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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    @Ember:

    There have been lots of ongoing negotiations behind the scenes. During those times, we did not want to release any information regarding the future of the forums because those negotiations could have fell apart and we would have been back to square one. That would have meant more disappointment.

    We appreciate and value your membership and your expertise so please hang in there with us for a while longer as the operation of the forums are sorted out.

    Thanks.

    Charlie

    Understood all around.

    It would be good to know that either an agreement has been reached and details can be shared, or things are still being negotiated.

    In the time that things have been completely uncertain, I've basically stopped coming here to see who was on, what the conversations were about, and seeing if I could help. Until there's actually something final that includes details, that's exactly the level of participation that I will max out at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    I sure can't help with any of that but if you want I guess you could be a good sleuth and do some investigating and inquiring with the owners which is easy to find:

    WHOIS search results for 'mac-forums.com':
    https://ca.godaddy.com/whois/results...&isc=gofdca108

    penton.com

    https://informa.com/

    https://informa.com/contact-us/

    Maybe someone there can answer all or maybe some of your queries assuming the info above is accurate and correct.




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    Having been involved with domains, DNS, WHOIS, and the Internet in general for the better part of 30 years, I can appreciate how you're going about finding out bits and pieces of information. Thanks for sharing links to at least some of it.d

    The main issues for me at this time are as follows:

    - There was an "announcement" made with no real details
    - It seems that things may actually still be in a phase of being negotiated, and there really isn't a full announcement that's ready
    - Communications about status have been few, far between, and vague
    - I simply don't have the time to play Internet P.I.
    - Penton is the owner that announced they were shutting the site down

    I'll be unsubscribing from this thread and will wait and see if there's a more formal announcement with details that comes out via email from slydude in the future. If so, I'll be back.

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    I'll be unsubscribing from this thread and will wait and see if there's a more formal announcement with details that comes out via email from slydude in the future. If so, I'll be back.

    Maybe hear from you later then. Maybe.




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    Am I being a bit daft, or should i just say that a lot of work has gone on behind the scene and the light at the end of the tunnel does not appear to be a train. So we should be very grateful to the guys who have been doing all of this work should be given more time and then to let us know just what has happened?

    I for one have been helped every time I have posed a question on here and I will give the guys who are doing the work the time they need without question. No need for handbags at 20 paces me-thinks?
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    and the light at the end of the tunnel does not appear to be a train.

    My goodness Jon, thanks so much for the heads-up warning that the light at the end of the tunnel just could have been a train. Gheese, that could have bee a close call, especially with my small car and I'd never thought of the situation!!!




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    This statement says it all...there's no ambiguity:

    "We are very pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached to allow for the continued operation of Mac-Forums!!!"

    Mac-Forums is here to stay...plain & simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    This statement says it all...there's no ambiguity:

    "We are very pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached to allow for the continued operation of Mac-Forums!!!"

    Mac-Forums is here to stay...plain & simple.

    - Nick

    That seems pretty darn clear and much more than most other sites can provide I dare say, if they even divulge that much.

    And how many sites actually have a potential partial backup plan that apparently could be put into action.

    And Thanks Again to All those concerned.




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