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East dulwich forum coming to an end???

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sweetgirl
Posts: 1223
Joined: 23 May 2008, 21:44

Am I dreaming or did I see a post recently saying the forum is at its last days?
I can?t see an information in the search I just tried????

Anyone know?

TIA
NewWave
Posts: 1251
Joined: 23 Jun 2013, 15:41

Sad times.
Se23.life has closed and now with this closing there seems to be now way to keep up with local info.
I find this Forum a valuable resource not only for local info but also aware of crimes happening in the area etc.
sweetgirl
Posts: 1223
Joined: 23 May 2008, 21:44

Thanks for the info???

Is there nobody on here who?d like to or can possibly take over the running of the forum.

It?ll be a huge shame to see it go, I will surely miss it! 😭
Angelina
Posts: 1656
Joined: 30 Nov 2014, 09:20

They are looking for volunteers to run it - it doesn't have to be the end - just someone who has the time and commitment
ianr
Posts: 4226
Joined: 12 Jul 2008, 17:02

> They are looking for volunteers to run it

I think the need is more substantial than that, starting with new proprietorship.
JohnL
Posts: 8487
Joined: 09 Feb 2008, 10:24

I hope someone does come along - it would mean changes to the software though. I find the newer bulletin boards a bit difficult to read.

I like this old fashioned feel - but that's me being old fashioned and luddite.
rahrahrah
Posts: 6713
Joined: 26 Sep 2007, 17:21

It?s a real shame. It?s a great local resource.
Sue
Posts: 23498
Joined: 04 Dec 2006, 20:18

ianr Wrote:
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> > They are looking for volunteers to run it
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> I think the need is more substantial than that,
> starting with new proprietorship.

If you look at the thread in the link above, as well as time and commitment (and expertise) it needs a fair bit of money spent.

I suggested a crowdfunder, but obviously there is no point having the money without somebody/some people to do what needs to be done to the software and then to run and moderate it.

A huge commitment I would think, and Mark deserves a medal for keeping it going so long.

It's a massively useful local resource and it will be a real shame if it closes, but I can see why others would be loath to take it on.
Loutwo
Posts: 363
Joined: 21 Nov 2018, 19:33

So sorry to hear this Mark. You and I have had our polite disagreements over the year, resulting in my exclusion from some forum activity. Despite this, I will be very sad to see it go. It?s been a unrivalled resource for nostalgia, local information and hot debate over these last 16 years.

I genuinely hope someone can come along and invest the time and money into keeping it going.

Louisa.
Bob Buzzard
Posts: 588
Joined: 31 Jul 2015, 19:09

Oh - Bob will be disappointed to see it go too.
rahrahrah
Posts: 6713
Joined: 26 Sep 2007, 17:21

Very sad. The forum has been a real asset to the community.
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