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steve
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PostSubject: Demise of www.baor-locations.co.uk   28/4/2012, 07:53

Have not heard from Webmaster Phil so it looks like the website will be switched off on Monday 30 April 2012 for those of you who connect to this forum via the home page you will need to bookmark http://bfg-locations.editboard.com that will continue under the leadership of Mike everything from the website has been preserved on CD if any forum member requires files please let me know by PM
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PostSubject: Re: Demise of www.baor-locations.co.uk   28/4/2012, 08:14

Are there any plans to create a new site should the worst happen?
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PostSubject: Re: Demise of www.baor-locations.co.uk   28/4/2012, 09:51

Maybe we could all contribute to keep it going?
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PostSubject: Re: Demise of www.baor-locations.co.uk   28/4/2012, 10:55

Webmaster Phil is the site owner I as an editor do not have moderator access even if the account access was available myself and Mike are unable to take on the ownership or start a new website but if somebody does wish to do this in the future I will forward the CD to them in the meantime myself and JPW are continuing our research on BAOR in the 1940s and the results of this will appear on a blog details to follow do stress that I am still working full time so have very little free time
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PostSubject: Re: Demise of www.baor-locations.co.uk   28/4/2012, 10:58


BUGGER !
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PostSubject: Re: Demise of www.baor-locations.co.uk   28/4/2012, 15:13

That`s a bummer, as i`ve just got here.

Malcolm
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PostSubject: Re: Demise of www.baor-locations.co.uk   28/4/2012, 17:13

I joined this site so i could look at all the photos on here both to remember my time in BAOR and to help with my model making.
What is going to happen to these photos etc?

Malcolm
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Registration date : 2008-08-15

PostSubject: Re: Demise of www.baor-locations.co.uk   29/4/2012, 09:27

Gents,
We had the same problem with our church website and eventually decided to migrate the whole thing to Weebly because the replacement offered by MS is expensive and frankly, not suitable. It seems to work very well. The costs are relatively low but the days of completely free websites seem to have gone forever.
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PostSubject: Re: Demise of www.baor-locations.co.uk   29/4/2012, 13:34

brum wrote:

BUGGER !


Roger your BUGGER ( or Rodney).
Is PUFFO* date figs. 300412 confirmed or suspected ? Over.


* For the uninitiated, Puffo was much derided NS VP jargon for
Pack Up & Go Home. Expect most of the members of teeth
armed units knew this anyway. For the others...... di dah.....di dah di !
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Registration date : 2008-08-15

PostSubject: Re: Demise of www.baor-locations.co.uk   29/4/2012, 13:38

Microsoft have sent out a series of warnings about closure over the last 3 months. They say that 30 Apr 12 is the date on which all MS Office Live sites, of which this is one, will be closed on that date. Hence St Mary's reason for going elsewhere.
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PostSubject: Re: Demise of www.baor-locations.co.uk   29/4/2012, 15:38

What a shame it will be if it closes. What are the alternatives?
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Localisation : Stamford, Lincs
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Places Served : Munsterlager, Dortmund, Bergen-Hohne, Larkhill, Celle, as well as NI (x4), Canada, Paris and Catterick
Registration date : 2008-08-15

PostSubject: Re: Demise of www.baor-locations.co.uk   29/4/2012, 16:13

Look at my messages above. I would be entirely happy to take part of this on but I'd need considerable assistance.

It is interesting to note that at this time (1604 on a Sunday afternoon) no one has come forward with anything positive and yet there apear to be 65 guests online. That says something about the perceived value of the site.

And poor old Freddy Mercer at the BBC has received no support at all! What are we all coming to?
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PostSubject: Re: Demise of www.baor-locations.co.uk   29/4/2012, 16:17

I've just found this site following a thread in the ARRSE Old & Bold forum saying that it was closing down.

I haven't read through any entries but if the problem is looking for a hosting site then I might be able to help. I manage the Royal Signals Contact website royal-signals.org.uk and may be able to offer space on our server?

PM me if you think I can be of assistance.

Mike
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Localisation : Berkshire
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Rotenburg Ploen Lippstadt Hamm Wetter Minden Munster Bielefeldt Dusseldorf
Registration date : 2008-11-09

PostSubject: Re: Demise of www.baor-locations.co.uk   29/4/2012, 19:01

Gentlemen

This is a very sad day with the demise of the site in its current format

My thanks to Steve and Mike for their valiant efforts to keep it going after our original webmaster jumped ship

There is an absolute wealth of history and experiences relevent to the History of BAOR to be found on these pages and it is good to know that Steve has found away to preserve this vital data

We have had our achievements over the years Personally I think the History of the Canadian presence in BAOR compiled by Stephen Locke for the Soest years and Bob Ritters input on the Hannover days plus the contributions from others makes a unique record record not easily found elsewhere (Steve and I are attempting to construct a similar data base for the 45/46 period but it is a challenging tasks)
Other memorable moments over the past 5 years include
1 Reuniting the long lost brother and sister
2 The Tasmanian based Ferret now sporting the correct 9/12th Lancers colours of the 1960s
3 Helping the daughter of a Jewish survivor of a concentration camp trace her mothers movements in the immediate post war period

As Steve has mentioned elsewhere he and I intend to continue to research and record the early days of BAOR, hopefully to be published on Steve's site and on BAOR Locations should the site be ever resurrected in its current format

Good luck to all our contributors past and present and a special mention to the General Staff who have provided many hours of light hearted banter to lift the spirits in an other wise dull world.
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Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

PostSubject: Re: Demise of www.baor-locations.co.uk   29/4/2012, 23:14


A while back, I logged on one morning to find that artillery-friends.net had closed down.
Sounds silly but it left a hole for a while.

If I wake up tomorrow to find that this excellent site has gone the same way, then let me say that I've enjoyed reading the solid history matter and the daft banter on here.

I'll miss you blokes.

Good luck.

Haaarumph ! (sniff !). Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Demise of www.baor-locations.co.uk   29/4/2012, 23:22

The forum will still be here Brum...
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steve
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PostSubject: Re: Demise of www.baor-locations.co.uk   30/4/2012, 07:10

Good luck to all our contributors past and present and a special mention to the General Staff who have provided many hours of light hearted banter to lift the spirits in an other wise dull world.

Thanks Gordon for JPW, Brum and all
The banter will continue been said many times THE FORUM REMAINS and will not be affected if and when the website goes down
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PostSubject: Re: Demise of www.baor-locations.co.uk   30/4/2012, 07:24

Still here! Still sober! (ish) Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Demise of www.baor-locations.co.uk   30/4/2012, 07:26

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And poor old Freddy Mercer at the BBC has received no support at all! What are we all coming to?




I replied to his PM, Locator.
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PostSubject: Re: Demise of www.baor-locations.co.uk   30/4/2012, 08:14

If the site goes ..It will be after midnight..
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PostSubject: Re: Demise of www.baor-locations.co.uk   30/4/2012, 08:15

GMT..before the colonials and absentees start... Laughing
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Registration date : 2010-02-14

PostSubject: Re: Demise of www.baor-locations.co.uk   30/4/2012, 08:39

mowgli597 wrote:
I've just found this site following a thread in the ARRSE Old & Bold forum saying that it was closing down.

I haven't read through any entries but if the problem is looking for a hosting site then I might be able to help. I manage the Royal Signals Contact website royal-signals.org.uk and may be able to offer space on our server?

PM me if you think I can be of assistance.

Mike

Welcome to the forum Mike

There seems to be some interest out there

http://www.arrse.co.uk/old-bold/180994-closure-baor-locations-website-30-apr-12-a.html

Will be in touch when and if the website goes down as have a CD put together by a former Royal Signals friend who has the skills but is not a forum member as Webmaster Phil may turn up at the 11th hour

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PostSubject: Re: Demise of www.baor-locations.co.uk   30/4/2012, 15:44

Sad if we do lose the web site, but the forum will continue. Steve has all the pages saved, and we may yet find a new home.

Forum Caretaker Mike

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PostSubject: Re: Demise of www.baor-locations.co.uk   30/4/2012, 15:52

Freddy didn`t ask me for any help.
If he wants it i will give it.
Same with the website, i`d love to help but i don`t even own a computer so i wouldn`t be much use in that respect.
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Registration date : 2010-02-22

PostSubject: Re: Demise of www.baor-locations.co.uk   30/4/2012, 19:05

Thanks to all the staff etc for all their hard work over the years. Do hope the plug is not pulled.

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