For the record, this has been the longest milking on record, and to be honest, I am feeling a tad gassy.. Hey! Believe it or not, there is another months worth to go. Greg Wallace is amazing, and the paper trail and photos are insane. But we have a “plan” so stay tuned.Now, what interrupted the milking? Well, we have been hearing the rumors that the Danenberg Forum is coming to end. Sadly this is a trend. The Boat Buzz is an indication of the issues with forums. They are just not being used like they used to be. Facebook and the huge amount of information is available everywhere. But the real killer is evolution of technology. Stuff is breaking, and stuff just isnt free anymore. So you have to sit down and think, is it worth it? And sadly the answer is no. With all the crap out there, and the never ending 24/7 365 need to keep watch and monitoring, its not only financially exhausting, but mentally. Yes. Its not that its hard, its just always on.
THIS is why we decided to rebuild Woody Boater, and honestly had to have that difficult decision with ourselves 6 months ago. Is it worth it? For me, yes, but not for why you may think. I love the challenge of it all. I have spent 40 years in a business of change, so for me, this is just one more pebble to climb over on the journey of mountain climbing. And thankfully we have friends that feel the same way. Bill Basler and Scott Sawyer have been amazing working through it all. We are now rebuilding the Website AGAIN! The interaction between the current Woody Boater 55 Gigs of stuff was in conflict with a new format and the need to be on a 8.0php format. So We are rebuilding the rebuild. I can just imaging what its like to run a forum.
So what can be done with all the Danenberg information? Not sure? We have reached out to Dan to see how we can help. And to be honest, is it even possible?
BELOW IS THE MESSAGE SENT OUT..
Due to Don’s recent retirement and recent minimal Forum activity, we’ve made the decision to close the Danenberg Boatworks Forum effective February 15, 2023. Launched in January, 2004, the purpose of the Danenberg Boatworks Forum was to communicate with other antique and classic boat enthusiasts and freely share knowledge and experience. The Danenberg Boatworks Forum has grown to include 2,531 registered users, 19,220 posts, and 5,167,563 page views. Don has posted 5,410 times! The Danenberg Boatworks Forum data will be archived. The current dataset is a proprietary format and conversion to a freeware system does not currently exist. We are researching possible avenues to be able to provide access to the archive in the future. Thank you for participating on the Danenberg Boatworks Forum!