1250 SCALE MESSAGE BOARD
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Thank you. n/t
In Short: Thad founded the Facebook group for 1250 model ships which in the end had over 1200 members. He was the only admin and moderator. This ended up being very problematic as Facebook refused to give another person administration rights. Since it's a closed group and all the members are civilized there's no problems with spam or unasked for postings, but no new members can be added. And in theory any member could start creating havok. It's mostly a risk of hacked accounts. Unless the postings are straightout illegal Facebook will likely not intervent in such cases either.
In the end it was nessessary to create a new group from scratch and try to move over as many folks as possible. The new group currently has 308 members. You can find it here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/371966490088378/
Thad's death - chaos? Please explain for those of us who don't know what you're talking about.
No one enjoys contemplating one's death, and I think Paul has done a great job with this board and site, and the community owes him a large debt of thanks. However, in light of the chaos Thad's death caused on his site (yes I know Facebook rules are different from private sites like this), have you chosen a successor to carry on your work? I would hate to lose this site, as I think it is invaluable to the hobby. Just a thought. You don't need to name names now, just an assurance that it will continue in the future.
I personally wish that the time is long postponed!