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Featured The Salty Box Forums Has New Owners

Discussion in 'Salty Box News' started by Realist, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. Realist

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    Hi all,

    As of today I no longer own this forum and the new owner is Brent W.

    I'm sure Brent will post back with his reply soon but I have no idea where I play in running of the forum but regardless I will be a member.

    Thanks all for your support and wisdom and I wish SB, Brent and his LLC company all the best.

    Brian
     
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  2. MissM

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    Wishing the new owners all the best
     
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  3. doug_amanda

    doug_amanda Admin Staff Member

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    As above, will be interesting to see in what direction the site goes in.
     
  4. jim_fitz

    jim_fitz Admin Staff Member

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    Thanks Brian
     
  5. Realist

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    No thank you for the support but now I can concentrate on being just a fish keeper.
     
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  6. jim_fitz

    jim_fitz Admin Staff Member

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    Enjoy our great hobby
     
  7. Brent W

    Brent W Admin Staff Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I am very excited about the opportunity to be a part of The Salty Box and help it continue to grow. After browsing around for the last few days, I see a lot of great, dedicated people here.

    I'd like to share a few things about myself:

    My name is Brent Wilson and I am 31 years old. I live in Huntsville, Alabama over on the other side of the pond. I have been a part of online forums since I was 16 years old. When I was 17 years old I decided I wanted to start my own forum, so I started what is now http://www.mustangevolution.com. Fast forward 10 years or so and Mustang Evolution was one of the largest Ford Mustang communities in the world.

    Having a desire to try something new, I decided to sell my forum and start investing into other online communities. Now I am a part of https://www.whippmedia.com with my business partner Rex.

    I'd like to answer a few questions that I see come up when we purchase a new forum and then I am very happy to answer any questions you may have:
    • We have no immediate plans to ad any advertisements to The Salty Box. We do have access to one of the largest family focused ad networks in the world though and when the time comes we will be using them as they do a very good job to keep the ads clean and the annoying pop ups and auto playing video ads out.
    • Still discussing ads, when we do decide to add advertisements, every single active member who has registered before the day we add advertisements will automatically be given an ad free account. This means you and everyone else that is registered now will never see an ad on The Salty Box when you are logged in.
    We have a lot of good ideas and plans for The Salty Box down the road that we will share with you when the time comes. I really hope I can live up to your expectations when it comes to providing you all a great community.

    With all of that said, I am happy to take any questions or concerns you might have! If you can, I would love to hear a little bit about you as well!
     
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  8. Realist

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    Welcome Brent.

    Very pleased to see you have posted and made yourself welcome.

    Best wishes and enjoy Salty Box Forums.
     
  9. shady

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    Welcome,

    Are you a hobbyist as well or just a forum guru ??
     
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  10. les

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    Note sure if this came before you posted but
    Quote "till discussing ads, when we do decide to add advertisements, every single active member who has registered before the day we add advertisements will automatically be given an ad free account. This means you and everyone else that is registered now will never see an ad on The Salty Box when you are logged in."
     
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  11. rabster

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    Give the guy a chance!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
     
  12. McPikie

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    Here's to hoping that the forum picks up again then.

    @Brent W Will you be pushing for more members to join from over the pond or keeping it mainly a UK based forum?
     
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  13. Brent W

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    Hi @McPikie

    We hope to have more members join from all over the world. :)
     
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  14. MissM

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    With the fan base being a lot bigger in America I would hope for a lot of new members joining
     
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  15. Realist

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    lol I like Brent's avatar :dancer2:
     
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  16. Realist

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    The forum, server is now under Brent's control.

    Best wishes.
     
  17. Realist

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    Well that's me done and dusted.

    I'm going to concentrate on other things and I may drop in now and again and see how this place is going so I wish the new owners and staff all the best and keep going.

    Thanks all.
     
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  18. Brent W

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    Hope to see you around :) Look forward to continuing to grow the community :)
     
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  19. doug_amanda

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    Don't be a stranger dude
     
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  20. Gweeds1980

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    I think this thread sums up the problems with TSB at the momemt. Imo, a thread announcing new ownership should attract more than 7 members, excluding old and new owners, to comment. It looks as though a 8th may have been deleted too... I'm guessing for being negative.

    I've barely posted on this forum... I'm hugely active on a couple of others, just seems like there is a lack of atmosphere here... would be interested to know what plans @Brent W has to change that?

    Tank thread :)
    http://www.thesaltybox.com/forum/showthread.php?t=164069
     
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