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Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by fuzzyferret83, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. fuzzyferret83

    fuzzyferret83 Registered

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    Few years since I've logged into the salty box. Last time was when realist had taken over running the site. Where has everyone gone it's so quiet?
     
  2. jim_fitz

    jim_fitz Admin Staff Member

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    It all got a bit ugly

    And unfortunately most left

    Real shame
     
  3. Ade_S

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    It's still the one I use most, though I'm a fairly occasional user too (young kids seem to take up all my time!)

    Cheers
    Ade

    Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
     
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  4. hillie

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    Hi. I've just come back after a couple years and also notice how quiet it is ....shame, used to be such a lively fun place.
     
  5. jim_fitz

    jim_fitz Admin Staff Member

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    I know
    But hopefully people come back
    And new people join
    And we get back to we’re we once were
     
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  6. hillie

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    Mmmmm, there is one drawback.....I can spend hours on here !!
     
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  7. fuzzyferret83

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    It's a shame. Not sure how it will recover other forums you go back 5 pages in the advice section and you've covered 4 days I did that here and covered 15 months. Is Realist still running the show?
     
  8. doug_amanda

    doug_amanda Admin Staff Member

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    No, Realist is long gone now.
     
  9. hillie

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    Still showing as admin?
     
  10. doug_amanda

    doug_amanda Admin Staff Member

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    Who, Realist? Just shows as a regular member to me.
     
  11. hillie

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    Or was I looking at the area of most posts at which time it was showing as admin?

    Apologies, not been on here for a couple of years so still trying to find my way around.
     
  12. jim_fitz

    jim_fitz Admin Staff Member

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    yeah he stepped down even before he sold the site
     
  13. hillie

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    So do I take it that Chris sold it to him?
     
  14. jim_fitz

    jim_fitz Admin Staff Member

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    yes

    and then he sold it to an american

    who we never hear from
     
  15. fuzzyferret83

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    When realist first bought the site I offered him marketing advice on how to up sponsorship and site traffic his response was 'I could do that but all good things come to those who wait' guess waiting and doing nothing wasnt the answer.
     
  16. jim_fitz

    jim_fitz Admin Staff Member

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    No
    It went downhill very quickly

    And all the companies soon pulled out
     
  17. fuzzyferret83

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    Shame the new owner is showing little interest. There are so many things that could be done to pull the site back around but without the owner putting in some legwork and backing it sadly things won't change.
     
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  18. hillie

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    What a terrible shame.
     
  19. doug_amanda

    doug_amanda Admin Staff Member

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    It is a terrible shame,, to be honest I’m fairly amazed that the forum is still here at all, whatever the new owners intend for it surely hasn’t happened.
    I with the help of reefloat and Jim made what I thought was a big effort in trying to pick it back up off its knees over what must be getting on for 12 months ago only to be told by the new owners not to make any changes without asking permission first. So I asked and as yet I haven’t had a reply.
    Not wanting to sound too negative but every time I log in I’m surprised the forum is still here, I fully expect at some point for it to be removed/deleted from the internet without any prior warning, somebody’s paying for it to be hosted and as said it can’t possibly be paying for itself and as far as I know the owner doesn’t keep fish. So what’s the reason for keeping it.?
     
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  20. doug_amanda

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    Screenshot of the last conversation I had with the new owner,
    Had no reply to this,,
    If he’s not interest then why should the members and staff be interested.



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