The BlackjackInfo Message Boards are (no longer!) closed to new posts

Discussion in 'Site Announcements and Administrative Issues' started by KenSmith, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. KenSmith

    KenSmith Administrator Staff Member

    I realize this will be the most unpopular decision I've ever made as administrator of this site.
    But, yes, I have decided to shut down the boards and transform them into an archive.
    The idea has been one I have considered for months now, and I finally have come to terms with the decision.

    I am truly fortunate. I have been able to spend my entire life doing things that I enjoy.
    I no longer enjoy running the message boards. Frankly, managing a message board never fit
    well with my lifestyle. As many of you know I spend extensive time away from the site
    making money from our preferred source of funds instead.

    The negativity that comes from having to deal with administrative issues is a drain.
    And no matter how smoothly things run at any given time, the issues of spam, trolls, and
    flames will always be a part of the process.

    I am just not willing to spend my time doing things I do not enjoy.

    The boards have been an amazing place for this 6 1/2 years.
    I cannot begin to say Thank You enough, to you, the participants, and especially the volunteer moderators for
    the work they have done.

    Posting will be available through the weekend, and on Monday the change will be made.

    Again, thank you all.
  2. KenSmith

    KenSmith Administrator Staff Member

  3. KenSmith

    KenSmith Administrator Staff Member

    Some questions answered

    Thanks for the many kind posts.

    To answer a couple of recurring questions:

    1) Why not just turn over admin work to others, and leave the site in place?
    I feel responsible for all content on my site, and I would still feel that responsibility even if I were not involved in the day to day operations of the boards. Turning over the reins to others doesn't end my involvement.

    2) How about selling the message boards?
    The message archive is being retained as a key component of the BlackjackInfo site going forward.

    3) How about selling the entire site, including the message boards?
    I don't think anyone who is suggesting this idea would like my price. I turn down 1 or 2 offers a year, some of which have been considerable.

    4) What about chat?
    Sorry, chat will go away as well.

    Last edited: Dec 14, 2011
  4. KenSmith

    KenSmith Administrator Staff Member

    The message boards are now closed to new posts.

    Thanks to everyone who made this an amazing community for 6.5 years.

    Now go out there and win some money from the casinos. Seriously, what are you waiting for? :grin:
  5. KenSmith

    KenSmith Administrator Staff Member

    After a five year hiatus, I'm proud to announce that the new management of is re-opening the popular message forums here, effective immediately.

    I wish them a long and prosperous future. Carry on!

    P.S. If you are wondering, this KenSmith account is still mine. Same old Ken, joined by LV Bear as a new admin here. The Bear will be taking over the primary duties here.
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 13, 2016
  6. metronome

    metronome Well-Known Member

    any plans to restore a chat room?
  7. LVBear584

    LVBear584 Administrator

    No plans at this time, but always subject to change.
  8. halbruno

    halbruno Member

    I guess I am late to the party! I am so happy to discover that bjinfo the forum is back in action. I learned so much from this site while learning the ropes. Then the forum was shut down, and I really was lost for a while until I found bjtheforum. Now, I'll check out both sites. I really like the new "soft" look and easy to read text. Thanks, Ken & Mr Bear! 8^)

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