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    Closing the forum

    The owners have decided, that due to the lack of traffic on the site, we will be shutting the forum down on December 31, 2017.

    It cost $672.00 per year to host the site, on the server. We haven't received any revenue from the google ads for well over a year, so this is being paid out of pocket. Also, the software needs to be upgraded to the newest version which is an additional expense.

    We all really dislike the idea of MyHattiesburg being a thing of the past, but the site has seen a steady decrease in traffic for the last few years. We're down to roughly three or four active members now.

    We are going to keep the Facebook page active and we encourage everyone to post, at will.


    Little Ole Me, we're all going to miss your "Mississippi #1" post. You are more than welcome to post this daily on the MH Facebook page.

    Damnyank & Butch, please stop by and bid everyone a good morning.


    Sincerely,

    My Hattiesburg

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    Re: Closing the forum

    It has been plain to see the "writing on the wall" that this was coming, especially for us old timers who refuse to let the Good Morning thread die.

    TYVM for the heads up and the invite to continue on Facebook - but I'm not sure if that will be the same.

    It was a great trip, especially when there were many active members, and I want to thank those who kept this old horse running.

    It might be best to just let MH RIP!
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    Re: Closing the forum

    RIP in pieces you magnificent forum.
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    Re: Closing the forum

    Well, I came here to see what has been going on and read this post.

    I will say I met a lot of good folks here. Some I will carry as life long friends. Some who changed my life forever, and who will always have a place in my heart too.

    For those I didn't have a chance to meet, or we didn't hit it off I still wish you all the best.

    And, in JAN fashion, I leave you all with a song.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
    Last edited by Just A Nobody; 12-07-2017 at 01:22 AM.


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    Re: Closing the forum

    Quote Originally Posted by Buggy View Post
    How easily does one get banned on Reddit? I left bodybuilding.com because of the arbitrary nature of what's bannable and what's not.
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    Re: Closing the forum

    Why not create a Facebook group not just the page? This has been part of many of our lives for almost a decade so saying Goodbye is going to be hard.
    As for me."Ladies and gentlemen, take my advice. Pull down your pants, and slide on the ice".Goodbye, Farewell and Amen


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    Re: Closing the forum

    Quote Originally Posted by Wayward_Son View Post
    Why not create a Facebook group not just the page?
    That's something we will definitely look in to.
    8For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.

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    Re: Closing the forum

    I think it would be a good idea with all those that have left to rekindle a relationship in a group. They could be sent an invitation even to join. This place use to be news central and had some of the funniest,kindest and warmest souls. We've grieved together, celebrated together and fought. I hope someone does start a group, it would be nice to see this place just change over to Facebook.

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    Re: Closing the forum

    The group has been created. We’re working on getting everything set up now.

    Thanks for the notion!
    8For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.

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    Re: Closing the forum

    (waving goodbye, with tears in my eyes)
    "It ain't fittin, it ain't fittin, it jest ain't fittin.................it ain't fittin"

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    Re: Closing the forum

    I will certainly cherish the time spent on here and the friends made. While some were only here for a season, there are many that continue to be my "friends til the end" and I am so very grateful for them. While I don't come here very often anymore, I will miss popping in here on occasion.
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    I hate to see it leaving; I had a good time here.

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    Thank you to those folks that generously hosted this forum all these years. Best wishes for everyone!
    "Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought."

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    Re: Closing the forum

    Best Wishes to all... Had some good times here & met some great folks!
    I agree to possibly disagree...
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    Good things happen in life when you show up!

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    Re: Closing the forum

    I really don't want anyone to worry about not being able to see me. You can find me on Facebook as T. Dale Beavers.
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    Re: Closing the forum

    I don't think I've signed in for years although I've visited a few times to read posts. Today I just decided to visit on a whim. What a surprise to see where myhattiesburg is now. When I was active, this place meant more to me than it should have. It was a place I felt I could express myself anonymously (or so I thought) and have a little fun. I needed an escape from my reality, and I enjoyed spending my time talking to people here. I was invited to join some of them in activities around Hattiesburg, and although I didn't accept any offers, it really meant a great deal to me to feel wanted. I'm still a hermit who is wary of friendships, but myhattiesburg was where I felt the safest to be myself in the past 8 years. This place has meant so much to so many. I wish it didn't have to go, but I guess it's like other things I've had to accept in life that aren't the same as they once were. Thank you to all who have been here all along and kept it going. I'm glad I got to say goodbye and thank you.
    "Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden." - Phaedrus

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    Ya'll get in touch if you decide to do a fb group........
    "It ain't fittin, it ain't fittin, it jest ain't fittin.................it ain't fittin"

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    Re: Closing the forum

    Last edited by Fantom; 12-15-2017 at 10:18 AM.
    8For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.

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