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  1. bst5017

    bst5017 Member Original Member

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    I was just reading through some of the suggestions, and I think a last log on date might help. I am not sure if other people do this or not, but I read through the posts trying to learn, and on some of them you never get replys. I know there is the date of when everything was posted...but I wonder how many users actually still get on here and actively post.
     
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    frusnak Active Member Original Member

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    Not many since the current owner took over. There is no one who posts who has the power to run the games or any other aspects of this site, which used to be pretty awesome.
     
  3. bst5017

    bst5017 Member Original Member

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    I guess I did not know a new owner had taken over. I was a member 3 years ago it seemed there was a lot more action on the site.
     
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    jacobnbr1 Member Original Member

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    me neither...

    Who?
     
  5. eamoses

    eamoses Member Original Member

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    i wonder how much the site was sold for... i would almost be worth buying just to bring this back alive. plus the revenue from ad space...
    of course i would have to bring more people to the site, but that really wouldn't be that hard. we just need the game to be actively managed.

    even Grim seems to have left this place alone.
     
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    bst5017 Member Original Member

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    it would be nice to get a few more members actively posting on here.....
     
  7. Im Not Warren Buffett

    Im Not Warren Buffett Active Member Original Member

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    If I remember correctly, the site was sold for about $8,000 in early 2007.

    Since then, the new owner (JRW) has done nothing with it. Hence, old members who used to be very active (e.g., me) have moved along and started their own sites... and Grim is off celebrating the financial panic.
     
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    Im Not Warren Buffett Active Member Original Member

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    And as a followup, JRW has posted once in the last year - but nothing in the past 11 months.

    Try emailing him and see if he wants to sell the domain, if you really care.
     
  9. jacobnbr1

    jacobnbr1 Member Original Member

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    The simulator itself must have a value..
     
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    bst5017 Member Original Member

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    yea it would be cool to get this place back up a running...lol
     
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    vetelmo Active Member Original Member

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    If I had the money, i would have bought it long ago.
     
  12. Dave Rathbun

    Dave Rathbun Original Creator Original Member

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    Hi, folks, here's a quick update.

    I have sent the current owner a PM letting him know that the server this site is hosted on will be shut down by the end of February. I hope to hear from him and find out what his goals are for the site. If I don't hear from him, the site will be deactivated when the server is turned off.

    I will post further updates as they are appropriate.
     
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    Grimreaper Active Member Original Member

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    For the wreckerd....I wuz never paid the % I was offerd by the o-rig-inal owner. I'm purty sho udders did git whut they was "contractually" offerd. :lol: ....by the o-rigi-nal owner. You can tell the idiot dat paid $7000 fo this site that I can get him his muny back....but it's gonna cost him. :oops: :arrow: :lol:
     
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    :)

    ..... it was good for a while ... too bad it died ... !~!

    Good luck and happy trading, folks ... :)

    blessings

    paul

    :)
     
  15. jacobnbr1

    jacobnbr1 Member Original Member

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    Dave:

    You done a great job on the software and i find it to be the best ever written.

    I would have to assume that you will be permitted to sell that once the domain gets abandoned?
     
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    Grimreaper Active Member Original Member

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    Rut-roh, we gots an entrapennuer in da house. :arrow: :shock: :arrow: :lol:
     
  17. Dave Rathbun

    Dave Rathbun Original Creator Original Member

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    Thanks, that really does mean something to me to hear you say that. I know there are holes, but there is a lot of potential there too.

    No, I don't think that's the case.

    The code to get the quotes from Yahoo was public domain, so that can be reused. The phpBB software is open source, as are some of the various modifications (specifically the Cash MOD) that were used for the site. But the custom code related to the simulator was "work for hire" and therefore not public domain or open source code, and I cannot in good faith simply turn around and sell it to someone else. That would be up to JRW to decide.
     
  18. jacobnbr1

    jacobnbr1 Member Original Member

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    I see..

    All do respect, ive emailed and PM'd this JRW and have yet to recieve a reply of what the price is to take einvesting off his/her hands.

    What happens if the domain gets discontinued? (I mean the software for Einvesting)

    I understand that when the domain gets abandoned i can swoop in and take it but without the software it will be just an empty name.
     
  19. Dave Rathbun

    Dave Rathbun Original Creator Original Member

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    If the domain is truly abandoned it will come up for auction / reissue in November of 2009 according to the current "whois" database records. At that point I would consider working with the new owner as far as the code for the simulator and site.

    I suspect that JRW won't let it get that far. I also suspect that if nothing else gets his attention, the lack of income from google or other ads placed on this site when it's shut down at the end of the month will serve as a wake-up call. :)
     
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    geb9696 Active Member Original Member

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    No way in hell that einvesting.com would actually go through the whole drop process. It will get picked up by a drop catcher. Which one depends on what registrar einvesting.com is registered with. Either way if it does "drop" it will be bid after in the drop auction. I would assume the name alone will fetch $x,xxx if drops.

    You might want to lookup the whois data for the name and call the phone number that is there. It has to be a legit number or the name can legally be dropped.