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Old 04-29-2011, 12:45 PM
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ShaniaForums is no more

To my understanding:

NO negotiations were offered from the site owners at all.

It simply came to an inevitable end.


Thanks for all the good times.

Farewell.


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Old 04-29-2011, 12:59 PM
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It was there this morning, but must have vanished since.
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Old 04-29-2011, 01:01 PM
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The owners hiphop site has taken over it.


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Old 04-29-2011, 02:25 PM
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Eh, not a big loss in my opinion.
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Old 04-29-2011, 03:11 PM
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So they just took it down? Does anyone own the domain name?


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Old 04-29-2011, 03:13 PM
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Eh, not a big loss in my opinion.


Considering what it degenerated into in the end I agree. It a decent place during Come On Over.


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Old 04-29-2011, 03:57 PM
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Views noted.

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Old 04-29-2011, 05:33 PM
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I am sorry to hear that. Everyone is welcome to join here

It seems nowadays a lot of messageboards are disappearing due to Facebook and the commercialization of former fan-operated messageboards.....
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Old 04-29-2011, 06:11 PM
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The problem with ShaniaForums is that it was sold together with roughstock.com to a company that majors in hiphop.

Obviously the previous admins thought they were making a damn good deal.

Maybe they did.


But, they weren't thinking about the future of ShaniaForums at all.


Today, we have to keep the registrations shut, because of 50 spammers trying to join/day.

And the owners never respond to us mods.


I'd say good riddance, but there's some good stuff in the archives... and they just decided to turn it off..?


Damn. It must feel good to act like God.


Plus mooning a great deal of Shania's fans.


It's just phreakin' wrong, in my opinion.


Laugh if you want, but it's a bad day for Shania & her fans...

...and I KNOW some feel the same.



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Old 04-29-2011, 06:15 PM
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it's a bad day for Shania & her fans.


I agree. Is there a way you can get a copy of the database of the messageboard? As an admin, did you have access to the server at all?
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Old 04-29-2011, 06:22 PM
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I was never an admin - only a mod.

No access to the database at all.

I feel like a decade of work just went down the drain.

Nothing left.


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Old 04-29-2011, 06:27 PM
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I feel like a decade of work just went down the drain.

Nothing left.


I sympathize with you and the other mods. We almost lost this site due to similar behavior by a previous admin here....I can easily understand the frustration. My only suggestion is to try to contact the owners of the site in different ways (email, fax, phone) to see whether they may give you at least a copy of the database and you can find nowadays many relatively cheap hosting places....
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Old 04-29-2011, 06:38 PM
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I was never an admin - only a mod.

No access to the database at all.

I feel like a decade of work just went down the drain.

Nothing left.


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So all that data is gone????? Oh man, that rots. Can anyone get it from this company??? Wasnt the forums part of Shania.net?



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Old 04-29-2011, 06:52 PM
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The last I heared they are asking for thousands of dollars - for stuff we (you included) built for free.

I understand the db software costs, but their price seems simply insane.

...despite all them ads we had to look at.


SF just grew too big & Cheri Media isn't willing to invest no more.


Phreakin' hiphoppers. And they don't answer calls or respond to emails.


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To my understanding:

NO negotiations were offered from the site owners at all.

It simply came to an inevitable end.


Thanks for all the good times.

Farewell.


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It is still up and running.
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