atheist for over five years before it was shut down. I have the technical acumen to maintain this site. Will provide evidence of my real identity and even agree to meet in real life if that's what it takes to establish trust.

I'm a bit apprehensive about the idea of this forum being handed over to someone with only one post in the forum, even if you are experienced. I would be interested in learning more about you, if you stick around.
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Offline Halkenburg

Re: Leaving The Site in 2020
« Reply #27 on: January 25, 2019, 02:16:42 AM »
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I'm a bit apprehensive about the idea of this forum being handed over to someone with only one post in the forum, even if you are experienced. I would be interested in learning more about you, if you stick around.

I completely understand. I will stick around and let you guys get to know me better. I don't expect you to agree to hand the forum over to me until I've proven that I'm trustworthy. I don't expect that to happen until months from now, for that matter.

Offline Halkenburg

Re: Leaving The Site in 2020
« Reply #28 on: January 26, 2019, 07:14:27 AM »
Just curious, would any of the senior staff be willing to meet up with me in Munich, Germany in order to verify that I'm a real person?

Offline PopeyesPappy

Re: Leaving The Site in 2020
« Reply #29 on: January 26, 2019, 08:17:47 AM »
Hofbräuhaus München! Halkenburg is buying.

Seriously though I haven't been to Munich since probably before you were born. I probably won't be back before I'm dead.
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