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  • Howard Brown
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    As I w as just intimating to someone, in my opinion it would be a better idea if the person who takes over the Photobucket account by mid September takes the reins of the site as well.

    If someone handles one end..either the site or Photobucket....it will not only be much more of an effort to coordinate things. I had no one to confer with....I just posted the attachments...because I handled both PB and the rent payment.

    I just envision trouble and grief if more than one cook is in this kitchen.

    If anyone can find a way of archiving it as Chris Phillips mentioned a while back, that might be the thing to do.

    I have taken down the 'Donation' button on the top of the page. IF someone is going to handle Photobucket, be advised that they only take Pay Pal..

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  • Howard Brown
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    Originally posted by Chris Phillips View Post

    And just to check about the timescales - the Photobucket fee would need to be paid by September 17, a couple of months before the main hosting account?
    That's correct, Chris.

    Same back at you, C. Malone,

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  • Chris Phillips
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    Originally posted by Howard Brown View Post
    Just to make things clear....this was posted yesterday and remains the method interested parties will follow :

    In a nutshell:

    A. If people do come up with the necessary renewal fee ( 719 and change) by November 26th, designate someone to control the money ( Not me) and I'll handle the transfer ( the necessary information containing the new site manager's name and other information, such as email address and payment instructions, etc.) on my end. That person will then be responsible for the 'site guard' fee of 38 dollars in March, I will also redirect the PayPal 'Donation' button to the new manager's Pay Pal account.

    2. IF people want the attachments to remain on the site through Photobucket, that would be 140 dollars. What I would do, if that amount is raised, is change my email address to whoever wants to take over the cache of attachments. I won't be able to change the Photobucket account name to a new one. I won't have access to the Photobucket account as soon as the new email address is established and a new owner takes over. The attachments will be all yours.
    And just to check about the timescales - the Photobucket fee would need to be paid by September 17, a couple of months before the main hosting account?

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  • Cris Malone
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    Just read through this thread. Love all of you as family. Best discussion forums I've ever been a part of. You're the best, How. And I will be forever grateful.

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  • Howard Brown
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    Just to make things clear....this was posted yesterday and remains the method interested parties will follow :

    In a nutshell:

    A. If people do come up with the necessary renewal fee ( 719 and change) by November 26th, designate someone to control the money ( Not me) and I'll handle the transfer ( the necessary information containing the new site manager's name and other information, such as email address and payment instructions, etc.) on my end. That person will then be responsible for the 'site guard' fee of 38 dollars in March, I will also redirect the PayPal 'Donation' button to the new manager's Pay Pal account.

    2. IF people want the attachments to remain on the site through Photobucket, that would be 140 dollars. What I would do, if that amount is raised, is change my email address to whoever wants to take over the cache of attachments. I won't be able to change the Photobucket account name to a new one. I won't have access to the Photobucket account as soon as the new email address is established and a new owner takes over. The attachments will be all yours.

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  • Caroline Brown
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    Originally posted by Chris Phillips View Post
    I read Howard's posts as indicating he is not going to be involved in running the site after November.

    I think the question is whether anyone else - or any group of people - will volunteer to take it over as an active discussion site. Or whether it will be a question of preserving it as a research archive.
    That's how I understood the situation too, Chris.

    I hope there will be volunteers to take over from Howard, once he and RichardH have put their heads together to talk through the options and the best way to proceed.

    Love,

    Caz
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  • Wicker Man
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    Well that was shocking news to read with my morning coffee, lets hope RichardH can intervene with help in some way. Perhaps all is not lost yet, and if so - many thanks for all your time & effort over the years Howard.
    There needs to be one house of sanity for Ripper researchers to turn to.

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  • Chris Phillips
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    I read Howard's posts as indicating he is not going to be involved in running the site after November.

    I think the question is whether anyone else - or any group of people - will volunteer to take it over as an active discussion site. Or whether it will be a question of preserving it as a research archive.

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  • Caroline Brown
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    I'll miss you, Howie, but please know how much I have appreciated what you have done over the years to keep the site going, often in difficult circumstances.

    If you and RichardH can keep the kettle boiling, we'll all be extremely grateful.

    Love,

    Caz
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  • RichardH
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    Originally posted by Howard Brown View Post
    Richard :

    I responded to your emails. I appreciate your comments and ideas.
    No problem, Howard.

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  • Howard Brown
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    With respect to Richard for his ideas, the plan ( if there is one or will be one) will be in line with the one I posted early this morning.

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  • Howard Brown
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    Richard :

    I responded to your emails. I appreciate your comments and ideas.

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  • RichardH
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    Sent you an email, Howard.

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  • Howard Brown
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    By the way, Richard....please post a link or a couple of links to the sites that you operate.

    Thanks.

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  • RichardH
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    Doubt you'll be able to send a 500Mb file via email, Howard.

    I will send you an email...
    I have some questions!

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