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i guess we will have to wait and see but im sure this conglomerate has its advertisers and once you hand over the keys to your car ... it aint your car no more and if the new owner wants to paint it pink ... then there is nothing you can do but watch as the new owner violates your ride.... all im saying and again i said earlier maybe im being a negative nancy but i hope this site remains unchanged largely ,
 

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Was this domain "sold"? And if so, was it offered to any moderators or members before it was let go?
Some of you are having doubts already, why not just "wait and see" before we decide?
I would like to think a forum is made up of the people in it and we make it run as well as what we contribute.
 

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It could be a good thing. Most of our sponsors are great sponsors . The best thing to do is make sure all sponsors remain happy so they don't bail.
Selective selecting of sponsors is what's needed. Good track records and happy customers. Good feedback. And a level playing field to keep stores wanting to be part of the forum.
Deals are great but to a point.
Banners and google Adsense like there is now brings revenue. As long as not overpowering.
Also more people with search engines etc helps make it more informative
We shall see. There's always a bit of change but maybe just behind the scenes . Ie. seo etc. there's an iPhone app now out for aquarium advice forum. It has a lot of info and it has regional sections. I like it. Fors are changing as a lot of stores and sellers are networking via Facebook etc. it's like a web if hobbyists and trades people all joined. A lot more participation by big farms and breeders etc . Less politics.
anyhow thanks Clarence for starting it and thanks Sean for all the hardwork.
 

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Speaking for myself! If the site changes into something I do not like I'll just leave. Life goes on!l
my only "beef" with other forums is the lack of local content , im on mfk, and viaquaria but neither of them have the same vibe as bca, and that is why im active on here and mfk sends me emails saying you havent posted in weeks please take the time to reply to some posts or post new threads of your own lol

for as controversial and my presence may be here i do absorb alot of info on here that i do value and when i can i regurgitate what help i can back on the forum so "leaving" for some of us is a harder pill to swallow granted there are other forums but none of them are like this one , and now this coming up is unsettling for some of us because i dont wanna have to find a new place to post mfk while it is massive doesnt have the same family exp for me, and while at times this family may have its moments, and issues arise and little beefs and bologna that do come up i truely feel that bca is a family ... and while we may not always agree I dont wanna see anything happen to this site at all ,
 

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Please, let's not jump to any conclusions. I know change is sometimes difficult for people to accept but I hope everyone approaches what has happened with an open mind and are willing to let the new ownership have a chance to show what they are all about. The Mod team is staying intact as far as I can tell, and Clarence and Shawn will probably be more active on the board as well. So I would hope that everyone stays and gives the transition a chance.

Anthony
 

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I have to agree, we got the boat rockers out... Hold on, why am I saying 'boat rockers', we all know its one person and one person is not very representative of the hundreds and thousands of the remaining BCA usership. Before this thread gets completely hijacked I want to say I'm glad the old owners made a choice they're happy with and I wish the new owners all the best :)
 

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I have to agree, we got the boat rockers out... Hold on, why am I saying 'boat rockers', we all know its one person and one person is not very representative of the hundreds and thousands of the remaining BCA usership. Before this thread gets completely hijacked I want to say I'm glad the old owners made a choice they're happy with and I wish the new owners all the best :)
Thank you Very much !

And also thank you Anthony, i could not have said it any better then myself.

Nothing worse then taking over a business of any type.. online or brick and being burned at the stake before you show what you got. I really would ask that everyone not jump to any conclusions. Nothing has been said or revealed to anyone to break a sweat over. As previously stated i'll be around still and so will clarence and so will the mod team.. so nothing "really" has changed other then we have a new admin.

If anyone thought this was a easy decision for either of us.. it was not, it was very difficult but there was alot of pro's and con's that went into this decision which i wont get into because it's more personal. We are overall happy about the outcome and want everyone to know that we would not have done this if we felt bca would be lead into a bad direction. i did my due diligence and like any business you find good/bad reviews.. but keep in mind some of these forums you are dealing with 100's of thousands of members on a board... where as here we only have 6,000. You have alot more feathers to russel on other boards.

I just ask that everyone give them a chance and again.. im sure you wont see too many changes and it will be business as usual around here.

Speaking of which.. i got some Black Beard Algae on my hairgrass..(sigh)..... didn't i have a BBA Fighting thread i created around here years ago... lol
 

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It could be a good thing. Most of our sponsors are great sponsors . The best thing to do is make sure all sponsors remain happy so they don't bail.
Selective selecting of sponsors is what's needed. Good track records and happy customers. Good feedback. And a level playing field to keep stores wanting to be part of the forum.
Deals are great but to a point.
Banners and google Adsense like there is now brings revenue. As long as not overpowering.
Also more people with search engines etc helps make it more informative
We shall see. There's always a bit of change but maybe just behind the scenes . Ie. seo etc. there's an iPhone app now out for aquarium advice forum. It has a lot of info and it has regional sections. I like it. Fors are changing as a lot of stores and sellers are networking via Facebook etc. it's like a web if hobbyists and trades people all joined. A lot more participation by big farms and breeders etc . Less politics.
anyhow thanks Clarence for starting it and thanks Sean for all the hardwork.
I totally agree. I would not jump into conclusion. Life is all about changes. Hopefully, this will be a great beginning of a new chapter for BCA.
 

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I totally agree. I would not jump into conclusion. Life is all about changes. Hopefully, this will be a great beginning of a new chapter for BCA.
I'll second Charles and April on that.

This all kind of reminds me of when Shawn/Nicklfire came on board. I think people would agree that was good for the site. :)
 

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Just so you guys know.. Yungster has a pretty funny sense of humor. In our staff private forum he said he would bring some technical experience, 24/7 support... and he is a BETTER LOOKING ADMIN.... ]
We need a pic :D
 

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