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    I wish we could get a date when their killing it. as in when is keeping it going to start costing them money so their pulling the plug. the mac-forums.com domain is good until 2019-10-26.

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    Even if they were to announce today that they had decided to keep this forum open, given a choice I would go with Dennis and the new forum. Dennis will be able to give the admin team the permissions needed to run things as we need them to be. As ownership of these forums have changed over the years, our team has lost some management capabilities that they used to have.
    Did you know these forums are soon to be shut down?
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    I think. And by both answering and telling them how to stay connected, maybe we can bring some of those new folks to the new site when it opens up.

    And for others, I'm sure they'll find the new site with a google or other web search for their Apple device or problem when the webbots finish with their info gathering. Just as many found this forum.




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    There still is a rumour about it, but sometimes the 'u' is missing
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    I am disappointed. This forum has been a great asset for me, and a standing relief knowing it was here. I am also confused. Today is two weeks since the 31st, and the forum seems to be active, questions being asked, answers posted. Is it just momentum that will eventually fizzle out? I went to http://mac-forums.org/, but registration is not yet possible.

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    Up the .org forum!

    Even with Admins only posting at this stage it looks clean and attractive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonzjob View Post
    There still is a rumour about it, but sometimes the 'u' is missing

    Which one…???



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    Quote Originally Posted by Slydude View Post
    Even if they were to announce today that they had decided to keep this forum open, given a choice I would go with Dennis and the new forum. Dennis will be able to give the admin team the permissions needed to run things as we need them to be. As ownership of these forums have changed over the years, our team has lost some management capabilities that they used to have.
    I wholeheartedly agree. I have only been a member for 9 years, but in that time it became slowly, but increasingly, obvious that our leaders (Admins & Moderators) were being sidelined as each change of ownership occurred.

    The brief and terse email from the new owners - copied here - indicated a total lack of interest in our future; an emotion that had already been conveyed by their unwillingness to rectify previous database problems and shutdowns because "they didn't work weekends".

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    We don't know how much longer it will be before they officially "pull the plug" on the forum. The domain is still registered for some time but there is no guarantee what they will continue it until then.

    There are three or four members of the administration team working on getting the new forum set up. It is not yet ready for member registration but hopefully it will be soon. Please remember that these folks are working as volunteers in their spare time. This is not being set up by paid employees.

    If you follow the second link in my signature it will take you to a post explaining how to join the Mac-Forums Facebook group. If you are not on FB send me a PM with your email address and I will add you to the email list. That will keep you up to date and let you know when the new site goes active.
    Last edited by Slydude; 01-13-2018 at 04:37 PM.
    Did you know these forums are soon to be shut down?
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    Maybe a footnote could be added to the new site name saying formerly mac-forums.com so people who find the new site by search will know when they've found us. Or is that a silly idea?

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    Is there any way of getting the old forums (here) to redirect to the new (.org) site? That way it might be easier and painless for some members to find the new place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hugtheslug View Post
    Is there any way of getting the old forums (here) to redirect to the new (.org) site? That way it might be easier and painless for some members to find the new place.
    Not a bad idea Hugh...but this would very likely require modification of Mac-Forums.com so that some sort of link or splash-page be setup with the link for folks to click on for the redirect. Not neessarily difficult...but could require current owner resources, participation, and continued operation of the website (although in a greatly reduced capacity). Which is the very reason the site is closing...Mac-Forums.com not fitting current business objectives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Sprague View Post
    Maybe a footnote could be added to the new site name saying formerly mac-forums.com so people who find the new site by search will know when they've found us. Or is that a silly idea?
    I don't think it's a silly idea at all. But, given that mac-forums.com is owned by another entity, they could force it to be removed.

    Also, a redirect from mac-forums.com to mac-forums.org is absolutely possible. But will never happen because the owners of mac-forums.com would lose traffic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stefanmaine View Post
    Is it just momentum that will eventually fizzle out?
    Those who know aren't telling. Have you joined the Facebook group, or submitted your e-mail to "Slydude"? That's the sure-fire way of knowing when you can register at the new forum.

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