Posted by Johnny the Webmaster on July 07, 2005 at 09:25:37:|
I too, hope that it will retain the same format. (By the way, this page is patterned after Derek's CJ3B page.) I've received an e-mail from a regular reader who has some very good ideas. I've always wanted a better message board, similar to the one I usually hang out on (linked on the main page). I like having separate forums, a search feature, and that threads with new messages are displayed at the tops of the lists. You do have to log in, but you can stay logged in; so you only have to do it once (or occasionally). I like the other kind of message board, but as I said in the OP I've been rather distracted for the last couple of years.
My regluar hangout is 'pay-to-post' (a very modest cost per year, considering all of the information on any topic under the sun that is available) but is free to read. Such a board is not necessarily a pay-site; but with over 50,000 members, it was becoming expensive to maintain. A message board on a small site like this one should not need paid subscriptions. I hope that whoever takes over will keep it free.
As I said, there have been a couple of e-mails from readers who have expressed an interest in taking over the site. This is good, since a reader is more likely to keep the spirit of the site. Once it is transferred over, I'll have no say in its operation or format; but I can trust you guys to 'keep it real'.