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#1 Budfred

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 10:16 PM

Hopefully you read the recent Announcement and that is what brought you here.  If you haven't please click on the ATTENTION MEMBERS button at the top of the page, read it and then return here.  This topic is to discuss the issues noted in the Announcement if you have any comments or questions.  Thank you for your attention.


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Posted 22 July 2019 - 06:06 AM

Hi,
 
Not sure if it's a sign but no helpers have yet to see or reply to your message.
 
II normally visit each day.
 
Unfortunately keeping this Forum is a losing battle. Of the Forums I participate Malwarebytes is the busiest which I understand why.
BleepingComputer is not as busy as it was a year ago.
 
Today they was 269 users are online (in the past 15 minutes) here.
 
If you could show the message when they visit it may help in increasing the volume of donations.
May be a count down to show how may days are left before we close.
 
I could give some money. I feel that I gave enough by providing help to those in need.
If the users are not interested in giving to maintain the service then we must take what ever action is needed.
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If you do get donations from this message then the User name should be posted/added to this topic.
The amount may not be required, your call.
 
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I would ask other Forums if they are interested in parking this Forum.
 
If not all then some topics such as these:
 
Index of Tools in Alphabetical Order.
 
Index of Canned Speeches in Alphabetical Order
 
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Posted 22 July 2019 - 10:25 AM

Thanks nasdaq -  We have the topic highlighted with a big red banner at the top of every page, so I don't know what else we can do to direct people to it...  I think it is fairly likely that we will end up needing to find someone to archive the forum rather than maintaining it as a working forum, but I am hoping to be surprised...  We have had a generous donation by a member since the notice was posted, although it isn't clear who that donor is, so we can't post a public thank you, although we did send one by email...  If that person sees this and is willing to be identified, we will certainly express our thanks publicly... 

 

For other visitors - the links posted by nasdaq are in our school which is only accessible to staff, so you won't be able to access those topics...

 

Also, sadly, most of those 269 users you noted are search bots - our visits from living people have declined dramatically from the days when we often had more than a thousand people visiting at any one time...


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Posted 22 July 2019 - 10:51 AM

Wow this is a tough one. I log in a few times a month just to see whats going on and have noticed a decline in overall posts. Unfortunately I just don't have the time anymore to help on the forums liked I used to.

 

I do credit a chunk of my career path into cybersecurity from forums like this many years ago. The training provided here grew my interest in the field and propelled me forward in it.

 

I can send some money to help out if need be. I trust the decision that y'all will make will be best for the board and everyone involved.


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Posted 08 August 2019 - 10:37 AM

Amazing news!  A guardian angel, in the form of member Krishna, has come forward with a donation large enough to keep us going for another year!!  :good:

 

We thank him for this extremely generous donation and we hope to be worthy of the investment over the next year.


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Posted 08 August 2019 - 05:15 PM

Thank you Krishna for your most generous donation. :boing: :clapping: :bounce:


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#7 nasdaq

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 06:09 AM

Thank you Krishna it's appreciated.

 

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 10:17 PM

Awesome, thank you Krishna!


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Posted 18 August 2019 - 09:28 AM

Thank you Krishna!


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