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Jeff_H 07-28-2005 11:17 AM

If Sailnet is dead, why is this here?
I was sorry to hear of Sailnet''s apparent demise. The article abut their bankruptsy that was posted earlier seems to confirm our worst fears.

The question that I have is, ''why is this still here?'' The forums seem to be operating normally. If you go the home page there are new articles and a number of specials.

Here is where I need to plead ignorance. How do these forums work that they can continue to function after the company has ceased to exist? I am assuming that they are on some big server somewhere but beyond that the rest is a mystery to me.


TrueBlue 07-28-2005 12:18 PM

If Sailnet is dead, why is this here?
Much of what exists here is automated by preprogramed code. As was mentioned by someone earlier, the server hosting this site is more than likely fulfilling a prepaid obligation, not unlike a lease for office space. When the lease expires, so will this website . . . forums included.

Just a wild ass guess.


JeffC_ 07-28-2005 12:19 PM

If Sailnet is dead, why is this here?
Jeff, when a car crashes through the guardrail and overturns, the wheels will keep spinning for a little while.

Denr 07-28-2005 12:36 PM

If Sailnet is dead, why is this here?
To those of you that I have helped, insulted, offended and entertained, I bid you adieu. I wish you all fair winds and calm seas and remember a Catalina 28 will never be a blue water boat!

One more thing, stay the hell out of my way on Lake Michigan!

waltward 07-28-2005 07:54 PM

If Sailnet is dead, why is this here?

I think, just like in the movie,"2001 A Space Odyssy", Hal (or Denr) has taken over.

So we might as well enjoy the ride for as long as we can.

If all of this does go down I want to say "Thank You" to you and others for taking the time of all of your input here. I have had many enjoyable hours of reading and learning. What really bothers me is loosing the archives of this message board and the Articles.

Just yesterday I learned of a site, ----- ----------
I have been told that it contains everything that has ever been on the internet. Sounds unbelieveable, but then the Internet itself is still beyond my comprehension.

As a test case I used, SailNet>Articles>Kretschmer . It was a bit of a chore, but sure enough, up came what I believe is the full list of every thing John has written for SailNet. I have not tried it as yet, but we might be able to find all of the messages that have been put up on the board. Scary Huh.

Carry on Folks -- Walt Ward

SailorMitch 07-29-2005 07:34 AM

If Sailnet is dead, why is this here?
Jeff, the server will keep doing its job until it can''t anymore -- meaning either the electricity is cut, or there is some glitch with the software or hardware that kicks it off line. I stated previously that I am in awe of this server because it keeps on chugging along, unless someone is coming in to check on it once in a while. Obviously someone came in to place that notice on the homepage about the various rumors. But the article on updating the head has been there for quite a while. This all seems a bit spooky in a way, like we are invading the house of a dead man. Oh well.

Denr -- your posts have always been a highlight of the board, even when you were a bit off course or over the top. I look forward to our daysail on Lake Michigan in a couple of weeks!

WHOOSH 08-02-2005 02:56 AM

If Sailnet is dead, why is this here?
My guess is that the server is receiving periodic attention for the simple reason that the business is run on it, they still have assets they are trying to retail during the initial stages of Chapter 9, 11 or whatever, and that it takes more money (which they don´t have) to disassociate the boards from the inventory control, product display and ordering functions.


waltward 08-02-2005 04:13 AM

If Sailnet is dead, why is this here?


I don''t think they are selling anything now. As was posted here last week, there is no one there. If there is no one there, they can''t be taking orders and they can''t be shipping anything out. I doubt that anyone would order anything with all that has been said here on the boards.

Where are you & your boat now?


dameware 08-02-2005 04:41 PM

If Sailnet is dead, why is this here?
I own 2 web sites and they are both pre-paid for 2 years.

That''s probably why this site is still up.

When the time runs out this site will not come back up.

Think of coins dropped in a commercial dryer - when the time runs out the joy is over.

ross99 08-09-2005 04:41 PM

If Sailnet is dead, why is this here?
Jeff ....Before this thing goes completely dormant.. let us all know where you plan to hang out after it''s over. Your insights, knowledge, and recommendations on sailing have been an invaluable learning tool for me and I am sure many others

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