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Jun 29

Welcome to the Forum!

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Edited: Jul 8

It’s good to have you here! Feel free to share anything - stories, ideas, pictures or whatever is on your mind. Here you can start discussions, connect with members, reply to comments, and more.

 

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Russ, is there any way to access the old forum? There is a ton of valuable information there.

I have to say the transition to the new forum was VERY poorly done. Absolutely no notice about the change. Some posters have been on the old doowop forum for over 10 years...VERY disappointed.

totally agree Jeff! It appears the old forum is gone without any way to at least access it. I can understand if we can't post on the old forum, but one would hope we can at least still view it! I feared this day would come.

Hope it changes soon... btw, I'm 57tbird from the old forum

I think Russ may be a generic bot, I'm not sure. The intro post looks generic and makes no sense considering it's people looking at NYC. He posted this 4 days ago..they had at least a few days to give us a heads up.

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Hello to the group, first off let me say that we have been attempting to contact the old websmaster for some time now! The old website and forum was very outdated and was incompatible moving forward. We went through a lot of time and effort to maintain the images and content on the old site while we constructed the new! It has been a long process, unfortunately to keep the domain name that was established we could not tie it into the new web structure! We can and will continue to gather content from the old forum as it does exist, has not been destroyed just not usable for the Doo Woo Preservation League as we move our history forward! If there is something in particular that some would like to see, we are certainly willing to every thing we can to gather that for anyone in our group! Thank you for your continued support and please bear with us as we develop our new forum! Thanks again,

Russ

web development, Doo Wop Preservation League

Jul 4Edited: Jul 4

Russ, thank you for the reply. I think we were all just caught a bit off-guard. The forum has remained quite active for many many years now, in fact I've lost track as to how long many of us have been on the forum and a great connection has been made by the members over the years. Like everything changes happen and I'm sure most will continue to post here and probably have some suggestions as well. I think what's throwing me off the most now is the new forum is just laid out much differently. Many of the sub-forums on the old forum weren't really used, though the Trip Reports sub-forum would be nice to have back as it was always one of the more popular places to post and see updates on what was happening on the island.

I've been following this forum at least ten years. I'm really unhappy with what has been done. It's like you took the doo wop out of this forum-no multiple colors or interesting topics. It's like when they tore down the motels and put up generic dull boxes in their place. I'm not very tech savvy but with the improved technology available I can't believe that this couldn't be more interesting. Sometimes change isn't better. At least put a Wildwood picture up or something. Just my opinion, but I hope it's improved on. Good luck.

Jul 7

Couldn't ask for a more apt comparison.

Jul 8Edited: Jul 8

Thanks, Sean. I still do check-in from time to time. This most recent occasion gave me a real surprise of course. ;)

Jul 5

I am very, very disappointed they pulled the plug on the old message board without any advanced warning. I can only hope that you will at least be able to access it. Otherwise, I will not be returning.

Jul 5

Frank and Rob, if you are out there I would like to know what you think about this new forum and the fact that the old forum appears to be wiped off the face of the Earth.

Jul 5

Frank here. Horrible.. This is absolutely the worst 'forum' I have even been on.. So very sad to lose YEARS of knowledge and info from the old one. Looks like another case of "oooooo lets change it for the sake of change" and it failed miserable

Jul 5

I agree completely. Nothing was broken with the old forum and therefore didn't need to be fixed.

Jul 15

Hey... I'm disappointed, to say the least. The old forum was active for something like 13 years? There is a lot of information that I fear will be lost because there isn't a way to access it, or access it easily (so much was available with a few clicks of a mouse). However, I suppose there could be an issue with the company that hosted the old forum because those kinds of companies tend to disappear, and once they do all sorts of problems rise to the surface (I won't bore anyone with the details of what I went through not too long ago when my company's email provider disappeared and left me hunting down account information that was said to no longer exist). I'm going to take Russ at his word (I have no reason not to) and believe the old forum was living on borrowed time for technological reasons.

 

That said, I'm happy there is still a forum, and already there is some activity. The DWPL surely doesn't profit from our discussions (and likely loses money by giving us this sort of venue) so it's a perk I'll accept if they're still offering. Over many years we formed a fantastic community and I'd hate to see that disappear. I'll respect anyone for wanting to walk away because of this change, but I do hope everyone sticks around because it's been fun, and I am confident it will continue being fun if we're all here.

Frank should be aware as it was posted on Facebook. Anyway, I think the best thing we can do for right now is just to start posting, we have to start somewhere. . I do hope they add some pizazz to the forum, this is quite dull right now.

Jul 5

I agree, that generic picture of people starring at a building is awful.

Please look for updates, will evolve quickly and thank you for your continued support!

”Posting on Facebook” does not equal notification.

man, I'm just bummed waking up and not being able to check out the old forum. sometimes I'd go through posts from YEARS ago, just to absorb some knowledge or look at pictures. this is not cool.

The old posts were great to look back on. I was one of the original members so it's sad to lose all those years of memories. We are in Summer now though, time to start posting some new memories. I'm heavily debating getting a GoPro for this years trip to get some better footage on the beach. One thing I noticed is picture uploading is easier here as you don't need to go though an external image host.

Sometimes these types of forums have a limit to the total number of megabytes you can upload per account. It would be nice to know if there is a limit for this site.

Sad to see our old forum go the way of many motels in WW, too bad the feeling for change has corrupted even the Doowop forum. All I can say is that I along with many others are greatly disappointed in what someone felt needed to happen. A lot like our beloved town, sometimes things are better left alone!

Hello to the group, first off let me say that we have been attempting to contact the old websmaster for some time now! The old website and forum was very outdated and was incompatible moving forward. We went through a lot of time and effort to maintain the images and content on the old site while we constructed the new! It has been a long process, unfortunately to keep the domain name that was established we could not tie it into the new web structure! We can and will continue to gather content from the old forum as it does exist, has not been destroyed just not usable for the Doo Woo Preservation League as we move our history forward! If there is something in particular that some would like to see, we are certainly willing to every thing we can to gather that for anyone in our group! Thank you for your continued support and please bear with us as we develop our new forum! Thanks again,

Russ

web development, Doo Wop Preservation League

not to sound rude, it's appreciated you spent a lot of time on trying to maintain some of the previous stuff, but how come you spent NO time on giving us a heads up that it will all be gone and that a new forum would be replacing it?

Jul 5Edited: Jul 6

blue_surge

 

You can look forward to "Russ" sending out the same recycled message at least 3 more times

It's kind of strange that they killed the old forum since it was the only thing alive on the old site.

I hate to be overly harsh because I'm sure there was a lot of work put into this, but the website is REALLY bad. It looks like it was designed by a 12 year old. It's hard to navigate, a lot of the content is stale and outdated, and it has technical problems like the screens don't scale properly when you resize. It's definitely no improvement over the old website and forums.

Jul 6

What was the actual reason the old forum was deleted anyway?

So disappointing to check in on the forum and find it gone. I was heartened to see my forum friends here talking about it. At first I thought I was out of luck as I do not have any other way to contact members. Glad you are here. This forum is so far very cold, bland and not intuitive. All the things the other forum was NOT. By the way I am Warren from the other forum.

Hi Warren! Good to have you here. We'll get some good threads going, I'll be doing a full trip report in a couple of weeks. I'm hopeful the web designer will bring some life to the forum design in the future.

yeah, the best thing we can do at this point is just take the forum over and try to make it as normal as the old one, even with the stupid new look.

@blue_surge But a huge vault of unique and narrative content has been nuked (from the members’ point of view). That constitutes irreparable damage.

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Jul 8

Have the Nostalgia and Trip Reports sections been permanently deleted or are they just waiting to be reinstated?

Thanks for listening to us, Russ. It's appreciated.

Jul 8

I think I get it now; what we were looking at the past few days was actually just the "framework" for this new version of the site ? This is very good-looking indeed!

Ditto to the post above...the changed format is a lot nicer

Jul 8

Looks much better Russ. Now if you incorporate the OLD forum into this one, you have a winner

Well, trying to keep an open mind here,,,,, hey, this might just work out ok! We all know you are trying Russ! Thank you!

I have invested countless hours in this forum for well over 10 years, probably closer to 15. Have been absent recently mainly because I was too lazy to deal with the rigors of photo posting. But being in WW for a special visit (usually I’m only here around Labor Day) I decided to pop in and see what was happening with this group.

 

Oh. My. God.

 

(Judging from other comments I guess I’d have been nearly as shocked even if I’d been checking in here every day.)

 

I often considered using one of those funky programs (probably gone with the wind now) that can copy an entire message board to save the incredible, if occasionally annoying (of course), conversation here. Idea now filed under shoulda-woulda-coulda.

 

A sad hello to all the familiar characters I see in this comment thread.

 

I just ordered a third slice of Macks. All your fault, DWPL.

Well...look at the bright side. Now it's easier to post pictures.

One word can stand for many of the comments we all have made here:

 

PRESERVATION.

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