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Username: uc27

Post Number: 22
Registered: 09-2016

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Posted on Wednesday, 12 July, 2017 - 11:47 am:   


I too am saddened by the news. My first issue of EE was bought after seeing a TV commercial advertising how to build a garage remote control in the issue. I didn't even have a garage (well I was only about 13).

I continued reading every issue until mid 80s when travel took over. Occasional issue not much more until early ish 2000 with most issues from around 2009.

I only joined the forum last year and I've been reading the archives with great interest (Bruce, you are hilarious, keep up the bad work and Graeme seems well versed in most matters).

Reading these archives makes me agree with everything everyone has said about the members. There is no site quite like this.

Many will never consider Faceache and other sites for many reasons. I am not a member of any social media at all (I'm not 12 any more. Why would I care what you had for breakfast or why would I want 2,000 complete strangers knowing anything about me at all? <rantover>), so I, like many other won't consider it.

In saying that, surely with our combined membership we "have a brain the size of a planet" so let's not just go to the Bridge.....

I freely admit that I don't know the first thing about the new DP rules etc but I do know that I have tons of available bandwidth and hosted server space doing nothing... My needs are modest to say the least and the cheapest option is still way more than I need. I also know I have MySql DBs at my disposal and a ton of free software including "forums" lying untouched. Perhaps that could be utilised somehow?

I'm sure many out there could be in the same position too. Actually I think that if you had a modest $5 yearly subscription then you could easily afford one of the mainstream providers. Would data security not then become one of their problems instead of yours? I would happily pay a subscription to keep this the way it is, or as close as we can get in the future.

Please consider all options before you short circuit us, but we do appreciate where you are coming from and we know the decision would not have been taken lightly.

Sad day....

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