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Radio Controlled Model Boats. com
« on: June 07, 2011, 09:42:16 PM »

The above web site appears to have been closed down.

Does anyone know what Rich has done now ?  {:-{
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matphoto

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Re: Radio Controlled Model Boats. com
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2011, 10:03:24 PM »

Yes I have been trying to find out as well, I was wanting to look at Neil's ( nhp651 ) Clyde lifeboat build.  :(( :(( :((
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andyn

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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2011, 10:15:18 PM »

Don't point the finger straight at Rich >>:-(

Andy Bailey started the site and just recently decided to come on the forum, upset everyone, ban Rich and delete the forum. Nothing to do with Rich at all.
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Roadrunner

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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2011, 10:26:17 PM »

How messed up is that!,

As said it only takes one to ruin it for everyone else,  <*< >>:-(
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nhp651

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Re: Radio Controlled Model Boats. com
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2011, 10:43:10 PM »

The full story started to develope this morning, after andy bailey came back out of the blue,, and accused rich of not doing his job properly and running the site.

He de registered about 100 members who had not posted or been on the site in a long while and this upset both rich, myself and tatooed, [admin.

I sent a message to andy that it was not fair for him to leave without a by your leave over a year ago, then to come back and have a go at other members..
within 36 seconds of me posting the message i'd been banned.

Rich spoke to andy and told him of the sillyness in which he was behaving and he too was banned immediately.

Tatooed, then, on seeing what was going on, this afternoon re instated our membership, and at that andy bailey pulled the plug on the site.

THOSE ARE THE FACTS AS THEY HAPPENED TODAY, AND I HAVE NO WISH TO DISCUSS IT FURTHER, except to say that any forum loss is a sad day for the members who have put effort and energy into making it work.
end of story.

neil.
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pugwash

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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2011, 10:56:12 PM »

Sorry to hear that Neil. I enjoyed being  a member there.

Geoff
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nhp651

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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2011, 10:59:30 PM »

so did i mate, so did i.

ceste la vie.
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jimmy2310

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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2011, 11:10:48 PM »

In the short time I was a member there I enjoyed it very much indeed, in fact I received a lot of help and advice from other members, plans and parts were made for me by another member, so I will be sorry to see it go, I hope common sense prevails and it gets up and running again soon.


Jimmy
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« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2011, 11:57:03 PM »

I do agree with Neil.
It is a loss to model boating and a sad day for the members (as most of you know I was a member too).
I do hope that all the history is not lost and it can be reinstated but after such a shock it would take time to be as it was even if it is reinstated.

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« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2011, 12:07:10 AM »

If he's deleted the site on the server thats it gone for good , you might be lucky if they kept a monthly back up but it looks like it was a free hosting website so you don't get the back up's you get if you pay for your hosting
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Patrick Henry

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« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2011, 07:20:42 AM »

I'll not go too deep in the politics of what happened, Neil has described the situation very well indeed.

The bottom line is that Andy has had a hissy fit and pulled the plug on the forum, I've tried to get back in and retrieve the photo galleries, but the whole lot seems to have gone, and all the doors are firmly locked to keep me out.

I'd like to apologise to everybody for the loss of the forum, and I'd like to say I've been proud to have been part of it, and to thank everybody for their assistance and all the contributions to the forum.

Best wishes to you all,


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barryfoote

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« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2011, 07:47:16 AM »

Ah Rich and you were going to win the photo competition!!

Seriously, a very sad day for all members, but in particular such a shame for you and the guys that spent much time running the site and encouraging others along the way. The site will be missed.  <:( <:(
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John Mk2

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« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2011, 08:45:46 AM »

Hear , Hear  :((
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Roadrunner

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« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2011, 08:50:59 AM »

As an open offer of generosity ( it don't happen often!) if you guys would like a new forum i would be happy enough to create an host one for you, I'll do the 'leg' work in setting it up if the interest is there, if all the admin of that site wish to contact me with there positions, i will help reinstate a new site to which you guys can work on, i know its not the same and the information that was there is lost, but i'm sure if we pull our resources many of those articles can return.

Get in touch with me or on the thread here with your feelings towards setting up a new one.

I won't shut down a site in a bad mood and am happy to share the 'owner' role out with Rich to ensure its survival if needed.
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« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2011, 08:53:28 AM »

A great offer. I for one will help out if needed.  :-)) :-))
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Re: Radio Controlled Model Boats. com
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2011, 08:54:33 AM »

What did the forum do that this one doesn't do?
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« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2011, 09:22:25 AM »

Thats like asking what do all the other forums do that this one don't!

I don't think its a matter of what they do, its what is offered, besides not everyone wants to be on this forum which is there right, i am also a memeber of the tug forum and Model ship world.

Those two sites do offer some things this one does not as specialised subjects and i believe that the ''modelboatfrum.com'' was very much the same, i know it did host Neil's life boat build for this 'lockness' (forgive the spelling!) run he's doing, and that was a full warts and all things with all the mouldings being shows how its done! ( i did enjoy that build neil very helpful in learning new ways to do things  :-)) )

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Re: Radio Controlled Model Boats. com
« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2011, 09:27:53 AM »

What did the forum do that this one doesn't do?
It was a friendly place with sensible moderation no arguing, plenty of humour and mainly about boats.  :-))
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« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2011, 09:37:57 AM »

Ah, FFF...I was waiting for a question like yours. The answer is : nothing.

RCMB was a smaller, independent forum...we had no sponsors as such, and therefore we were not beholding to anyone. Being smaller, a lot of the membership felt happier in the knowledge that their modelling skills weren't going to be open to a lot of criticisms, and we encouraged them to post their builds, warts and all.

One of the members has had a stroke, and he felt 'at home' on a smaller forum. A lot of the guys aren't exactly computer literate either, so they needed a lot of help with posting anything. A forum the size of Mayhem can be daunting to a person who has only just learned how to turn a computer on, so RCMB was an easier alternative for them.

Another reason RCMB was set up is that a lot of the members had got fed up with over keen moderation (and I do NOT aim that comment at this forum, despite what you may think) on other forums. RCMB was famed in it's short lifetime for self moderation...I think I only had to wave my famous Red Pencil a couple of times.

RCMB and Mayhem ran side by side quite happily, with many members here being members of RCMB and vice versa. Information was shared between forums, and people learned from each other.

RR...your offer of assisting with another forum is greatly appreciated, I may set up another general forum in the future, but at present I have more than enough on my plate with the running of the website and the forum for the AMS (Association of Model Submariners), plus I've now taken on the role of Secretary as well, so I have more than enough to do. But I'm sure that if you'd like to go ahead with setting up another forum to replace RCMB, a lot of the guys would be forming a queue to join up.

Once again, I offer my apologies to all of the membership of RCMB for it's demise, and I'd like to say thanks to all those people who have sent me emails and telephoned me offering help and assistance. I appreciate every word...


Rich
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« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2011, 11:37:04 AM »

Perhaps a salutary warning for some who may p**s Martin off completely  O0

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« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2011, 12:02:27 PM »

Na he will just ban the trouble makers  O0 oh wait im next!  :o %%
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« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2011, 12:34:44 PM »


 ... only a matter of time RR!  %)       ok2


Perhaps a salutary warning for some who may p**s Martin off completely 

  Regards  Ian.

Actually, it's quite hard to irritate me... well on the forum anyway, a few have but I always try to be conciliate.
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« Reply #22 on: June 08, 2011, 12:49:24 PM »

Thats like asking what do all the other forums do that this one don't!

I don't think its a matter of what they do, its what is offered, besides not everyone wants to be on this forum which is there right, i am also a memeber of the tug forum and Model ship world.

Those two sites do offer some things this one does not as specialised subjects and i believe that the ''modelboatfrum.com'' was very much the same, i know it did host Neil's life boat build for this 'lockness' (forgive the spelling!) run he's doing, and that was a full warts and all things with all the mouldings being shows how its done! ( i did enjoy that build neil very helpful in learning new ways to do things  :-)) )



that's a very kind gesture RR, and i do hope that the mods that were left on RCMB will take you up on it.
i enjoyed the site very much, and rich put it perfectly the ethos of the forum.
i also like mayhem very much, but the two sites are like chalk and cheese.
i saw RCMB  as a site for beginners  and for those who could help beginners, and both enjoyed posting and enjoyed reading what others who were beginners did to overcome problems, often learning from their own problem solving, and so, yes, i would like to see a similar site rise from the ashes, possibly call it the pheonix model boat forum, lol, and do hope that those who were there at the point of demise do get in touch with you and that such an idea can go forward.....it wouldn't be the same though, without Rich having some imput and waving his red pencil now and then.

please work on him, and again, many many thanks for the offer.

neil.
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« Reply #23 on: June 08, 2011, 01:08:40 PM »

Well, it sounds like it would've been a site for me, sat here as I am, bodging bits together to get a model done for my gf (currently using plastic bottle caps and a hot glue gun for things  :embarrassed: I know I know it's not 'proper')

I can't offer much help but my mate does web design if you want any help and he used to run a few forums. If it gets going I'll join up and do what I can to help (am online most of the day/night so could mod against spam and things if needed)

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« Reply #24 on: June 08, 2011, 01:23:25 PM »

There I was thinking it was my computer  :embarrassed:

I was a moderator on the site and put quite a bit on it, I was halfway through a wooden Shrimper build and feel quite sad that it has all been lost, along with some other members who where doing builds, I would think.

It was a good site, easy going and relaxed, if another site is set up I am quite prepared to offer my input

Alan
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