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Abbey_Road
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Re: Can we get this back?

Abbey_Road wrote:

I liked it when we could view who was reading a topic.

James
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Re: Can we get this back?

James wrote:

When we started the site, that option was on during some of the "test runs". Remember guys(and girls), this site launched without all its bells and whistles running. We wanted to improve it before launch, but this community had been fucked over enough already, so we decided to launch it early with all of you part of it. Notice that zero promotion has been done for this site at this point. There's some bitching about us in that thread over at HTGTH, but thats not promo.

Improvements will continually be made in the coming days/weeks/months.

Communist China
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Cool James- just try to make them in a somewhat timely manner. You guys have yet to dissapoint, but I think we have low patience after the continual re-assurance that features were coming at old ROV and then they never did.

Abbey_Road
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Re: Can we get this back?

Abbey_Road wrote:

So is this what you are trying to say?

Friday,  November 2, 2007
An open letter to our fans:


The staff of the former ROV regrets to announce that the following features have been cancelled:

the who is viewing a topic

Due to the quick attempt to restore a defunct site online, valuable time needed by the  staff and the ISP  for the proper setup and release of the new site (insert new name here) would be lost. Rather than delay the site yet again all involved have decided to remove this feature. We sincerely hope our fans understand and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused anyone.

To say the making of a site has been an unbearably long and incomprehensible journey would be an understatement. Overcoming the endless and seemingly insanity of the obstacles faced by all involved, not withstanding the emotional challenges endured by everyone: the fans, and other webmasters  has at many times seemed for all like a bad dream where one wakes up only to find they are still in the nightmare and unfortunately this time it has been played out for over a decade in real life.

The true ongoing behind-the-scenes triumphs and casualties are much more complicated than any negative speculation that HTGTH or otherwise has managed to hit upon. For much of the time some form or another of legalities have been taking place that really the best way to deal with publicly was to keep our mouths shut in an attempt to ensure the best outcome and especially one that wouldn't jeopardize the staff or the website. One can easily point to how others have done things or how they themselves feel that they would were they in the same situations but without full knowledge of the various dynamics and circumstances involved, again these types of comments or commentary are uninformed, outside, generally useless and often hindering speculation.

When I agreed to do a new site, I agreed with the understanding that I and my manager Brody were in full agreement as to our strategy,  and most importantly that any and all things needed to release the site at the latest by Dec. 26th were to be in place. Unfortunately this turned out not to be the case and not only do I regret to say that again the site feature will not be available by the end of the year but that though many things went extremely well and were very exciting there were in our opinion unnecessary and avoidable complications on our pm messages  having to do with the ISP, that played hell on all involved especially our crew. This was compounded by an overall sense of a lack of respect by Brody for the fans and each individual's particular expertise that has resulted unfortunately in the end of both ROV and my relationship in having a management or sense of website involvement with Brody.

In regard to a release date for the website features  itself certain minor and by that I do mean minor things and or additions as well as contract negotiations need to be completed and barring any unforeseen complications these things have now been adequately scheduled. Both DTJ and I along with our crew feel that this site deserves the proper setup and promotion not the "it's not ROV because you don't own the copyright to the name" approach offered by Brody and his minions. We believe this strategy may have been used in order for management to sell this latest website to the various ISP providers. We feel that if this was so, this was obviously unfair to them. The stress of dealing with this situation has been considerable for everyone as well as to the staff  themselves as a whole but that this was more importantly in our opinion something utterly insane to do to our fans. Our apologies and please know DTJ and Ihave been laboring over this with  Brody for the last year.

That being said this is not a promise, a lie or a guarantee but we do wish to announce a tentative release date of March 6th. This is the first time we have done this publicly for this website. Any and all other dates have been made up by others for their own reasons. We would like to assure the fans that though tentative everything in our power will be done to meet this date. Once it is finalized and official you will be notified. If we are delayed for unseen reasons you will also be notified as soon as possible in regard to a new date and the website features will be released as shortly thereafter as is possible. We thank you for your patience.

In the end it's just a website and one that I and others  involved believe and feel is a true Guns N' Roses websote   Ultimately the public will decide and regardless of the outcome our hearts, lives and our passion has been put into this project every step of the way. If for no other reason we feel those elements alone merit your consideration. We do hope you can hold on just a bit longer and if not we hope you would please feel free to take a break and we'll be more than glad (if you so choose) to see you again later.

Once again, our sincere apologies and our deepest thanks. All the best to each and every one of you over this holiday season, thank-you and God bless.


Sincerely,
James Lofton



lol


I have to get karma for this!

Will
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Re: Can we get this back?

Will wrote:
Abbey_Road wrote:

So is this what you are trying to say?

Friday,  November 2, 2007
An open letter to our fans:


The staff of the former ROV regrets to announce that the following features have been cancelled:

the who is viewing a topic

Due to the quick attempt to restore a defunct site online, valuable time needed by the  staff and the ISP  for the proper setup and release of the new site (insert new name here) would be lost. Rather than delay

..........

Once again, our sincere apologies and our deepest thanks. All the best to each and every one of you over this holiday season, thank-you and God bless.


Sincerely,
James Lofton

Karma +1 lol That should be on the homepage when the new site is unveiled big_smile Should probably start work on that hmm

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HAHAHA awesome  14  Karma for sure!

Damn I have to wait cuz I just gave karma for the Conan vid.

RussTCB
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Re: Can we get this back?

RussTCB wrote:

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Re: Can we get this back?

russtcb wrote:
Jameslofton wrote:

When we started the site, that option was on during some of the "test runs". Remember guys(and girls), this site launched without all its bells and whistles running. We wanted to improve it before launch, but this community had been fucked over enough already, so we decided to launch it early with all of you part of it. Notice that zero promotion has been done for this site at this point. There's some bitching about us in that thread over at HTGTH, but thats not promo.

Improvements will continually be made in the coming days/weeks/months.

HEY! I changed my signature at HTGTH to the URL for this site! Now THAT'S promo! 16

It is Promo!!!  Thanks you!  9

RussTCB
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RussTCB wrote:

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monkeychow
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Re: Can we get this back?

monkeychow wrote:

yeah i dont even need the features...i come here cos the people are cool and the talk is uncensored smile

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