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I just signed up to post this! I should have done it earlier! :doh:
Sad to hear that but pleased to hear you will keep it readable as there is a lot of valuable information here.
Been using your website since last year and it's really great. Will continue to as well, hope to be able to upload photos from my first trip to Japan this winter.
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Oh no, can't believe it!!!!
But I understand the amount of work required to keep these forums running, and I will still continue to use the site and post reviews and photos.
I appreciate all the work you guys have put in and look forward to the new stuff you are doing.

Thank you for such a great site.

P.s if anyone wants to keep in touch with me like SJ said contact them to speak to me.


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Rumor going around that snowjapan hates snow!! lol :p

Thanks for all you've done with the site, it's been fun. Should I ever make my way back or know of anyone heading over to Japan I'll definitely brag about SnowJapan!

Awesome site, awesome owners. Hope the new route goes better than expected!

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Thanks for the kind comments folks, both here and emails.

Not so much a 'new route' as just going down the road hopefully a bit faster. Gambarimasu.

And yes, do remember folks that you can still contribute to help folk with the Phtos and Reviews.

We'll be keeping the News section updated etc, and everything else will be updating just as normal.

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Wow. I'm gutted. I've really enjoyed the community we had going here over the years. Productivity at work is surely going to go up. I'd be fine with my email going onto a contact list of some sort if anyone wants to get in touch.

Many thanks to the SJ dudes for all the hard work.

I'm going to miss you guys... :console:
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Sad to hear. I have really enjoyed the forums and valued all the information and knowledge freely offered. Learn't heaps. Good to hear that I will still be able to view existing threads but will miss the interaction with other SJr's. All the best for the new direction

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It was a short but fun ride. Best of luck to you guys and thanks.

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I must say I am disappointed to hear this. This is my second year of winter sports in Japan. I have found myself looking at the forums the last few months more than I look at my Facebook. I am glad they will remain readable for sometime as there is a lot of valuable information. Thanks for all of your efforts in putting together this great site and forum. Hope to meet you on the slopes this season.

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Some things we certainly will not miss spending time on.....this is not in any way an invitation to promote stuff.

Please read what I have posted in this thread.

Thanks.
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very sad to hear, but I guess all good things must come to an end. Kudos for all the hard work that goes behind operating an active forum. Well Done!
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Woah...!! Gutted as well. Cheers to David and the boys... and all the fine members of the forums. It's been a blast and I hope our paths cross again!!
Waa...Beekurishita!! That's right...Big Chris Da!

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Always admired how you have run the website and the forums (the latter sometimes in the face of surely huge annoyances). I also look forward to continue using the site and seeing where it goes.

Going to send a few names of like to have contact with, if you can help.

Cheers guys and keep up the great work with the site. Hope you can get out enjoying the slopes too.
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David,
Having spent some time moderating an international forum in the past (nothing to do with snow, but olive oil) I understand the effort that is required to keep a place like these fora looking like there's no effort at all!

You have had (and continue to have) my admiration for the way in which you have always kept your cool (at least in public ;) ) and kept the place ticking over with very little angst.

Sad to see the forums head to the big bit bucket in the sky, but progress is progress, and if you have better things to do with your time, then that's the right decision!
I'll miss you guys!
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We'll still be here (and they sort of will still be here), don't forget!

Thank you for the comments, we appreciate them all and are touched with our own flavour of sadness as well.
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View PostBlack Mountain, on 09 November 2014 - 04:24 PM, said:

Wow. I'm gutted. I've really enjoyed the community we had going here over the years. Productivity at work is surely going to go up. I'd be fine with my email going onto a contact list of some sort if anyone wants to get in touch.

Many thanks to the SJ dudes for all the hard work.

I'm going to miss you guys... :console:


Actually so would I. If it was possible to compile a list of willing SJers before the live plug is pulled to allow their email address to be put on a list that is sent out once to those who have given their consent.....that'd be awesome to keep in touch.
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We thought this through and think it's best you send us a mail of who you want to have, and we'll Lin k you up after asking both.... if both want It. If that makes sense. Will be happy to do that. And it goes without saying that we won't be logging any addresses or whatever. Those of you who know us know that!

It doeesn't need to be right now.... we're still going to be here 'later'.
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It's a shame, I was for the most part really enjoying the banter. Most people here are veteran snowboarders so worried that it would be out of my league to go on a list, but nevertheless I would love to extend to offer of a pint (or daijoki) to some folk if there is time/inclination. Also some buddies to go with when lady Peetan has had enough for the year would be great, if they could put up with a 30 something noob (fun trivia: that was nearly going to be my profile name).

Of course it must be said that the work gone into the site ha been really appreciated- I certai would not have known a lot of things if it weren't for here. Thanks to all the staff. And most of the posters :p

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Real shame to hear this. Thanks very much to you SJ guys for all your work over the years. I've enjoyed being a member and posting on the forums.

It's a shame to lose touch with people, and miss out on possible meet ups on the slopes.



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Please email us with any requests.

Let me please say just one last time, this is not an invitation to promote stuff (not referring to you Mag!). If you ignore that, it'll be deleted.

Thanks.
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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.

Good luck to the SJ peeps with whatever the site is going to do.
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