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New Owner #243525
06/02/11 06:55 PM
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Re: New Owner [Re: Rick] #243526
06/02/11 06:58 PM
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Burlington, VT
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Congrats? Rick. shocked

Who's the new owner?

Re: New Owner [Re: Rick] #243527
06/02/11 06:59 PM
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Tombstone, AZ
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Not sure I like this development at all.


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Tombstone, AZ
Re: New Owner [Re: Rick] #243528
06/02/11 07:05 PM
06/02/11 07:05 PM
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Portland, OR; USA
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This isn't good news at all... This is very disappointing news to hear.


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Re: New Owner [Re: Gizmo] #243529
06/02/11 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Gizmo
This isn't good news at all... This is very disappointing news to hear.


Ditto!

Re: New Owner [Re: Rick] #243530
06/02/11 07:11 PM
06/02/11 07:11 PM
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I'm sure there are going to be plenty of questions on the new ownership and I'll let them answer those. Tough decision for sure, but my main thing was finding someone who would continue and finish up what we got started here.

Re: New Owner [Re: Rick] #243531
06/02/11 07:27 PM
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Can you at least say if the new owner is a member here?

Re: New Owner [Re: Rick] #243532
06/02/11 07:35 PM
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Was there ever any truth in the "in 2 months" spiel that got forever delayed.....

slightly mad

Re: New Owner [Re: Rick] #243533
06/02/11 07:40 PM
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Believe me or not, but yes, there was truth behind it. Over the past 2 weeks things have happened pretty fast with the new job offer, flying out to consider it, relocation, putting house up for sale and then a very big decision that I had to make regarding UBB.

Re: New Owner [Re: Rick] #243534
06/02/11 07:42 PM
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None of this was deemed worthy of a response on the "State of" thread then...
All very disappointing.

Re: New Owner [Re: Rick] #243535
06/02/11 08:13 PM
06/02/11 08:13 PM
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Rick you did a great job all things considered especially since January. Some people will never be happy unless they get their daily fix of news etc. I am building a game at the moment and for two years I get the same thing whether there is something to report or not. Good luck with the new job.

I am not sure about the new ownership and where that will leave all of us that have been faithful to ubb for a long time. Change is always hard to swallow and then there are the questions about your hosting service, payment types, if there is going to be increased cost etc. These are all things that will have to be considered by me (at least) before I can continue a relationship with UBB in the future. Hopefully the new ownership will come forward soon to introduce themselves and set the new standard they want as their business model. I guess from there I can make a reasonable decision to stay with UBB or move elsewhere.

Dunny

Fair Winds and Following Seas Rick it has been a great job by you and your family to keep things going as good as you have given the circumstances.

D.


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Re: New Owner [Re: Dunny] #243536
06/02/11 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Dunny
Some people will never be happy unless they get their daily fix of news etc.


Yes, we were all demanding daily updates. confused

Originally Posted by Dunny
I am building a game at the moment and for two years I get the same thing whether there is something to report or not. Good luck with the new job.


Do you constantly give these people time frames in which to expect things and then miss them badly, only to give another one to miss once again?

Re: New Owner [Re: Rick] #243537
06/02/11 08:57 PM
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Why not hold back being mad about it until you've heard who the new owner is, and what will become of UBB.threads?

Rick, good luck in your future endeavors, I have always enjoyed working with you. Don't be a stranger.


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Re: New Owner [Re: Rick] #243538
06/02/11 09:01 PM
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ditto, don't be a stranger Rick, this is truly a sad day for me


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Re: New Owner [Re: Rick] #243539
06/02/11 09:02 PM
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Forgot to say, congrats Rick on your new job!!

Re: New Owner [Re: Rick] #243540
06/02/11 09:07 PM
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You guys will still see me around, and you can always hit me up on facebook smile

Re: New Owner [Re: Rick] #243541
06/02/11 09:17 PM
06/02/11 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Rick
hit me up on facebook smile
Or xbox tongue


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Re: New Owner [Re: Rick] #243542
06/02/11 10:41 PM
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That's always one of my two kids on xbox, unless I'm watching netflix smile

Re: New Owner [Re: Rick] #243543
06/02/11 10:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Rick
That's always one of my two kids on xbox, unless I'm watching netflix smile
They keep playing "Halo: Reach"; we keep inviting them but nothing lol...


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Re: New Owner [Re: Rick] #243544
06/03/11 12:08 AM
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Any state has to be better than Washington. Good luck in your endeavors.

Re: New Owner [Re: ShiftKnowledge] #243545
06/03/11 12:13 AM
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Originally Posted by ShiftKnowledge
Any state has to be better than Washington. Good luck in your endeavors.
What's wrong with Washington? I'm just outside of it! lol... IMHO, the Pacific NW can't be matched anywhere...


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Re: New Owner [Re: Rick] #243546
06/03/11 12:20 AM
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So, this wasn't news I wasn't expecting on a friday morning in June.

I wish you the best on your move, new job and am curious on new developments here.


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Re: New Owner [Re: Rick] #243547
06/03/11 02:38 AM
06/03/11 02:38 AM
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It has been a long time.

Good luck with the future.

Your own personal life always has to come first.

Re: New Owner [Re: Rick] #243548
06/03/11 03:00 AM
06/03/11 03:00 AM
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California
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Wow! Somehow I thought this was Rick's main job. How could you ever keep up, Rick?

Rick, I sure hope the new job brings you satisfaction and rewarding paychecks.

And I must say: I have participated on so many different forums and message boards, but I sure do like the style and ease of use that UBB Threads gives. That is to your credit!

Re: New Owner [Re: Rick] #243549
06/03/11 03:37 AM
06/03/11 03:37 AM
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London
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When do we find out who the new owner is? It's all quite intriguing.

Re: New Owner [Re: Rick] #243551
06/03/11 03:53 AM
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Waves to Monkeyra laugh

Re: New Owner [Re: Rick] #243552
06/03/11 04:40 AM
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London
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It's been a while!

Re: New Owner [Re: Rick] #243553
06/03/11 05:20 AM
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This doesn't surprise me at all.
I remain firmly in the 'disillusioned' camp... frown


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Re: New Owner [Re: Rick] #243554
06/03/11 06:33 AM
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Perhaps the announcement should have waited till the new owner was ready to announce who HE is.

Re: New Owner [Re: Rick] #243556
06/03/11 06:55 AM
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while I understand Rick's decision, I still find this news disconcerting and am a little apprehensive about the future.
I was about to renew my subscription, now I may wait.

Rick's involvement personal touch in customer service were a huge factor to my use and support of this product.

Good Luck Rick.


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Re: New Owner [Re: JAISP] #243557
06/03/11 07:14 AM
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Originally Posted by JAISP
Perhaps the announcement should have waited till the new owner was ready to announce who HE is.
I'm just hoping his initials are S and D... (unlikely frown )


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Re: New Owner [Re: Rick] #243558
06/03/11 07:28 AM
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Rick...good luck with this new venture....we also are a "mom and pop" and OH MY GOSH...how did you ever get the courage to let go after so many years of faithful service here!??!!

That takes a lot of guts!

We've had UBB for as long as UBB Classic existed. It is the most stable program we have used over the years...and we use a lot of programs on our now busy site....that actually got us out of our day jobs!!! THANK YOU!... and you have always been available for support.

GOOD, GOOD LUCK! Our best to your family!

Re: New Owner [Re: Rick] #243559
06/03/11 07:36 AM
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Hello Everyone,

We've been following UBB software for over 10 years and are very excited about the opportunity to work with this community and continue on where Rick has left off. While the ownership has changed, the direction hasn't and Rick has agreed to continue as a consultant to assist us with the learning curve.

We're going to be working on things behind the scenes and around the net to increase awareness, traffic, and ultimately revenue to assist with further developing UBB.

Thanks for your understanding and support!


Brooks

Re: New Owner [Re: Rick] #243560
06/03/11 07:56 AM
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Cincinnati, OH
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Wow, this wasn't the posting I was expecting or looking forward to. Good luck with the new job Rick.

Re: New Owner [Re: driv] #243561
06/03/11 07:59 AM
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Originally Posted by driv
I'm just hoping his initials are S and D... (unlikely frown )


That's what I was kind of hoping as well. grin

Let's put it this way, I have no plans any time soon to change forums for my site. Let's see how this all goes.

Brooks, can you give us a little info. on your background and desires with UBB? It might put everyone at ease. Thanks.

Re: New Owner [Re: Mitch P.] #243562
06/03/11 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Mitch P.
Brooks, can you give us a little info. on your background and desires with UBB? It might put everyone at ease. Thanks.


Hear hear!

...and whether licences remain valid, T&C remain the same, etc etc...?


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Re: New Owner [Re: Rick] #243563
06/03/11 08:24 AM
06/03/11 08:24 AM
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Brooks, Congratulations with UBB.

I have a couple of questions for you (and Rick maybe):

1. Who is going to do the development of future releases of UBB? Rick, Brooke or a complete new team? I can imagine that Rick finishes UBB8, but after that, what are your plans?

2. I have a lifetime license now. Will this still be valid in the future?

3. When does UBB8 go into bta. Does this change of ownership mean any more delay or should we expect UBB8 soon?

I hope you can answer this questions, you'll take some questions away and I can at least sleep well tonight tongue laugh

Re: New Owner [Re: Steve C] #243566
06/03/11 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Steve C
Wow! Somehow I thought this was Rick's main job. How could you ever keep up, Rick?


Originally Posted by phoebe
Rick...good luck with this new venture....we also are a "mom and pop" and OH MY GOSH...how did you ever get the courage to let go after so many years of faithful service here!??!!


After almost 15 years of doing it, it somewhat became second nature. But, also realizing my kids are getting older and I've had little time for them, or my wife for that matter, kinda made me realize I had to make some type of change. smile

Re: New Owner [Re: UBBSystems] #243567
06/03/11 09:18 AM
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Ok, it was clear to me that the 'glitches' in fact had a totally different reason.

I'm quit sure I will be migrating to IB.Board of vBulletin now.

As someone new is going to dig into someone else code, a 6 month delay for version 8 is the least we have to count with.

What a huge disappointment!

Re: New Owner [Re: driv] #243569
06/03/11 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by driv
Originally Posted by JAISP
Perhaps the announcement should have waited till the new owner was ready to announce who HE is.
I'm just hoping his initials are S and D... (unlikely frown )


i was never asked about the possibility, so i'm just as in the dark as the rest..

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