Originally posted by: OLD HOUSEBOATER
Suggest new forum use existing forum address.
The other forum I moderate changed address and lost its place in Google. Now has 95% less participation
For what it's worth I agree with you entirely... But I'm aware that the forum sponsor has already taken the same route on another forum they administrate or own "Pontoon & Deckboat Forum". But due to circumstances before the change over there they had big previous problems that really didn't have really anything to due with the software itself it was more slanted "towards the members themselves". Anyway due to how that forum ended up butchered I can understand the desire to start out again with a clean slate... But it ain't the same issue here...
There's years of potential useful posts and information that will be more or less lost or neglected in the wasteland of a locked up former has been forum. But then again unlike other forums I'm familiar with that upgraded and transposed everything to the new software or forum maybe their is a real reason, I can't say or know so maybe we'll haft to move on. But it's going to take some time before google or the search engines have enough real material to index the new site where it will have any standing on searches utilized by the public concerning the "Search Engines".
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