There are a lot of people who are literally, not figuratively but literally, angry about the changes to the Roadfood.com Forum. Angry about the bogus reasons given for the change. Angry about the loss of editorial content that documented a part of Americana for the first two decades of the 21st century. Angry about losing the social media aspect of the forum. Angry that the replacement software is not set up correctly. Some people, like me, are angry because we realized the people running the technical aspects didn’t know what they were doing.
By means I am not going to go into here, we have learned that there was a need to reduce costs. At the dawn of the Internet, there was a lot of talk about the Internet being free. Those of us who actually had our hands on the wires know that this is a lie. It costs money, not Monopoly money but real money, to run Internet services.
We don’t know if the senior managers of Fexy, named above, ever personally examined the forum after the failed migration. For any advertiser looking to do business with Fexy, they may decide to look elsewhere because Fexy’s portfolio has some clunkers in it.
In many posts to this forum, I posted a lot of technical information on how to recover from this blown software migration. There is no law that says an Internet user has to provide a costly free service to the general public. But I think it is common decency to perform succession planning if one cannot or does not want to continue a free service. Spinning off the service, or allowing users to retrieve their intellectual property before ending the service are not generate ill will.
Friends: Ask the Sharples to look at these posts in the Roadfood New Forum.
Total Posts: ~2210
Location: I don’t want Lisa finding me
Status: ask bbPress
Timed 3:13 PM EDST Friday, March 13, 2020
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