Change in AstroSafari.com Structure

Change in AstroSafari.com Structure

Postby AstroAustin [OP] » March 20th 2013, 6:32pm

To the valued members of AstroSafari.com:

Today marks a special day for AstroSafari.com. Today we are pleased to announce to the community a change in the AstroSafari structure. As of today the forums will be owned and operated by the good folks at AutoGuide.com. Not to worry, I will continue to be involved with AstroSafari.com as I have done since 2007. Think of this as a partnership that expands our community reach and increases the available knowledge. AutoGuide.com has the management skills and community building abilities that are essential to branching out and becoming a leading source of information on the web.

Other than some new administrators helping with the site maintenance and behind the scenes work, very little else will change. We have sung the praises of our outstanding moderators to the staff at AutoGuide.com. They will continue to uphold the same standards they always have in moderating the forums. I will still be involved with the website as much as time permits, the last thing I want to do is negatively impact our members experience on the site.
As I said, I am excited about this new direction as it will allow me to focus on my schoolwork and family, while putting the forums in the hands of a class organization that excels in running forums and keeping them technologically up-to-date.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns please feel free to let us know.

Thanks!
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Re: Change in AstroSafari.com Structure

Postby admin » March 20th 2013, 6:34pm

Hi Everyone,

My name is Mo and I work for Autoguide. As you have read above we are now the proud owners of Astrosafari.com

I would like to start out by saying we are very excited to be joining the Astrosafari community. Austin has told us much about this community! We are here to help improve the functionality of the site and help it grow to new levels. We have a great team of tech support available to fix any functional issues you have with the site, and to help keep the site updated and working. I am here whenever you need help with anything, or if you have a question or concern. Feel free to PM me.

With that I would like you all to know that this is still YOUR community and we are here to work with the community and the existing staff and moderators to keep this site a place for you to come and feel at home. Austin is also sticking around with us!

Feel free to PM me with any introductions, questions, concerns and anything on your mind. I'm excited and looking forward to working with Astrosafari!

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Re: Change in AstroSafari.com Structure

Postby 94 Van Guy » March 20th 2013, 7:07pm

Welcome Mo, we wondered if your Admin member name meant a new owner a week or so ago. The members here are a good bunch and will be cooperative with all of the management.

Again, Welcome to the forum,

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Re: Change in AstroSafari.com Structure

Postby admin » March 20th 2013, 7:26pm

Thanks Keith!

Looking forward to being apart of it!

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Re: Change in AstroSafari.com Structure

Postby JaxSPL » March 20th 2013, 11:58pm

Welcome Mo.

glad to have you aboard.
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Re: Change in AstroSafari.com Structure

Postby markmitch » March 21st 2013, 12:07am

happy to have you aboard, any chance the ping can be fixed that goes with the chat room, It lets us know when someone sends a message into the room. Thanks Mark
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Re: Change in AstroSafari.com Structure

Postby Leeann_93 » March 21st 2013, 12:41am

Welcome to AS, Mo ;)
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Postby thegreenmachine » March 21st 2013, 4:11am

Welcome aboard. Sad to hear of the sale. Happy to have you on board.
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Re: Change in AstroSafari.com Structure

Postby AstroWill » March 21st 2013, 4:26am

Welcome, I also second tapatalk support.

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Re: Change in AstroSafari.com Structure

Postby admin » March 21st 2013, 2:26pm

Hey all,

I will look into the ping noise in the chat room and also tapatalk. I will send you all an update once I look further into this!

Great to be apart of AS!

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Re: Change in AstroSafari.com Structure

Postby gaastro96 » March 21st 2013, 2:54pm

hi mo welcome aboard,
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Re: Change in AstroSafari.com Structure

Postby Bread Van » March 21st 2013, 3:01pm

Welcome, take care of the folks here at AS...Truly a great, fun bunch! They make owning these vans far more enjoyable for many people :rockon:
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Postby xit » March 21st 2013, 4:39pm

Welcome Mo, glad to have you on board. :clap:
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Postby SupraVan » March 22nd 2013, 3:00am

Hi Mo
I too would like to welcome you aboard...!
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Re: Change in AstroSafari.com Structure

Postby admin » March 22nd 2013, 8:16pm

Thanks for the welcome everyone! Good to be here!

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Re: Change in AstroSafari.com Structure

Postby astro1957 » April 13th 2013, 10:44am

Thanks for the great education about these wonderful vans.

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Re: Change in AstroSafari.com Structure

Postby Tony Bosley » May 30th 2013, 8:14pm

Thank God you folks are maintaining this forum. I can't imagine that any other discontinued vehicle could be loved and missed as much as the AstroSafari vans. I sure hope GM is taking note of all this, and I hope they realize that they could benefit greatly by bringing these vehicles back into production. There are tens of thousands of people waiting in line to "upgrade" right now. There is no equivalent on the market. Having a forum and a community like this to commiserate with is very encouraging. Long live the AstroSafari!

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Re: Change in AstroSafari.com Structure

Postby SilverBullet1997 » July 23rd 2013, 10:16pm

Well this new change in A/S structure seems to be for the worse.

We now no longer have personalized avatars(unless you did them before the change)
Problems with mobile connectivity.
and to top it all off.
Now for the past week the site has been on the fritz and is logging everyone off randomly, not auto logging on, won't let us post in chat unless we just logged on, and is losing our reply posts that we spend time writing to have wiped out by us having to re-log on and its gone when it goes back to the page.

I love the people here, but am not happy with the forum service as of late.

I would love to donate to the site but not until some of these issues are resolved with gusto.
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Re: Change in AstroSafari.com Structure

Postby ccookie66 » July 23rd 2013, 10:50pm

:goodpost: I agree. It seems like the site has been neglected lately. :2:
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Re: Change in AstroSafari.com Structure

Postby markmitch » July 23rd 2013, 11:43pm

Yeah like somebody call the site doctor and tell him vacation is over and were all sick of the site being broken.
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