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Closing May 25. Investment Opportunity.

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  1. The resolution of the first part is wide - makes it look bigger than it is. I need to get better at videos! But yes, the barn is quite large. The farmhouse is just over 3000 sq feet too, with a pool. I grew up on a farm and clearly forgot how much work they are, esp when everyone has full time jobs. How is your ApolloPad? Looks interesting...
  2. Amazing isn't it? When I launched the first incarnation of the forums, I was suffering in so many ways, from losing my job to nearly being homeless, but I didn't want anyone to know, not even Bill. Alan, who hosted for free, knew. He would slip me $$ to feed the kids.
  3. Oh and *I* do a lot of the labor around here Which is why I have less time for the forums. However, there is so much to do that we hire out as well.
  4. Dancing Timber is tied to my first internet name - "Dancing Thunder" - which has a long story attached to how I got the name. My friends, and even my mom called me Dancing Thunder in person or "DT". It fit me more than my birth name. Timber references the land on the property, which is about 3 acres of just trees plus all the trees nearer the house and barn. This was an area used for sawmills in earlier times. We have 2 streams running through the property that feed into a nearby creek and a spring fed pond. The trees are very very tall pines, red chestnut, poplar, ash, a few maples, dogwood, and walnut varieties. The trees make their presence known to everyone who comes here, so it seemed pretty obvious they wanted to be recognized The energy here is upbeat too. You can feel it. It took us 5 months to agree on a name. I'm having a logo done now.
  5. Thank you for watching it! I hope it provides a more detailed look at what I'm up to and why I wanted to part from the forums. If folks thought they were contributing to a training/workshop/events facility, maybe they would understand. The thing is, I was afraid to ask because it felt selfish, despite the fact that the goal is to continue teaching SEO/UX/etc etc. Only out in the country face to face. I like to create things. If I could, I would have a place for everyone to come here for a huge Cre8asiteforums gathering. In the renovated barn and out by the pool (which needs work. Previous owners didn't maintain it properly.) Walk the grounds....I have it all in my head and heart.
  6. For WordPress Site Origin plug ins - https://siteorigin.com/gdpr-and-siteorigin-products/
  7. I have requested plans privately and will put that out that here as well. 1. Hosting - if moving, there are two servers doing different things. One I have access to the CP. One I don't. The present license has to be changed to self hosting to get access for migration. 2. Software - Keep Invision or choose different. Reimburse me for the renewal I just paid for ($25 for 6 months) if keeping. It could take time to learn this software if retained. It comes with many bells and whistles designed for revenue. This software, btw, was chosen years ago because the UI can be edited manually for a unique look and feel. At the time, we didn't want to look like everyone else. We had, at one time, different themes to meet different user needs. 3. Admin and maintenance - I don't come with it. Somebody has to handle the registrations, moderation, upgrades, tech, etc. 4. Plan for the domains - Two are for sale now. I would like to keep the Cre8asiteforums.com domain unless there is an offer for it. There were others related to the site that have been carried all these years to protect the brand. I own them. 5. I'm assuming, and could be wrong, but I would be closing the Twitter, G+, and Facebook accounts. 6. Whomever takes the forums must provide a private area similar to the present LABS for a specific group of members here that I created it for, whom have asked for it to be retained. Please send to me via PM or using the Contact form. Thanks.
  8. Exactly. I made a video to explain why both me and cash are needed elsewhere.
  9. Self hosted would mean moving it to a different server, so that is up to whoever takes the forums. They would need to buy the license for self hosting to move it (renews every 6 months - I can see how much $$) That would provide time for the new owner to change the software over to whatever they choose to use. Part of the forums are on another server, which I'm not going to renew. That was an outer shell with a blog and pages and Google Hangout from an earlier time. It may be a pile of 404's after that. I can leave it for the new owner to decide. That was $120/year I think. I need to check expiration date. Subscription is one of the apps that is enabled with Invision. The owner would determine settings and $$.
  10. Sometimes it takes a story. I suck at making videos but thought maybe showing was better than explaining.
  11. From support. Re: Advice for Pausing/Closing Forums If you move to a different host, it would require a self hosting license, and then we would provide you with a backup of the database that you would restore to your self hosting. There is a process for this we can share if that does happen though. View Support Request Reference: [SR1008812.bWR] (do not remove this line when replying)
  12. There is small interest by a handful of people who have presented their ideas in a special area of the forums set up to discuss the closing. Some of the interaction with me has been with people who are no longer active in the community. A few others are past moderators with an interest in the future. The last choice in the poll was presented to me by the host. I have asked for clarification. Specifically, would I be able to leave the forums in a perpetual Read Only format for the public, while there is a private discussion forum for subscribers who wish to retain the community. The fee would pay for the software license, hosting, software updates and accepting new subscribers. It would be moderated and managed by the community. Going offline, with private access, dramatically lowers the hosting costs. Basically, the subscribers are funding the historical piece which the public will see, search engines show, etc. while having their discussion area available, privately. This option, if I get confirmation from the host, may be a transition piece to keep it available to the small community that exists and allow you time to find a new owner, new host, and make any changes you want. If this option is chosen, when the time comes for the new person to take over, I would request that a new domain be given and Cre8asiteforums.com and the other associated domains retained by me.
  13. Risa created most of them. She was amazing. She is the creator of the Cre8pc.com logo that became Creative Vision Web Consulting and I morphed back to this site and it was adapted to my old UsabilityEffect.com website. I remember the orange phase. Sophie redesigned our UI and we went with the orange because it was the fad color. I've missed the directory that Stock built. It was a genius site, before its time. Susan, from the Ninjas, tried to continue the tradition of holiday logos for me. Always appreciated that.
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