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    Hey...enlighten me...so someone name Paul started this site and now is M.I.A?

    What is the story behind this?

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    In a nutshell;

    Paul is the boards owner, and originator some time back in 2008 'ish.

    While never a frequent poster under that handle, outside of the odd thread closure or help section reply, the board started noticing a steady decline in his posting/presence about a year and a half ago. He must've entirely left the board for a lengthy period as no new members were cleared to post for the longest time, and several ladies complained about no reply on their request to be upgraded to the "pink" advertiser status.

    Sometime around December 'ish he must've returned as we saw a sudden increase in newly registered members suddenly getting authorized/approved to post - since that time he seems to have disappeared again. In the interim we saw the return of the boards mod' Ramses II, although I fear he too may have left us as he hasn't been seen or heard from in a few weeks.

    The board has been more and more on it's own, and has seen a fair consistent exodus of long time posters, coupled with an influx of trouble makers and extreme personalities of all sort... A lack of a strong core group coupled with a free for all troll fest has left many feeling like the board just isn't what it used to be.

    Hence the frequent jokes, or ponderings about whatever became of Paul.

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    Thanks Jack - Your post could almost be used as a Wikipedia entry...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Meoff View Post
    In a nutshell;

    Paul is the boards owner, and originator some time back in 2008 'ish.

    While never a frequent poster under that handle, outside of the odd thread closure or help section reply, the board started noticing a steady decline in his posting/presence about a year and a half ago. He must've entirely left the board for a lengthy period as no new members were cleared to post for the longest time, and several ladies complained about no reply on their request to be upgraded to the "pink" advertiser status.

    Sometime around December 'ish he must've returned as we saw a sudden increase in newly registered members suddenly getting authorized/approved to post - since that time he seems to have disappeared again. In the interim we saw the return of the boards mod' Ramses II, although I fear he too may have left us as he hasn't been seen or heard from in a few weeks.

    The board has been more and more on it's own, and has seen a fair consistent exodus of long time posters, coupled with an influx of trouble makers and extreme personalities of all sort... A lack of a strong core group coupled with a free for all troll fest has left many feeling like the board just isn't what it used to be.

    Hence the frequent jokes, or ponderings about whatever became of Paul.
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    Yep...nice summary, sir. Lets not give up all hope,yet. After all, if the Leafs can win, anything is possible :D

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    Its the primary school..oh ya..says you bullshit....and the need to one-up the next person ...as some sort of ..my computer is tougher than yours type bullshit!
    Which is all it is....

    As far as the pink ladies go....
    the pink ladies support this board with their fees(which WE as hobbyist help out by seeing them...)
    So BIG FUCKING DEAL IF THEY ADVERTISE MULTIPLE TIMES.....they pay for that right..well they used to..not sure WTF is going on right now...!

    Biggest issue....NO moderation..plain and simple.....sadly someone would need to be available 18-20 hours a day...to close threads...and do immediate bannings...either 3-7 days to start...or an out right permanent one.

    I too made an offer for this board...and Paul declined at that time..

    Time will tell what happens here....4 months and counting?
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    Thumper you are wrong. The ladies in PINK haven't paid a penny for months. I have serious doubts than anyone paid for a year in advance. Nobody can take away their advertiser status if Paul is absent... so they are advertising for free. Likewise, nobody can GET a pink handle with Paul absent, so those who want to pay can't.

    Nobody should be considered PAID advertisers when there is NO SUCH THING on this board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LipService View Post
    Thumper you are wrong. The ladies in PINK haven't paid a penny for months. I have serious doubts than anyone paid for a year in advance. Nobody can take away their advertiser status if Paul is absent... so they are advertising for free. Likewise, nobody can GET a pink handle with Paul absent, so those who want to pay can't.

    Nobody should be considered PAID advertisers when there is NO SUCH THING on this board.
    Thats why I tempered that comment with...
    'well they used to....not sure what the fuck is going on now'..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper59 View Post
    As far as the pink ladies go....
    the pink ladies support this board with their fees
    (which WE as hobbyist help out by seeing them...)
    So BIG FUCKING DEAL IF THEY ADVERTISE MULTIPLE TIMES.....they pay for that right..well they used to..not sure WTF is going on right now...!
    it's the bolded part that is completely inaccurate.

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    once again..
    THATS why I said ''they used to'
    It's clear that there has been a gap in the system for sometime now..
    It's painfully obvious that there are issues with the payment issue..but at one time it wasnt...which was the whole point of the post...
    BETTER?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LipService View Post
    Thumper you are wrong. The ladies in PINK haven't paid a penny for months. I have serious doubts than anyone paid for a year in advance. Nobody can take away their advertiser status if Paul is absent... so they are advertising for free. Likewise, nobody can GET a pink handle with Paul absent, so those who want to pay can't.

    Nobody should be considered PAID advertisers when there is NO SUCH THING on this board.
    why would you have doubts it's cheaper to advertise for the year than it is month to month

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    Well, thanks everyone for chipping in...

    ...another question for you business types...what would the cost be to buy this site and what would be included in this purchase?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fun For All View Post
    Well, thanks everyone for chipping in...

    ...another question for you business types...what would the cost be to buy this site and what would be included in this purchase?
    When you consider that it is a depreciating asset, and factor in revenue vs. cost, would anyone think that it is worth more than 10,000?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celticman View Post
    When you consider that it is a depreciating asset, and factor in revenue vs. cost, would anyone think that it is worth more than 10,000?
    I was prepared to pay more than that...but not anymore...not unless I saw all the #'s....as far as a depreciating asset...maybe right now with what is going on...but its the future value that would make it easier to look at..
    3-6 months under proper stewardship would definately bring this site back to its former glory...IMO
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    Two thoughts...

    1-I also think that this site could be brought back up with proper management.

    2-10 grand seems like a lot of money...why wouldn't you start your own from scratch, you know the saying, "if you build it, they will come".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fun For All View Post
    Two thoughts...

    1-I also think that this site could be brought back up with proper management.

    2-10 grand seems like a lot of money...why wouldn't you start your own from scratch, you know the saying, "if you build it, they will come".
    Maybe so...thats where your DD comes in.....crunch the #'s look at past present revenues..and forcast future revenues against the startup costs of doing your own..
    Can you wait for 6-9 months to get the name out there..and build up the clientele?
    or do you want to have something already functioning(as fucked up as it is)...how much is goodwill worth(LOL another fucked up term..considering the current state of affairs here)..
    Lots to consider
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper59 View Post
    Maybe so...thats where your DD comes in.....crunch the #'s look at past present revenues..and forcast future revenues against the startup costs of doing your own..
    Can you wait for 6-9 months to get the name out there..and build up the clientele?
    or do you want to have something already functioning(as fucked up as it is)...how much is goodwill worth(LOL another fucked up term..considering the current state of affairs here)..
    Lots to consider
    Without question you would have a better long term prognosis for viability to rebuild this board than start fresh with a new venture that might never achieve name recognition or acceptance.

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    Maybe we need to take the Israeli approach and set up a sort of "Escort Kibbutz"? Paul could sell off shares, decisions regarding operations could be made collectively rather than unilaterally, and there would be no shortage of Mods because shareholders would have a vested interest in bettering the site.

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    there are plenty of ways to ressurect this site to past glory...
    But Admin needs to fucking show up!
    Paul only gave Ramses so much stroke...

    Sell it to a consortium of ladies on here ...let them invest in the site...

    OR

    sell it outright to someone else..

    OR

    get more mods on here....

    OR

    institute a triumphate of mods.....
    1 respected well known FAIR SP
    1 respected well know..FAIR hobbyist
    1 member of the Admin...
    set out a whole new set of rules and make sure EVERYONE abides by them..

    Healthy discussions...reviews..even repsectful disagreements most welcomed..
    derailings..hijackings and out right childish fucking flame wars...not welcomed...

    But nothing can be done until PAUL gets his ass back in the game he started!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fun For All View Post
    Hey...enlighten me...so someone name Paul started this site and now is M.I.A?

    What is the story behind this?
    Now getting back to the original inquiry regard Paul being M.I.A

    It is quite obviously that Paul is somewhere where he has no Internet access

    Places that comes to mind that he might be is either A) deceased B) In a coma in the hospital or C) Incarcerated D) in a war overseas

    Any which way like I said before a while ago he should of put a motion in place in case an event like this happens where the administration is removed for whatever circumstance. Just like the government if the prime minster or president is removed from office for whatever the reason being there is a back up person to take his place.

    And like I said before this is the house that Paul built and if you don't like it leave or go and build your own house instead of trying to buy Paul's House. Oh I get it you want a turn key operation in stead of building a site from the ground up
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    Anyone can create a board like this one or the others. The hard part is getting visitors to come and generate content, and get advertisers to pay for the board's operation. If there was enough of a groundswell to support a new board, someone who knows what they are doing can easily set one up, moderate it fairly (sort of a cross between this and the red board) and fund it for a year or so while it gets its finances in order.

    I'd happily set up a board and get it going, providing the funding for it, but the traffic (visitor and advertiser) is the hard thing, and both go hand in hand. I don't know what will happen with this board in September, but if the owners are interested in selling I am interested in buying, as are others based on the posts here. Maybe a consortium for the better good, with open share structure?

    The costs of setting up a board are not high. Neither are the hosting costs. I have the resources in both money and people to do exactly that, but hesitate simply because I doubt it will generate the interest and content I want. I look at these places for two things: reviews (good and bad) of the ladies we visit, and interesting commentary in the open forums, without degenerating into a school-ground atmosphere. Celticman expressed it well in another post...this board needs more reviews, and less insults, and then it's a place may of us will go to.

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    Let's just budget $500 to start.

    Where will all you entrepreneurs advertise?;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Shoes View Post
    Now getting back to the original inquiry regard Paul being M.I.A

    It is quite obviously that Paul is somewhere where he has no Internet access

    Places that comes to mind that he might be is either A) deceased B) In a coma in the hospital or C) Incarcerated D) in a war overseas

    Any which way like I said before a while ago he should of put a motion in place in case an event like this happens where the administration is removed for whatever circumstance. Just like the government if the prime minster or president is removed from office for whatever the reason being there is a back up person to take his place.
    ...and that's what I find strange...no one else knows what happened to him? He gave no one instructions on how to keep the site going? He has just left it to die?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fun For All View Post
    ...and that's what I find strange...no one else knows what happened to him? He gave no one instructions on how to keep the site going? He has just left it to die?
    Frankly, Paul should be ashamed of himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celticman View Post
    Frankly, Paul should be ashamed of himself.
    I'd ban anyone who said this about the board administrator.

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