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  • KenSmith

    The BlackjackInfo Message Boards are closed to new posts

    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.

  • KenSmith

    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.

  • KenSmith


    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?

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