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  • Way Off-Topic Becoming an inactive user. A thank you.

    Bye everybody,

    Through 2001 I've tried various forum software to get my community off the ground, but was not content with what was out there. vBulletin 2.x was announced and on the radar. At the end of the year (literally 31st December) I was able to place an order and convert my site through the night. January 1st it was online and we received great response. It was soon clear that I was a fan, and I became an active daily poster.

    Through the years I got more and more involved, including beta testing version 3, and before it hit 'gold' I was invited to join the team. I've been on the team until early this year. What I think or feel as a team member regarding company changes and product development is different than what I think or feel as a customer; I think that vBulletin is the marketleader in forum software, it is a good product, and has a big team that can work on it. Price and product changes as 'good business' is what I have always wanted. The product is worth more, and they should ask more for it. And if it is a full community package, that is great. As a customer it is not following the path I was hoping it would take, and with the old team not coding it, it just won't feel the same to me anymore. That is a personal opinion, my personal observation. I am sure it does apply only to me.

    What I personally find a bit of a shame (as a customer) is that the vibe on the web site has changed. Certain people are unwilling to be patient, and only willing to be very negative. That, and the different development path, and what I find vbcom community changes (such as stricter moderation) all contribute, that despite that I continued to post here 25 to 50 posts in a day since January, the desire to continue posting has simply faded - to me it has to be fun, and it now does not feel like it. I have been an active daily reader and poster on this site. But I want to let you guys (because I used to be here daily) know that I am going to take a step back and become an inactive user. I am still going to use this great product, and I am still going to read a lot, and I am sure this won't be my last post ever. But I am going to take a step back and focus on other sites, blogs, social networks, etc.

    But I did not just want to disappear as a customer, a user, a friend, former colleague. And (as a regular customer) I wanted to say thank you all for awesome years, I have enjoyed the conversations and meeting new people for many years. I am on twitter as floris and on skype as vbfloris, and is my blog, and would love to stay in touch with a lot of you.

    All the best,

  • #2
    Will always be in touch!!

    Thank you Floris,

    Good luck with everything!!!
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    • #3
      Sad to see you being inactive, but I hope we can keep in touch
      Good luck Floris
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      • #4
        This place will always miss you Floris.

        Good luck with everything!


        • #5
          Thanks for all the assistance you've given users over the years Floris. Your contributions and continued assistance on these forums will be sadly missed.

          Best of luck with all current and future ventures.

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          • #6
            Hey FLO !!!

            We will keep in touch, I always have weird ideas that needs your infinite wisdom.
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            • #7
              You've been great help over the years floris and while sometimes the thanks goes overlooked.. Know that there are many boards out here that are running due to your help and tutelage.
              Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!
              BTW where ever or what ever you do I know that you'll do it well
              Take care


              • #8
                Sad to see you're leaving Floris , will catch you on irc and twitter


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                  • #10
                    Good luck
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                    • #11
                      The first I realised this was happening was through facebook. Floris is a friend on my facebook list.
                      We are all going to miss you Floris. Take care with whatever it is you are going to do with your life next.

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                      • #12
                        Thank you for help you provided. Wish you all the best in the f. I think you are one smart guy.

                        Take care.


                        • #13
                          Thanks for all the fun times. Floris!
                          I'm sure we'll cross paths again one time or another. I'll be looking forward to it.

                          All the best,
                          Toddler from Hell


                          • #14
                            Bye. It's kinda depressing here now with so many of the staff and long time members gone. Wish you the best of luck, and one quick question:

                            Does that mean you'd be at vB Fans or whatever more or less?
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                            • #15
                              See you in IRC and Twitter.
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