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View Poll Results: What should we do with Spiritwood.com?
No point in paying for a domain name these days, social media, IM and email are plenty! 0 0%
I'd like to keep it alive, I come here daily and watch for hours, just waiting for someone to post! 0 0%
I'd like to keep it alive, let's keep it on the cheap somewhere, in case we all come out of hiding. 6 100.00%
Ummm, whatevs. 0 0%
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Old 06-12-2016, 05:08 PM   #7
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I'll take it if nothing else, and hold on to it IF you don't want to pay for it any longer. I have quite a few and one more isn't an issue, and my cost on them is considerably less than what your paying yearly. i just.. yea, don't want to see it go, even if it's just a placeholder of the past.

That Said, I completely understand, and agree, I'd love to see this place get more love, and pondered some things we can do, but it's all as to what ya'll want.

It's funny really, since I'm not a Facebook/Twitterer or anything nearly that social. Which I guess just makes me more sad since this is my only 'keep in touch' place.

There of course, are other things could turn it into, it's own 'Social Networking' Site (Elgg, Dolphin, Diasporia), or File Backups/ Photo Sharing (OwnCloud) or Shared Messaging (GNU Social). There's tons that can be done, the only question is... if people aren't using the forums, what would they use?

My, more than 2 cents I guess. That being said, love you all, Regardless of the future, Spiritwood has been one of the greatest things 'growing up'.


Originally Posted by Kyrian View Post
About a year from now, Spiritwood.com will be 20 years old. Crazy!

I think it may be time to wind it down. Our forums are dead, the last post was in January I think, and it's normal to not see any posts even when you change the board criteria to the last 100 days

A number of the stragglers who still drop in here from time to time have buddied up on Facebook. I hope some are also even closer and keep in touch frequently in other channels, but it clearly is not this one

I think in the 20 years the Internet has evolved quite a bit, and social group havens have become the free norm.

The last non-happy b-day thread on the forum was almost a year ago (back in August).

The domain runs me about $37 a year. Last time around, in May 2015, I renewed it for 2 years, so it's paid for through May of 2017 (ironically, again, the 20 year anniversary). If someone wants to hang on to the domain name, I will do what I can to transfer it over. I'm sure there are cheaper options than Network Solutions, although they are the original main player and I have always felt safer with them than using a cheaper fly by night options, but my domain name ownership experience outside of this annual fee is zero, so I am very out of touch with the game

I hope everyone is really doing well. Not sure how many will read this (chime in if you actually see this thread).

For fun, and to leverage the actual features of the BBS, I created a poll below.

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