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Discussion in 'General Chit Chat' started by Bizzy, May 27, 2014.

  1. Bizzy

    Bizzy SHO Member Supporting Member

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    Did you guys and gals know that we have one heck of a community?

    This is the best group of people that I have ever known in my life, hands down. You've been a part of my life for what seems like forever, many of you I have met personally, but I consider all of you as part of my extended family. My SHO family.

    I have struggled the last few years since the passing of my Mom, to try to get my life back on track again. I've had moments of motivation and made plans to do this or that, and for one reason or another I just haven't been able to bring myself to do it. Not looking for sympathy here, just stating how I've been feeling so you guys know some of what I've been dealing with.

    I've also had some issues here at home with my middle son and his now, ex-wife. She has bi-polar depression, combined with borderline personality disorder. As much as I believe in the vows of marriage, I'm glad to say that she and my son are now divorced. They had twin daughters, and with her "illness" they ended up living here at my home because she was not capable of dealing with the stress of dealing with twins. The problem is that she thought she could do anything she wanted, including tear up the house and belongings, scream and yell and basically treat everyone who lives here like crap, and then blame it on her "illness". It got old real quick. It's a really long story, but that is the basic info, and I'm GLAD to high heaven that she's gone from my house because I've got enough issues dealing with the attorneys, court hearings, doctor visits, etc. from my back injury at work. Yes, that's still going on too.

    Anyway, the point is that I have not been doing things on this website like I should have been doing....like I have in the past. Motivation, family issues, whatever. There is no excuse. I should have put all my junk to the side and done what needed to be done here....and I didn't. You guys/gals deserve so much more. More than what I'm currently able to give.

    I decided that it would be best for you all, and for me as well if I handed the reins off to someone else. I've had a number of offers over the last 5 years, some were more interested in the commercial potential aspects rather than developing the community, and I was not comfortable with that. We don't need someone with a million websites to take over, we need someone that cares about our community. I have found someone who will do this, and as much as it pains me to actually say, the forum now has a new owner. I trust that he will be good to you guys as I have always tried to be.

    It's not hard because I don't trust him, it's hard for me because this forum has been such a huge part of my life for over a decade. It's hard to let go, but I liken it to a child going off to college. As a parent, it's so very hard to let go, but you know that it is for the best that the child grow up and move on with their life.

    I will remain on staff, so to speak, to help with the transition. To help him administer, answer questions, for as long as he needs me to be here. And after he's all set, I'll still be here.

    There may be a period of time where the forum is down during the transfer of the domain name and the date from the forum, but do not fret. He will have things up and running as quickly as humanly possible.

    I would like to take a moment to say a heart-felt thank you to all of you for your many years of friendship and camaraderie, for all the laughs and tears that we have all shared together as a community. It is hard to let go of the reins, but it's time.

    You guys are the BEST! :omgsho: :salute: :hail:
     
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  2. Off Road SHO

    Off Road SHO Moderator Staff Member

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    Let me be the first to say that it has been an honor to know you. Thanks and know this: We will always be here for you.

    Tom
     
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  3. Bizzy

    Bizzy SHO Member Supporting Member

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    The honor, Tom, has been mine. :)
     
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  4. SHOdded

    SHOdded SHO Member Supporting Member

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    Good luck to you, Bizzy, in your future endeavors & personal life. Thank you for having provided this community to us SHO crazies. Won't be so bad if we see you around from time to time :) Hopefully the new caretaker will chime in and introduce himself very soon!
     
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  5. Bizzy

    Bizzy SHO Member Supporting Member

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    I'll be here, just a little less weight on my shoulders is all. This has weighed heavy on my heart for a long time now.
     
  6. Racer X

    Racer X SHO Pilot

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    Beth, thanks for all that you have done for us over the past 10 years, and always know that forum or no, we're all here for you.
     
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  7. Bizzy

    Bizzy SHO Member Supporting Member

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    :) Thank you.
     
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    dohcsable Gold Calipers>*

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    Thank you Beth, you made something different than a messaging board, this place is like an extended family.
     
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    K-Dawg SHO Member

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    Beth, thanks for all you've done. Not many would be able or willing to put up with us crazy people for so long!
     
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    SHOspazz92 Banned

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    So is this why I didn't get a reply when I asked about possibly buying the forum months ago?

    Who is the new owner? WE DEMAND ANSWERS. :)

    -Sam
     
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  11. Toolman

    Toolman Boost it! Staff Member Club Mod

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    My first action as new owner of the forum is to BAN Same FOR LIFE!!! :evilgrin:

    Beth, I can imagine how difficult this decision was for you, thank you for your efforts this past decade.
     
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  12. Bizzy

    Bizzy SHO Member Supporting Member

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    LOL, yes ban Sam for life! Muahahahahahaha!!!! Just kidding Sam!

    The decision has been one of the most difficult ones I've had to make in a very long time. Even now I teeter on the decision even though I know the new owner will take good care of the forum as well as you guys. It almost feels like...well, it's just painful and we'll leave it at that.

    Just as a note to everyone, during the transition, there may be outages. So if you go to log on and can't, give it a little time. Even in this modern age, things are not instantaneous. Take a little time and come back and try it again later.

    SHOPhoenix project will also be having similar outages just for the record. I'm in process of trying to get that data off the server so it can be relocated as the server will be coming to me once the forum has been transferred over.
     
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    Michelle (: Staff Member Club Mod

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    Best wishes to you and your family!
     
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    rubydist SHO Master Staff Member Super Moderators

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    Beth, thanks for all you have done for the community of SHO owners & SHO lovers.

    Best wishes as you carry on with life and its various struggles. Let us know how we can help.
     
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    Beth, thanks so much! Through this community I have met some of the best friends I have had in years...
     
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    SeanMc NoMoSHO

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    I actually bought it. Oh, we're talking about forums, thought it said farms. Beth, thanks for everything. This site was a huge help back when I had my SHO, and it still baffles me how many people I've met through this forum.

    Thank you!
     
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    sperold Last to Know Supporting Member

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    Best Wishes.
    I know nothing about internet forums, but I can bet that it was not easy to get this one going in the era when you created it. Thanks for that.
     
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    Ishodu SHO Member

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    Wow, didn't expect to hear this today. You have had this place a long time. I remember it when you took over. Thanks for keep it going for so long.
     
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    platoribs Live to Drive

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    Back in the day b4 FB I remember how often I heard folks say what a great forum SHOForum was, not having much experience I just took it for granted. I too have made many friends on his forum. And I value them all to this day. Thanks Beth.
     
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    Hi all! I am the new guy here. Bizzy and I are still working on getting things squared away. Stay tuned. There probably will be a day of downtime in the next week or so. I am looking forward to making some updates around here and meeting everyone.

    Richard
     

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