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    Default Whats going on ?

    Is the forum doomed, has the Boss left the room ?
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    Yes. Welcome to the Opie Oil forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evodelta View Post
    Yes. Welcome to the Opie Oil forum.
    "Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzumushi View Post


    A better question would be: Can we carry on now he's gone? Only you have the answer to that.
    Seems a shame to stop after all these years.

    How is your project coming along? Done much lately?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evodelta View Post


    A better question would be: Can we carry on now he's gone? Only you have the answer to that.
    Seems a shame to stop after all these years.

    How is your project coming along? Done much lately?
    I think Wrinx has overal idea what's is going on, the forum is almost dead,
    most important is to have a backup of all the forum knowledge, posts, pictures... sooner or later the site will go down if the interest will be as it is now.

    another question to raise, what's going on with the community? a lot of users and everyone sits silently... or all these q4's are rusting in garages or scrapeyards hey people! speak up!

    regarding my project i will update garage for my q4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzumushi View Post
    I think Wrinx has overal idea what's is going on, the forum is almost dead,
    most important is to have a backup of all the forum knowledge, posts, pictures... sooner or later the site will go down if the interest will be as it is now.

    another question to raise, what's going on with the community? a lot of users and everyone sits silently... or all these q4's are rusting in garages or scrapeyards hey people! speak up!
    Afraid Alfajack and I have limited knowledge of what is happening, we only have management of the forum, the website and shop is the sole responsibility of Steve.

    Neither do either of us have a Facebook account, so don't know what Steve is doing in his private life.

    What I do know is that the forum/website is linked to some other site(s) Steve has so the hosting should be fine...domain names I'm not so sure about, perhaps they are set to "auto renew" like mine.

    This is a bad business, I don't know why Steve has allowed purchases from the shop without supplying the items I sincerely hope there is a good reason beyond his control

    As for the forum, it's a community and unless people post it will die...where is everyone???

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    I have sent a message on facebook to him
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    I think you are wasting your time. If we want to keep this forum going then we have to post some stuff up.

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    We are all very baffled by why this has happened. In my limited contact with Steve he will not comment in detail or barely acknowledge on the problems that have arisen...only that he will be back.

    I am not hopeful!

    He said the hosting is paid up until January.

    Having the future of the site (one he has put considerable time/enthusiasm in to) in doubt doesn't help our enthusiasm to keep it going in its current form.

    I have offered to take it off his hands and run it but I got a reply with no acknowledgement on that part. Un

    Sending messages/emails to him is likely to fall on deaf ears - he knows very well what the state of play is.


    Quote Originally Posted by wrinx View Post
    Afraid Alfajack and I have limited knowledge of what is happening, we only have management of the forum, the website and shop is the sole responsibility of Steve.

    Neither do either of us have a Facebook account, so don't know what Steve is doing in his private life.

    What I do know is that the forum/website is linked to some other site(s) Steve has so the hosting should be fine...domain names I'm not so sure about, perhaps they are set to "auto renew" like mine.

    This is a bad business, I don't know why Steve has allowed purchases from the shop without supplying the items I sincerely hope there is a good reason beyond his control

    As for the forum, it's a community and unless people post it will die...where is everyone???

    wrinx

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    I am totally computerdeaf, but cant you start a new site and take raisins from this? But there is certainly a huge job ...
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    It would still need people to post and it's been very quiet recently

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    Yes, u are right...! I'm going out in the garage tomorrow and fill my thread with more info. I hope more do the same!
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    If the hosting for the forum is paid until January and Steve don't renew it, the forum will be down. But does all the info to this moment (if it happen) will be saved. In my opinion the activity on the forum doesn't matter if someone don't pay the hosting or am I wrong.

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    The information is being saved, as far as we know the website hosting is linked with other sites which will stay active.

    What I'm not sure about is the cost of the forum, it has bits bolted on (like the garage) that cost money...

    Another forum could easily be set up, but it wouldn't be this one we all know.

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    Well, right know we are on holliday in France.
    After diner we'll be on our way back home.

    After a short period of unemployment, I am starting at my new job monday
    If all goes well I will be starting my project finally......

    I am afraid I need to start with bodywork instead of the engine.
    we'll see
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    Hell again to everyone here! Glad to be back with you guys. I hope we'll manage to keep the forum alive!

    As far as I am concerned I will just wait for Steve to be back. I've seen how life can turn strange sometimes and others waited for me too.

    Cheers to everyone,
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    Most users ever online was 320, Yesterday at 12:37.

    How come its soo quiet?

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    I doubt that was actual users - more likely to be web robots indexing the pages - I am just guessing.

    I don't know where Steve is. I emailed him last week and no reply yet.

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    Forum has been pretty quiet lately. I hope, you all be able to update your garages news.
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