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Time for Change.

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Time for Change.

Postby salt6 » Fri May 19, 2017 6:07 pm

To All Members,

I'll keep this short as is my custom.

I've decided to turn over the MG42.US website to John Baum (john@germanmanuals.com}.

There comes a time in life when you have to make a decision that is hard and one you really don't want to do. This is my second and is due to my third that is coming up in the future. The third is retirement. Retirement for me is a move to the Philippines and starting a business with my family over there.

So I have come to a difficult decision, that I could not manage or devote the time to the site from that far away. I've just sent John the info he needs to manage the site. I will begin backing away as an Admin and become just a member in the future. I hope to have the site turned over completed by the end of June.

It has been a great time here for me. All you great guys on this forum, I hope you will support John.


Thanks for the wonderful memories,
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Re: Time for Change.

Postby roadrunner » Fri May 26, 2017 1:12 am

Thank's Steve for all you've put Into this site.
Best of luck to you in your retirement venture. My wife's family is in Phil. also and I have considered the same.
We'll do our best to treat John well.
Good travels to you, Wally :D

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Re: Time for Change.

Postby Der Alder » Sat May 27, 2017 8:47 am

Good luck Steve...thanks for all you've done.
Congrats John....we are in good hands. :)

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Re: Time for Change.

Postby JBaum » Sat May 27, 2017 10:54 am

I had a board years ago, before everyone could get internet access. Glad to be here as a member, and happy to have this board now.

Thanks go to Salt6 (Steve) for getting this board going, keeping it going for all these years, and now wanting the board to continue as his priorities have changed.

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Re: Time for Change.

Postby JBaum » Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:32 am

Now that I've been doing the background maintenance on the board for a few weeks, I have to say that I'm surprised by the traffic here. We don't have dozens of new messages every day, but we do have dozens of people who log on, many as guests, who spend a lot of time reading the message bases.

While it doesn't seem like any growth is going on, new users are usually joining at 3-5 per day. I realize that considering the extensive amount of information that's here, there really needs to be very few questions asked to be able to gather a complete information package of what's needed to create a semi 42 from a kit and parts.

I guess we've done our jobs so well, that to a large extent, we've driven ourselves out of our roles as consultants and guides.

FYI, I've been going through the membership list, and anyone who hasn't logged on in the last 7 years is getting their account deleted (all messages will remain). This will enable a more realistic usercount and activity picture.

Anyone who sends email to salt6@mg42.us may notice that the reply comes from me at my John@Germanmanuals.com address. I've set up the board to forward a copy of the mail to my email, as I have it set up on my phone and can take care of everything more promptly that way. Eventually, I'll change the system to use "admin@mg42.us", but I don't want Salt6 to feel like he's been booted out. That will never happen.

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Re: Time for Change.

Postby Der Alder » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:17 pm

There is so much info here, even besides the stickies. Before my first semi build I spent hundreds of hours here reading, going through old posts, hundreds of pages as sort of a nightly hobby. Such a wealth of info is here for those willing to take the time. I'd start on the first page from ten years ago in some forums and read up to date. Learned a lot that way. I'm guessing that is what many of those logged in but not posting are doing- researching. This site is the library of the the MG42/53/3 both FA and SA builds. To all of those who have contributed over the years this is a testament to all of you that so little questions need to be asked at this point in this reference library as I call it..


I don't expect everyone to do this and questions, statements and new threads of all related topics of course are always welcome, but this is why sometimes we are quick to be very helpful for some and less apt to help when it appears someone didn't even to bother to read a few sticky posts....the later doesn't happen often but it must be noted. If you can't find something always feel free to ask as no one is expected to read every post, but at the same time many of us who will be glad to help expect that some of the more simple one-thousand times asked questions to be searched first. That said, we hope to hear from both new members and would love to see some updates from older members.

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Re: Time for Change.

Postby Bil » Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:00 am

Been away a long time, thank you, Steve, for all you have done through the years-it is greatly appreciated! As to your choice of who to carry on, you couldn't have picked better! ---bil
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Re: Time for Change.

Postby JBaum » Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:23 am

Bil! He's alive!!! (said with a Gene Wilder big-eyed smile)
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Re: Time for Change.

Postby 42rocker » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:01 am

Careful Now
Bil is back --- one "L" if you please

And I'm back after a two year break, so watch out folks.

I remember bringing John's name up in a talk with Steve a few years ago about this.
Glad to see it happened. Only in the fact that John is now in charge. Sorry to see salt6 moving on.

Steve

THANKS FOR EVERYTHING!!!!!

You built a Great Board and thru it helped a lot of folks with their mg's. THANKS Again!!!!

Later 42rocker

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Re: Time for Change.

Postby www.Prussia.us » Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:26 pm

Salt6/Steve your initiative to create this website engendered countless builds and saved many builders from dangerous/deadly mishaps while guiding them along their journey to reanimating historical semi-autos, one kit at a time.

The tome of knowledge on this site is like no other on the Internet. Furthermore from a sociological perspective it is quite unique watching us all try to put our heads together in those heady days when these kits were streaming in and doing our best to watch, learn, and in some cases participate in the theories, in building the best legal semi-auto designs. THANK YOU for the work, time, and sacrifice, best of luck.

Okay JBaum, does this mean that every member calling the camming piece a "trunion" gets kicked off the island :lol:

Also congrats JBaum, the garrison has been left in good hands :D
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Re: Time for Change.

Postby JBaum » Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:50 pm

I never argue with anyone, when I know I'm right. :lol: :lol: :lol:

The member list is a little smaller since I took over. I got rid of anyone who hadn't been on here since 12-31-2011.
I figure if they haven't been on for 5-1/2 years, they don't need an account. I'm not impressed with meaningless numbers, so 400 "members" went away.

There's an update waiting for the board, and I'll be setting it up for American English instead of British English, which was the default without doing extra work. I'm sure most people never knew the difference, anyway. 42Rocker and I are going to work to organize a little, and try to get the pictures back on that have disappeared since Photobucket started charging for hosting pictures.

Kits are still out there waiting to be built, and even though the message bases are slow, the new users are coming in at about 3 to 5 per day. Guest traffic is rarely below 10 people at a time, so there is a lot of activity on here that doesn't show.

The information here is thorough and detailed, and with those of us who know such things very well, help is always available and almost always well informed.

I can't think of anyone I'd like to toss, just some I'd like to have back. :)
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Re: Time for Change.

Postby DARIVS ARCHITECTVS » Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:35 am

Things around here are gonna be good as always. Thanks to Salt for all his hard work over the years, and to John for being a cornerstone in the MG-42 collecting community. :wnana:
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Re: Time for Change.

Postby 42rocker » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:01 am

Onward fellow programs

Now go build something... Even if it's just a lego mg42

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Re: Time for Change.

Postby rodom » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:17 pm

I just wanted to throw my 2 cents in. Salt 6 - Steve - has been so much help during my short time here. Been busy with the things that make up living and have been away for awhile. But DerAlder is right, I NEVER could have completed my first build without reading the stickies and build posts from the first members. They, like Salt6, broke the ground for us to follow. John Baum is a great guy and I'm sure he'll do Steve and the rest of us proud in his shepherdship of this site and it's members. Best of luck to you Steve.

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Re: Time for Change.

Postby Ratiasu » Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:55 am

Despite being only a fairly recent member with only a few posts, I can say that this website has been a great source of (actual) help AND information - a gem of a website despite its niche nature. Good job.

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Re: Time for Change.

Postby junglewalk » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:42 pm

God Bless you Salt6, on the other side of the world, and thank you for this great site........and, what a magnificent successor to run things here, John Baum.
.....John Baum is set up at the MG Shoot at Knob Creek Rg every six months, and keeps us german WWII re-enactors straight with his advice rooted in historical fact, and his translated german manuals.
...continue the mission!
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