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Board Status #285830
02/15/17 09:30 PM
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So, yes I am a lurker, but I think you guys need to address at what point you give up on the board and either start another one or move to beachcats.

How are facebook discussions going with Mary regarding the board?

Based on info from the community, I'd suspect nothing has happened.

I think you guys should start working on your contingency plan.

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Re: Board Status [Re: inter17number217] #285843
02/16/17 11:13 AM
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just need to reassign a moderator or two, that's all...

I know this platform is old (probably outdated, too), but I do like how the threads are organized to make topics easier to search and keep together.


Jay

Re: Board Status [Re: waterbug_wpb] #285855
02/16/17 09:33 PM
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Originally Posted by waterbug_wpb
just need to reassign a moderator or two, that's all...



Yeah, but who is doing that transition??????????????



ronald
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hey boy, what did you do over there, alone far out at sea?..
"huh....., that's the only place where I'm happy, sir.
Re: Board Status [Re: northsea junkie] #285966
02/19/17 08:26 PM
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I think we need to show some kind patience (considering the circumstances)and muddle along in the short-term.




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Re: Board Status [Re: Jeff Peterson] #285967
02/20/17 12:40 AM
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You'r probably right.

But my own mother passed away two weeks ago and as a executor- testamentair I'm used now to make a lot of short-term decisions for her legacy.

The fact that there was no official announcement of Rick's death or any other words from his relatives on this forum, worries me.


Last edited by northsea junkie; 02/20/17 02:13 AM.

ronald
RAIDER-15 (homebuilt)

hey boy, what did you do over there, alone far out at sea?..
"huh....., that's the only place where I'm happy, sir.
Re: Board Status [Re: inter17number217] #285968
02/20/17 02:56 AM
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I'm happy to be patient

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Re: Board Status [Re: JeffS] #285981
02/20/17 10:02 AM
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as am I (happy to be patient), and I feel assured that the more technologically inclined folks on this board will figure out the best solution...


Jay

Re: Board Status [Re: inter17number217] #286033
02/21/17 06:44 PM
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A good friend spoke with Dave White (Rick's son) about this and related things recently and learned that Dave has zero interest. I would bet big money the same would be true for Mary. So if anyone is waiting for an interested person to show up, organize, and maintain the forum through a planned intervention, prepare to be disappointed.

Re: Board Status [Re: inter17number217] #286039
02/21/17 09:59 PM
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I also have inside info as I have friends at UKSC. It's over.

Re: Board Status [Re: inter17number217] #286043
02/21/17 10:18 PM
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What does it take to operate this forum? Both equipment and time?


I'm boatless.
Re: Board Status [Re: inter17number217] #286044
02/21/17 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by inter17number217
I also have inside info as I have friends at UKSC. It's over.


That's just what I already suspected from the first moment I heard of Ricks death via Facebook.
I've warned this forum two times for this.

Refering to Rick's financial problems and his struggle to solve them, I expect that the Catsailor shop will also be shut down.

So I assume that the only way to save this forum is somebody and/or group offering the White family a sack of money and buy this forum.




Last edited by northsea junkie; 02/21/17 10:46 PM.

ronald
RAIDER-15 (homebuilt)

hey boy, what did you do over there, alone far out at sea?..
"huh....., that's the only place where I'm happy, sir.
Re: Board Status [Re: Karl_Brogger] #286055
02/22/17 07:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Karl_Brogger
What does it take to operate this forum? Both equipment and time?

The site is currently hosted by a company called Bayshore solutions in Tampa. Details here: http://toolbar.netcraft.com/site_report?url=http://www.catsailor.com

If we keep it as is, then its probably negligible amount of work to just manage the forum portion. But... someone has to assume responsibility to pay the bills. No idea what they are at the moment. One of the White family would probably need to contact them to find out and then discuss options.


If it is decided that its a good idea to transfer to a new host, I'd guess it would be a week or two of effort if someone was motivated. These would be the estimated costs:

Assuming we want to retain all the current users and historical posts,
The UBB license is $139 (http://www.ubbcentral.com/purchase.php)
Professional transfer service to new host is $150.

Hosting varies - a good estimate is probably around $120/yr

Remaining items/content can be managed via free software (joomla, wordpress, etc.).


Jeff R

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Re: Board Status [Re: inter17number217] #286061
02/22/17 09:27 AM
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Andrew (MN3) can't log in any more (no moderator to let him in). He asked me to suggest that we all contact Damon at TheBeachCats.com and ask him to purchase or take over this board. Otherwise it's going to die and all the old data/posts will be lost.

TheBeachCats website

Re: Board Status [Re: inter17number217] #286062
02/22/17 09:33 AM
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On a similar note, wrt Rick's DVD and the OnLineMarineStore I got this from Stan at Murrays.
"We have been in contact with Rick's x-wife, but it looks like the courts are involved in the estate and it may be a while before any shipments can be made."

There may be nobody who can make executive decisions for Rick's estate (including this forum) until probate clears. Perhaps the Tampa hosting company could orchestrate a non-hostile takeover by a willing money source. It's not like the forum part has any real monetary value. However, the Online Store being under the masthead name may make it a lot more difficult.

The forum is only one part of the entire Catsailor website. Could it's legacy postings be carved out into a single entity without all the old stuff being lost?

Re: Board Status [Re: inter17number217] #286073
02/22/17 12:55 PM
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Just an update to let everyone know there is someone working on this.

I've spoken to Mary, and I'm in the process of tracking down everything needed to at least admin the site until something is figured out. unfortunately right now, as far as I've been able to find out, no one has access to the admin of this site and no one is reading email sent to @catsailor.com email addresses.

The one thing I don't want to happen is for the site to just disappear one day and all content lost, which is what will happen if nothing is done.

I'll keep everyone updated if I make progress.


Re: Board Status [Re: inter17number217] #286079
02/22/17 04:35 PM
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I think the archives to the "sailing related" forums are priceless in the information they contain for the multi-hull community. I'm willing to donate to a cause to keep this thing going in the interest of preservation, at least for the time needed to sort out the estate, pay host, get permissions, admin access, etc.

Damon has already done a great job archiving the old "on the wire" BB within TheBeachcats. (great stuff in there btw)

Oh, there's a $$$ bonus to ban rstuvw798643 & hobie1616. smile


Philip
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Re: Board Status [Re: P.M.] #286084
02/22/17 07:23 PM
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“an island in the Pacific....
Originally Posted by P.M.
Oh, there's a $$$ bonus to ban rstuvw798643 & hobie1616. smile


You must be one of them tea bagger traitors.


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Re: Board Status [Re: inter17number217] #286093
02/22/17 11:32 PM
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Sounds mostly positive, I'll stump up some money to help with the transfer as for admin we could just nominate some old hands as moderators to approve any new members, not too hard to ask some questions of aspiring new members.


Jeff Southall
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Re: Board Status [Re: JeffS] #286108
02/23/17 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by JeffS
not too hard to ask some questions of aspiring new members.


like where to find cheap NFL jerseys? smile


Jay

Re: Board Status [Re: inter17number217] #286266
02/28/17 05:01 PM
02/28/17 05:01 PM
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Hello everyone, hope some of you are watching this topic for updates.

It's taken a combination of detective work and persistence but I'm making progress and am in touch with the right people to make sure this website doesn't just disappear.

If you have interest in helping out, whether with time or money, please contact me directly via email. I don't want to share details yet since not much is settled. But what I have accomplished so far is that the site will not vanish at the stroke of midnight tonight.

Please email me at
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damon

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thebeachcats.com
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