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Author Topic: Looks like another closed door for The Pit Lane Club  (Read 4196 times)

Offline Dare

Re: Looks like another closed door for The Pit Lane Club
« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2008, 02:43:21 AM »
Thanks Sennaman,the forum is for the members.

If anyone has any ideas how to improve or
wants to add something bring it to our
attention


"The
democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are
willing to work and give to those who would not."
--
Thomas
Jefferson

Offline Alianora La Canta

Re: Looks like another closed door for The Pit Lane Club
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2008, 12:59:17 PM »
Welcome to GPWizard, General Disorder. Hope you enjoy contributing to the forum here :)
Percussus resurgio
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Offline Wizzo

Re: Looks like another closed door for The Pit Lane Club
« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2008, 08:32:29 PM »

Thank you for your kind words Sennaman.

Well done to all who make GPWiz possible, the Moderators, the Grid Game organisers and all the members. Without every piece of the jigsaw the picture would not be complete, you all make GPWizard totally unique.

 
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Offline Alianora La Canta

Re: Looks like another closed door for The Pit Lane Club
« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2008, 11:22:35 AM »
Aw, thanks Wiz!  :-[
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FW14B

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Re: Looks like another closed door for The Pit Lane Club
« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2008, 06:34:01 PM »
I really should post here more than I do, I just didn't want to get too much into a new F1 forum in case it went the way of the old Pit Lane.  I was there for a while and a big poster there, even trying to help out with the hosting fees (I believe a couple of people did that).  This place though is much more active.

Offline Steven Roy

Re: Looks like another closed door for The Pit Lane Club
« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2008, 07:57:14 PM »
They seem to run into the same problem with every incarnation of that forum.  It's a shame because they always seem to have some good posters.  I hope if it does go down again a few of them come here.

Offline Wizzo

Re: Looks like another closed door for The Pit Lane Club
« Reply #21 on: August 31, 2008, 08:34:54 PM »
Quote
I just didn't want to get too much into a new F1 forum in case it went the way of the old Pit Lane

No fear of us going anywhere Williamsfan, we are well on our way to our 3rd year and we are still going strong.  :D
"No Matter how little money and how few possessions, you own, having a dog makes you rich."

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Offline Ian

Re: Looks like another closed door for The Pit Lane Club
« Reply #22 on: August 31, 2008, 08:49:18 PM »
As has already been said, it's sad when an f1 forum site goes down, but, there is an old saying.......When one door closes an even better one beckons, namely GPWizard.
An aircraft landing is just a controlled crash.

Offline General Disorder

Re: Looks like another closed door for The Pit Lane Club
« Reply #23 on: August 31, 2008, 09:55:50 PM »
They seem to run into the same problem with every incarnation of that forum.  It's a shame because they always seem to have some good posters.  I hope if it does go down again a few of them come here.


The problem is, the guy who runs it is only interested in one thing, trying to make money out of it. The problem is that he doesn’t now how to make money out of it, and doesn’t have the money or skills to invest in it to turn it into a real business and so it continues to fail time after time. Chris' words to me for the reason why he was shutting it down when I offered to take it over were "I am fully hosted with 1+1 but need the hosting for another venture" which will probably be some other spin off of the Grand Prix Marketplace.

Anyway ...
Thanks for all the welcome messages, I have recommended to people on there that they should give this place a go.

FW14B

  • Guest
Re: Looks like another closed door for The Pit Lane Club
« Reply #24 on: September 01, 2008, 09:51:21 AM »
Quote
I just didn't want to get too much into a new F1 forum in case it went the way of the old Pit Lane

No fear of us going anywhere Williamsfan, we are well on our way to our 3rd year and we are still going strong.  :D

I'm sure I'll soon end my lurker period and get back into posting.  2008 hasn't had much to cheer about for my boys which hasn't helped either  :good:

Offline Steven Roy

Re: Looks like another closed door for The Pit Lane Club
« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2008, 11:25:55 AM »
We actually have a thread for Pit Lane members to introduce themselves to this forum.  It has been running since the first iteration died and my first post here was on that thread.  It will also let anyone thinking of moving over see who they are likely to bump into here.  Some of the people on that thread are still active and some like johnbull pop in on a regular basis even though he is an important FIA official now. 

http://www.gpwizard.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=3316.0

Offline Dare

Re: Looks like another closed door for The Pit Lane Club
« Reply #26 on: September 14, 2008, 09:19:50 PM »
Looks like their officially closed again,I think.

But they shall return in 2009 with a big
competition,they say


http://thepitlaneclub.com/
"The
democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are
willing to work and give to those who would not."
--
Thomas
Jefferson

Offline Steven Roy

Re: Looks like another closed door for The Pit Lane Club
« Reply #27 on: September 15, 2008, 12:01:52 AM »
They said last week it was going to stay open until the end of the year.

You can't keep opening and closing.

I hope anyone from there who is looking for a forum finds there way here.

Offline Dare

Re: Looks like another closed door for The Pit Lane Club
« Reply #28 on: September 15, 2008, 01:19:11 AM »
I'm with you on that Steven,you can't keep
leading the members on

Wiz has built a nice little community slowly
but with good people,but were always
looking for a few good men and ladies
« Last Edit: September 15, 2008, 01:28:46 PM by Dare »
"The
democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are
willing to work and give to those who would not."
--
Thomas
Jefferson

Offline Scott

Re: Looks like another closed door for The Pit Lane Club
« Reply #29 on: September 15, 2008, 10:05:18 AM »
Hurling guilt at your members doesn't get you anywhere either -

"On a day where we have just had the most exciting qualifying session in years the fact that there has not been a single post on the forums shows me that the forum is fighting a losing battle and no amount of nagging posters to post is going to make the forum a success, having Googled 34 different F1 forums The Pitlane Club was the only F1 forum to have not a single post so the demand and interest in Pitlane Club is simply not there to justify its continuation"

Maybe 33 forums are enough?

I lurk on others, but this is the only one I post on.  Keep it up, Wiz!

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