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STV311A
PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:24 pm  Reply with quote



Joined: 05 Mar 2017
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Just curious if the 16 ga Society is still open for membership or if it is closed? The website says membership orders are disabled. I would like to do my part to sustain this wonderful gentlemanly website/forum.

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fin2feather
PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:56 pm  Reply with quote
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The owner and founder of the site, Doug Oliver, passed away. As we understand it, the family has not made a decision on what they will do going forward. We are fortunate that the site is still operational at this point.

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3drahthaars
PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:43 pm  Reply with quote



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Sorry to hear about Doug... just got my first 16ga and tried to join up as well, getting the same message about membership orders.

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s_long
PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:13 am  Reply with quote
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Yes, at present the ability to join is closed. I'm working with Doug's wife to plan for the future of the site so stay tuned for more details in the months to come. For now it is in safe hands and being backed up every so often for good measure. I am currently paying the hosting and maintenance costs out of pocket, and may look for help in that regard once the dust settles.
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STV311A
PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:09 am  Reply with quote



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We should all be helping to keep this site running. I will be glad to join as soon as it becomes open again. I really appreciate this site and the civility of it's members greatly.

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fin2feather
PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:23 am  Reply with quote
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s_long, thanks for all you do. We owe you a great debt.

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Cheyenne08
PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:31 pm  Reply with quote
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s-long, anytime you need some help, give us a shout, we will be there for you.

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Little Creek
PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:49 am  Reply with quote
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The users tab shows people who joined on March 17, and 18...
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skeettx
PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:10 am  Reply with quote
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Yes the 16ga forum but not the 16ga Society

All are welcome here on the FORUM if they act like we all should Smile

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fin2feather
PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:59 am  Reply with quote
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Mike is correct. Being a forum member is not the same as being a society member.

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Charlie16ga
PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:06 am  Reply with quote



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I just see every day here a gift. Going to be a sad day they day I ever log on and she don't come up Crying or Very sad

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Ohio Wirehair
PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:26 pm  Reply with quote



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I agree,I've gotten help here that's available nowhere else. Beside the folks here are friendly and civil. Many of the sites I visit have that "one or two".Doesn't seem to be that way here.
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Charlie16ga
PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:52 pm  Reply with quote



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Ohio,

I think the slight amount of uncertainty about our future and an expanded interest in all things hunting and shotgun related have lead me to venture on to other forums. I won't go into detail as it's just not the civil thing to do, but it has given me a much stronger appreciation for our little group.

This is home Exclamation Wink

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15' Brown White Light Citori
13' Brown Upland Spcl BPS
02' Rem 870 Exp
53' Rem 870 Wing
53' Mar 90 DT
50' Mar 90 DT
47' Rem 31L
46' Win 12 (2)
33' Rem 31
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Black Belt
PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:18 pm  Reply with quote



Joined: 18 Jun 2014
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Well stated, Charlie! Will miss you at this year's sweet sixteen shoot.

Hard to find a better shotgun/hunting forum than what we have here. Home, indeed!
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xpert16
PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:35 pm  Reply with quote



Joined: 10 Aug 2010
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Hi guys, I don't post or respond often but I do visit most every day. It seems the forum has become kinda stale and possibly held hostage by those who inherited the domain. I may be completely wrong and if so, I apologize and just respectfully bow out. Thanks for all the great insight and info over the years.
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