The Future of VHTRADING

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September 20, 2017 at 5:39 pm Quote #57206

chrisc
(690)

I have always loved this site and check in at least 5 times a week, but admittedly rarely post. Two things have been the issue for me, one is that I never figured out the Torrent thing, I used to love old-fashioned trading, but it’s easy to get stuff now. The second was that, liek most social media, if you post something there was always a backlash of negative to follow. For example, if I said that I actually liked Van Halen 3, I get crucified.

So if it is a hassle, then shut er down. I will miss it, especially now, when cool video clips and pictures show up, but I understand that if it’s taking time, etc, then it might be time to just remember the good old days.


Get busy living or get busy dyin


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September 20, 2017 at 8:09 pm Quote #57207

Gilligan
(1417)

chrisc:The second was that, liek most social media, if you post something there was always a backlash of negative to follow.For example, if I said that I actually liked Van Halen 3, I get crucified.

Ha, I was gonna suggest we open a Sam vs. Dave thread to drum up business! Actually, for me, I think the atmosphere is quite pleasant and most opinions are treated respectfully. I used to peek in over at the Links and while their traffic was pretty heavy, it was all a bunch of arguing and name calling. Here, most people manage to stay on topic!

Sorry for crucifying you for your earlier opinion about backlash! Haha :mrgreen:

Oh, and like everyone else, I enjoy checking in daily. I’d be happy to start new threads when things come to me.


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September 20, 2017 at 8:17 pm Quote #57208

videoman320
(306)

I too check the site out almost every day. I have learned a lot here. I learned from members here how to download, what software to use, and have had guys tell me how to fix technical problems. I’ve traded through the years with other members. Had a member author a few shows I filmed and post them on torrent sites for others. So for me it’s far from just a Van Halen trade site for fans. There are a lot of great people on this site. Unlike any other site I have ever been a member of. I hope this site continues no matter what Van Halen does. To me now its more about the fellow members than it is the band. If they do something together with any line up, great to me it will be a bonus. The people who post here are what makes it enjoyable for me.


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September 20, 2017 at 10:28 pm Quote #57214

mrmojohalen
(5438)

I still have a bunch of Hagar era audio shows to transfer & share.
I’m only interested in sharing them here, regardless of whether they end
up on some other site. If I can’t share them here, I probably won’t even
bother to transfer the shows.


When you turn on your stereo, does it return the favor?


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September 21, 2017 at 8:21 am Quote #57225

evhua
(1515)

dear buddies,

there’s no reason to shut the site down…

to me, this is the only reliable source about Van Halen…

Thank you very much for the great work…and keep going…2018 is almost here…

Van Halen will be on tour…I’m 100% sure !


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September 22, 2017 at 3:55 pm Quote #57252

King Edward
(1774)

Gosh – I have a very strong feeling here. Please do not shut this site down!!!! I love it here and feel that if the site shut down its the end of an era…..the end of friendships…..the memories of trading heyday…….the end of what many of us have been part of for years and years. It would be a shame to end this…..it just cant be. I am on this site all the time. What happens to everyone? What happens when VH resurfaces and this diehard group needs to find each other to discuss and trade???
Please no. Is it a money thing? Is it too time consuming?

Please don’t close this site down.

Please no.


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September 22, 2017 at 5:03 pm Quote #57253

Mink
(2611)

I check the site most every day. I still really dropping and seeing what’s going on. I don’t post all the time, but do lurk a lot! :) I hope VHTrading stays open, I would miss coming here.



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September 22, 2017 at 6:12 pm Quote #57255

mrmojohalen
(5438)

Would everyone be willing to contribute $$ to keep the site going ?


When you turn on your stereo, does it return the favor?


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September 22, 2017 at 6:29 pm Quote #57256

src
(1559)

Sure


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September 22, 2017 at 6:52 pm Quote #57257

unchainedheart
(1292)

yes,how are we talking about?


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September 23, 2017 at 10:02 am Quote #57260

King Edward
(1774)

yes


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September 23, 2017 at 5:52 pm Quote #57261

jorge
(132)

yes, count me in


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September 23, 2017 at 6:40 pm Quote #57262

videoman320
(306)

yes


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September 23, 2017 at 8:42 pm Quote #57264

wjamflan
(971)

mrmojohalen: Participation is low.

Should the site shut down ?

Does anyone here trade anymore ?

Is it worth keeping the site going ?

Everyone’s input is greatly appreciated.

Mojo – did Ory, Wes, or Randy ask for the pulse of the place, or was this just you thinking it needed to be asked? I agree that participation is low. I know that I am like many have described themselves at this point – frequent lurker/infrequent poster. So is it put up or shut up time? Either we pay or this goes away? I’d rather just have the straight story instead of a weird, veiled threat. Thoughts?


“This hamburger don’t need no helper.” – DLR 5/17/15


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September 23, 2017 at 9:35 pm Quote #57265

mrmojohalen
(5438)

wjamflan: Mojo – did Ory, Wes, or Randy ask for the pulse of the place, or was this just you thinking it needed to be asked? I agree that participation is low. I know that I am like many have described themselves at this point – frequent lurker/infrequent poster. So is it put up or shut up time? Either we pay or this goes away? I’d rather just have the straight story instead of a weird, veiled threat. Thoughts?

Ory & Wes haven’t been a part of the overall running of VHT in years.

With only 1 person basically running the site, the pulse of the place

was discussed among 2 members several months ago (not me). So I will

put it like this: The person that has been running the site doesn’t want

to anymore. They are willing to turn the site over to someone else

to operate. This means paying a web host to keep the site going.

So unless whoever takes over is willing to foot the bill, the cost to host

this site will have to be spread out among all of us. Otherwise, VHTRADING

bites the dust. Here’s another question I’d like to put out there:

“Do you think VHTRADING has lost its’ value ? ”


When you turn on your stereo, does it return the favor?


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