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I know its sad. Every time I stop by here I wonder if the site will still be up. I've been on here when there was 50 to 100 members online here at a time. I first signed on here around 2002 so it is sad to see it falling off. I'm guessing the "facebook'" type sites have pretty much taken over for questions and fast replies. Too many User of brand X type sites to compete with a general site. After close to 18 years here again its sad to see the traffic now. 

Doug

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It is sad. I had written a message to the forum's ownership group about 6 or 7 years ago during the software disaster and they said they were working on it. Clearly, they screwed the proverbial pooch. It was one of the best forums around, good activity and good members. These days it's a ghost town. Craig is a good dude, gave it a solid try all along.

The user reviews haven't been maintained, and most were lost during the change over to the new software. That section also had value, but not when it's 7 or 8 years out of data.

What a freekin' waste, i am surprised that they (current owners, whoever that might be) even bother.

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6 hours ago, agedhorse said:

It is sad. I had written a message to the forum's ownership group about 6 or 7 years ago during the software disaster and they said they were working on it. Clearly, they screwed the proverbial pooch. It was one of the best forums around, good activity and good members. These days it's a ghost town. Craig is a good dude, gave it a solid try all along.

The user reviews haven't been maintained, and most were lost during the change over to the new software. That section also had value, but not when it's 7 or 8 years out of data.

What a freekin' waste, i am surprised that they (current owners, whoever that might be) even bother.

I agree. I just hope if after awhile they can't keep it going they let us know in advance so we can post are last post and ride off into the sunset. I have been on older chat groups that I went to one day are they were simply gone. I've been making a few post and answering a few questions for 18 or so years here. It would be nice to give the "Hey guys, best of luck!" post at the end.

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So, the consensus is that Craig just wandered off? I think he lives in PA but I can't remember what band(s) he's in so we could see if he is alive and well 😕 .

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On 1/31/2020 at 9:29 PM, agedhorse said:

The user reviews haven't been maintained, and most were lost during the change over to the new software. That section also had value, but not when it's 7 or 8 years out of data.

 

FWIW, while some were thought to have been lost in one of the software switch overs, all were found and restored thanks to Chris Loeffler, and new ones are being added regularly.

Previous owners have made some mistakes - a couple of the software switchovers were poorly executed, and a couple of the software platforms were not up to the demands of such a data-rich site. The good news is that the latest site switchover went great, and the current software is easy to use and works very well. 

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Yes, it is too bad.

I've learned a lot here just browsing over the years and also got timely answers to specific questions when I've had issues.

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On 1/27/2020 at 8:14 PM, RoadRanger said:

"Last visitedMarch 12, 2019" - Over 10 months ago, anybody know what happened to him?

His most recent post on Facebook was just a couple of days prior to you starting this thread. I just dropped him a message over there, along with a link to this thread to let him know people were asking about him here and letting him know we all wish him well. 

 

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Hey guys...

Yeah, I did kinda just wander off. Traffic was down so much that the Poli forum had more posts than Guitars. I was seeing a full week of threads on page one here. So one day I just stopped. Nobody seemed to notice, as this was over three years ago. I poked my head in now and then, as some of you mentioned above, to see if the place was still around. 

I appreciate all your kind words. This forum was a part of my life for a number of years, and you guys made it enjoyable. I hope you're all doing well. 

Dinner's on...I'll check back.

Craig

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