Author Topic: Leaving The Site in 2020  (Read 5532 times)

Offline Halkenburg

Re: Leaving The Site in 2020
« Reply #75 on: April 22, 2019, 05:48:28 AM »
Oh, I should mention that, if the site ends up being sold and the forum dissolved, I'd be willing to host a new one using Discourse. Here's a demo of that forum software: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

Offline aitm

Re: Leaving The Site in 2020
« Reply #76 on: April 22, 2019, 11:11:08 AM »
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Well, I stepped up and volunteered but apparently I'm not suitable because people "don't know me."

Now yer getting it.
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Re: Leaving The Site in 2020
« Reply #77 on: April 22, 2019, 11:44:16 AM »
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Well, I stepped up and volunteered but apparently I'm not suitable because people "don't know me."

Well, I think part of it is the timing. It seemed like you showed up just to offer to take over the admin position, and I don't really see you outside of this thread very often. I personally believe your intentions are to help, but for all we know, you could be a puppet for one of the annoying theists who were banned from here, seizing an opportunity to take control. Ideally, I would rather see someone who's been here longer, someone I know cares about this forum and the people in it, take the reigns.
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Re: Leaving The Site in 2020
« Reply #78 on: April 22, 2019, 11:52:35 AM »
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Assuming Wolf and Naru are going to give the place back as opposed to selling it then I don't think financing is going to be an issue. There are at least a couple who have volunteered to pony up enough to keep the place running at least on a minimal level. i.e. no expensive hosts.

We just need someone to step up and volunteer to administer the place.

I've administered a few forums in the past, although I used websites which pretty much built them for me. At the very least, I could keep the status quo, if as you say the position doesn't come with a financial burden. Perhaps someone who has been here longer can hold the keys, but take the tech advice of Halkenburg to improve it, basically supervising him and approving/implementing the changes he makes? Would that be possible?
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Re: Leaving The Site in 2020
« Reply #79 on: April 22, 2019, 12:19:06 PM »
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Well, I stepped up and volunteered but apparently I'm not suitable because people "don't know me."

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Oh, I should mention that, if the site ends up being sold and the forum dissolved, I'd be willing to host a new one using Discourse. Here's a demo of that forum software: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

Any moves (if any) that we make will be strategic and involve people who we know and trust.  I hate to sound rude, but you just aren't one of them.  An arrangement like what Blackleaf said about having another person with the keys MAY be possible at some point.  The person taking over won't necessarily need to have any database / forum management on a technical level experience.  We will need a person who knows how to manage the forum software though.

Additionally, I'm not going anywhere and I can be used as a reserve for assistance, but I'd rather find another full time web guy.

Offline Halkenburg

Re: Leaving The Site in 2020
« Reply #80 on: April 22, 2019, 01:24:35 PM »
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Well, I think part of it is the timing. It seemed like you showed up just to offer to take over the admin position, and I don't really see you outside of this thread very often. I personally believe your intentions are to help, but for all we know, you could be a puppet for one of the annoying theists who were banned from here, seizing an opportunity to take control. Ideally, I would rather see someone who's been here longer, someone I know cares about this forum and the people in it, take the reigns.

It's not a coincidence, I initially came here because of a thread on You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login about AtheistForums shutting down.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2019, 01:26:59 PM by Halkenburg »

Offline Halkenburg

Re: Leaving The Site in 2020
« Reply #81 on: April 22, 2019, 01:25:51 PM »
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Any moves (if any) that we make will be strategic and involve people who we know and trust.  I hate to sound rude, but you just aren't one of them.  An arrangement like what Blackleaf said about having another person with the keys MAY be possible at some point.  The person taking over won't necessarily need to have any database / forum management on a technical level experience.  We will need a person who knows how to manage the forum software though.

Additionally, I'm not going anywhere and I can be used as a reserve for assistance, but I'd rather find another full time web guy.

It's your forum, I won't take offense at your decision, whatever it ends up being. Just wanted to offer a helping hand.

Re: Leaving The Site in 2020
« Reply #82 on: April 22, 2019, 01:30:06 PM »
Are there any good free-web-hosting sites out there?
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Offline _Xenu_

Re: Leaving The Site in 2020
« Reply #83 on: April 22, 2019, 02:38:09 PM »
I might work as a last ditch thing. I am an IT guy, but no relevant experience running the technical side of a board. I am however, a known entity. Then again, Baruch also has an IT background and recently retired.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2019, 02:40:01 PM by _Xenu_ »
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Re: Leaving The Site in 2020
« Reply #84 on: April 22, 2019, 05:09:10 PM »
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I see your point, but the problem is that no one else has volunteered to take over the management of the site so far. Are you planning to shut down the site rather than hand the reigns to someone you don't know?
Publicly, no one offered. How about you quit while you're only as far behind as you currently are.

Offline Halkenburg

Re: Leaving The Site in 2020
« Reply #85 on: April 22, 2019, 10:11:10 PM »
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Publicly, no one offered. How about you quit while you're only as far behind as you currently are.

What's with the veiled threat? Is this how you treat people who offer their help without expecting anything in return?

Re: Leaving The Site in 2020
« Reply #86 on: April 22, 2019, 10:17:15 PM »
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What's with the veiled threat? Is this how you treat people who offer their help without expecting anything in return?
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Offline _Xenu_

Re: Leaving The Site in 2020
« Reply #87 on: April 22, 2019, 10:21:59 PM »
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What's with the veiled threat? Is this how you treat people who offer their help without expecting anything in return?
I wouldn't take it too personally man. If you were a long time poster with a good reputation you would probably get what you are asking for. The truth is though, there's too many theists who have been banned from here and there's no way to verify you are not one of them under a different IP. It all comes down to trust.
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Re: Leaving The Site in 2020
« Reply #88 on: April 22, 2019, 11:43:20 PM »
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What's with the veiled threat? Is this how you treat people who offer their help without expecting anything in return?

You've gotta have thick skin in this forum. It gets better once they get to know you, unless it doesn't. lol
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Born under one law, to another bound;
Vainly begot, and yet forbidden vanity,
Created sick, commanded to be sound."
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Leaving The Site in 2020
« Reply #89 on: May 16, 2019, 03:43:23 PM »
I just like this site.  I'm not an IT type.  But is there anything I can do to help while the future of it gets sorted out?
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