Super_Randy wrote: it was weird, one day you just disappeared and i think Dylan made a post or 2, not sure he fixed anything and then disappeared himself and the place just sorda fell apart. im assuming he stopped paying for the domain, i went to log in one day and it was just gone. unfortunately i haven't had contact with any of the regulars sense.
i was the 13th person to register on the old forum, i think JT was in the top 10. the forum was originally fallout from i think it was the Rocky Mountain Motorworks forum (if im remembering that right, it was a long time ago).
It was a little tough on my end because a lot of the regulars eyed me with suspicion I guess for showing up out of nowhere and having the capability to make changes and the like. I got some pretty off-color comments concerning it and when I saw Dylan come back, I figured everyone would win. Dylan would get what he wanted from the site, the regulars got Dylan and I quit getting nasty comments attached to their requests to do something
Super_Randy wrote: and am i remembering things right? is 65VW an old forum OG? cause the name and avatar look and sound familiar for some reason... dudes form Washington right? i think he has 2 bugs that are almost identical (?)
That's Paul and yes, he was a member in good standing on the original site. A great guy with some amazing examples of some classic VW's.
Super_Randy wrote: the only 2 names i can fully remember right now are JT and Greg. idk maybe shoot them an email, let them know its up and running, see if they show up. i know they appreciated the work you threw into the old forum.
I'll write a little script to send out a one-time email to the addresses to let them know of the site. I didn't do it before because even though it was clear Dylan was letting it go again, I thought it would be in bad taste to write emails to the members about the site, as it would be akin to poaching the userbase. Now that the domain is owned by a scalper, there's no harm in it and may give the guys a place to hang out again.
It would be nice to see the crew again, if for no other reason than to catch up with all the cool stuff they've been doing