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  Hawkeye

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Posted: 2004-September-26 at 7:26pm | IP Logged Quote Hawkeye

This website has existed now for almost 4 years, serving as a display gallery for some of the best space art on the internet today.  Unfortunately, due to reasons which I will not share here, I can no longer maintain the site.  Therefore, pending any changes, the website will close permanently on Saturday, October 9th.  Please read the following message for more information.




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Posted: 2004-September-26 at 7:26pm | IP Logged Quote Hawkeye

We have so much great artwork here, so many active members, and valuable messages that I do not want to see these things simply disappear in 2 weeks.  With that in mind, if there is someone out there who has the technical knowledge and desire to take-over operation of the site, I would be willing to make the transfer.  This would be a large responsibility though.  It would involve the actual transfer of the domain name to the new owner.  It would also require the new owner to have web space to handle a site with this sort of traffic (usually 25 gigs of transfer per month), as well as knowledge of ASP and SQL.  Beyond that, it would have to be someone I know, or someone who is vouched-for by someone I know because I do not want the domain to become some advertiser's billboard.  Ideally I would like to see someone take the current content - all messages and artwork, and carry it forward.  It must remain a community site.  I also realize that the transfer may not be completed right away, so I will work with the new owner as much as possible.  If anyone is interested in this, please email me privately:  webservice@solarvoyager.com





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Posted: 2004-September-26 at 7:56pm | IP Logged Quote Snedex

this is awful hawkeye, this place opened my eyes to the wider universe and has shown me many things, it is sad that this is happening, i truly cannot believe it. I would offer but i have no knowledge of sql or asp  best of luck to all! and thank you!
Will


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Posted: 2004-September-27 at 12:56am | IP Logged Quote Fahad

Oh my God, what a way to start a day, I just woke up! 

This is very unfortunate and I am very sad about this, it came as a shock! There is no place on the web that can match the quality of Solarvoyager as far as I know. This is gonna take some time to come over, that's for sure!


Unfortunately I dont have any knowledge of sql or asp...yet,


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Posted: 2004-September-27 at 6:59am | IP Logged Quote ANTIFAN

 

This is a terrible piece of news. You have shaped a fantastic little gem of the internet here - it would be a pity - no - a travesty if it were allowed to disappear.

I am so sorry to hear this, I hope something can be done to prevent SV from leaving our lives.

G.

 

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Posted: 2004-September-27 at 7:23am | IP Logged Quote Dinyctis

quite a shocking surprise here.  It never crossed my mind that it could close just like that.   


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Posted: 2004-September-27 at 11:11am | IP Logged Quote ozzman

As with what everyone else is saying, thats terrible. I think this forum is great for asspiring space artists like me. I found I got great help here with the tutorials and everyone who posted messages to my work. But where do we go to now if no one will take over. The amount of work that I see here gives me great inspiration to create more pictures. This is too sad.
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Posted: 2004-September-27 at 11:15am | IP Logged Quote AmishHacker

This is horrible.  So much will be lost with the closing of this site.

A dark day indeed

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Posted: 2004-September-27 at 11:52am | IP Logged Quote Dinyctis

so much was gained, though.  Its not like it was useless and nobody learned a thing throughout its existence


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Posted: 2004-September-27 at 12:02pm | IP Logged Quote Coltzero

what a shame!
how am i ever gonna get trough the time of the day without SV



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