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PetrifiedWood:
I've been receiving warning emails from the hosting service that the forum is at 98.5% storage capacity and we'll either need to increase capacity, or delete files.  I am considering deleting most of the vendor forums since they haven't been used in a long time.

I had been collecting ad revenue from Google adsense for years and it was routed automatically to an account which was connected to PayPal.  The hosting service and domain name service were both paid from this account automatically every year.  However not too long ago Google policy changed and they stopped paying for the ads they run.  This means that account no longer collects any ad revenue.

I have kept the forum up and running as a courtesy to our long term members who have stuck around from the beginning.  But I think time is running out, or has passed us by.

I am going to let the forum continue on as long as it can automatically renew itself, but once it is no longer self sustaining it won't be available anymore.

I will try to see if there is a way to download and archive everything because there is a not-insignificant body of knowledge here that might be worth preserving.

So I must ask that everyone please not purchase any more subscriptions.  Given that they are typically a 1 year term, I can't guarantee the forum will continue to operate for a whole year and I don't want anyone to subscribe and not get a full year out of it.

I'm sorry that it can't continue on indefinitely, but we had a good run of over a dozen years.  I hope that all of you are able to migrate to a new home online when this one finally stops working.

Moe M.:
 Thanks for the notice Ron, we have had a good run, and most of the years out of that dozen or so have been wonderful, most of us that are still here from the beginning have made and lost good friends here, and we've had some members that weren't so good.
 For the relatively short time that this forum has existed allot of water has passed over it's dam, it will be sad for me to not make this place my first stop every morning with my first cup of coffee, I can remember days when that morning log in lasted until suppertime, though we were never that big a forum in number we were close and the discussions were many and varied, most of what I'll miss has already passed, there are only a handful of us left now and we all knew that the end was coming.
 If I had to choose the one thing that I'll miss most about the B&B forum I think it will be the recipes that we all shared and those conversations that revolved around or developed from talking about food, I still make our favorite Chocolate Cake from a recipe that Smoke Walker posted way back when, not long ago I dug back in those early threads to find his recipe for Southern Sweet Tea, I hope there is some way that all that history can be saved.
 Every once in a while when there's a glitch in the forum software and we can't log in we usually find it upsetting, It's hard to imagine never being able to log on again.
 Thanks to you and Red for starting it up and you for keeping it going for as long as you've been able to, though B&B has not been as big a part of my life as it used to be when it and us were all in our prime, but when it finally goes I for one will miss it dearly.   

Mad-max:
I had a feeling the final curtain was coming down
Kind sad
But it was a great run.
I had a ball
Anyway I was wondering  if the kracs need to find a new home.

Icepick15:
This makes me sad.
I don't post a lot, but I read the forum a lot.
I'm gonna miss it when the end comes.

Mannlicher:
it's a business decision.  If the forum runs a deficit, then you have to shut it down.   Thanks for the years,  it's been great

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