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General Discussion / Re: New Forum Announcement
« Last post by Chris Nelson on April 21, 2021, 12:49:37 PM »
Yup we'll keep this site and all the old posts available for a very long time.    There is a lot of info here and we can't really just let it disappear :)

Basically everyone will be able to log in and view everything as normal, posting will just be disabled.

As for the timeline, it's one of those things where just getting it done and ripping the band aid is better than a slow burn.    And once July hits pretty much everything becomes Champs focused, so would like to get it handled before then
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General Discussion / Re: New Forum Announcement
« Last post by Ed and Tres on April 20, 2021, 06:14:16 PM »
Ed wrote:
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Also just from a historical perspective - you will be losing a lot of information that has accumulated over the years.

In Chris's third point was:
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At that time we will archive the old forum, meaning the old posts can still be searched and viewed, but no new posts will be allowed.
I think that covers it, doesn't it Ed?

Not sure how the archive will work but obviously didn't catch that when I read it.
Good to know for some amount of time there may be an archive.
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General Discussion / Re: New Forum Announcement
« Last post by David Tharle on April 20, 2021, 01:36:42 PM »
Ed wrote:
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Also just from a historical perspective - you will be losing a lot of information that has accumulated over the years.

In Chris's third point was:
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At that time we will archive the old forum, meaning the old posts can still be searched and viewed, but no new posts will be allowed.
I think that covers it, doesn't it Ed?
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General Discussion / Re: New Forum Announcement
« Last post by Ed and Tres on April 19, 2021, 06:29:41 PM »
Is there a reason why you have chosen June 1st as the end of this forum?

I realize from your perspective you would like to minimize your monitoring of 2 forums but there are over 4000 registered users on this forum and some may not come on it all the time.

If you do end up having Championships this year, that always leads to more questions and discussions as Champs approaches, some people may come here after June 1st - What will happen will it still be open to see this information that there is a new forum. I realize you can put something on the NADAC website too.

Also just from a historical perspective - you will be losing a lot of information that has accumulated over the years.

A month and a half notice for a shutdown is a bit short.
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General Discussion / New Forum Announcement
« Last post by Chris Nelson on April 19, 2021, 09:51:14 AM »
Hey All,

We've been having an increasing number of issues with the forum software over the past couple of years.   It is somewhat antiquated, and it doesn't play very nicely with our email systems.   If you've ever had to reset a password you'll know what I'm talking about :)

So we've booted up a new site to use for the forum.    Some key points:

1) It has the same layout as facebook in how information is displayed, but we want to be very clear that it is NOT facebook.    We know a lot of people do not want to have a facebook account, and you don't need one for this.    There is an option to login with your facebook account, but that is just a ease of use option, it's not connected in any other way.

2) Your account info from the old forum will NOT work on the new one.   This is a completely new platform with no connection to the old forum.   So you will need to create a new account

3) We will be keeping the old forum in place until June 1st.    At that time we will archive the old forum, meaning the old posts can still be searched and viewed, but no new posts will be allowed.

The new forum can be found at https://nadacforum.com/




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General Discussion / Re: Dog Walks
« Last post by Marsha01 on April 19, 2021, 07:54:25 AM »
Clip and Go makes a very nice one that one person can easily move.  They have a video on line.  I know 3 people that have one.  However, this one is not cheap either but it can be moved easily by 1 person.
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General Discussion / Re: Announcers for 2021 Champs Finals
« Last post by Liane B on April 16, 2021, 09:53:43 AM »
Ed and Tres,  I just read your comments, and immediately thought:
 "and boom goes the dynamite."
Sportscast announcers definitely need a unique set of skills to do well in an engaging way.

Liane
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General Discussion / Re: Favorite Brand of Tunnels for Outdoors?
« Last post by Marj Vincent on April 13, 2021, 08:05:14 AM »
.  I bought rachet tie down straps from Lowes to connect the bags but the last time I went to get more they didn't have that kind so I ordered them from Amazon. 

I like using the snap buckle 6' straps at Walmart. I found them in the Sporting Goods section.  I used those when the velcro stopped working on my old bags. I would slip them through the handles of the bags and made sure the strap went diagonally across a rib and tightened them up.  Just unsnap them to remove the bag. I think they are about $3 or so. It's been a while since I bought any.
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General Discussion / Re: Favorite Brand of Tunnels for Outdoors?
« Last post by Cheryl Gilbert on April 11, 2021, 01:29:22 PM »
I'm pretty cheap as far as tunnel bags are concerned.  Now this is for home use only...but I buy sand at lowes and put about 10 pounds in a plastic trash bag, tie it shut and then put that in a second plastic bag and tie it shut.  I put 2 of these double bagged sandbags inside a very cheap (they went up from fifty cents to a dollar each) Walmart grocery bag that people use to put their groceries in (not plastic bags but cloth bags).  When it starts to rip...which it eventually will, I just slip another walmart bag around it.  I bought rachet tie down straps from Lowes to connect the bags but the last time I went to get more they didn't have that kind so I ordered them from Amazon.  They have held up really well and when the bags start to wear out I just get another one for a buck.  I have 20 pounds of sand in each bag...so 40 pounds per pair of bags. 
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General Discussion / Re: Favorite Brand of Tunnels for Outdoors?
« Last post by David Tharle on April 11, 2021, 08:10:35 AM »
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If your course builder is not a man,

Being from the generation of only 2 choices (and not having bothered to check out any of the more recent options), I'm not sure I'm man enough for a full day of course building with the NTI Tuffs.  We have some pretty chunky tunnels from a Saskatoon Saskatchewan supplier no longer with us, but the tuffs take it to a whole new level.

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What about accuracy in length of tunnels?
Definitely.  And for clubs in the northern regions, don't buy the line "It's cold and just needs to warm up."  Some of these new ones could be used as the tow rope in a Tractor pull and never come close to making length.  Until people start sending them back, supplier's are not going to give a crap.
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