Railroad.net New Ownership!

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Railroad.net New Ownership!

Post by Jeff Smith » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:16 pm

Ladies, Gentlemen, Railroaders and Foamers... er, Railfans! :-D :P :wink:

After many years (at least it seems like many LOL) of being site admin, I have concluded an agreement with our former owner to purchase the site. I will be taking on fellow member gprimr1 as a co-owner, who will be handling tech.

I want to thank the previous owner, who preferred to remain in the background, for the opportunity, and the owner previous to him, Otto Vondrak, who recommended me as administrator when he sold the site.

We are planning on some immediate upgrades, and will keep you posted. I know there have been tech issues at various points which we plan on addressing, and upgrades we want to implement. Stay tuned!

Until then, I want to thank everyone here for your participation and support. I can't say enough about our "very special" community. We're certainly an interesting bunch!
Next stop, Willoughby
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Re: Railroad.net New Ownership!

Post by mtuandrew » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:06 pm

Now you gotta change your signature, boss :P

Congrats!

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Re: Railroad.net New Ownership!

Post by Jeff Smith » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:07 pm

Duly noted!
Next stop, Willoughby
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Re: Railroad.net New Ownership!

Post by CarterB » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:19 pm

Congratulations, Jeff!!
Bring back the Slumbercoaches!!

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Re: Railroad.net New Ownership!

Post by JoeG » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:46 pm

Thanks for your stewardship of this site, Jeff! It must be a ton of work, but I'm glad you stepped up when Otto & co wanted out.

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Re: Railroad.net New Ownership!

Post by MEC407 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:34 pm

Woo hoo! :-D
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Re: Railroad.net New Ownership!

Post by WhartonAndNorthern » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:23 pm

I for one welcome our new railfan overlords.

And "search within" seems to work too!

HTTPS soon, please?

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Re: Railroad.net New Ownership!

Post by gprimr1 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:29 pm

HTTPS is a HIGH priority.
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Re: Railroad.net New Ownership!

Post by scottychaos » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:39 am

excellent! congratulations Jeff! :-D
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Re: Railroad.net New Ownership!

Post by radio » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:56 am

Congrats. The new site is working much better on my old iPad, too. Much more readable.

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Re: Railroad.net New Ownership!

Post by GirlOnTheTrain » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:01 am

You mean I can moderate from my phone without wanting to tear my hair out?? ;)
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Re: Railroad.net New Ownership!

Post by spRocket » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:06 am

gprimr1 wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:29 pm
HTTPS is a HIGH priority.
Note that thanks to Let's Encrypt, that can be done at no charge. Drawback: you must automate your renewal process, since the certs expire three months after issuance.
When it's a tie at the railroad crossing, you lose.

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Re: Railroad.net New Ownership!

Post by WhartonAndNorthern » Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:52 pm

gprimr1 wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:29 pm
HTTPS is a HIGH priority.

:-D

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Re: Railroad.net New Ownership!

Post by charlie6017 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:09 pm

I am so happy to hear this, Jeff. Congrats to you and to Greg as well. I already love this new upgrade!

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Re: Railroad.net New Ownership!

Post by SRich » Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:54 pm

Congrats Jeff. A new color perhaps ;)
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