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Doug has turned down previous offers.


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We drove from visiting granddaughter in Charlotte NC to Syracuse today. Only 11 hours, and now we get to experience another Spring. NC spring almost makes NC summers worth it! If your are up in the Blue Ridge you get the incredible Springs without the worst of the Summers!

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Greger, I'm sorry if I have failed to reply. Bad move on my part. The past year has been madness at a level that few of us ever have dealt with. In some ways, it is worse than anything I faced on battlefields. That’s no excuse. Will try to do better.


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So I assume this a freeware forum program running on the new server?

RR runs on UBB Threads, which is not freeware and it was several upgrades past due, which is why it took so long to get it working again after the move. The site runs on a dedicated server, not a web hosting service, which it always has. Not the cheapest way to do it, but it allows more flexibility. Most my websites run on dedicated machines, especially Capitol Hill Blue, which uses a separate database server.


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Can we get some funding mechanism going to help defray his costs? I don't think ReaderRant does that much for Doug. Those of us who use it might want to help pay for it.

I've tried to avoid that over the past 26+ years but may have to consider some help in the future. If you notice, ads no longer appear on RR. Most major ad companies consider political forums dangerous territory and make it clear that their ads cannot appear on such forums. Let me think more about, but thank you for the offer. Others did offer when we were offline, but I was able to get it back and running without financial help. Let's hope I can continue to do so.


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Greger, I'm sorry if I have failed to reply.

No worries, Doug, we don't have a lot moderator issues these days and there are none currently that need addressing.

You've done a beautiful job re-assembling the page and I'll certainly give you a shout if anything I can't handle comes up.


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I have been so oblivious lately that I hadn't followed the travails until now. What kind of Moderator does that make me?

But, here's the reality for me: My eldest sister died unexpectedly in March, and I have been named the administrator of her estate. That has absorbed most of my attention since, and most of my appearances have been drive-bys. I don't think that is an acceptable approach, but is, alas, the reality.

I relish my role as Moderator, and the conscientious give-and-take this forum represents (which seems unique on the web), but there, honestly, hasn't been that much complicated moderating need of late. We're a pretty cohesive bunch, and I think I may be the most cantankerous amongst us.

I'll try to do better, but it may be another month or so before I'm back to "normal". Be well, all, and keep RANTING!

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Sorry for your loss. Serving as an executor is a lot more complex than people realize. I've been executor for both my stepmother and my mother. I'm still managing multiple trusts from my mother's estate. That's actually going to be several years until her youngest granddaughter reaches 25. I just hope I can get her stuff out of storage and distributed to the heirs soon.


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