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    Default WBF changes coming?

    I pushed the black spot on some spam and got this reply from Scot.


    Scot Bell <scot@woodenboat.com>
    4:08 PM (4 hours ago)

    to me








    Thanks for your heads-up note about spammers on the Forum. Unfortunately, your note went into my spam folder. And, perhaps because of that, you may not have received the auto-responder message:


    Contact The WoodenBoat Store directly for any WoodenBoat Store business. Please use wbstore@woodenboat.com. For The WoodenBoat Forum, please use wbfadmin@woodenboat.com.






    Earlier this month I was told by the new owners that my last day of employment at WB would be the end of January, as part of their effort to reduce expenses. I am taking the remaining weeks as vacation/personal time, and am not handling the WB Forum.I believe Matt Murphy, one of the new owners, is to be dealing with it until they decide how to proceed. It's new territory for them, as I have been the sole admin since I first set-up the WB Forum 28 years ago in 1995, with Hypermedia, our ISP in the then new world of internet.


    So, if you would send these spammer reports to the wbfadmin@woodenboat.com that would be helpful



    Best,
    Scot




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    Man! No Scot?

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    If they are letting Scot go to save money, I wonder if they will even keep the forum going. I got no response to the last times that I tried to report spammers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy W;[URL="tel:6788639"
    6788639[/URL]]If they are letting Scot go to save money, I wonder if they will even keep the forum going. I got no response to the last times that I tried to report spammers.
    If it is a net loss then probably

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    Well, fiddle!
    If you are longer management and gateway, it may be a bit early to nominate you BROTM for February. In your official - unofficial capacity are they best of's you can share?
    A compilation of the best of the best from the early years to present.
    When Paladin passed the bar, there was talk of a consolidation of all Mr. Phillips contributed.

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    I doubt it drives business to the magazine. More likely the other way around.
    Add blockers on computers probably make it unviable.

    Any volunteers to take on the license if WB drop it?
    I'm sure we could club together to buy the IP, it'd be the maintenance and moderation that would need time. (Which for some on this forum seems to not be that much of a problem.... fart).
    It's all fun and games until Darth Vader comes.

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    Scott Bell, Feb. BROTM
    All in favor?

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    I'll vote for him.

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    Will the whole forum take a ****e? I came here because Lee built a Masterpiece Bartender.

    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom from Rubicon View Post
    Scott Bell, Feb. BROTM
    All in favor?

    Ayup. He's got my vote.

    [I thought, though, that The Great Scot had retired a while back. Not true?]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom from Rubicon;[URL="[URL
    tel:6788651[/URL]"]6788651[/URL]]Scott Bell, Feb. BROTM
    All in favor?
    YES, Scot IS the BROTM of February. I hope he will visit us in the forum from time to time.

    Thank You, Scot, for so generously giving us the forum to meet and to create this WB/family and friendships spanning continents. We wish you well and much enjoyment and success on your next chapter.


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    Scot for BROTM ?
    This post is temporary and my disappear at the discretion of the managment

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    Can we get Lefty and Schooner Rus back and talk like realimeancrabby old men ?

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    Thank-you Spinner for taking up this noble cause. Scot after these many years,

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    So, in summary:

    - god is dead;

    - the universe may end at any time.

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    I'd hate to lose contact with you lot of reprobates……………….

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom from Rubicon View Post
    Scott Bell, Feb. BROTM
    All in favor?
    AYE!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas Carey View Post
    Ayup. He's got my vote.

    [I thought, though, that The Great Scot had retired a while back. Not true?]
    Scot PM'd me with thanks for a black triangle alert at the back end of last year. I responded, quoting the rumor. Scot replied that he and the management has a chuckle about it.
    Who was to know that it was prophetic.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Got my vote!

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    I got the same exact email as the OP when I pressed the button on an ad post. I thought it was an actual email from Scot & replied to it - but got a "Please email WBFAdmin@" message back.
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    I got a similar email too and I think now that scot is no longer using his account scot@woodenboat.com and has probably set a automatic answer to any input.
    Gruß, Günter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    I got the same exact email as the OP when I pressed the button on an ad post. I thought it was an actual email from Scot & replied to it - but got a "Please email WBFAdmin@" message back.
    If you do want to talk to Scot, it may be better to use his personal email or FB. I expect that he will be taking some accrued holidays, before he loses them.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Earlier this month I was told by the new owners that my last day of employment at WB would be the end of January, as part of their effort to reduce expenses.
    that is sad to hear

    scot has been the face of woodenboat for me for many many years and a very friendly, kind, and generous one at that one to myself and to katherine and to many others
    he's been a part of that organization in larger roles than the forum admin for a long time
    its always awkward and uncomfortable to have such a career end not by one's own choice
    hope that woodenboat treats him well and he lands on his feet where-ever and however he chooses to go forward
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Oh fuuuudge.
    if this place sinks it will be worse than losing an actual boat.
    Voting for scot for brotm seems like the musicians playing on deck of Titanic though eh ?

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    Another of my regular watering holes, the Trailer Sailer Forum, has undergone similar circumstances. The Owners had decided to end their ownership of the Forum at the end of 2022 and that the fellow employed as administrator it would leave. The Trailer Sailer Forum is presently undergoing a transfer to another server offered by a regular participant in the forum. Frankly, I value the WBF much more highly than TS due to the much wider range of participation and resources. I'll be seriously bummed if the WBF evaporates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas Scheuer View Post
    I'll be seriously bummed if the WBF evaporates.
    don't you know it
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom from Rubicon View Post
    Scott Bell, Feb. BROTM
    All in favor?
    None better.
    "For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations,
    for nature cannot be fooled."

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    Scot for BROTM. Aye!

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    We need a rallying point.

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    What "new owners", anyway? Don't all posters on the forum subscribe to the magazine? Very bad form if they don't, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas Scheuer View Post
    What "new owners", anyway? Don't all posters on the forum subscribe to the magazine? Very bad form if they don't, eh?
    If you're a subscriber, you might have noticed that Matt Murphy (WB Editor) and Andrew Breece (WB Publisher) bought WoodenBoat about a year ago.

    There have been structural and organizational changes at the magazine, the store, and the school over the past year or two. Some brought about by Covid, some by retirements, and some by the purchase.
    "The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails."
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    Once again, gents (and the occasional person better described in the manner of their choice), it's been a great and enduring pleasure hanging out with you these many years. I count some of you among my best friends.

    I hope that Scot's departure doesn't foretell the departure of the forum itself, but all things end someday. Until that day, know that you have my gratitude. As does Scot, and WoodenBoat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    Once again, gents (and the occasional person better described in the manner of their choice), it's been a great and enduring pleasure hanging out with you these many years. I count some of you among my best friends.

    I hope that Scot's departure doesn't foretell the departure of the forum itself, but all things end someday. Until that day, know that you have my gratitude. As does Scot, and WoodenBoat.
    Absolutely. Scot has run a great ship here, at the store, and at the publishing side.

    Let's hope for the continued existence of this wonderful medium and that the changes in Brooklin are positive for all involved.
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    fondly i recall how i posted the g.o.t. cuntsplice video to katherine's thread complaining about cuntsplices. scot sent me a warning and took the youtube vid down. i missed the warning in the inbox and reposted the vid (i may have been drunk too soon), whereupon i had two months of posts deleted and was banned for two more. for the word "c--t". in a youtube video. a good lesson in the arbitrary and capricious nature of gawd. thanks scot.

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    Nothing is certain but death and taxes. Enjoy the moment!

    Best to you, Scot!

    (BTW--Didnt his come up about a year ago? Frankly, I thought I remembered you announcing your departure publicly.)

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