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Jason

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Anyone want to Own and run this forum?
« on: January 03, 2012, 10:12:29 AM »
My time here is over if anyone wants to take it over they will need to know what they are doing, I will just swap the domain into here name, please don't ask me for help on swapping it over to your web host I don't have the time...

It's been good but i have other commitments plus Facebook is the way these days

Cheers everyone over and out.

BTW if you can not get on here one day then that means its closed...
« Last Edit: January 03, 2012, 10:25:34 AM by Jason »

IanG

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Re: Anyone want to Own and run this forum?
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2012, 08:40:39 AM »
Sorry to hear this Jason hopefully there is someone on here who knows what they are doing and is willing to take this on. Guess we will have to make sure that all the meets go on the facebook page
All the best in your other commitments
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Wasted_ace

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Re: Anyone want to Own and run this forum?
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2012, 08:50:59 AM »
Bit of a shame Jace but i see your point mate..seems that facebook has swallowed up everything and everybody thesedays.
If anybody is interested there is a GSXF owners forum on Facebook..the only problem is it is International so owners from all over the world..but i dare say us brits can hijack the place and fire up some decent conversations  ;)

Wasted_ace

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Re: Anyone want to Own and run this forum?
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2012, 08:53:28 AM »
A few people on the GSXF Facebook page were asking about meets and rides so i guess we can shift operations over to there when Jason pulls the plug on here..i dont have the Techno knowledge or the time to take on the forum as i ride and participate in at least 5 other forums and groups  :'(

Wasted_ace

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Re: Anyone want to Own and run this forum?
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2012, 11:49:21 AM »
How much does it cost to own and run ?..

Jason

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Re: Anyone want to Own and run this forum?
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2012, 02:02:07 PM »
How much does it cost to own and run ?..

Taz

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Re: Anyone want to Own and run this forum?
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2012, 04:43:22 PM »
Bit of a shame Jace but i see your point mate..seems that facebook has swallowed up everything and everybody thesedays.
If anybody is interested there is a GSXF owners forum on Facebook..the only problem is it is International so owners from all over the world..but i dare say us brits can hijack the place and fire up some decent conversations  ;)

there is a GSXF facebook page that jason set up as well

Taz

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Re: Anyone want to Own and run this forum?
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2012, 04:47:35 PM »
Big thank you to Jason for starting this site back in 2008 when the GSX650F first came on the scene I am sure its been a great help with the information and advice shared between owners, shame to see it go

Jason

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Re: Anyone want to Own and run this forum?
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2012, 05:38:48 PM »
Ok found a solution I have setup a new forum it's free to run have a look here

http://suzukigsxf.proboards.com/index.cgi

Taz

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Re: Anyone want to Own and run this forum?
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2012, 09:59:22 AM »
Ok found a solution I have setup a new forum it's free to run have a look here

http://suzukigsxf.proboards.com/index.cgi

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Re: Anyone want to Own and run this forum?
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2012, 10:29:56 AM »
Ok, I have registered.

kev1250

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Re: Anyone want to Own and run this forum?
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2012, 04:14:56 PM »
Jason - firstly thanks for running it all these years - it's been a great source of information and I have meet some great fellow bikers on here that I am sure will continue to be friends for many years to come

It would be a shame to lose all the technical content that is here, so if it's just a matter of the hosting charges I am happy to cover the next three months hosting costs to allow somebody / anybody to copy stuff off / transfer etc if that works  - could even lock the forum to new posts during that time so it does not need moderation.

If this is an option pm me and we can figure it out.

Kevin

Jason

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Re: Anyone want to Own and run this forum?
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2012, 04:39:18 PM »
Kev,
Simmsy is looking into taking it on...it's not the cost I just don't see why I should have to pay when I don't use it anymore, the cost of keeping this open is the cost of my bike insurance for the year.

Cheers

Simmsy

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Re: Anyone want to Own and run this forum?
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2012, 07:06:16 PM »
I have just paid the hosting cost for the next month  :)




Wasted_ace

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Re: Anyone want to Own and run this forum?
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2012, 07:24:08 AM »
Maybe the solution would be to all chip in a months each here and there..we could settle up with Simmsy when we hook up for GSXF meets..i dont mind bunging in a months worth a few times a year !  ;D

Wasted_ace

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Re: Anyone want to Own and run this forum?
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2012, 07:25:58 AM »
What we dont want is to many GSXF forums knocking about on the web as this will simply confuse and send people in to many directions..we need to continue to steer them onto here.. a sensible option would be to scrap the Facebook accounts and shut the free forum..just my humble opinion  ;)

Einstein36uk

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Re: Anyone want to Own and run this forum?
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2012, 08:12:36 AM »
Good on ya Simmsy. I wouldn't mind bunging you some sheckles now and then too if it's financial help you're requesting.

Would be inclined towards a single forum too - dont want to be postig/searching 3 different places to see if there's a rideout etc.

Wasted_ace

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Re: Anyone want to Own and run this forum?
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2012, 08:22:58 AM »
Good call Dave..we need to ditch the GSXF facbook forums and freeze the net forum until we know whats going on with this place..

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Re: Anyone want to Own and run this forum?
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2012, 09:17:00 AM »
Maybe the solution would be to all chip in a months each here and there..we could settle up with Simmsy when we hook up for GSXF meets..i dont mind bunging in a months worth a few times a year !  ;D

Didnt think about this to start with I'd bung in to keep this running, I also have a friend who might be able to give me some basic mod training to be able to help in the future
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Jason

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Re: Anyone want to Own and run this forum?
« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2012, 12:11:19 PM »

3legsoman

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Re: Anyone want to Own and run this forum?
« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2012, 02:10:52 PM »
where has the new forum gone??  oops   :-X
« Last Edit: January 06, 2012, 02:18:53 PM by 3legsoman »

Einstein36uk

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Re: Anyone want to Own and run this forum?
« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2012, 02:44:44 PM »

Had no idea till you said that it wasn't free to host...
Same offer would have applied if I knew  :-[

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Re: Anyone want to Own and run this forum?
« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2012, 02:51:21 PM »
Had no idea till you said that it wasn't free to host...
Same offer would have applied if I knew  :-[


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PeterGSX

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Re: Anyone want to Own and run this forum?
« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2012, 04:14:03 PM »
Had no idea till you said that it wasn't free to host...
Same offer would have applied if I knew  :-[


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Simmsy

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Re: Anyone want to Own and run this forum?
« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2012, 07:05:37 PM »
One option could be that we take it turns to run / pay for the forum each month  :-\

If we got rota going the burden of the cost and admin could be shared between us without having to transfer or collect money.

... and it's a quick way of instantly getting 6 squares on your profile  :D

I also think that we should have a collection to reimburse Jason some of the expense he has paid.
« Last Edit: January 06, 2012, 07:28:57 PM by Simmsy »

Wasted_ace

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Re: Anyone want to Own and run this forum?
« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2012, 07:17:19 PM »

I offerd to buy you a Cider at the Foxton Locks ..and a sticky bun  ;)

PeterGSX

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Re: Anyone want to Own and run this forum?
« Reply #26 on: January 06, 2012, 08:07:12 PM »

Taz

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Re: Anyone want to Own and run this forum?
« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2012, 07:24:28 AM »

Simmsy

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Re: Anyone want to Own and run this forum?
« Reply #28 on: January 07, 2012, 06:08:50 PM »
Two things will happen,  Simmsy will be getting a new bike
Lovely Jubbley   ;D