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« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2013, 12:33:58 pm »

Thanks to all who made this a great site.  As a new rider (2008) Ithis was one of the first sites I found and one of the best.  Advice I picked up here enables me to progress from rank beginner, never rode a bike, to Iron Butt (Saddle Sore 1000) rider in less than four years.  I hope this community keeps the good work going and the flavor of the site doen't change too much.
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« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2013, 12:36:39 pm »

Thanks for all your hard work and headaches Neal.     Bigok


I can remember way back when STN felt like a small family.  Now it feels kinda like a really big family...and I hope that doesn't change with the new owners.
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« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2013, 12:38:23 pm »

Actually I have a question for Dwayn that I forgot to ask.  Others might be interested, so I'll post it here.

Are there plans to migrate the forum database to a new type of forum (away from SMF)?  Just curious.
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« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2013, 12:43:11 pm »


Actually I have a question for Dwayn that I forgot to ask.  Others might be interested, so I'll post it here.

Are there plans to migrate the forum database to a new type of forum (away from SMF)?  Just curious.


HMMMM. Not too sure on that at this time. It could be possible if it is wanted, We usually use vb.

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« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2013, 12:45:33 pm »

Neal, thanks for the countless everythings you've provided over the years.  Bigok
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« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2013, 12:53:02 pm »


Dwayne, please... please... for the love of God, Country, Community and rabbits everywhere, PLEASE don't let this site end up looking like the ad-fest puke bucket that so many other "now gone commercial" sites have become. Ads are fine... but when the site is one big ad from page to page, the content gets lost. Please, keep the ST.N we've all loved for a decade as much as it currently is as you can. Please.

Neal, best of luck and congrats. Seems you've got lots of changes all happening at once. Make the best of every opportunity you can. Thumbsup


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Congratulations Neal. You've done a great job keeping such a great place enjoyable and alive and well.  Thumbsup  
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« Reply #26 on: November 06, 2013, 12:54:34 pm »

Sad to see you sell because things rarely stay the same after a sale like this (i.e. acquisitions rarely are good for users) but...

Thanks for your hard work over the years and congrats on the sale! ST.net is a great community and I hope it continues to be so going forward!
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« Reply #27 on: November 06, 2013, 12:55:03 pm »

Congrats on the sale Neal.

Most of the hobby websites tend to get swallowed up by bigger ventures if they wish to survive or stay relevant, so it was just a matter of time. Running a small business site can suck hours and weeks from your life, so I can not imagine the time burned trying to keep this site running.

Hopefully you will be able to have more fun here, and enjoy the long winter debates on how terrible the VFR, and how Harleys suck!  Lol
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« Reply #28 on: November 06, 2013, 01:03:57 pm »

Who do I contact to have my account and all of its posts permanently deleted?  Or am I too late now that the virus owns the joint?
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« Reply #29 on: November 06, 2013, 01:05:18 pm »



Hopefully you will be able to have more fun here, and enjoy the long winter debates on how terrible the VFR, and how Harleys suck!  Lol


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« Reply #30 on: November 06, 2013, 01:07:15 pm »

Neal:   Clap

I love hanging out here. Thanks for all you've done and congratulations on the sale.

And now you're free to be as snarky around here as the rest of us.   Bigsmile
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« Reply #31 on: November 06, 2013, 01:19:35 pm »

Thanks for all your hard work and headaches Neal.     Bigok


I can remember way back when STN felt like a small family.  Now it feels kinda like a really big family...and I hope that doesn't change with the new owners.

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« Reply #32 on: November 06, 2013, 01:21:40 pm »

Congrats Neal!
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« Reply #33 on: November 06, 2013, 01:28:20 pm »

Good for you Neal.  Bigok  Maybe another trip to Italy?  


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« Reply #34 on: November 06, 2013, 01:29:23 pm »

Question for Dwayn. Does this have any affect on the calendars I'm creating for next year?
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« Reply #35 on: November 06, 2013, 01:36:31 pm »




I've never approached anyone about selling the site.  From time to time (dating back to, oh, 2004-05) I would receive inquiries from people who wanted to buy the site, everything from Joe Blo thinking $100 was a reasonable offer, to legit offers that (at the time) just didn't make sense.  But I wasn't being inundated with offers, just once in awhile.

This final offer was also unsolicited, and based on the uncertainty that came up recently with my job, coupled with the final offer itself, Amy and I decided it was the best thing to do right now.  It also alleviates ever having to really worry about the site again.  It also means members never have to worry about the site again.  The middle years of ST.N was very stressful: hosting, bandwidth overcharges, hackers, crashes, server moves, all that.  It nearly died back then.  I hated all of that...I nearly pulled the plug several times.  There should be no worries about that now.


Oh, I can fully understand, and certainly not judging or questioning your reasons or motives. Just curious about the mechanics of it, is all. For strictly non-STN-related reasons.  Wink Cool
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« Reply #36 on: November 06, 2013, 01:38:01 pm »


Who do I contact to have my account and all of its posts permanently deleted?  Or am I too late now that the virus owns the joint?


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« Reply #37 on: November 06, 2013, 01:39:34 pm »

Thanks for all the good times and wonderful memories Skipper! Banana
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« Reply #38 on: November 06, 2013, 01:41:25 pm »

For Chris (Mr. Sunshine) et al:

I usually don't delete accounts these days (and I'm not sure what the new policy might be, if any).  A lot of the time those with active accounts who leave come wandering back at some point (but not always), or at least have the opportunity to do so.  Then usually only a password reset is needed, instead of someone emailing and asking if their account can be restored.
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« Reply #39 on: November 06, 2013, 01:47:56 pm »

Hey there,

I would like to personally thank you for creating and maintaining such a great web site.  I check in 3-6 times a day.  I have been doing so since late 2005.  I have shared a few ride reports and have enjoyed reading so much about motorcycles through the years.  I have met quite a few great people on this board and at many meets.  Thanks again Neal and best of luck to you.

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