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Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« on: September 05, 2008, 05:10:36 PM »
As has been noted in other threads here, the Ambient sponsored VWS forum has been shut down, presumably permanently.

As a long time contributor (using VWS since 2001) and former Global Moderator over there, I spent a lot of time on that forum, and made a lot of contributions. All of that is gone now, so let's pick it up here where we left off. I know at least 2 of my fellow GMs are members here. I hope they chime in as well.

Here I'm SLOweather. Over there, I was known as carndt. In either case, you probably can recognize me from my sig.

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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2008, 05:13:39 PM »
Thanks Chris for your effort and time.
I guess there will be no more beta testing?  I really enjoyed doing that.
I guess the only way that it could be done is if people periodically checked the link were Ed posts the newest version.  I would surmise that we can still submit problem reports through the link also.

Problem reporting:
http://www.ambientweather.com/viwestprre.html

Recent version:
http://www.ambientweather.com/do30tr.html

If this will still work, can a moderator over here create a "VWS Beta Testing" thread?
« Last Edit: September 05, 2008, 05:22:12 PM by MadALwx »

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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2008, 05:23:38 PM »
As has been noted in other threads here, the Ambient sponsored VWS forum has been shut down, presumably permanently.

As a long time contributor (using VWS since 2001) and former Global Moderator over there, I spent a lot of time on that forum, and made a lot of contributions. All of that is gone now, so let's pick it up here where we left off. I know at least 2 of my fellow GMs are members here. I hope they chime in as well.

Here I'm SLOweather. Over there, I was known as carndt. In either case, you probably can recognize me from my sig.

Chris

Chis,

Yep, I'm here, but not going to say anything on the matter. Not going to get into the middle of this mess.



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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2008, 05:28:14 PM »
I am here now.  I was just a 'Jr Drip' and was just starting to really enjoy the forums.   I hope my "new forum home" proves to be more enlightening than Ambient did.  :grin:
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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2008, 06:01:31 PM »
Chris,

Yep, I'm here, but not going to say anything on the matter. Not going to get into the middle of this mess.

Bob


Sorry for the misunderstanding, Bob. I wasn't trying to drag the badness over here, just welcome the disenfranchised to a new home and point out that there are familiar people here.

My bad.

Chris

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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2008, 06:05:37 PM »
Let me know which new boards need to be created to support VWS, and I'll be glad to create them.

I've added SLOweather as moderator for the VWS board, and if the other global-moderators will chime in, I'll add them too.  If you think a new Forum (collection of boards) would be helpful, let me know.

I'm very sorry to see the sudden demise of Ambient.  Having been through the demise (and reconstitution) of WeatherForum.net as WXForum.net, I know how folks feel having lost many of their valuable posts and threads .. but..
Here's a 'clean and well lighted' place for discussion and since we're beholdin' to no particular vendor, our freedom to discuss areas of mutual interest isn't curtailed by commercial interests.  We do expect that discussions will be polite and that we conduct our postings with mutual respect and helpfulness .. so far, only a very few (Spammers mostly) have been evicted for untoward conduct/postings.

So.. again, a hearty welcome to the Ambient forum folks .. hopefully you can find (and create) the knowledge base here that you supported over there.

Best regards,
Ken

BTW.. for folks wanting to capture favorite threads/postings on Ambient, use Google Search and read/save the cached pages on Google before they dissappear .. we'd done that with stuff on weatherforum.net after it's DNS demise and managed to save some of the good stuff :)
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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2008, 06:07:42 PM »
BTW.. for folks wanting to capture favorite threads/postings on Ambient, use Google Search and read/save the cached pages on Google before they dissappear .. we'd done that with stuff on weatherforum.net after it's DNS demise and managed to save some of the good stuff :)

That may not be possible. The last time I checked, that forum was private and not indexable.

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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2008, 06:12:35 PM »
Let me know which new boards need to be created to support VWS, and I'll be glad to create them.

I've added SLOweather as moderator for the VWS board, and if the other global-moderators will chime in, I'll add them too.  If you think a new Forum (collection of boards) would be helpful, let me know......

I made a humble request earlier. :-)  They were my favorite at the Ol' place..  http://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=2018.0
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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2008, 06:13:54 PM »
Both the Oregon Scientific and WeatherUnderground boards are now available :)

Best regards,
Ken
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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2008, 06:19:35 PM »
Wow now that is action.  Thanks...... =D> =D> =D> \:D/ \:D/ \:D/
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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2008, 06:22:04 PM »
Chris,

Yep, I'm here, but not going to say anything on the matter. Not going to get into the middle of this mess.

Bob


Sorry for the misunderstanding, Bob. I wasn't trying to drag the badness over here, just welcome the disenfranchised to a new home and point out that there are familiar people here.

My bad.

Chris


Nothing to be sorry about Chris. I knew exactly what you ment in your post. I just wanted to get it out right at the start that I'm not going to say anything on the matter.

It's all good. :)


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« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2008, 07:25:14 PM »
This has been stated here many times before but in light of what has happened over at the Ambient Forum and the way the guys here have welcomed everyone,   This has got to be the BEST weather place around!

 =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>

Again guys thanks for all you do..


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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2008, 08:37:28 PM »
Both the Oregon Scientific and WeatherUnderground boards are now available :)

Best regards,
Ken

 :-(  :?

How about a weatherforyou.com or PWSweather.com board?
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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2008, 09:32:38 PM »
Thanks for the welcome.  I must admit I stumbled across this forum a while back, and it was kind of eerie, the names, many of them were the same. and setup is almost identical as well.  It was kind of like the bizarro world episode on Seinfeld....

Looks like this will be a good place to get my weather fix,

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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2008, 09:36:05 PM »
Both the Oregon Scientific and WeatherUnderground boards are now available :)

Best regards,
Ken

 :-(  :?

How about a weatherforyou.com or PWSweather.com board?


You bet!  How about this one http://www.wxforum.net/index.php?board=91.0 .. and, you are a moderator for it :D

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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2008, 09:53:09 PM »
Thanks for the welcome.  I must admit I stumbled across this forum a while back, and it was kind of eerie, the names, many of them were the same. and setup is almost identical as well.  It was kind of like the bizarro world episode on Seinfeld....

Cue Twilight Zone theme...

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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2008, 10:14:41 PM »
.... It was kind of like the bizarro world episode on Seinfeld.......

You have entered into the neutral zone between matter and anti-matter.  As long as you don't stick your hands out both sides of the zone at the same time you'll live to enjoy it!   UU
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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2008, 10:23:58 PM »
This looks like a happy place. Glad I found it. Lots of good info was lost at the other site but I am sure in time it will be populated here. Thanks for the new home.

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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2008, 12:24:44 AM »
anyone know why it was closed??
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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2008, 12:41:44 AM »
Thanks Chris for your effort and time.
I guess there will be no more beta testing?  I really enjoyed doing that.
I guess the only way that it could be done is if people periodically checked the link were Ed posts the newest version.  I would surmise that we can still submit problem reports through the link also.

Problem reporting:
http://www.ambientweather.com/viwestprre.html

Recent version:
http://www.ambientweather.com/do30tr.html

If this will still work, can a moderator over here create a "VWS Beta Testing" thread?

I've added a 'VWS Beta Testing' forum as a child board under "Virtual Weather Station Software".  Enjoy!

Best regards,
Ken
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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2008, 01:24:33 AM »
anyone know why it was closed??


Something I said?

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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2008, 01:26:07 AM »
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I've added a 'VWS Beta Testing' forum as a child board under "Virtual Weather Station Software".  Enjoy!....

Thanks Ken!  

Maybe at some point we could talk Ed into generating a mailing list or notifying one of the moderators when  new version is released for testing.  
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« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2008, 02:00:14 AM »
Any chance of getting Ambient to endorse this board and allow use of the logo?  Or at least to link to it from their support page?

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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2008, 08:39:46 AM »
As most of you know I was also a member of the Ambient Weather Forum and also a moderator. I was a member since sometime around 2002 and was a moderator for the last, almost year. I have been a member here since the original Wx Forum. I have also been asked my Ken to be one of the moderators in the VWS section and have accepted his offer. So I will do my best to answer any questions any one might have there and in any of the other areas.



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Re: Welcome to all former members of the discontinued VWS forum!
« Reply #24 on: September 06, 2008, 08:55:26 AM »
Any chance of getting Ambient to endorse this board and allow use of the logo?  Or at least to link to it from their support page?



Sorry Anthony but I would work very hard to squash this idea. I personally don't want to do _anything_ that even implies that we have any affiliation with any specific manufacturer. That independence from any commercial interest is at the very heart of wxforum.net's existence.

EDIT: Specifically, I'm talking about the use of the logo. I wouldn't have an issue with Ambient linking to the forums here  ;)
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