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Yeah same I have met some really great people from the forums.
Good luck guys hope it doesn't have a negative effect on the website.
I will still be checking the Daily Reports and other Ski Jo info

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View Postseemore, on 09 November 2014 - 08:36 PM, said:

Good luck guys hope it doesn't have a negative effect on the website.

We have obviously thought about that, and done lots of thinking about lots of things here. Having taken everything that we know into account... we don't think it will.
In fact, quite probably the opposite as we focus our energies more and move forward.
We're doing this with the intention of improving things, not to sit back and take a long rest.

Obviously that doesn't make us all feel more jolly about it all right at this very moment.

A certain colleague of mine would very probably add "...and even if it did, then so be it" ( < meaning, "it's what we need to do").

Thanks.
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View PostSJ-David, on 09 November 2014 - 08:41 PM, said:

View Postseemore, on 09 November 2014 - 08:36 PM, said:

Good luck guys hope it doesn't have a negative effect on the website.

We have obviously thought about that, and done lots of thinking about lots of things here. Having taken everything that we know into account... we don't think it will.
In fact, quite probably the opposite as we focus our energies more and move forward.
We're doing this with the intention of improving things, not to sit back and take a long rest.

Obviously that doesn't make us all feel more jolly about it all right at this very moment.

A certain colleague of mine would very probably add "...and even if it did, then so be it" ( < meaning, "it's what we need to do").

Thanks.

Yeah David it will be interesting although I know nothing about websites and if it has a negative effect you can always turn it back on :)

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View PostMr Wiggles, on 09 November 2014 - 08:35 PM, said:

So it's so long, farewell, and BOOK NOW! You should be is apologise and be censed issue! My first and last use of that glorious expression.

So much time, so many memories.

View Poststemik, on 09 November 2014 - 06:19 PM, said:

Some interesting characters on the way, a few of the older ones spring to mind, Thursday. Fattwins, Dp Spud, Oceans.....


If we're looking back, Echineko (!) and the fantastic wit that was badmigraine for me. "Captain Stag" for the best username.
Special thanks also to Markie who kindly bought me a curry and kebab at Indi Momo in Hakuba, back in the day when they did lamb versions of both.


Ah Yes echineko :wub: and one more young lady but i cant remember her user name

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View PostSJ-David, on 09 November 2014 - 08:41 PM, said:

A certain colleague of mine would very probably add "...and even if it did, then so be it" ( < meaning, "it's what we need to do").

Yes, I would add that.

I remember making the first posts on the Forums a long time ago. That seems like a lifetime ago and there are certainly a lot of Forums-related memories - some great...some not so! It's a real mix up of feelings behind this decision, but we always come back to the same answer when we have thought this all through...

A real thank you to the people who have genuinely supported the Forums over the years - I don't mean by just taking part, but helping out in other ways. That has been really appreciate it and we really do hope you keep in touch. For folk like that we really do wish we could continue, but as you might expect it's just not as simple as that.

David has also said it but we are not going anywhere, we'll be busy working away on the site and doing what we can to get good information out there. That hasn't changed one bit. The hope is that we will be able to do some of the things that we have at times held back due to having to deal with 'issues' on the Forums.

One thing though - if we ever look like we're going to say "Book Now", especially in capitals, please someone come up to Niigata and give us a big slap and shake us out of it. ;)
Don't worry, that's not going to happen.

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Love you guys love all the work youve done. But hate this soooo much :)

Thanks for the hard works and stuffs, but sad we gonna break up the family.

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Sad to hear, but sure can understand.

(Another one with forums running experience here!)
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Ya know....I wish I could say I "understand" but really I don't. This forum was the only place that I could talk to folks about not only skiing but living our lives in Japan. It had a nice family atmosphere that I will surely miss. I will check in to the site for the odd daily report but quite honestly I got far more information from within the forums. Again, thank you admins for all your hard work but if you take the human element out what are you left with......? I just had to say how I feel and not just leave it at "thanks and goodbye".

Gentlemen (and ladies),, it has been both an honour and a pleasure..

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Unfortunately, Chriselle, you are never going to understand (what's involved) - there's only a handful of us who do, who have lived doing this. That's not meant to sound pompous or anything, it's just... true.
A few people here have mentioned experiences doing Forums stuff, and they can take a guess.

I surely wish you could!
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Cheers David.... I just feel like someone took my "woobie" away... :wave:
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Is the chat room going to stay..?
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Did anyone ever use the Chat Room? :confused:

Looking at the logs.....
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No...but some may now... at least to say hi and touch base
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Here's my bit of honesty.
If lots of people had not just been "take-take", and actually spent small amounts of time giving something back -- see Giveaways, posting reports etc -- then the SJ folk may have felt that it was worth continuing to devote almost every living hour of their lives to it.
People will probably realise that they took it all for granted and how much they miss it.
I must add that this is just my own opinion and not based on any comments coming from the people involved at all.

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Ya...agreed, I was up for a silver or gold star membership status system. I pay it on other forums that I frequent just to help out those who are working so hard to keep them going. What's $30 ~ $50 a year for something you use frequently and enjoy being a part of... That is of course in addition to trip reports, pictures, and giveaway writeups..
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How are you ever going to get lots of people to pay money to use something they have used for free, when most of those people won't even post photos from the trips that they go to using free tickets provided by said free service?

It just isn't reality. Maybe for some, not for many.
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I want to avoid discussion and disection of issues like that here, we've had that many times before.

This decision has got nothing to do with money though, worth pointing out.
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Just to quickly address Klingon's point...and then I'll leave it alone.

If you go to the ih8mud forums for Landcruiser fans... you will see that while the forums are free so much information is presented by forum members that people feel compelled to contribute. Of the huge number of members on the site I would say 40~50% contibute.

There is hope for humanity.. ;)
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Sad news, Dave & Andrew, but wish the best for you. Thanks for a lot of fun and entertainment over the years and apologies for not contributing more myself.
And regards and best to all the forums characters out there. If you see a scruffy old fart with short white hair in a Tokyo bar (especially the Naka Meg Taproom) some evening, or an inept skier with an orange or yellow (not sure which it'll be this season) jacket and bright blue pants, and probably a red mountain hardware cap, yell ``SJ''
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Thank you again for the comments.

Some folk don't seem to be able to resist posting stuff that we do not feel is appropriate for this thread. If you haven't posted in here yet and wish to, please do let us know by email and we will happily help. Thanks.

Please remember that we are still here and you can still contribute - see initial post in this thread.

Look out for the daily reports to click into daily gear once the snow starts and those lifts start moving.

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