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Old 26 Jul 2018, 19:00   #11
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It would be a shame. Maybe we could encourage more traffic by advertising (not paid advertising) on facebook. Facebook has advantages but there's very little quality discussion.

Do you remember when Tobi posted banners and they were on facebook? Perhaps we could do some memes to share? Each one with the forum address.

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Old 26 Jul 2018, 20:06   #12
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NO !!!!! Please the moment it´s the only AV Forum worldwide.. in Germany we had to close our forum because of the GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation which is truely bullshit but here in germany there are many lawyers agencys which only wait for reason to fuck you off...sorry for these hard words...but its true.... wii if you can still run this forum online.... PLEASE do it ......... Many Greetings from Germany ... André Urland - Alphaville Fanclub Golden Feeling e.V.
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Old 27 Jul 2018, 15:36   #13
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GDPR is Europe-wide. Wouldn't it affect here also?

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Old 27 Jul 2018, 17:03   #14
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I certainly hope it doesn't come to that.

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Old 27 Jul 2018, 22:32   #15
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I agree with Poul. If we're not uploading pictures and there are not as many members active at once, a cheaper host could be a good idea.

But this is an old website for the Internet and the oldest, I think, together with Moonbase for AV, so I'd keep it open anyway. There are so many friendships built in here... <3

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Old 28 Jul 2018, 15:00   #16
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Do you count visits as a guest (=not logged)? Because I frequently visit from the phone or tablet without logging in, and read the open sections. But I admit I rarely read the Members Corner and Other Artists sections.
Voted No because it's the only remaining source of up-to-date info, and prolly the only venue to chat live with the band.

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Old 30 Jul 2018, 15:24   #17
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The Alphavillian life would become somehow empty if the Dreamroom would disappear.
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Old 31 Jul 2018, 07:34   #18
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I'm working on the GDPR issue, I know a very good laywer who helps me, shouldn't be a problem, and I'm also considering the hosting costs
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Old 31 Jul 2018, 19:02   #19
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I suspect there's lots of folk like me who pop in here every now and then but rarely post.

I'd hate to see this resource disappear. Yes, Facebook may be taking some of your traffic but it's no replacement for a Forum with its searchable history and archive etc.

I'd be surprised, given the number of posts, if the site costs much to host - I could probably host you on one of my servers free of charge.
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Old 01 Aug 2018, 21:58   #20
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the more frequent releases (albums/singles), the more traffic to the forum (i believe..)

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