Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-16-2009, 01:37 PM   #1
Registered User
 
ChrisZang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: San Carlos, CA 94070
Posts: 1,450
what happened to the Babblers?

This Account Has Been Suspended
Please contact the billing/support department as soon as possible.

===============================================

Which brings me to an idea/question.
I am assuming that the monthly cost to run this forum is significant
Message to the moderator:
How about you put a PayPal "Donate" button on this forum.
I would be happy to help pay for the bandwidth...

__________________
I still wave at Boxsters, but they no longer wave back :-(
2002 Boxster S "Violet" (sold but not forgotten)
2009 Carrera 4S "Kelsey" (current ride)
2015 FIAT 500e "Nikki" my commuter car
ChrisZang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2009, 01:43 PM   #2
Fred Demara
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
second the motion...one of the boards I frequent has a crest beside each name that donates years - $20 bucks, you get the average crest..50, a nicer one, 100, nicer


Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisZang
This Account Has Been Suspended
Please contact the billing/support department as soon as possible.

===============================================

Which brings me to an idea/question.
I am assuming that the monthly cost to run this forum is significant
Message to the moderator:
How about you put a PayPal "Donate" button on this forum.
I would be happy to help pay for the bandwidth...
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2009, 02:33 PM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: South Riding, VA
Posts: 322
I got the same thing. I deleted my cookies from them and just tried to go to the website and the same screen came up. Same thing when trying from another computer that has never been there. Odd.
derb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2009, 02:58 PM   #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Dallas, Tx
Posts: 730
derb, the problem is babblers account with their service provider, not your personal account
__________________
2003 Boxster - Sold but not forgotten
timothy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2009, 03:06 PM   #5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: CA
Posts: 83
Somebody owes somebody some money.
__________________
2000 Boxster S
1984 Carrera
1976 912E

1997 E36 M3/4/5
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/w...ygug/arial.jpg
gerrygug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2009, 03:07 PM   #6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: South Riding, VA
Posts: 322
timothy,
Agree, I just wanted to check that I didn't get cut off because I didn't contribute any money.
Regards.
derb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2009, 05:16 PM   #7
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 7,240
PPBB shut down recently. The guy who started it died and the guy who kept running it in his stead got tired of paying for the site to be up and no one donating to keep it running.

This crappy economy is hard on everyone.

I do hope the Richards who own this forum give us a chance to contribute if ads stop paying for the site fees.

Not having the 986forum.com would SUCK.
__________________
'97 Boxster (Black Hole for 42,000 Dead Presidents and counting) - 122k
New motor, transmission, suspension, and on and on and on it goes...
RandallNeighbour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2009, 05:43 AM   #8
Registered User
 
Brucelee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Des Moines, IA
Posts: 8,083
You guys are most kind. I think we are doing fine but rarely look. Richard K can chime in if the truth is otherwise.

Again, we appreciate the sentiment.

__________________
Rich Belloff

Brucelee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2009, 07:27 AM   #9
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 154
Yes, we're fine...luckily I have a day job.

I do know that times have been tough all around for present/past sponsors - DasSchild, Deluboz, Race by Design.

Senoff Wind Blockers will be the next sponsor casualty as business has been slow for them.

RKwei
rkwei is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2009, 07:36 AM   #10
pk2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Tustin Ca.
Posts: 449
Quote:
Originally Posted by RandallNeighbour
PPBB shut down recently. The guy who started it died and the guy who kept running it in his stead got tired of paying for the site to be up and no one donating to keep it running.
No way!, I can't believe that. PPBB was an institution. It was a cult. I wonder why know took up the mantle.

PK
__________________
http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/163...58x6ir4.th.jpg
99 Supercharged 2.5L
pk2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2009, 07:49 AM   #11
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: South Riding, VA
Posts: 322
PPBB is still up and running.
http://ppbb2.ppbb.com/phorum/index.php

The site did go down briefly a month or two ago. Several of their members worked together to relaunch the site with a new format but keeping the old feel. They also took donations as the reason it was shut down before was the cost and time involved.
It is a unique board. Some of the threads grow to epic proportions.
I visit it everyday.

Last edited by derb; 09-17-2009 at 07:54 AM. Reason: typo
derb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2009, 11:15 AM   #12
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Surf City, NC
Posts: 1,079
I just went to Babblers. No mention of any outage that I saw after hitting "New Posts."

__________________
Mike
04 Boxster S - Basalt/Savanna, 6sp, Carrera lites, hardtop
70 914-6 - Black over tan, original/stock
PCA since 1970
70Sixter is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page