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Sombreuil_mongrel
I thought the Board was a goner for sure

It was down (server not found) for at least 4 days I think.
Casey

dj1
Re: I thought the Board was a goner for sure

If they shut down this forum, Spruce will start his own forum. It will be closed to those who shop at HD.

A. Spruce
Re: I thought the Board was a goner for sure
dj1 wrote:

If they shut down this forum, Spruce will start his own forum. It will be closed to those who shop at HD.

Yup!

JLMCDANIEL
Re: I thought the Board was a goner for sure

I have to wonder if they even knew. I tried to contact the ****** editor but their address was invalid. I don't think they take this forum seriously.

Jack

dj1
Re: I thought the Board was a goner for sure
JLMCDANIEL wrote:

I have to wonder if they even knew. I tried to contact the ****** editor but their address was invalid. I don't think they take this forum seriously.

Jack

I've always known that we got no daddy here, we are on our own.

Fencepost
Re: I thought the Board was a goner for sure

I think sometimes the folks from the magazine come here looking for content ideas. Maybe someone there tried to lurk and realized it was down.

They don't actively maintain it, that's for sure.

Mastercarpentry
Re: I thought the Board was a goner for sure
JLMCDANIEL wrote:

I have to wonder if they even knew. I tried to contact the ****** editor but their address was invalid. I don't think they take this forum seriously.

Jack

Thinking that this place might be gone for good was worrisome for I don't have any other means of communicating with most of the regulars here. I'm not involved with any other related forums, I hardly have time to keep up here. I sure don't want to lose my best source of business-related information which you all have proven to be :D

I think it's true that TOH cares almost nothing about this place, not that they ever did much. I've sent lots of people here who could not even find the forum from the main website they've hidden us so well :eek: From the TOH point there was potentially the best advice forum on the subject here but they wasted the chance for that and while the expertise remains, not much goes on here anymore and other advice forums have blossomed while this one hasn't. It could have been better, it should have been better, but it wasn't. We're not to blame for that- we did our parts very well but we can't do everything.

I'd like to see them give us more input on and more control of this forum. I think we could do a better job with it than they are doing, but as a realist I don't expect that to happen. I'm just happy this place is still here and my old friends and mentors are still here too. I guess I should hang out in other related forums too but it wouldn't be the same. One day I may have to though and that would be a sad day indeed. Hoping that day isn't soon,

Phil

ed21
Re: I thought the Board was a goner for sure

Has anyone noticed the TOH website has been updated and it no longer has a link to the forum? The only way I can get here on my iPhone is through the website. I figure nobody cares and it's only a matter of time before they let this drop.

A. Spruce
Re: I thought the Board was a goner for sure
Mastercarpentry wrote:

Thinking that this place might be gone for good was worrisome for I don't have any other means of communicating with most of the regulars here. I'm not involved with any other related forums, I hardly have time to keep up here. I sure don't want to lose my best source of business-related information which you all have proven to be :D

I think it's true that TOH cares almost nothing about this place, not that they ever did much. I've sent lots of people here who could not even find the forum from the main website they've hidden us so well :eek: From the TOH point there was potentially the best advice forum on the subject here but they wasted the chance for that and while the expertise remains, not much goes on here anymore and other advice forums have blossomed while this one hasn't. It could have been better, it should have been better, but it wasn't. We're not to blame for that- we did our parts very well but we can't do everything.

I'd like to see them give us more input on and more control of this forum. I think we could do a better job with it than they are doing, but as a realist I don't expect that to happen. I'm just happy this place is still here and my old friends and mentors are still here too. I guess I should hang out in other related forums too but it wouldn't be the same. One day I may have to though and that would be a sad day indeed. Hoping that day isn't soon,

Phil

I'm not on any other related sites either, nor do I have contact info for anyone outside of the forum. Guess we should all rectify that so we can keep in touch with those we have gotten to know so well.

A couple years ago, when the spam problem was at its peak, TOH finally took our advice and "hired" a couple of us, Jack and jkirk, as moderators to help keep things running smooth. Jkirk has since moved on in life, leaving Jack to do what needs doing. Thankfully, the spam has since calmed down, so I don't think there's too much for one person to handle, however, as you said, TOH has never really cared about the forum, and only uses it for magazine fodder. IMHO, there needs to be a presence from the TV show, while I get that they can't answer all questions and such, the fact is, the unsuspecting populace comes here expecting to see the hosts, have input to/about/from the show, and they get nothing.

ed21 wrote:

Has anyone noticed the TOH website has been updated and it no longer has a link to the forum? The only way I can get here on my iPhone is through the website. I figure nobody cares and it's only a matter of time before they let this drop.

That is new! A week ago when the forum when down the site was it's usual old self, now it's all shiny and new. Like you, I didn't see a link to the forum, could just be an oversight, may be an omen, who knows.

Also, the forum is hosted by another site, which is why the main TOH site wasn't affected when the forum went down a week ago.

JLMCDANIEL
Re: I thought the Board was a goner for sure
A. Spruce wrote:

A couple years ago, when the spam problem was at its peak, TOH finally took our advice and "hired" a couple of us, Jack and jkirk, as moderators to help keep things running smooth. Jkirk has since moved on in life, leaving Jack to do what needs doing. Thankfully, the spam has since calmed down, so I don't think there's too much for one person to handle, however

"Hired" is misleading, and one of the reasons the spam has dropped is because I delete and ban spammers. If you have noticed I haven't been contributing as much since I became an on-line moderator. It is about all I can do to check all the posts for spam.

Jack

A. Spruce
Re: I thought the Board was a goner for sure
JLMCDANIEL wrote:

"Hired" is misleading, and one of the reasons the spam has dropped is because I delete and ban spammers. If you have noticed I haven't been contributing as much since I became an on-line moderator. It is about all I can do to check all the posts for spam.

Jack

That's why I put "hired" in quotes, since you volunteer your time for the betterment of the board. What I guess I should have said is that TOH heeded our advice to make a couple of us moderators, people who are here all the time, to be able to deal with the onslaught of garbage this site receives.

It probably hasn't been said lately, nor enough, Jack, thank you for all you do around here to help make this a better place. And, I do miss not seeing more of your posting. :cool:

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