I'm going to keep the site running. if you want to use it, feel free. I'm going to keep making it nice. After doing some research and spending a few hours with WIX support, I can fill you in on the forum I set up on WIX. Here are the issues
Negatives -Posts can be deleted by the originator, unintentionally or on purpose. This is by design, because the originator of a post owns that post, and can decide to keep it or not. it's a rights thing. It's kind of important. If you can't delete your post, you have given up rights to it. At least that is WIX stand. - I do believe that content and sites are backed up internally at WIX for their purposes in case of catastrophic failure, load balance, etc. The chance of actually losing a post from something other than a deletion is really small. Positives - Runs great. It's robust and doesn't seem to do dumb things - Has unlimited storage - Free (If it gets used, I'll pay for the pro version) - Both web and mobile enabled - Is ridiculously easy to use. Not confusing to use. - Has a lot of features available not yet in use - Has a lot of cool features already in use, like live messaging, etc - It's pretty. - Larry
Thank you Larry for setting this up and giving the radio community a place to share projects and get new ideas and inspiration!
I don't know if there is a files section, per se. Larry would have to answer that.
He has said the site has unlimited storage, so you can attach anything and everything to a post.
Is there a files section on this platform? I don't see it. If that is in the premium package, let us know, I will be the first to make a donation.
That's great, Larry.
Thank you very much.
Unfortunately everything has to go sometime and, sadly, for the old radioboard, it looks like that time has arrived.
About the best we can hope for at this point is that former members and new enthusiasts will find their way here and repost their old projects or write up their new ones. Even if it is not a complete project - maybe just a circuit someone is working on, or a circuit they have used in the past that works well as a building block - if it is written up and posted, the knowledge base will build back over time.
And on the plus side, this web forum is super easy to create new content AND add all the source documents, photos, .pdf's of the source post, etc., so that interested readers can easily create their own personal archive of material that is important to them. - it's much better than the old forum software and orders of magnitude better than the groups i/o format.
Welcome and 73,
Welcome to the forum! I recall seeing some posts from you on the old TheRadioBoard (TRB) forums.
About the old forums, no, I think there is no way to save the old data. I know that at least one TRB user was in direct contact with Dave, the previous admin of TRB before Jim (KR1S) took over. I followed up privately with that TRB user to inquire and offer my help, and the conclusion was that it was not possible to save the data because it would be a somewhat lengthy and error-prone process that would require cooperation of a team of people, with no guarantee of success. Due to various personal circumstances of the people involved, such a tight cooperation and committment was not possible - after all, this is just a hobby for all of us.
That said, I was able to save a very few posts (about 20 threads) from the old TRB during September 2021 when the forum first showed signs of technical problems. There are a few posts about tube radios (from the old TRB user vladn) that I saved. It's not much, but it's better than nothing. You can download and read the old posts here: https://www.theradioboard.org/forum/the-radio-shack/some-old-posts-from-theradioboard-com .
I can't say that I know much about tube radios, having never built one. Vladn's experiments from TRB encouraged me to buy a 6AS6 tube (the same kind he used), which unfortunately is still just sitting in a drawer. Anyway, it's pretty to look at! :-)
No chance to make available the old Theradioboard posts, asking to KR1S? Especially regarding the tube radios, there were an enormous, invaluable, quantity of technical information there, especially experiences and ideas of the users, which would be really sad to lose.
It definitely runs better than the old forum. It's clean and easy to use.
It's very usable from a mobile device - can't say that about the old forum.
The only downside seems to be the topic deletion dilemma, and the likely loss of all of the old content and probably a lot of members.