Activity_Dept wrote:OK so lets see. The members don't like that this forum is on caravan-parks.org, the auto login doesn't work and that I run a dating review on a different website.
Firstly the site is still linked to camping.com.au and gets numerous visitors from that site.
The auto login contrary to Derek's remarks is not so easy to fix as I told him and a number of others the forum has been integrated into a PHP site so it is complicated. The developer who did it has left and despite hiring a few contractors to fix it they have failed. It seems to work on some computers but not others.
What I do on other sites has nothing to do with this forum. Excuse me if I happen to run a dating review blog on another site.
Derek's comments were wrong and way out of line. The man has no programming experience, has done nothing but promote his competing forum on this site and expects me to hand over 15 years of data to him. If my members do not see right through that crap I am disappointed.
As I see it you all ready to leave this forum because the auto login doesn't work, or was it because I run a dating review on another site, or maybe because you don't get enough members signing up?
I have done 2 major updates in the 15 years each time I lost half my members. I have learned you can't keep everyone happy. The bottom line is members are hard to come by on any forum. This one gets more than most camping forums. The auto login doesn't work, its not easy to fix if it was I would have done it but I have tried.
If you would all focus on camping instead of making up wild stories about how I am some evil twin i.e. Derek "I told him how to fix it", "that is disgusting"...
I have paid tens of thousands of dollars to provide you with a forum. It is not perfect most aren't. I would put tens of thousands back into it, if it showed any promise but if the site goes well people try to move the members across to their forum thinking they can do better if it does poorly they try and move members across because they think I'm somehow abusing them. It is a constant, note Derek's comments and banners on his profile linking to his forum.
Ultimately the only technical issue you seem to have is that the auto login does not work. Is that correct?
If you want the forum back on http://www.camping.com.au, exported back to a manageable forum and have sufficient funds to admin and promote it for one year. It will cost $20k. revenues on this "Gold Mine" are about $5,000 per year so it will be a $15k loss. So do we have any volunteers? Based on the current membership that is about $1,000 each...
Lets start a raise funds petition...
Activity_Dept wrote:The auto login is complicated. I have had programmers look and not be able to fix it because it has been modified to limit spam and integrate with our other sites admin system.
When the cash reserves build up a bit I will revert back to a forum but the big reason I left was because the spam was overwhelming this login prevents the bulk of it but obviously has this auto login issue.
Anyway I will look into it when I can.
Woodsy mentioned briefly about the advantages of joining the 2 forums...A good idea in some ways but I cannot see either owner agreeing to this HOW-EVER....I can see no harm in joining together for ''GROUP CAMPS''....This could & would be an advantage to all the Campers who chose to attend these Camps....If for no other reason...Than To get the numbers up....
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