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Posted: 18 Jan 06, 18:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Look I really cant help cause I dont have the money for it but Queen Picture Hall needs help because it is really a good site for reference

Here is the Letter from Ron:
I am thinking of shutting down this website, as I don't have the time, wills and money to do it anymore. Is there anybody out there who is willing to take over this website and handle it with the love and care that I did in the past eight years? You will need a domain plus webspace that can hold approx 200MB plus some nice bandwith.
I rather hand over this website instead of taking it completely offline and therefore removing a good resource from the net.

Please leave a message or email me when you have any questions or when you are interested!

Thanks.

Just bringing it up for any who can help.


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Posted: 19 Jan 06, 03:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So Ron is shutting down the site? Seems like this was gonna happen for a long time, if the not-so-very-frequent updates were a sign on the wall.... I guess it would take some time to get the whole thing back up to speed again. No thanks, anyone for tennis?


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Posted: 19 Jan 06, 03:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sad news :(

(My first thought was you mean Queen Productions Ltd.)

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Posted: 19 Jan 06, 05:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Seems like Martin is ready to help: http://www.queenpicturehall.com/cgi-bin/forum/forum.cgi?board=chat;action=display;num=1137342978

But if it needs in temporary back-up - our PCs could help too, I think...

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Posted: 19 Jan 06, 06:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Indeed sad news- used this site so many times!!!

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Posted: 19 Jan 06, 14:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Very sad news, hopefully it will go to a new home and a valuable source will remain.

A big hand for Ron I think.


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Posted: 19 Jan 06, 14:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Definitely. Ron, I can't help but your efforts over the years have made a huge contribution to my Queen knowledge.

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Posted: 19 Jan 06, 16:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Could some of the content be transferred over to QueenZone to keep it alive?


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Posted: 19 Jan 06, 17:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks a lot to all for all the sympathy!

I've been thinking about this for a long, long time (at least a year) and this is the first time that I've come out with it. I knew that the site had some kind of value but not like this.

Anyway, the good news for you is that the contract with the web host will last for another year. So it wont go offline after all.

I will see what I can do for next year.

Thanks for all the support and offers!


QueenPictureHall.com is back at qph.runoutgrooves.com
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Posted: 20 Jan 06, 05:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's good to know that queenpicturehall stays online. It reminds me that we should not take all the work and effort of the website owners for granted, mainly when the websites are maintained and updated regularly.


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Posted: 20 Jan 06, 05:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

sure ill take it Wat do i have to do? can i have it?


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Posted: 20 Jan 06, 05:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

o shit somebody took it already, nvm


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Posted: 20 Jan 06, 08:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wanderful news it will be still on- it's one of the greatest queen related web sites out there, done with incredible care and love- pleasure to visit! And what a source of knowledge!!!

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Posted: 21 Jan 06, 16:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

HostEasier is a great host which I use for my Queen site - only $36 for 1000Mb and 10Gb Bandwidth per month.
Might help !


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Posted: 23 Jan 06, 05:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

shanemcd wrote:

HostEasier is a great host which I use for my Queen site - only $36 for 1000Mb and 10Gb Bandwidth per month.
Might help !


1000 MB of space with 10 GB of monthly transfer const $2-$6 per month here.

I'm always willing to help - there are approx. 8 valuable Queen sites in the world and Ron's is one of them.

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Posted: 23 Jan 06, 06:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm glad to hear that the site won't be closing for the moment...It's one of my favourite Queen sites, with so much love and knowledge put into it.
Thanks, Ron, and I hope there is finally a way to carry it on ...FOREVER.:)


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Posted: 23 Jan 06, 12:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There are some pretty smart people in here who would probably jump at the chance to help Ron out, since it is a very good site. Unfortunately, I am dumber than a toaster.

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Posted: 23 Jan 06, 16:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr. Scully wrote:

...there are approx. 8 valuable Queen sites in the world and Ron's is one of them.


What are your 8 valuable Queen Sites...?


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Posted: 23 Jan 06, 18:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You understand that Queen Picture Hall is one of the best rock n' roll websites that there ever has been is don't you? There are very few artists that have a website that has as much detailed, concise, and easy to read and follow websites with as much information as the one you have. Please don't let that one go. Please someone pick it up.

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Posted: 23 Jan 06, 18:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

AlexRocks wrote:

You understand that Queen Picture Hall is one of the best rock n' roll websites that there ever has been is don't you? There are very few artists that have a website that has as much detailed, concise, and easy to read and follow websites with as much information as the one you have. Please don't let that one go. Please someone pick it up.


Tenth response on page one, from the webmaster of that site himself:

RonB wrote:

Thanks a lot to all for all the sympathy!

I've been thinking about this for a long, long time (at least a year) and this is the first time that I've come out with it. I knew that the site had some kind of value but not like this.

Anyway, the good news for you is that the contract with the web host will last for another year. So it wont go offline after all.

I will see what I can do for next year.

Thanks for all the support and offers!