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I was a fairly new member at mygnr, only posted there since last summer.

It's cool how you guys welcome us on here :)

being forced to share our bounty all of a sudden is exactly how our country started to feel when the boat people began arriving. Still, how can we not welcome you. After all, we were all once mygnr refugees on the run too. hope you settle in and NEVER forget where you came from.

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Well i've been checking this site for a while now and it looks good, been member of mygnr since 2005 (my username was Eah) and posted mostly on Anything Goes, i hope there is some kind of sub-forum like that in here, anyway, i'm seeing a lot of great mygnr members coming here, so let's have fun.

hi i'm from venezuela this is my first post here also i'm member of mygnrforum since 2004

cheers :thumbsup:

That's cool i'm from venezuela too, :thumbsup: i will be looking forward for your posts.

Also i missed this emoticon in mygnr :facepalm:

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I was a fairly new member at mygnr, only posted there since last summer.

It's cool how you guys welcome us on here :)

being forced to share our bounty all of a sudden is exactly how our country started to feel when the boat people began arriving. Still, how can we not welcome you. After all, we were all once mygnr refugees on the run too. hope you settle in and NEVER forget where you came from.

lol, thanks and I won't. I usually go on bands' official forums, but GNR didn't have one so another fan said mygnr was the biggest and most active one so I just signed up there. Never really took the time to check out any other GNR forums. But so far this place seems really cool :) Really looking forward to "meeting" other fans on here.

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I was a fairly new member at mygnr, only posted there since last summer.

It's cool how you guys welcome us on here :)

being forced to share our bounty all of a sudden is exactly how our country started to feel when the boat people began arriving. Still, how can we not welcome you. After all, we were all once mygnr refugees on the run too. hope you settle in and NEVER forget where you came from.

lol, thanks and I won't. I usually go on bands' official forums, but GNR didn't have one so another fan said mygnr was the biggest and most active one so I just signed up there. Never really took the time to check out any other GNR forums. But so far this place seems really cool :) Really looking forward to "meeting" other fans on here.

Looking through the pic thread at MyGnr, I remember you from a few years ago on other boards.

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Was on MYGNR for a few years but was banned by that Madison person for doing a poll on whether axl & beta were intimate.. Most of my posts were in the Downloads section as, quite honestly, the discussion on the main page is usually embarrassing to even read.. Anyways, just finishing up law school & writing the bar in couple months, so any legal questions - ask away

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It is only a matter of time before all the negative people (not fans) from the other site come here and fuck this place up. There are so many butt hurt jilted lovers there that will come here and tard this place up. Yikes.

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I was a fairly new member at mygnr, only posted there since last summer.

It's cool how you guys welcome us on here :)

being forced to share our bounty all of a sudden is exactly how our country started to feel when the boat people began arriving. Still, how can we not welcome you. After all, we were all once mygnr refugees on the run too. hope you settle in and NEVER forget where you came from.

lol, thanks and I won't. I usually go on bands' official forums, but GNR didn't have one so another fan said mygnr was the biggest and most active one so I just signed up there. Never really took the time to check out any other GNR forums. But so far this place seems really cool :) Really looking forward to "meeting" other fans on here.

Looking through the pic thread at MyGnr, I remember you from a few years ago on other boards.

Probably the VR board :)

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i'm sorry for you all, we'll give you hot cocoa and blankets :yes:

hahahaha, your make my day.

thank your very much for the warm welcome I think we need this right now. :thumbsup:

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Why are people offering to buy it? Why not wait till the server shuts it down then just register it yourself without paying the admin for the name? What's he going to do, really? For starters, I'm not 100% sure if he could invoke copyright protections and EVEN if he could, do you really think he's going to hire a US lawyer and file suit in US court? He's situated in Canada, the cost and inconvenience would surpass any server fees he's been paying by a long shot.

Should have just let him abandon it and re-registered it under your own name.

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I was a fairly new member at mygnr, only posted there since last summer.

It's cool how you guys welcome us on here :)

being forced to share our bounty all of a sudden is exactly how our country started to feel when the boat people began arriving. Still, how can we not welcome you. After all, we were all once mygnr refugees on the run too. hope you settle in and NEVER forget where you came from.

lol, thanks and I won't. I usually go on bands' official forums, but GNR didn't have one so another fan said mygnr was the biggest and most active one so I just signed up there. Never really took the time to check out any other GNR forums. But so far this place seems really cool :) Really looking forward to "meeting" other fans on here.

you're welcome. please be a quality poster. we need to educate the frightened few.

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Why are people offering to buy it? Why not wait till the server shuts it down then just register it yourself without paying the admin for the name? What's he going to do, really? For starters, I'm not 100% sure if he could invoke copyright protections and EVEN if he could, do you really think he's going to hire a US lawyer and file suit in US court? He's situated in Canada, the cost and inconvenience would surpass any server fees he's been paying by a long shot.

Should have just let him abandon it and re-registered it under your own name.

I reckon the near 40,000 registered users and ready built community probably has something to do with it, the name itself is irrelevant. To do what you're suggesting would mean starting from day one and having to build up the userbase from zero again which took almost ten years the first time round. No brainer really if you think about it.

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I was a fairly new member at mygnr, only posted there since last summer.

It's cool how you guys welcome us on here :)

being forced to share our bounty all of a sudden is exactly how our country started to feel when the boat people began arriving. Still, how can we not welcome you. After all, we were all once mygnr refugees on the run too. hope you settle in and NEVER forget where you came from.

lol, thanks and I won't. I usually go on bands' official forums, but GNR didn't have one so another fan said mygnr was the biggest and most active one so I just signed up there. Never really took the time to check out any other GNR forums. But so far this place seems really cool :) Really looking forward to "meeting" other fans on here.

you're welcome. please be a quality poster. we need to educate the frightened few.

I'll try ;) at mygnr I was a "regular" poster if you can say that, not really hated and not really loved either. I'll try to be more active on here than on mygnr. I rarely participated in the discussions about GNR as those threads always turned into Axl vs. Slash, reunion talk and how DJ tries to copy Slash etc. That kinda made me lose interest to be honest.

Sorry, I'm babling hehe.

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Why are people offering to buy it? Why not wait till the server shuts it down then just register it yourself without paying the admin for the name? What's he going to do, really? For starters, I'm not 100% sure if he could invoke copyright protections and EVEN if he could, do you really think he's going to hire a US lawyer and file suit in US court? He's situated in Canada, the cost and inconvenience would surpass any server fees he's been paying by a long shot.

Should have just let him abandon it and re-registered it under your own name.

I reckon the near 40,000 registered users and ready built community probably has something to do with it, the name itself is irrelevant. To do what you're suggesting would mean starting from day one and having to build up the userbase from zero again which took almost ten years the first time round. No brainer really if you think about it.

Yes, this fact was put forth to me.

But of the 40,000 registered users, how many actually sign in or post regularly. Every time I go on that site it's always the same 50 people posting - maybe less.

I just figured if the guy was going to propose an unreasonable offer then this made the most sense. I still stand by my belief that if someone used the domain name and made the site look exactly the same, the majority of people who actually sign in and post would return. I don't think the hardship of losing your post count and not being able to view posts from 5 years ago would really stop people from re-registering. Especially if the new admin is someone who is familiar with who the members are and ensure the same usernames. But I also don't understand this whole message board culture.

But I was also informed that the number of posts you accumulate are really important to some people. I don't really understand the joy someone feels when they realize they've made 10,000+ posts on an internet message board instead of doing something else with their time. Especially given the nature of most posts on that site (i.e. all the hypothetical questions, axl vs. slash, axl's hair, etc.).

Either way, it looks like I will be able to rejoin the board after getting banned 3 years ago for making one stupid poll.

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MYGNR has gone so down hill throughout the years, and it won't get better. The forum's history is like a bell curve. Right now it's almost leveling off at the bottom; not all the way there but not really all that high off the ground either. I'll give the forum two more years at the very most. Whoever buys the site will realize what a financial burden it is to run it, and I really doubt that we'll hear anything new from Axl in the near future. I'm thinking of a 2003-2004 stage for the next three to four years, if not more.

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UK Subs Posted Today, 06:13 PM

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13-February 06 admin, on 19 April 2011 - 11:12 PM, said:

Black Sabbath, on 19 April 2011 - 11:06 PM, said:

Now I'm confused.

So, is Subsy taking over or not?

No he is not. Gun was jumped on that one. I know intentions were good, and appreciated, though.

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Gun was jumped on that one

Erm..........No, that's not what happened now though is it. Oh and before you or any of the mods hit the panic button, I would suggest you read the whole post and see if anything I say breaks any of the forum rules. The answer is no, obviously, so it will be interesting to see if this gets deleted/moved, etc. Mind, I would strongly urge that it doesn't.

Eric, I will not disclose any specific quotes from our conversation via emails and PM's - I will not ever disclose the purchase price, nor the monthly fees. I have morals and dignity and I would not do that to you. Wether or not you deserve such respect is, in my opinion at least, highly subjective. Maybe we should leave that decision to our forum members?

"Jumping the gun" - I'll start here I think.

You post a thread in the newswire telling everyone that the forum is closing in 24 hours time. Just so everyone is aware, this was the first I was hearing this news - No update in the mod section. Well, in your defense it's your forum you can do what you want I guess? I contact you and ask could I either help support the monthly fees/part fund the forum for a partnership as admin with you and you were clear. It wasn't the money and you would not consider me part funding and completely dismissed the opportunity for me to pay any fees towards the forum - which of course is strange because we now have learned that you have now accepted this offer from - wait for it, not someone who's been on this forum for over 7 years and had put huge amounts of effort and support into the place, not to mention my own donation(s) around 4 years ago - but from a "anonymous" person. Brilliant! You couldn't make this up, oh wait a minute, unless? No forget it, doesn't matter..

You then invite a bid to buy the forum, whilst you didn't specifically give me a figure you were looking for, you were kind enough to give me a figure for 'a similar venture' - So, a day or so later I offer a purchase price and a day later you accept. I also agree to pay all monthly server costs, licenses, etc, etc, the whole lot. Now here's the important part, at absolutely no stage did you ever indicate that you need either further thinking time or that you were open to other offers. It was just 'I accept your offer' - To further cement my strong security of your intentions it was made specifically clear to me that unless GNR bought the forum 'the next person I would only want to sell it would be you' - So, if I give you an offer and you accept and you only want to sell it to me, I think it's fair to say that was more than a decent and solid verbal agreement, no?

At no stage did you ever give me the view (either expressly, or even by suggestion) that you were considering my offer or that you needed time to think, or that you were considering other offers - That would have made perfect sense to me if you had done so by the way, I would have completely understood (and wouldn't be writing this post right now),that was until a few hours before you formally announced on the forum that the forum was no longer closing down and that an anonymous person had stepped forward to pay the monthly fees. I asked for 10 hours to finally put a few things into consideration before organising payment to you - One of which was to declare to our members that someone, who I later confirmed to be me, was prepared to keep the place running but we needed donations to see if the forum was going to be sustainable long term. I fully expected to loose money but I wanted to make sure I wasn't going to loose a significant amount and frankly given my offer of support to you and our forum members, I don't think that was an unreasonable request. You weren't keen but when I stated to you that without this insurance then the deal was going to be off, you quickly agreed to allow it to be posted. Another example, if needed, to show how keen you were on the deal (a deal, which never changed direction at all).

Of course I know now that by posting that thread it actually did me more harm than good - You became aware of the generous donation amounts posted publicly and this (at least in my honest opinion) 'turned your head'.

I was not free from guilt myself of course, I must at least admit that (you see, integrity actually means something to me). I did get excited and passionate at the thought of taking the forum over - I saw an exiting opportunity to change this forum positively for the better; More transparency, some exiting options for our 'supporters' (particular given their generous donations to keep the forum alive). With my un-named co-admin, we were coming up with some new and inventive ideas and through it all, I was determined that not only would I publicly inform members if I was "earning more than $1usd per month" and therefore asking them to STOP donating. If the site was going to turn profitable in the long terms, I would have paid members back their donations (largest to smallest in priority order). Again, honesty and transparency was the key strategy for me - The driver and motivation was the forum, our members, the band (new and old), would have finally put a stop to the bickering. So yes, I posted passionately on the forum and even then Eric, I stated in every single post I made was made up of the following statements:

"It's not confirmed yet"

"I'm waiting on Eric"

"I have not taken over yet"

"Offer accepted, waiting for confirmation"

So, how do you think I feel when I read I had "jumped the gun"? Well, that's now for our forum members to decide I suppose, right? I'm not perfect for certain and I respect every view good or bad and if any anyone agrees with the way you handled this situation, then I respect that view.

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I know intentions were good, and appreciated..

Oh it's appreciated? Really? because that's news to me - You never once had a basic decency to thank me for the offer of keeping the forum alive (or least trying to do so). I don't know who this other person is (if indeed there actually is another person)? You haven't got back in touch with me since telling me the deal was on hold, so I apologise if this very public expression has upset you but you know what Eric, I did everything by the book in complete privacy (even when questioned by certain mods) and I still get screwed, so....?

There are two pieces of good news for you though! If you don't alter or try to defend this post, this will be my only post on this subject, both publicly and privately. Try to censor, burry, or defend your actions will result in further shit storms and potential further revelations - Your choice? Tick tock Eric, the karma clock is ticking!

Oh, the second is please accept this as formal notice of stepping down as a moderator on mygnrforum.

Mods and members thanks:

Far too many to mention, it's only right I thank Eric for the opportunity to post on this forum - That said, it was really madison that promoted me, whilst building up a firm relationship with her - That's another subject right there.

High', monty, zint and ER - Thank you guys so much. Don't want anyone to follow, just be happy and do what you're comfortable with.

God, received over X150 PM's and emails this week with so much support, thank you so much!! I did reply to every single one, personally and I promise I didn't copy and paste a single one!

Difficult to single any out but I guess, PM's which were particularly supportive were from: Spoon, Black Sabbath (who I never spoke to before this week!), Username, Mysteron, ron mexico, Leddy and so so many more - really touched, thanks again!

Finally (and I know this sounds desperate and slightly explotatious but still); in a week where I feel badly done to, reality kicks in as I continue to care for two sick parents. If you can find it in your heart to donate to the following charity: http://www.teessidehospice.org/ you'd be doing me a HUGE favour - They do such a FANTASTIC job!!! Alternatively, please sponsor or donate to your local cancer charity at home, perhaps? If nothing else, just click on the Website and read what an amazing job they do, please.

Thank you for reading, it was from the heart.

Subsy.

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