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All things must come to an end

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Topic: All things must come to an end
Posted By: spinner
Subject: All things must come to an end
Date Posted: 10-Jan-2020 at 20:13
Hi all.

After giving it a lot of thought and a few attempts at finding someone to take over the forum, I've decided it's time for the forum to expire.

The forum has been running for 10+ years on more or less the same software and is in a dire need of an upgrade and has been for a very long time.

This would incur some costs. Both in terms of money to pay for the software upgrade but even more so in the form of time and energy required to do the actual upgrade and keeping it up to date. An investment I’m not able to make at the moment.

Therefore I've decided to close the forum at the end of April. This is almost 4 months away, which should give people enough time to harvest whatever information they want to keep.

Also, I plan on letting the forum turn into a read-only forum around mid-March to let it "cool down" and make people aware that this is actually happening.

If there’s someone out there interested in taking over the forum, let me know by PM.

/Frank.



Replies:
Posted By: Uberhare
Date Posted: 25-Jan-2020 at 03:25
It was good while it lasted!

Unfortunately FB seems to have taken over most small car forums. FB is a terrible format to search. It seems thewaybackmachine has crawled and index most of this site, so the information will live on.

Thanks Frank for support it for all these years.

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04 Passat W8 Wagon,04 Phaeton W12, 10 A3 TDI, 05 Passat TDI Wagon (6spd M/T), 93 Corrado VR6
89 VW LT31 Florida, 89 Vanagon Whitestar, 67 Beetle Limo, 64 PA28-140


Posted By: Superman
Date Posted: 11-Mar-2020 at 15:10
If someone is interested, "Web Wiz" (this forum software) can host the forum including updates for a relatively inexpensive price, someone would just need to take ownership and contact them.

https://www.webwiz.net/web-wiz-forums/forum-hosting.htm - https://www.webwiz.net/web-wiz-forums/forum-hosting.htm

However, as Uberhare posted above, the forum is archived at the address below.

https://web.archive.org/web/2019*/w8forum.dk - https://web.archive.org/web/2019*/w8forum.dk

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http://www.w8forum.dk/forum_posts.asp?TID=3133 - www.w8forum.dk/forum_posts.asp?TID=3133
www.facebook.com/PassatW8Sport


Posted By: Superman
Date Posted: 11-Mar-2020 at 15:16
Here is a more direct link to the forum archive.

https://web.archive.org/web/20190910032620/http://w8forum.dk/ - https://web.archive.org/web/20190910032620/http://w8forum.dk/

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http://www.w8forum.dk/forum_posts.asp?TID=3133 - www.w8forum.dk/forum_posts.asp?TID=3133
www.facebook.com/PassatW8Sport


Posted By: spinner
Date Posted: 24-Mar-2020 at 07:39
So I’ve locked the forums (I think) - Shoutbox should still be working.

In about a month the forum will close completely.


Posted By: Uberhare
Date Posted: 25-May-2020 at 04:47
There is a guy over on Facebook W8 group who is interested in taking this over.

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04 Passat W8 Wagon,04 Phaeton W12, 10 A3 TDI, 05 Passat TDI Wagon (6spd M/T), 93 Corrado VR6
89 VW LT31 Florida, 89 Vanagon Whitestar, 67 Beetle Limo, 64 PA28-140


Posted By: Uberhare
Date Posted: 06-Jun-2020 at 15:35
https://www.facebook.com/groups/32763340369/permalink/10163665699845370/



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04 Passat W8 Wagon,04 Phaeton W12, 10 A3 TDI, 05 Passat TDI Wagon (6spd M/T), 93 Corrado VR6
89 VW LT31 Florida, 89 Vanagon Whitestar, 67 Beetle Limo, 64 PA28-140



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