The Future of VHTRADING

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September 23, 2017 at 11:26 pm Quote #57266

wjamflan
(971)

Thanks for sharing. I don’t think it has lost it’s value. I just wish there was a way to make the site more about sharing the recordings. But being an old school trader who’s never done a torrent, I don’t honestly know how to make that happen.


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


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September 23, 2017 at 11:40 pm Quote #57269

frankm
(4733)

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

If that’s the question I think the answer is an easy … no. It has not lost value. Having said that, you may be asking the wrong question. In stead of, “has VHTrading lost its value” a better question might be, “is it worth keeping VHTrading running with such low participation”. Subtle but important difference. My answer to that would be, it is worth keeping VHTrading running, at least in my opinion.

I think looking at posts and visits are two different things and several visits a day is more important than a couple posts a day.

What’s actually even more important is if the administrator wants to step back is someone else willing to step up?


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September 24, 2017 at 2:37 am Quote #57270

Cut2TheCrash
(792)

Such a shame to see this place close if it has too , alot less drama than the other site but peoples lives change and need to move on its understandable. What are the costs involved ? can ads or banners be placed to make money to pay for the site?


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September 24, 2017 at 10:45 am Quote #57276

jroundy
(1366)

Hasn’t lost any value to me.


The poor folks play for keeps down here…They’re the living dead. Nobody rules these streets at night like Van Halen!!


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September 24, 2017 at 5:21 pm Quote #57279

Revo11
(981)

What’s the rough cost of running the site per year?


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September 25, 2017 at 4:25 pm Quote #57287

muroh73
(1094)

I’d be willing to chip in to keep the site up and running as well. I’ve gained so much VH knowledge from this site over the years. And the recordings…well don’t get me started there. This is my VH go to site even if it only seems like I hide behind the curtains and watch lol.


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October 6, 2017 at 12:53 am Quote #57363

PhxHorn
(48)

I’d like to see the site continue. I was just thinking that I need to do a matrix of my Phoenix 2015 recording with the other source. The two combined should sound pretty good.


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October 6, 2017 at 7:32 pm Quote #57364

mrmojohalen
(5430)

Revo11: What’s the rough cost of running the site per year?

Still waiting to hear from the bossman..


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


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October 7, 2017 at 8:43 am Quote #57369

frankm
(4733)

Revo11: What’s the rough cost of running the site per year?

I really hope it is not all about the cost, although I can understand financial concerns. If it were only monetary, a go-fund me page or some other instrument could be set up for members to contribute and keep the site alive. I think more than mere finances, this goes deeper. An administrator that has grown tired of the tasks to administer such a site and field the complaints and daily grind of keeping the site running. It is understandable afterall, we all have times in our lives in which for one reason or another we need to move on. This site has already gone through a number of administrators and maybe it is time for someone new to take the reigns. If the current administrator, for whatever reason, wants to step back … I don’t blame him. The question is … who will step forward?


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October 7, 2017 at 11:32 am Quote #57370

wjamflan
(971)

” I don’t think I’m overstating it to say that Randy is the heart and soul of this place.”

I meant what I said in the above quote from a previous thread. In addition, without him, this place is very seldom about the recordings. With as much as he has done already, it’s not surprising that he might be completely burnt. He has put a lot of time and effort into disseminating shows to the VH masses. We all owe him a debt of gratitude. I have not spoken with him at all about any of this, but if he’s completely done, maybe vhtrading really has lost its value. Either way, the Van Halen bootleg recording world will not be the same without him.


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


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October 7, 2017 at 2:10 pm Quote #57371

Cut2TheCrash
(792)

To everyone that posted in this thread and wants VH Trading to have value please check out this thread http://www.vhtrading.com/topic/van-halen-dvd-up-to-2004 and try contribute in some form . That way this can get back to public knowing what out there to trade and maybe newcomers can add to the pot for other dates and angles we dont have already .


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October 7, 2017 at 10:35 pm Quote #57375

mrmojohalen
(5430)

wjamflan: ” I don’t think I’m overstating it to say that Randy is the heart and soul of this place.”

I meant what I said in the above quote from a previous thread. In addition, without him, this place is very seldom about the recordings. With as much as he has done already, it’s not surprising that he might be completely burnt. He has put a lot of time and effort into disseminating shows to the VH masses. We all owe him a debt of gratitude. I have not spoken with him at all about any of this, but if he’s completely done, maybe vhtrading really has lost its value. Either way, the Van Halen bootleg recording world will not be the same without him.

As a filmer & author of countless dvd’s & blu-ray’s, Randy has contributed greatly to this site,

sharing a ton of shows. A site doesn’t necessarily have to have members that author or even

record shows (Even though that adds value in it’s own way.). It’s all about the sharing of shows

regardless of where they come from. The torrent folks can download shows & share with others

that are old school, via whatever means.


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


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October 16, 2017 at 10:26 pm Quote #57436

mrmojohalen
(5430)

The countdown has begun. 45 days from today & VHtrading is history. Unless……


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


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October 16, 2017 at 10:31 pm Quote #57437

src
(1559)

Thats’ a shame.


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October 16, 2017 at 11:28 pm Quote #57438

mrmojohalen
(5430)

src: Thats’ a shame.

It’s not cast in stone. Guitard agreed to turn the site over to someone else.

That cannot happen unless we hear from him with all of the details.

I don’t think he means to run the ship into the iceberg, but we are heading

in that direction.


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


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