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Welcome to the "new site"

#1 Post by Nik - KOTM » Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:31 pm

As some of you may know the site has moved ownership...
Hopefully things will not seem insignificantly changed too much.

Firstly let me send thanks to Tomp for hosting the site for the past 13 years, and refused to take a cent from any of us to help pay for it.
He has my eternal gratitude for giving us this haven to chat on.

Secondly, We have a "new owner"... and it's not me...


One of the things that will be concentrated on is to update the other pages a little more often giving out news on a much more regular basis
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#2 Post by Dartymoor » Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:11 pm

Thanks Nik.

I'm the 'new owner' - if a community site has such a thing. It's more of a caretaking role. I too thank Tom for his work in setting this up and hosting it out of his own pocket for so many years. He put in a lot of work on this site over the years, much of it unseen.

I also thank Nik for keeping activity going.

It's now hosted on Dartmoor (near to Hennock) in my house.

So, what's going to change?

Obviously things need a fixing. I started tonight by removing many of the adverts - Tom's okay with that, and I said before I offered to take it on I don't intend to monetise the site. I hadn't actually noticed how intrusive they were until I turned my adblocker off and much as I'd enjoy the company of a "sexy Russian bride", I suspect my wife might disagree!

The forum will be updated soon too, and the gallery fixed, some of the info updated and then open to suggestions...

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#3 Post by smartieb » Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:15 pm

Don't think it has ever been appreciated how much it takes to run this site - I certainly don't but look forward to the new era and refreshement of this site.
A big thank you to you both for this commitment and look forward to being a part of this for years to come

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#4 Post by whoisthechallenger » Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:32 pm

I can only echo the previous comments. Thanks to Simon, Nik and Tom for sorting all this out. I personally can't wait to see the exciting changes and updates! :D
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#5 Post by Nik - KOTM » Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:51 pm

Don't forget Mo, she has been a blessing in disguise. And perhaps one of the best things I did as an administrator to make her one as well.
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#6 Post by Dartymoor » Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:54 pm

Sorry, and of course Mo!

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#7 Post by Dartymoor » Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:56 pm

The gallery is reinstated (link at the top).

If anyone wants to add some pictures, email them across to me. I can't host huge ones, but can resize them down at this end easily.

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#8 Post by whoisthechallenger » Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:24 pm

Of course! Many thanks, Mo!! :D
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#9 Post by Sowerby Streaker » Fri Dec 04, 2015 12:53 pm

Thanks for your kind thoughts - happy to help out, especially at first when Nik made me an Admin. I was recovering from yet another knee op so was glad of the opportunity to sit here and sort a few things out whilst I couldn't get myself up onto the moors.
A new era dawns, but I am so glad we were able to 'save' the site from disappearing altogether there is so much history in here and of course lots of helpful threads.

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Re: Welcome to the "new site"

#10 Post by smartieb » Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:40 pm

Can I just sat what a refreshing change - has a new feel with the slightly new colours / format. - think I like the blue - can it be programmed for a colour change each month?!
So far so good - thanks to all those that have kept this site going over the last few and look forward to future improvements - they can only be for the better
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Re: Welcome to the "new site"

#11 Post by Colin » Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:07 pm

just a quick question - are you the same Dartymoor who put out the Haytor down GC's amongst other by chance?
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Re: Welcome to the "new site"

#12 Post by Dartymoor » Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:52 pm

Hi Colin,

Yes, same chap - although I don't really want to talk geocaching in here. Feel free to privmsg me though if y'like!

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#13 Post by Colin » Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:25 pm

Just wondering that was all. :D
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Re: Welcome to the "new site"

#14 Post by The Sly Fox » Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:38 pm

Wow, what a wonderful transformation.
I don't visit this site as often as I would like to but this refresh might change that. Great job :)
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Re: Welcome to the "new site"

#15 Post by Dartymoor » Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:32 am

:D

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