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Ron
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Wed Nov 09, 2022 11:11 pm

Excuse me holmes,

With Bryan gone, I have had to get a little creative to keep the forum running. I will do my level best to do so, using all the phenomenal cosmic power in this itty bitty living space, until we come up with another solution. I just had to use the IT AED on this database, but we are rolling.

A number of you have reached out with some solutions. I don't want to speak IT to you, but there are over 46,000 database entries for this forum so it's not as simple as "printing it" or "making it into a PDF." Unless of course you want an 87,000 page book delivered to your house or a PDF so large it would crash your browser and ruin you trying to insult people you don't know on Facebook about politics.

We are going to keep this place running until it finds a home, and dammit, we are going to do it with a lot of snark and inappropriate jokes because that's what Bryan would have expected out of us. We collectively are looking into solutions to host the forum to keep this treasure trove of information (and inappropriate jokes) alive.

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antique diver
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Thu Nov 10, 2022 12:30 am

THANK YOU RON! So good to hear you are working on it :D
The older I get the better I was.

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Thu Nov 10, 2022 4:39 am

I echo Bill's remarks. Thank you Ron!
"The diver who collects specimens of underwater life has fun and becomes a keen underwater observer. .. seek slow-moving or attached organisms such as corals, starfish, or shelled creatures." (Golden Guide to Scuba Diving, 1968) :D

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Thu Nov 10, 2022 5:21 am

Thank you Ron! My heart skipped a beat the other day when I was unable to log on… glad to know that the drive to keep this trove of info and camaraderie going.
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Herman
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Thu Nov 10, 2022 8:30 am

Thank you Ron, I for one would really miss this forum.
Herman

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captain
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Thu Nov 10, 2022 12:15 pm

Thanks Ron.
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swimjim
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Thu Nov 10, 2022 4:36 pm

Thanks Ron!!!

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rhwestfall
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Thu Nov 10, 2022 7:00 pm

As everyone is saying, your efforts are much appreciated....

When I saw that last crash, I got a real empty feeling in my soul....
Bob

No Longer Awaiting my Kraken.....

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Fri Nov 11, 2022 4:21 pm

Keep the vintage diving gear history and childish jokes going
Someone told me that diving a double hose reg will kill me. I had no idea these things were dangerous.

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Ron
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Sun Nov 13, 2022 10:32 am

Also if anyone hears of a new diver trying to register and them not being able to let me know. I had to clean like 300 spammers and it’s possible I got a real person.
The impossible missions are the only ones which succeed. -JYC

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Sun Nov 13, 2022 2:32 pm

Thanks Ron.
A sincere THANK YOU to all at VDH who make this wonderful resource available and to all the thoughtful contributors.

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Wed Nov 16, 2022 2:52 am

This forum is awesome because there are some smart guys that will talk shop instead of selling a newer replacement because what your working on is just too old.

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ColemanJ
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Wed Nov 30, 2022 5:06 pm

Thanks Ron! Sure won't be the same without Bryan. Maybe he is giving you guidance from above! :) :)

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Greg Barlow
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Fri Dec 02, 2022 3:44 am

Yes, Ron, thanks for all of your efforts.

Greg
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Mon Dec 05, 2022 11:07 pm

Also very happy to see you involved.

Joe
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