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Jarrod's post on Brickboard Site Viability in the RWD forum ...

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https://www.brickboard.com/RWD/volvo/1663577/site_viability.html

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    Jarrod's post on Brickboard, serious stuff, please read

    You'll just have to trust that this is Jarrod for now. (I can't log in since I am traveling and don't have a key that I use for logging into my account.)

    I just crunched the numbers and found that I have an $8,000 loss running the site this year. Last year, it was barely in the black.

    I think this is probably a mix of factors including:
    * Lack of attention including improvements and maintenance.
    * Increase in consolidation of social media platforms (too bad, really).
    * Big drop in ad revenue due to the above and fewer users.
    * Fewer donations (not appealing to guilt, but it's way down).
    * Use of a higher cost model to host than is necessary with modern platform options (would require more attention from me than I could give to address).

    As it is, I will be forced to shut down the site or limit it to read only (likely and not too difficult to do while dropping the price of hosting significantly).

    The means to move to use platforms is something I know how to design and build. However, again, I can't afford the time between a leadership job and my family. I might find time to re-enable posting over a longer period of time.

    More to come on this subject.
    -Jarrod
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    Jarrod's post on Brickboard Site Viability in the RWD forum ...

    Thanks for the heads up KGV. I have been waiting for this news for a couple of years now. Jarrod has very little time since he moved from United Health Group to a new company.

    The Brickboard is the last of its kind, hand written and home grown. It has served a multitude of Volvo owners. I learned how to replace brake pads as my first 'test' of my wrenching. No part of the car is now sacred from my tools. And I still learn more than I should from just reading the new 'problems' people come up with.

    Jarrod, the Brickboard will be missed. I hope some of us will donate a few dollars just to help you recoup your $8,000 loss last year.
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      Jarrod's post on Brickboard Site Viability in the RWD forum ...

      I would be sad to lose the Brickboard community. Maybe it would help to make the donate button more prominent. And I'm also sorry to say that some of us need to be reminded why it is so important to donate. I visit the other boards, but the design of most are just awful. And then there's Facebook, I just hate fb.

      Hoping for the best,
      --Bud

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      -- '96 850T at about 230K, 2005 XC70 at 96K; gone but not forgotten '97 850T5, '83 244 DL, '81 245 and '64 Amazon





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