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Warning AO Staff response to club changes

Attention all members of alfaowner.com

With regards to the WOT & Image lounge; we have been reading all your recent posts and after much deliberation, believe we have an answer to the recent concerns of all our registered members.

We do, however, understand that it is difficult to find a compromise that is acceptable to everyone but hope that we have achieved this aim. We ask that you all continue to be patient and allow us to post on Sunday/Monday what we understand to be the best solution and one that will also continue to allow the site to grow, expand and become much more reliable.
People have stated how good they feel alfaowner.com is and we believe that is due to ALL our members.

We have always strived to have the best available features and functionality integrate and work together so that you, the members, can post and contribute to all the great content that is the back bone of our site (a task that some sites find hard to achieve). We believe that it can be even better, faster, and smoother and your loyal support and understanding can help to achieve this without the need for advertising and popups.

We have a vision but we feel under the circumstances it would be very wrong to post this for all to see right now, however, if you view our growth stats (see attachment below) you will easily see and understand that before long if we sit back and do nothing our IT will fail us again. Those of you that remember, in November 2006 and again in February we pumped in quite a considerable amount of money to the site to get the server back on track as it was crashing every day. We were forced to put restrictions on searching, posting times and attachment limits amongst others. We would like to split the site onto two dedicated servers based right here in the UK but of course this requires further investment. Without AO members the site is only a web site, however, without the AO site functioning the members don’t have a site, so it is a double edged sword.

We would like to hide (not delete) ALL the recent threads created concerning the club in the hope this will not jeopardise the future of AO. We have come along way in 6 years and we would like to continue along the path and take the AO site on to another level. We have the ability, the zeal and the time to do so, but not an endless supply of funds.

I look forward to posting again.

Regards,

AO
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thanks for that guys..

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Thankyou for all your hard work and your continued longterm vision for this site
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Yes...many thanks for all your/AO Admins hard work; and for keeping us updated
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Appreciate all you are doing. Thank you.
 
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thanks for the update AO & Co, you certainly have my full support & backing
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Re: AO Staff response to club changes

Thanks again to all concerned for the up keep of this great place

As others, you have my full support and backing too.

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And mine, keep up the good work, it will all come right in the end
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Thanks Ian.
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Thank you all You have my full support.
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Go for it Mr AO


....and thanks
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I too would like to add my thanks
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As someone once put it: "What they all said!"
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What they all said....

Thanks!
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I can't really see that hiding threads is a very usefull way forward.
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Ian, you know my positive feelings. Cheers.
 
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Impressive growth, ta for all the hard work
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Thanks for the work you have all put in and the bombast that you have put up with. I trust you'll do whatever is right for the site.
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my god, it's full of stars!!!

keep up the good work, you know we got your back
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I can't really see that hiding threads is a very usefull way forward.
I agree... they should be deleted forever and the history will be told by the victors

Sorry for the (jokey) flippant response (just being light hearted and no direspect ), but you must say why not?


Personally I couldn't care if the threads were removed entirely if it benefits AO's future.
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Thanks again to all concerned for the up keep of this great place

As others, you have my full support and backing too.
What The Bot Said !!
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Personally I couldn't care if the threads were removed entirely if it benefits AO's future.
I just don't see the point of hiding or deleting them. Changes were made, points were raised, no harm done. Why the 'Don't mention the War' approach. Just seems a bit OTT.
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What War





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Best of luck for the future AO & Co.

Looking forward to seeing what is happening
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Thank you, all the hard work is appreciated.
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