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Author Topic: Problems with the BCM website - explanation?  (Read 4208 times)
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« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2012, 08:57:40 PM »

Hi fellow bus enthusiasts.

I have resigned from the ownership team of BCM, but will try to help out as I can.

Kind Regards, Phil
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« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2012, 09:05:39 PM »

Thank you for your efforts Phil, they are well appreciated ! Wink

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« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2012, 03:05:20 AM »

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Hi fellow bus enthusiasts.
I have resigned from the ownership team of BCM, but will try to help out as I can.
Kind Regards, Phil

Phil, thank you for great service!

Question, who is at the helm now?  Can I offer any service?  I want to see this community, not only survive, but thrive.

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« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2012, 06:13:16 AM »

I have resigned from the ownership team of BCM, but will try to help out as I can.

This can't be good.  The technical guy quit.  It is obvious whoever has the keys to the software now is having problems.  One recent outage a few days back was for the better part of a day.

Frequent outages are a good way to ruin any Internet site.  Enough of them and people quit visiting.
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« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2012, 06:22:21 AM »

Surely I am not the only one here that remembers the past before Phil installed the new software and got the board running like a #1 site set back and enjoy the site will go to hell in a hand basket now it is what it is

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« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2012, 06:33:44 AM »

Like Brian and Clifford point out, Phil's departure is scary. 

The really scary thought is what happens to all of the great information in the archives if the site tanks?

As Clifford says, all we can do it sit back and see what happens.

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« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2012, 06:39:07 AM »

There was a Scenicruiser site called Strayhound that had a ton of history. We lost that, (Unless the guy that owns it brings it back or sells it to someone wanting the information.) I would hate to see this one go the same route.
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« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2012, 07:50:56 AM »

Thank you Phil, and thank you to all those who help make this a great site. Their work goes unappreciated for the most part but, I for one, thank you immensely!! There is no way I could/would be enjoying my bus if it wasn't for this site. Period. I would just be another guy looking at big coaches going down the road and wanting one so bad I couldn't stand it knowing I would never have the money to own one. But because I can do the work and have a place to find answers, I can own one.
I hate to see the bickering and wish people could keep their ego's in check as to not piss others off. It "could" eventually become the downfall of the site and it would be a huge shame.
As was stated, there is an amazing wealth of info here and some truly exemplary individuals who have helped most all of us in some way or other. And there is still WAY more to be learned, by us, as well as future bus nuts. I have often wondered how old it must get for the "knowledgable ones" to answer a LOT of the same questions over and over but most still do it. That says a lot about a person and I could not appreciate it more.
So hey guys, I don't know all the inner workings of how this place works but I'm hoping beyond hope that we can keep all the good people here, (not burn them out) and keep the site going.
There is also a popular saying that in any organization, 10% of the people do 90% of the work. Thank you very much to the 10% altho I believe that number is probably a bit smaller than that.

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« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2012, 08:26:40 AM »

My problem is where the board is headed I am not going to the Ning social network if I have to leave this board so be it

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« Reply #24 on: January 05, 2012, 08:27:32 AM »

Chaz, not sure what you are saying about bickering.  Many of us have enough inside information/history that we are very concerned about what is happening.  If that is considered to be major negativity or bickering, then for my part, I apologize.  

I spent a lot of time (several days) with Mike Sullivan at the time of upheaval and I am very uneasy about the changes.  With Mike S gone and now Phil, things are looking very bleak.  Both of those folks worked very hard to make the magazine and forum as good as possible under some very trying conditions.  Towards the end, the magazine track record was terrible, but up to the end, Mike S was working, basically as a "one man show", to keep it afloat.  As you say, they both deserve a big THANKS!

Sean and I have had some off-line discussion about how to salvage our work on this board in case it tanks.  I have no clue as to how to do that.  Maybe Sean will find a easy solution.  A lot of my posts have morphed into articles and I have that work captured.  However, I try to reply to posts with links to related products/sites/etc. and all of that could be lost.  Really scary!

This has been the best forum, by far, but it is on very shaky grounds right now.

I know this sounds like dooms day rhetoric, but it has some basis in fact - at least in my simple mind.

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« Reply #25 on: January 05, 2012, 09:28:24 AM »

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Sean and I have had some off-line discussion about how to salvage our work on this board in case it tanks.  I have no clue as to how to do that. ...

Jim, what I am doing is pretty straightforward and anyone here can do the same thing:

  • Click on the "Profile" link in the navigation bar above.  Your own profile will come up; in my case I can see that I am ignored by two members Wink
  • Scroll to the bottom where it says "Additional Information"
  • Click on "Show the last posts of this person."
  • Everything you have ever posted will be displayed, 15 items per page, most recent first. Copy and paste what you want.
  • If you prefer, as I do, to start with the oldest first, click on the highest number to the right of "Pages:" in the blue bar at the top or bottom of the results.
  • Clicking the title above any post will take you directly to that post within its thread, in case you want to look at the rest of the thread.

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« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2012, 09:33:49 AM »

There is absolutely no reason for this forum to be lost.  If the owners are willing to let someone else take control it will continue for years to come.  I've commented in this thread and sent a personal note... please don't let this go away.  Let someone (I'm volunteering) take ownership and maintain this site.  It can be anyone... I agree with the posts above, I wouldn't be able to own and convert a coach if it wasn't for this board.

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« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2012, 09:35:44 AM »

Sean, I had thought about that process.  I hate to think how many pages you have, but I have 128 pages and that would take a ton of time.  Then, you would miss out on the details in the complete thread.

For now, I am going to hold my breath and hope that this site does not vaporize.

BTW, I feel terrible not one person ignores me.  That must mean that they don't read my minutia  Grin

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« Reply #28 on: January 05, 2012, 12:48:13 PM »


The old saying applies to both these boards we get what we pay for fwiw I glad somebody is trying to keep the MCI board alive it is too neat of a little board Jimmy started to die

good luck

I too am glad that Dave aka Tikvah stepped up to the plate and took over the MciBusTalk Board to keep it from fading away. My tight schedule and added duties at work just wouldn't allow me the time needed to run the site like it needed to be run, and I would hate to see it die. An owner/administrator needs to always stay on top of things for it to successfully grow. Dave offered to take the MCI site over and run it. My hat is off to him since I know it is almost a fulltime job just trying to keep the spambots out without turning away real people wanting to join.  It looks like several new members have already joined over there since Dave took over. From what little I have seen here lately on the MAK Board is that most of the people involved are just wanting some answers instead of being left in the dark. I can't blame them for wanting and expecting that. Dave has also offered his services here on this site and my hopes are that maybe the owners would consider that before letting this site die.

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« Reply #29 on: January 05, 2012, 12:52:15 PM »

Things will be better.

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