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Old 05-01-2020, 12:32 PM   #1
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Angry Grand Banks forum

Anyone else not able to log into the other GB Owners forum?
Get error message;
The specified username is currently inactive. If you have problems activating your account, please contact a board administrator.

Have sent numerous emails to administrator over last months without response.
Created another account. Same result.
Problem the with the server is likely.
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Old 05-01-2020, 01:12 PM   #2
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I can log in ok. After nine years, I had to recently “join again” as their system couldn’t find me! That web site has slowed in popularity and administration maintenance in recent years. However, its data base is a wealth of info on GB boats.
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Old 05-01-2020, 01:16 PM   #3
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I just got on.
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Old 05-01-2020, 04:58 PM   #4
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Yes lots of archived info. But can't access it without logging in.
Not much activity, probably due to new members unable to complete registration process.
I created a new member profile.
Still waiting weeks for acknowledgement email so i can log in.
Could someone log in and go to bottom of main page and contact a TEAM member and alert them to problem.
Can't contact a TEAM unless logged in...
I use same name on both forums.
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Old 05-01-2020, 05:03 PM   #5
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This issue was discussed a number of months ago. Seems like problem is still outstanding. Interestingly, any one can read the posts but you can't view pictures unless you're a member.
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Old 05-01-2020, 05:42 PM   #6
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Same problem. I gave up. Not a lot of activity on it so wasn't worth the aggravation.
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Old 05-02-2020, 04:10 AM   #7
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The wait for admin approval has always been the case. We are all so used to instantaneous internet access, responses, etc. that it is irritating. I believe there is on admin but not sure. If you own an older GB it is absolutely worth the wait and people do answer the posts.
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Old 05-02-2020, 03:53 PM   #8
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If I am not mistaken, John Shannahan from the Oxford Yacht Agency at Dickerson Harbor down on the Chesapeake started the website. I am not sure of his involvement with it now a days, but the site is a reflection of his love for and knowledge of the Grand Banks. I have had a few conversations with him myself about my boat, which he had built, imported, and stocked some 44 years ago.
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Old 05-03-2020, 11:28 PM   #9
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Bob Lowe is running what he can, when he can. He cannot seem to fix the site so when you do become a member you can see the pictures. post is a waste of time as no one seems to be aware a post was made.
I asked the same questions months ago and admin here does not like you talking about another forum and will soon delete this thread too.
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Old 05-04-2020, 12:52 AM   #10
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Some 6 years ago I logged in as a newbie on GB forum. Lap top immediately got a nasty virus. Soon thereafter, I read on this forum there was a virus on theirs. Haven't tried since. Hope the GB forum stays up and running for GB owners.

Dead Forum Circumstance:

For years there was a great Tollycraft Forum with many active contributors and a search feature where oodles of knowledge was stored. The Tolly forum was old school format; but it worked really well. Then... Tollycraft Club execs decided to "modernize" Tolly Forum. End result - Due to some BIG BoBo... Every piece of info was lost for eternity. Many of us tried to locate the posts and reboot the site. All to no avail. Tollycraft Forum never started again.

Soooo... I say... Enjoy it while we got it - regarding this wonderful Trawler Forum!
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Old 05-04-2020, 06:09 AM   #11
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Bob Lowe is running what he can, when he can. He cannot seem to fix the site so when you do become a member you can see the pictures. post is a waste of time as no one seems to be aware a post was made.
I asked the same questions months ago and admin here does not like you talking about another forum and will soon delete this thread too.
Thanks for the update. The main reason I wanted to join was to view pictures that others had posted regarding dog ramps. Our 60 lb dog will need something to assist boarding from the swim platform.
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Old 05-04-2020, 10:34 AM   #12
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Bob Lowe was a very knowledgeable GB repair guy but an opinionated a$$hole who used the site as his own personal soapbox. He alienated almost all the good moderators and banned a lot of us who posted regularly. Many posters just endured it because Lowe really did know his stuff. But myself, Frode and a couple of others moved on. It doesn’t surprise me that its deteriorated but there is a sad loss of knowledge with its demise.
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Old 05-04-2020, 12:31 PM   #13
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Bob Lowe was a very knowledgeable GB repair guy but an opinionated a$$hole who used the site as his own personal soapbox. He alienated almost all the good moderators and banned a lot of us who posted regularly. Many posters just endured it because Lowe really did know his stuff. But myself, Frode and a couple of others moved on. It doesn’t surprise me that its deteriorated but there is a sad loss of knowledge with its demise.
Bob Lowe is a right-winger, you’re a left-winger. The two of you are members of fringes that refuse to meet in the middle. So relations, of two otherwise smart individuals, never find compromise. Bitterness of the fringes have given us the world we live in today.
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Old 05-04-2020, 07:54 PM   #14
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Just wish there was a way to mine all of the information and save it in one form or another. It was fairly active, not like TF or anything but still ok, when I bought our boat 3 years ago. It does seem to have slowed down significantly since then. As for Bob, as long as he helped me find where I could purchase that rare used single-phase supersonic flux capacitor in GB beige and Corinthian leather trim that I needed for the aft stateroom....I didn't care who he voted for.
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Hellís bells I am definitely not left wing. Hand me my ammo Billy.

The difference is that I think I can think...
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Hellís bells I am definitely not left wing. Hand me my ammo Billy.

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Old 05-04-2020, 11:37 PM   #17
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I tried to sign up for the Grand Banks forum a year ago. I never got confirmation of my request and never got an answer from admin there. I think the site must be largely abandoned.
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Poetry! Sadly, it`s true.
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Old 10-22-2020, 07:43 PM   #19
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I am interested and willing to bring the lost GBO site back to life. Any ideas as to how to go about it or who to contact? Where is (are) the hard drive that was used to house the site info? I am afraid that time passing is the greatest enemy in this quest.
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I am interested and willing to bring the lost GBO site back to life. Any ideas as to how to go about it or who to contact? Where is (are) the hard drive that was used to house the site info? I am afraid that time passing is the greatest enemy in this quest.
I would certainly be willing to help as well but I haven't been able to make any headway with the matter. The Facebook group is fine but honestly I'm trying to get away from using facebook for anything.
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