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  1. #46
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    There's only one thing left to do now,
    That is, to pull the plug,
    So...
    Just Do It!
    (Thanks, Nike)


    ***GOODBYE***

  2. #47
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    Lisa

    Thank you for the forum and resources..

    and. Thank you for being you.....

    You have been really generous and special to all of us.

    daveM

  3. #48
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    Thanks for everything Lisa! I hope you plan to start a membership site on WordPress You have my contact info so feel free to reach out at any time.

  4. #49
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    Goodbye Everyone, Hope to see you again. -Zach Logan OH Add Me On Linkedin!
    Last edited by zachariahlogan; 02-28-2016 at 11:06 PM.

  5. #50
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    Wow, your post just made me realize how much I take for granted the time that folks like you give up so willingly. You have been an inspiration for quite a while to many of us plain folks both dabbling and making a living from you sharing... I hope this is not goodbye, but rather "see you later"....

  6. #51
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    Ditto to all the above.
    Please keep me in the loop.

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  8. #53
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    This is really sad to hear, but I sort of wondered when it was going to happen. I used to come a few years back and it seemed more active in the past.

    Lisa, I can totally relate to your viewpoint. I started a forum a few years back and quickly realized that I lacked the passion to keep it going.

  9. #54
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    Actually, you can move a forum (without deleting any posts and threads) away from Vbulletin. It's all just php files. Perhaps the forum could be kept alive on another forum software.
    Last edited by Jason; 02-29-2016 at 07:52 PM.

  10. #55
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    You guys are so sweet. Remember, it's not like I'm leaving the Internet. I still have a blog, videos, I'm on FB, etc. LOL

    OK before I flip the switch, I've come up with a temporary solution so we'll see how this works. I'll try this for a month and see what happens.

    I'm going to disable any new registrations here starting now. That will prevent spambots from registering/posting and may curb some issues, but I won't guarantee I will maintain it or be here as often. But at least existing content can be accessed.

    Yes Ileane, I am working on that as I type. I am in the process of creating a course section on my site and will be using Member Mouse for payments.

    The reason I chose Member Mouse is it works with the BBPress forum plugin. If I ever do another forum again it won't be 100% free. There may be free sections, but I will have premium sections to for people who have either enrolled in courses or paid for a forum membership.

    I haven't figured out all the details but I will probably give instant / grandfather access to people who purchase the courses. That way when the forum section launches there will be a user base. For anyone who joins after that, there will be some kind of fee.... even if it's something as low as $9/yr.... just something to make it worthwhile.

    Jason, you're right. I can probably export and import it but I want to make clear, this is not just about the technical issues. It's about time spent/value added. Of course, this can be moved/merged from a technical standpoint, but is it worth it? Especially with the low activity and me working on this new section of my site.

    This site is too labor intensive for the value (or lack thereof) it's adding to my business... bottom line. So I'm trying to find a solution that helps those who still want to use WB but not kill me at the same time. LOL If you guys only knew what is going on in the backend of WB.

    So let's see how this goes..... WB is not finished just yet but I'm not going to spend much time and money maintaining it anymore. And since I can no longer update the software, this place is a ticking time bomb as someone put it. So run for cover!!

    I think I need to do a podcast on this for lessons learned. Whew! lol

  11. #56
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    I am happy for the heavy weight being lifted off your shoulders Lisa, but totally bummed out! I always know where to come with my questions! So sorry to hear this, but you need to do what's best for you and get rid of the stressers.
    Thanks for it all though!!
    Joan

  12. #57
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joan View Post
    I am happy for the heavy weight being lifted off your shoulders Lisa, but totally bummed out! I always know where to come with my questions! So sorry to hear this, but you need to do what's best for you and get rid of the stressers.
    Thanks for it all though!!
    Joan
    Thanks Joan, but you can still come here for now to post. I've just disabled new registrations. (see post above yours) Existing members can still post.

  13. #58
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    I'll take advantage of the reprieve. Thanks

  14. #59
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    I knew that removing new registrations would deter spambots and manual spammers. As for the security exploits of the forum script, that can't be avoided when the script is not updated (often not possible to update major versions, too much technical work)

    You could always manually add new registrations by hand, from time to time (one day per week) on demand by people from your mailing lists / blog.
    So it's not like there will be no new members on the forum, only highly selected ones :-)

  15. #60
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    One could buy traffic from Google AdWords and BingAds to save the forum. At first it might seem foolish, but over time the forum could explode into another high traffic DigitalPoint forum. At that point, obviously ads and whatnot would let one break even and even go beyond that.

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