It's a PITA I know for what you've been going through. I know a few others that have gone through about the same thing. It's truly a labor of love what you've done.
Its going to be a shame to see it go away. There's so much useful info that's been posted through the years on this site. A lot of times I use it for reference material.
FB or maybe even a Yahoo group might work, anything is better than nothing. Maybe start a thread like this and ask those that want to stay in touch subscribe and get an e-mail or something so we can stay in touch with each other.
Thanks again for all you've done and endured, it truly is a testament to your passion and character.
I am very sorry that VA-Gold is closing. I will always remember the great help that I got in building the shaker table,which turned out to be a great success,all the members that so generiously gave the imformation. If in the future there is FB site,I would interested in being there. Regards Frank
Chuck, thanks for everything you've done to keep this up and running, and to all those who helped administer the forum over the years and make donations. This site has been a very informative source of gold prospecting info for many people and for that we are all very grateful.
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Chuck, Thank you very much for everything you have done. I have really enjoyed being part of this community. I have learned so much from all the folks here, and it has been a pleasure to have met so many great and generous people. You and they were the real "gold" I got from this hobby.
This breaks my heart . But not the first time that has happened .. I would like to thank all of our members for your contributions to this forum .. I will miss it greatly .. Thank you Chuck, for all you have done .. Sad day .....
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Am still a Newbie but I wanted to say thanks for running the site, I've learned an awful lot reading old posts this past year. If there is anyway to keep it up I would be willing to donate as well. If there is any other good sites out there please share. I would be interested in Facebook.
This is a profound loss to the mining community, but an understandable one. Thank you Chuck and Mike for the framework you established and maintained on this site.
I attempted to establish a fee based registration process once, but Proboards wouldn't do it. They insisted the site administrator would just have to deal with any open registration/ fee based configuration, much as the Alaska Gold forums did.
I hope this site can be resurrected one day, somehow, because it is a terrific source for everyone.
Thanks for everything. Hope we all can land somewhere where we can find one another.
I've had some donations, enough to cover another month. Also I've had a couple members give some ideas on a few things that I'm in the process of looking into....and another month will give some breathing room while we check out some options.
To all, thanks for all the fun I have had on this site. I have learned, prayed, cried for others and laughed till I cried. Thank you slick50 for starting the site and Chuck for keeping it going. I made many friends here and have shared the lost of friends and family members. This site was one big family, and like family, there were up times and downs but most time wounds healed with time. I say far well to all for when the sites time comes to the end.
I haven't been actively seeking donations but a couple were made after I started this thread....so I will use it to pay for another month. BUT, this A.M. I see the payment did not go thru, don't know why...I'm off to work now and will try to straighten it out when I get home. The forum MAY go down for a while before I can get home to see whats up.