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Post by CanuckBob on Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:16 am

I suspect the Admin is out of town again and the board is down without his daily intervention to keep it running. Same thing seems to happen every holiday over there.........

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Post by gringal on Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:23 am

CanuckBob wrote:I suspect the Admin is out of town again and the board is down without his daily intervention to keep it running. Same thing seems to happen every holiday over there.........

It must be a long holiday this time around since it's been going up and down for weeks now.

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Post by gringal on Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:56 am

New message comes up:

"Chapala.com Webboard is currently unavailable

The site will be offline while the software is upgraded.

We'll be back as soon as possible, please check later.

Thank you!"

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Post by MexicoPete on Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:24 am

I hate to say this, but I love both boards. I just do not read those topics that are not interesting including rants about how good the Trump is.
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Post by JayBear on Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:36 am

I agree, Pete! The more sources of info, the better. I just ignore the posts that are ignorant, no sweat, they just make me feel smart.

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Post by solajijic on Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:57 am

Unfortunately not too many newcomers seem to utilize TOB and is stagnating. They have flooded the facebook pages of which there seems to be a new 'special topic' one every day. Oh sometimes I long for the old Mexconnect.

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Post by MexicoPete on Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:44 pm

Mexconnect is still there. But sadly gets maybe one or two posts per day, often made by a newbie who soon gives up and moves on.

I too miss the good old days of Mexconnect
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Post by gringal on Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:55 pm

MexicoPete wrote:Mexconnect is still there. But sadly gets maybe one or two posts per day, often made by a newbie who soon gives up and moves on.

I too miss the good old days of Mexconnect

My spouse and I joined Mexconnect back in 2003 or 2004 when we first get the wild idea of moving to Mexico. At the time, it was incredibly helpful, especially when Rolly Brook was still with us and had his full coverage site on everything Mexico to go to. The moderation was "fair and balanced" by capable people. As you mentioned, it's very lightly used these days.

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Post by Trailrunner on Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:55 pm

Me three.
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Post by cypress on Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:23 pm

MexicoPete wrote:I hate to say this, but I love both boards. I just do not read those topics that are not interesting including rants about how good the Trump is.
I agree. We need both boards.

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Post by HoneyBee on Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:35 pm

I agree with MexicoPete. I like both boards for the information they provide and just stay clear from the "rants".

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Post by slainte39 on Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:54 pm

MexicoPete wrote:I hate to say this, but I love both boards. I just do not read those topics that are not interesting including rants about how good the Trump is.

My old friend Pete......you need to be properly weaned and then it won't be so painful.
I did it a few years ago and as of yet, have not demised.

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Post by rvanparys on Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:19 pm

I have noted that this board has a dwindling number of posts and by the same people...

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Post by CanuckBob on Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:24 pm

Yep when you stop reading TOB you can cut your Prozac back to just 10mg per day........

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Post by esga on Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:18 am

As someone who is finally arriving for a permanent stay on Saturday, I must say both webboards have been enormously helpful to me in the last year of research and preparation. I greatly prefer the webboards to Facebook, but webboards are old technology used mainly by older people. Webboards make it harder to post without reading through a message stream (a common source of irrelevancy, repetion and nonsense on FB). Also, the norms of webboards were developed when people were pretty much expected to also use a search engine and do some homework before posting. In Facebook culture, responsible research is posting a question like "Where should I live in Mexico on my social security of $1200/month?" And people actually answer, or attempt to. The other thing that has frightened me about FB is the sheer number of newbies (hey! like me).

Anyway, thanks to the many of you I already know a little. I look forward to meeting you in person at some point. I plan to be recovered enough from estate sale, getting house ready for market, and flight in time to go to the Chapala tianguis on Monday. I will leave George at the Buenos Ayres, trying to become sentient, so you might see him there.

I would be excited if I were not so tired. Elisabeth

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Post by slainte39 on Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:22 am

rvanparys wrote:I have noted that this board has a dwindling number of posts and by the same people...

Recruit Tiny, Angus, and Ned and those numbers will sky rocket.   lol!
Plus a couple of other motor mouths from TOB.

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Post by gringal on Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:48 am

Not necessarily relevant, but have you noticed that some posters over there seem to list their life history for many inches on the left side under their "interests". What's with that?
lol!

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Post by slainte39 on Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:52 am

I've read the "sound expert's" life history so often that I have it memorized. (and I only read it, every fourth publication) Very Happy

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Post by CanuckBob on Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:12 pm

That must be one hell of a "software upgrade" they are doing over there......

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Post by ferret on Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:34 pm

Unfortunately, in the notice, it didn't say when the upgrade would be started... or finished. Rolling Eyes
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Post by benjji on Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:51 pm

The idea of a moderator made entirely out of paperclips takes time.....

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Post by gringal on Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:03 pm

The patient has been taken to the ICU and the prognosis is unknown.

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Post by TWalker on Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:23 pm

I used to have a server setup like that. You could never walk away from it or your site would go down!




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Post by slainte39 on Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:11 pm

Let's hope the stalwarts over there have found a nice open space to run amuck during the pandemonium of the "software upgrade".

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Post by Lady Otter Latté on Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:35 pm

slainte39 wrote:Let's hope the stalwarts over there have found a nice open space to run amuck during the pandemonium of the "software upgrade".

MC at least is venting on local expat Facebook pages, especially the new crime reporting page started by Bus Lady. As you could have predicted, “THE SKY IS FALLING!”
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Post by Trailrunner on Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:37 pm

AAAHAHAGAHAHAHA lol
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