I will miss all of you when they shut this place down

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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,049
    As I said, the site has been dormant for a long time. I only linked it so that if the plug does get yanked here, that we have a place to go. Endershadow has actually been running things there. I am certain that if we need it, or there is a desire, we can get the place sorted and running properly rather quickly.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Statement V2 cartridge and Origin Conqueror Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered…History has stopped. Nothing exists except the endless present in which the party is always right” — George Orwell

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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 28,211
    edited March 2019
    Hermitism wrote: »
    For the last several years, I can't edit my settings, change my profile, change my notifications, change my avatar, nothing.

    Heh -- I rose to the challenge. :)

    so... actually changing one's avatar there is a two step process. Select/upload/whatever the avatar and then click the correct option.
    ... and then save, of course :#

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  • Hermitism
    Hermitism Posts: 3,746
    edited March 2019
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Hermitism wrote: »
    For the last several years, I can't edit my settings, change my profile, change my notifications, change my avatar, nothing.

    Heh -- I rose to the challenge. :)

    so... actually changing one's avatar there is a two step process. Select/upload/whatever the avatar and then click the correct option.
    ... and then save, of course :#
    See that's the problem, I know how to change my avatar, but it won't let me. When I try to edit profile, the pages don't load allowing me to make changes. This is the page to change my avatar and nothing shows up. How am I supposed to sleep at night?

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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,888
    As I said, the site has been dormant for a long time. I only linked it so that if the plug does get yanked here, that we have a place to go. Endershadow has actually been running things there. I am certain that if we need it, or there is a desire, we can get the place sorted and running properly rather quickly.

    And I'd be glad to pay for his services

    Like mentioned before I'd like to see an archival of SDA and other crucial info of this community be available for the future

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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 24,820
    Rays compendium and other SDA info is hosted on my site, atleast in that event.

    I guess in theory I could also save and upload schematics and such.
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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,049
    edited March 2019
    I would say that as much information that can be archived elsewhere is not a bad idea. There have been times in the past where speculation ran rampant that they were going to shut this down, but within hours of the thought getting out there, someone stepped in and put those fears to rest.

    Today, that is not happening, and those among us that had ways of finding things out are, unfortunately, as clueless as the rest of us. We have no moderation as of yet, and Polk has a myriad of other outlets such as Facebook they appear far more interested in. They don't really have a need for a sponsored forum such as this anymore.

    IMHO, the writing is on the wall....

    Anybody that has things they want to share at http://audiomilitia.proboards.com/ can be granted admin access temporarily so they can set it up they way they like. I hope we can get Darqueknight to place his work there as well. He is already a member there, and I would love to be able to preserve his work, and the work of others as well.
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    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered…History has stopped. Nothing exists except the endless present in which the party is always right” — George Orwell

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 28,211
    Hermitism wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Hermitism wrote: »
    For the last several years, I can't edit my settings, change my profile, change my notifications, change my avatar, nothing.

    Heh -- I rose to the challenge. :)

    so... actually changing one's avatar there is a two step process. Select/upload/whatever the avatar and then click the correct option.
    ... and then save, of course :#
    See that's the problem, I know how to change my avatar, but it won't let me. When I try to edit profile, the pages don't load allowing me to make changes. This is the page to change my avatar and nothing shows up. How am I supposed to sleep at night?

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    well, dang -- sorry to hear/see that.
    Maybe Polk customer service can help ;)

    ooh, maybe too early for such humor :*
  • adb3da
    adb3da Posts: 502
    Did I miss an announcement that Polk is shutting down the forum? What’s the reason for all this speculation?
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,049
    No mod for two going on three weeks, lack of any support here for customer requests, reported threads or posts, etc.... I could go on, but the picture is that they don’t seem to care, so taking precautions in the event they close up our little forum would seem a prudent move at this juncture.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Statement V2 cartridge and Origin Conqueror Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered…History has stopped. Nothing exists except the endless present in which the party is always right” — George Orwell

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • msg
    msg Posts: 6,695
    Hermitism wrote: »
    For the last several years, I can't edit my settings, change my profile, change my notifications, change my avatar, underwear, nothing.
    I disabled signatures.
  • mdaudioguy
    mdaudioguy Posts: 5,161
    edited March 2019
    Well, if this is the beginning of the end, I'd like to go out with what is perhaps my most favorite quote...

    I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.

    I'll check back in a week or two to see if this place still exists. :p

    Oh, and to whoever would happen to be the last one here, please remember to turn the light off. ;)
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 28,211
    mdaudioguy wrote: »
    Well, if this is the beginning of the end, I'd like to go out with what is perhaps my most favorite quote...

    I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.

    I'll check back in a week or two to see if this place still exists. :p

    Oh, and to whoever would happen to be the last one here, please remember to turn the light off. ;)
    [emphasis added]

    @lightman1

    he's qualified.
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,911
    edited March 2019
    "I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."

    The man B.B. said it on his 111th birthday. I love that quote too! :D
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  • WagnerRC
    WagnerRC Posts: 2,014
    I sure hope this forum can survive. If not thank you all for a great ride. I ran into this forum many years ago and I am glad I did. What a great bunch of members here.

    Thanks
  • Milito
    Milito Posts: 1,351
    edited March 2019
    It would be a real shame if they shut it down. I haven't finished my audio education yet.
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  • xschop
    xschop Posts: 2,040
    Was around before the internet. We be here after. Will miss the YouTube vinyl channels.
  • Dennis Gardner
    Dennis Gardner Posts: 4,856
    edited March 2019
    I just had my youngest son now 29 years old ask me this weekend if I still get on and talk to my "Polk Buddies". He still recalls hearing me laughing at some of the stuff that got posted from the early days of ClubPolk. Almost 2 decades of lurking/joining/sharing/enjoying what Polk Audio had to offer from some of the nicest group of keyboard friends that I could have asked for. Driven many a mile to salvage/deliver Polks of all vintages in the center of this fine country. Thanks for the fun times! I guess that I need to make an LSAF attendance plan.......
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  • dromunds
    dromunds Posts: 9,366
    This thread is what needs to end. Now!
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 28,211
    WagnerRC wrote: »
    I sure hope this forum can survive. If not thank you all for a great ride. I ran into this forum many years ago and I am glad I did. What a great bunch of members here.

    Thanks

    ^^^ Written by one of the best of them (umm, "us"), this is!
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,888
    dromunds wrote: »
    This thread is what needs to end. Now!

    And why?
    It’s a candid discussion of what Club Polk is about and where it may going

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  • rooftop59
    rooftop59 Posts: 7,292
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    dromunds wrote: »
    This thread is what needs to end. Now!

    And why?
    It’s a candid discussion of what Club Polk is about and where it may going

    I think the idea is to be careful what you ask for...this thread seems to be asking for Polk to pull the plug
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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,049
    On the contrary... it is people expressing their frustration with Polk’s lack of direction here over the past few weeks, and providing those that wish to remain in contact as a group another place to go if needed. Polk can step in and let us know things are cool and not to worry if they like.

    I have reached out to KenCS several times now through PM and none have been responded to as of yet....
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    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered…History has stopped. Nothing exists except the endless present in which the party is always right” — George Orwell

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • codycatalist
    codycatalist Posts: 2,661
    I feel you guys. Seems nothing is going on in terms of Polks hand in this forum. If it comes to an end thanks for 3 years of wealth, knowledge, laughter and friends. Came on a 24 year old n00b leaving a 27 year old n00b... With a little more knowledge and insight.
    Just a dude doing dude-ly things

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  • EndersShadow
    EndersShadow Posts: 17,246
    As I said, the site has been dormant for a long time. I only linked it so that if the plug does get yanked here, that we have a place to go. Endershadow has actually been running things there. I am certain that if we need it, or there is a desire, we can get the place sorted and running properly rather quickly.

    Yeah.... I've been quite lax in checking in over there to see what the state of things are..... just got busy with kids and school and life in general... plus for a bit things lightened up from what caused us to initially create it.....

    @Hermitism when I get some time I will see what I can figure out about your profile.......
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  • Hermitism
    Hermitism Posts: 3,746
    Thanx! Let me know if you need my password.
  • steveinaz
    steveinaz Posts: 19,424
    I think Doro set that forum up. I remember it...
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