Yeah, but they usually bounce back....
And if they don't bounce back one day? I would hate to see all that information going to waste like BT.
Are there any bonsai forums on the net which are owned by the members, like an internet bonsaiklub?
I was just thinking that it is too risky to let one guy be responsible for such valuable information.
Interesting- Bonsaisite forums name came up first.
Both AoB and KoB are owned by the people who volunteer as editors/moderators on the forums. The list of editors is dynamic, changing from time to time as some people move on and others come in.
It is really starting to annoy me the amount of times the site goes down.
Why should this annoy you?....... Are you financially vested in this site?
What people sometimes forget is that when a site is started, its done by one person or a group of people that invest time and money into it. When that site gets really big storage can be a huge issue and in some cases become expensive depending who hosts it. At some point those owners may decide to take other actions such as temporarily close the site, what till the month is over to let the storage and bandwidth monthly cycle renew...i.e. ...BT, or shut it down all together.
Then you have the people who are Administrators, Editors and/or Moderators who invest themselves deeply to bring you a platform to better your art. Think these people might get tired of it as well or want a break from the financial and time demands. Its a lot of work to run a forum/site and it amases me that so many do so willingly to help better the art.
So unless your making a donation to this site or have some other stake in it, why would you feel that this site should be up and running for your own edification? Don't get annoyed...look for other alternatives......there are many. Enjoy each site you visit and take what you can from them, nothing lasts forever.
A short list (listed alphabetically) of some of the ones I frequent that have good content and are unique in their own right.
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