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It is time.... to bow out
Eagle1 - 11/6/18 at 07:34 AM

I'm sorry to say that the time has come to close this site down after more than 17 years. Traffic has dropped to mostly bots and little discussion and I need to update my server. This forum code is way outdated and I do not have the time or desire to do something new. If someone is interested in picking up the ball I'm willing to let the domain name go. Either way the site here will shut down before the end of the year.

It's been fun and wish you all the best....


AHW - 11/6/18 at 09:15 AM

Thank you for keeping the board open for as long as you have! Maybe someone out there can keep it going or start up something similar.


MySonsPlay - 11/6/18 at 09:18 AM

Sorry to hear, but understood.

Thanks for all the years and time you spent for the sake of NC Soccer


Eagle1 - 11/6/18 at 10:06 AM

I would keep it going but this forum was written in a OLD version of PHP and some functions were depreciated years ago. I have a need to upgrade the server for other projects and don't want to monkey with hacking in an old PHP version again. If some wants to take over or do something new with the domain that serves NC soccer drop me a line.


RayRay - 11/6/18 at 02:01 PM

Kudos Eagle1. We appreciate it!


Tecnico_CH17 - 11/6/18 at 04:02 PM

Man, I was just saying how much I miss the active discussions of NC soccer both at the club and HS level on here. Thank you for providing this space for so long. Here’s hoping some other kind and intelligent soul is able to do something similar. I will definitely miss all the personalities here, even theCynic.


GreensboroSoccerFan - 11/6/18 at 09:00 PM

Came out of hiding -- from relatively afar -- after 7 or so years to say "Thank You". I come back here every now and then to see what is going on, and I remember the early days quite well. Thanks for all of the time you have put into this site, and best wishes for the future.


SoccerDad1212 - 11/6/18 at 09:59 PM

Bummer, I enjoyed this site!


The Cynic - 11/7/18 at 12:55 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by Tecnico_CH17

Man, I was just saying how much I miss the active discussions of NC soccer both at the club and HS level on here. Thank you for providing this space for so long. Here’s hoping some other kind and intelligent soul is able to do something similar. I will definitely miss all the personalities here, even theCynic.



I call it like I see it.

I don't need friends or "likes".


bobjessup - 11/7/18 at 10:07 AM

I will also say I'm sorry to see the site go dark, but I of course understand the choice and appreciate all that Eagle1 has done over the years.

It's probably been about 15 years I've had kids playing soccer. At the beginning there was no better place to get quick scores, check standings, talk about teams and players and learn about the game - the questions and discussions on rules could get quite active and interesting. I remember once when the site went down for a couple of days and the state-wide wailing of withdrawal could be heard probably to Richmond.

And then, NCYSA big-footed us all (as I'm remembering it), and things changed. That was sad.

But the site has brought me a lot of fun, helped me pass the time, and taught me more than a thing to two over the years. My youngest is now finishing with competitive soccer, and for me personally that's a bittersweet coincidence. I'm just sorry others won't have the benefit of arguing about whether Academy is killing High School, whether that kid who went to Clemson got blackballed at UNC over club choice, whether Bryan Park is in fact the best facility in NC and how to resolve the Prom v State Cup dilemma.

Thanks again to Eagle1 and godspeed to the Forum and all Forumites.

Bob Jessup



dds250 - 11/7/18 at 11:36 AM

Somebody please learn how to host a forum online.....

[Edited on 11/7/18 by dds250]


Eagle1 - 11/7/18 at 07:28 PM

IF there is still need for a forum I can host something. My server will be active anyway. But I can not continue with this software. I would have to restart with some in active development.

Let see about a poll???


goheels - 11/8/18 at 08:21 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by Tecnico_CH17

Man, I was just saying how much I miss the active discussions of NC soccer both at the club and HS level on here. Thank you for providing this space for so long. Here’s hoping some other kind and intelligent soul is able to do something similar. I will definitely miss all the personalities here, even theCynic.



My own presence is greatly reduced from the days when it was up all day in the background. I do appreciate the effort that went into it, and the information and conversation it offered for years.

Thanks


fleihrr - 11/8/18 at 04:57 PM

Thank you Eagle1, this is where I learned the ins and outs of the classic soccer system in North Carolina. It's been a bittersweet ride ever since, but this forum has helped immensely.