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Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Hammock Forum down. Moderators quit. on 08/12/2013 21:25:37 MDT Print View

Anyone else follow this?

Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Hammock Forum down. Moderators quit. on 08/12/2013 21:49:27 MDT Print View

That's too bad. I started there and migrated here once I learned that hammocks were going to be a no-go on the Wonderland Trail. Hopefully someone will bring it back from the dead.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Hammock Forum down. Moderators quit. on 08/12/2013 22:17:52 MDT Print View

They got so big so fast over there.

spelt !
(spelt) - F

Locale: Midwest
Re: Hammock Forum down. Moderators quit. on 08/12/2013 22:19:37 MDT Print View

Site is up for me. Thread here: https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=77919

True to HF form, it is the most polite drama you will ever see.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Hammock Forum down. Moderators quit. on 08/12/2013 22:21:38 MDT Print View

http://twosorefeet.blogspot.com/2013/08/hammock-forums-demise.html

Shawn Peyton
(alifeoutdoors) - F - MLife

Locale: Iron River, WI
Re: Hammock Forum down. Moderators quit on 08/13/2013 07:29:10 MDT Print View

Wow I'm shocked. That's a shame, I've never met a more passionate online community. Sounds like the "owner" of the site is trying to now make some money off it?

Eddy Walker
(Ewker) - M

Locale: southeast
owner on 08/13/2013 08:13:30 MDT Print View

The owner of Hammock Forums is also the owner of White Blaze. Lets hope it doesn't go down that road

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Back on 08/13/2013 09:01:17 MDT Print View

The shut down was temporary, but the moderators did step down.
It is going to be an interesting change.
I learned a lot about hammocking and it has changed how I backpack.
I have also benefitted greatly from the support and business that I have received through Hammock Forum. The kind words toward me and my products have touched me on several occasions.
A lot of generous and kind people on HF and BPL.

Craig Gulley
(cgulley) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
access on 08/16/2013 18:34:26 MDT Print View

the site is still down for me and has been all day

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Re: access on 08/16/2013 18:44:38 MDT Print View

Works for me..

Edited by Kat_P on 08/16/2013 20:29:42 MDT.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Re: Hammock Forum down. Moderators quit on 08/16/2013 18:58:29 MDT Print View

Site works for me.

So the moderators are volunteers. Not employees. So the business owner, let's face it HF is a business, doesn't want them to know the financial situation anymore. His choice as owner.
Sounds like here. I don't think they have the right to know what happens with the money the site makes.

If they had a membership/contract that promised that kind of info and it was not delivered, well.. Oh wait that was here too.

Phillip Damiano
(Phillipsart) - M

Locale: Australia
Re: Re: access on 08/16/2013 19:35:22 MDT Print View

I have not been able to open the hammock forum for the past day and a half.

Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Re: Re: access on 08/16/2013 20:27:37 MDT Print View

I just opened their website no problem.

mark henley
(flash582) - F
Re: Re: Re: access on 08/17/2013 04:55:27 MDT Print View

Try clearing your cookies

Eddy Walker
(Ewker) - M

Locale: southeast
Re: Back on 08/17/2013 07:51:26 MDT Print View

The site is up and working today. The owner of HF posted this last night

Last night the SSL certificate for the web site became unattached the web site after the midnight server upgrade. If you were on when this happened last night and still had the same problem this morning then that message was probably still stored in your browser cache. You would have needed to clear your browser cache. I have temporarily turned off the midnight upgrade for now so that this will not happen again.

Tom Caldwell
(Coldspring) - F

Locale: Ozarks
re: Hammock Forum down. Moderators quit. on 08/17/2013 07:58:11 MDT Print View

I totally get lost on the forum. I looked at my membership stats after hearing about this situation, I think I was the 380th member and 70 of even earlier members had posted in the last year. With 25,000 registered it is overwhelming. I mostly check the For Sale thread, but items are claimed in seconds, even if they don't fit or are above retail price, so I have nearly quit checking that. There are too many threads about "I just ordered my new tarp and I can't wait", "The Fed Ex truck left a mysterious brown box on my porch, wonder what could be inside", "I just spent my first night in a hammock", "I learned how to sew discount 1.1 ripstop and silnylon seconds on my $99 Brother sewwing machine from Wally World and am starting my own company named "Whoopie Whoopie Birds and the CopyCat". Glad it's back up though, if there is some technical hammock thing I want to research about how to use 12 tarp tensioners to tangle up my lines it's on there.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: re: Hammock Forum down. Moderators quit. on 08/17/2013 08:11:48 MDT Print View

HF Too big, too fast.

Don't forget we do have a greatly underutilized hammock forum right here.


Excellent post Tom.