Airgunforum.net is looking for a new owner. Hopefully, one with fresh and new ideas.
It started life on 12 December 2001 thanks to Alf Wheeler. I joined on 16th December.
Alf and I worked together through some difficult times and I think the hassle from other quarters grew too much for Alf, so he gave the forum to me.
We had lots of new ideas and it made this forum an interesting one for many, however, new ideas are soon copied by others, so it wasn’t long before staff on here ran out of ideas to enhance the board and keep it moving.
My own shooting was curtailed by eye problems and John B’s work demanded more of him, so involvement and interest in airgunning flagged for us both and ownership of the forum was taken by Ray (Raygun) for a short while. Sadly, Ray developed lung cancer which was not diagnosed until quite late. He seemed to have responded well to treatment, however, an attack of pneumonia proved too much for his weakened system and he passed away. He is greatly missed.
Since then, John B and I have maintained the forum as a going concern with John B hosting it on his personal webspace, but membership activity is very low and concentrated mainly in the FT, FT Hunter and SAR forum. I visit the forum at least once per day to do any necessary admin., but there are no new ideas or stimuli to get things working again.
It’s decision time. Either the reins of the forum are passed to another person – with full support from both John B and me or it closes down. John and I will honour our promises, unlike some fly-by-nights, but that’s another story.
In May of this year, I registered the domain name for two years but the software is out of date and although I bought lifetime support from the authors; that seems to have gone to the wall.
So please feel free to post your comments on this thread and feel free to PM me if you have something positive to offer.
Failing a change of ownership, I propose closing the forum on or around its 16th anniversary.