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When will this Forum disappear???

PostPosted: Thu 14 Feb, 2019 9:51 am
by Macca_75
I've been browsing this forum for many years, mostly passively browsing and learning but occasionally engaging in debate and have asked plenty of questions over the years.

Due to the lack of new posts and "advanced" information now I only come for the Classifieds (I would happily re-engage in forum based activity if the conversation was there).

I am assuming someone (or group) is paying to host this. I do wonder how long until this forum goes offline? Although dated now some of the historical information was gold (and at the time very informative). It is a shame to see this board has degraded for whatever reason to the state it is in now.

Re: When will this Forum disappear???

PostPosted: Tue 19 Feb, 2019 7:14 pm
by NiCd
I have been wonderings the same thing.

When you are the first to reply to a post two weeks after it has first been posted and two weeks after you replied there is still no acknowledgment or further posts, you know things are in a bad way.

I pop on every second day and seriously feel like I'm waiting for the error 404.

Re: When will this Forum disappear???

PostPosted: Tue 19 Feb, 2019 7:30 pm
by NiCd
I have discussed with Pete and we are able to host RTAW on the Reefuge server as well, if this is of interest to help things to keep going let me know.

Re: When will this Forum disappear???

PostPosted: Wed 20 Feb, 2019 11:17 am
by Macca_75
NiCd wrote:I have discussed with Pete and we are able to host RTAW on the Reefuge server as well, if this is of interest to help things to keep going let me know.

Given the past history between these 2 sites (mostly one way from what I understand) I doubt that will happen. Real shame as they could of complimented each other so well.

The wealth of information that will be lost is a shame (although some is outdated by todays standards). Will we ever see the same level of discussions and depth of understanding in AU on any media ever again?

Re: When will this Forum disappear???

PostPosted: Wed 20 Feb, 2019 3:04 pm
by NiCd
I think the person who was stirring those issues in the past is long gone and the concerns he was spitting have long been shown to have been false, the great thing about reefers is generally we are willing to evolve on our thoughts and practices and the stubborn and closed minded individuals are the ones that dont last in the hobby.

From what I understand a chunk of the masx groups have left the forum so it might be able to be run for the forum sake rather than its intended purpose of funneling people to a masx group.

I think Shane and Josh do as good a job as you can with the whole mafa thing on facebook, its structure just doesn't lend itself to the in-depth research and preservation of knowledge as the forums do.

i dont think we will ever see the same level of discussions that were had on here ever again and that the golden age is well and truly over.

Re: When will this Forum disappear???

PostPosted: Fri 22 Feb, 2019 4:11 pm
by marks
It is really sad to see how little participation does go on here these days.
I remember there being 100 threads a day updated. Tank journals with heaps of updates and robust discussion on all sorts of things.
TBH both The Reefuge and RTAW have very little participation from what I have seen lately.

Re: When will this Forum disappear???

PostPosted: Tue 26 Feb, 2019 11:45 am
by NiCd
I do fondly remember hardly doing my job at my old workplace because I wasnt to keep up with everything that was happening on here :)

Yeah, the reefuge is suffering from the downturn as well, its run on a server that is well funded by other sites though.

Re: When will this Forum disappear???

PostPosted: Fri 08 Mar, 2019 4:19 pm
by marks
NiCd wrote:I do fondly remember hardly doing my job at my old workplace because I wasnt to keep up with everything that was happening on here :)

Yeah, the reefuge is suffering from the downturn as well, its run on a server that is well funded by other sites though.

LOL if there was a like button I would pushed it.
Same here mate.
Don't know how I ever got my job done and spent so much time on here chat room all those years ago.

Re: When will this Forum disappear???

PostPosted: Wed 13 Mar, 2019 11:00 pm
by Synodontis
If there are no changes to the cruent hosting charges MASA site will be online until sometime around 2026 :)

Re: When will this Forum disappear???

PostPosted: Thu 14 Mar, 2019 3:27 pm
by Macca_75
Synodontis wrote:If there are no changes to the cruent hosting charges MASA site will be online until sometime around 2026 :)


I have no idea who desk it is sitting under.....

:roflmao:

Re: When will this Forum disappear???

PostPosted: Sat 16 Mar, 2019 2:23 pm
by NiCd
Is there still income coming from somewhere?

Re: When will this Forum disappear???

PostPosted: Tue 19 Mar, 2019 8:54 pm
by Synodontis
No income shows just a steady monthly reduction in the bank balance.
There where a lot of business sponsors & paid advertising over the years so that income is being used I guess.

Re: When will this Forum disappear???

PostPosted: Mon 06 May, 2019 12:44 am
by chrismelb
I hope it doesn't disappear, there is so much great information on these forums, which easy to find. In my early reefing days, I learn't so much here. I've kept a few journals, which I hope were useful for others but were also useful for me to go back to and see what worked and didn't. I''ll make more of an effort to start posting more often on here.

Re: When will this Forum disappear???

PostPosted: Fri 10 May, 2019 9:48 am
by jayellul
Will be interesting to see what happens to these forums. I miss the old times although i was only here towards the end.