It’s the most obvious new home, but it would be nice to get a commitment from Windsurf Mag that it will be maintained, and not just deleted without notice like the RYA did with their forum. It appears Factory Media have done the same with the Boards forum as they’re not bothering to reply when asked if it was intentional or just a technical problem.
I would not expect to have to pay anything for it!! In terms of cost of maintenance there would be presumably be a hosting charge and that could include some aspects of tech support. Other than that an owner would have admin rights but ( unless already skilled in web design) need to pay for more comprehensive design issues. On the flip side there should be the opportunity to get advertising revenues and/or you could charge a registration fee or simply ask for donations until some time as footfall was sufficient to attract advertisers. Promotion could be largely free using social media. As things stand I suspect the forum makes no difference to the cost of hosting the main Boards site so their costs are largely tech support ( which they have obviously decided not to commit to).
me too I am now here, oh I miss my thread I had some great new pics to add and nore silly stories to share
will I be able to make a new life here – doesn’t feel so user friendly but seems to be functioning well – have been teaching my daughter to WS – what a blast, now I can watch her falling in and getting cold – again and again and again – so much fun 🙂