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Old July 25th, 2017, 06:09 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by bjvircks View Post
I've seen there are several other similar sites out there but I suspect they will eventually do the same thing. Gotta pay the bills somehow.
Exactly.

That is why it is incumbent for sites like SkateLog to shoulder their part of the burden. Back when forums started storage and bandwidth were considerably more expensive than now. It is insane for the contributors here to each pony up $400/yr for content that makes this site what it is. Not to mention the contributors that are no longer here and couldn't pay or fix links if they wanted. If this were my site I'd approach Photobucket for a one time deal to download all linked images so they could be hosted on site.

While there are those out there that believe forums are dead the content on forums will continue to draw page views for quite some time to come. If that is worth something then it needs to be preserved, and the only practical way for that to happen is via the site owners.

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