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#120847 - 07/24/03 05:28 AM 'GAMEBOOMERS' changed ownership ??
LenG Offline
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Registered: 08/20/00
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Quote:
(From today's JA+ "Eye on Adventure") ....
I’m BAAGING It Baby
The grand ole gal Gameboomers has received a front page makeover and is looking pretty nifty. A new look, new owners and new attitude all add up to the best adventure forum on the internet (well, next to the most wonderfulest forum in the world of course!)
I don't know if this is the right place to query the above?
Is this true?
What's happened to Bob & Karen?
I hope everything's all right with them (I know Bob had a LOT of very serious back trouble).
Please let us know the situation! blush

{{Later}} Altered subject title. Maybe I missed something some time ago ... although as an old time 'Boomer I visit GB at least twice a day! eek

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#120848 - 07/24/03 06:44 AM Re: 'GAMEBOOMERS' changed ownership ??
burpee Offline
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I don't know either Len but I don't see Bob and Karen's names at the bottom anymore so it may be true. I suppose, life marches on and circumstances change, so it's very possible. If it is true, I'd like to wish them the very best and thank both for starting such a wonderful place to hang out :kiss:

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#120849 - 07/24/03 06:47 AM Re: 'GAMEBOOMERS' changed ownership ??
dadguy Offline
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.... and who is the new owner?

Dadguy

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#120850 - 07/24/03 06:59 AM Re: 'GAMEBOOMERS' changed ownership ??
LenG Offline
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Burpee :-
If it is true, I'd like to wish them the very best and thank both for starting such a wonderful place to hang out
Seconded ... most sincerely! bravo

Also very many thanks for providing us with so much interest, info, and enjoyment for so many years ... free, and AFAIK voluntarily (with no cash benefit for themselves).

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#120851 - 07/24/03 08:33 AM Re: 'GAMEBOOMERS' changed ownership ??
nolalou Offline
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Registered: 02/10/00
Posts: 4996
Loc: New Orleans, LA. USA
Gee, they don't even tell the moderators anything. Think this was a 'misprint' by JustAdventure? I think we would have heard if there where new owners of Gamerboomers!

Syd, Wictchen, anybody have any info??


Louis

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#120852 - 07/24/03 08:47 AM Re: 'GAMEBOOMERS' changed ownership ??
Kickaha Offline
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Registered: 03/27/01
Posts: 2407
Loc: Cambridge, England
A lot of work goes on behind the scenes to make Game Boomers what is.

My heartfelt thanks to those who have done this work, to those who are doing it, and to those who will do it.
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#120853 - 07/24/03 09:16 AM Re: 'GAMEBOOMERS' changed ownership ??
BillyBob Offline
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Registered: 01/18/01
Posts: 7858
Loc: North Florida
Feel like you're in a new "game" called "Guess the Owners Now!". Since we were not notified, assuming there ARE new owners, then what happens to all our real names and EMail addresses? With 5,000 + registered I hate to think how valuable that info might be to someone who wants to spam us with new "offers".

There is a link at the bottom of the pages called "Contact Us". Perhaps we should do just that and ask the question directly if it doesn't show up here soon. And how can the Moderators, etc., not know if the ownership has changed? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Confused]" src="confused.gif" />
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#120854 - 07/24/03 09:31 AM Re: 'GAMEBOOMERS' changed ownership ??
syd Offline
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Registered: 11/12/99
Posts: 12306
Loc: Body in California/Heart in Ha...
Good morning everyone laugh

As to Randy's article about us - yes, it's true. GameBoomers has been "under new management" so to speak since May of this year. Bob's medical problems have made it impossible for him to continue running the board so he turned it over to [drum roll please] Marita aka Mags laugh

Marita didn't want a big deal made out of it which is why nothing was said formally on the board and we respected her wishes. I will tell you all - that she is a wonder and Peter is correct - there is so much more to running this site than simply hitting the reply button.

BillyBob calm down - your email address and everyone elses is safe - they have not left the building lol Yes, the moderators knew about it when it happened. You're the new kid on the block Louis and I just didn't think to mention it. I apologize for that.

Syd
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#120855 - 07/24/03 09:48 AM Re: 'GAMEBOOMERS' changed ownership ??
MacDee Offline
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Registered: 06/06/99
Posts: 14887
Loc: Battle Creek, Michigan
Marita (MaG) has done an outstanding job. Nothing is really changed here at GB, unless you want to count the Game Store Page, the Free Game Page and the Homepage. GameBoomers is still in the family. wink Marita wanted the transition to be smooth as possible for the members.

Bob had no choice because of his health problems. It was very difficult for him. Bob is still in the background kibitzing wink We all want to thank him for creating such a wonderful board and wish him the very best.

If it wasn't for Marita, there would not be a GameBoomers.

Kudos to you Marita! bravo :kiss: bravo

~Dee

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#120856 - 07/24/03 10:11 AM Re: 'GAMEBOOMERS' changed ownership ??
gatorlaw Offline
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Registered: 11/01/99
Posts: 10305
Yawnnn what's going on - oh you have revealed Mags secret identity eek

She is a wonder woman - you know. Like Dee said.... :kiss:
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If it wasn't for Marita, there would not be a GameBoomers.
Laura
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#120857 - 07/24/03 10:24 AM Re: 'GAMEBOOMERS' changed ownership ??
Witchen Offline
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Registered: 05/26/99
Posts: 22381
Loc: Seattle Washington USA
Hi ya', Gang......Not much I can add here as its all been explained above. Thanks to Marita, and a terrific staff, Gameboomers is surely rolling along with scarcely a visible hiccup during the transition in management. We do certainly wish Bob and Karen the very best!

Off we go into the wild, blue gaming yonder with great prospects for a wonderful and growing Gameboomers future!

Love, Witchen

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#120858 - 07/24/03 10:41 AM Re: 'GAMEBOOMERS' changed ownership ??
nolalou Offline
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Loc: New Orleans, LA. USA
Thanks for filling us in. Best of luck to Bob & Karen, and thanks Marita for a great job.

Syd, no need to appologise, just don't let it happen again! wink

Louis

P.S. I'm still waiting for my official Moderator's manuals.. opps..wait I think I see a fleet of trucks comming down my street !!

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#120859 - 07/24/03 10:59 AM Re: 'GAMEBOOMERS' changed ownership ??
Rckasea Offline
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Registered: 08/11/00
Posts: 2565
Loc: Colden,N.Y.
First,
Best Wishes to Bob and Karen.
The Best Adventure site with the best of people.
Second,
Best of Wishes to Marita(Mag).
Third,
Does this explain the April forbbiden stuff?
(heavy traffic)
Fourth,
To everyone, BAAG ON !!!!!!!!!!!
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#120860 - 07/24/03 11:00 AM Re: 'GAMEBOOMERS' changed ownership ??
tigger Offline
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Registered: 04/02/01
Posts: 15679
Loc: England
Ohh so long as we have our great site, with the usual Moderators.. it will still be the best place to be!!

Thanks Mag for all your hard work.

Thank you Bob and Karen for giving us a safe haven!! Bob, hope you can overcome your health probs and come back to us whole and hearty.

Hugs

Tig wave
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#120861 - 07/24/03 11:03 AM Re: 'GAMEBOOMERS' changed ownership ??
Liz Offline
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Registered: 10/13/00
Posts: 2446
Loc: the desert foothills
wow......interesting!! And we all know what a wonder MaG is.......!!! She's phenomenal!

Good luck to all....i know you'll keep up the good work....it's obviously been a really smooth transition if we all didn't even know about it!! smile
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#120862 - 07/24/03 11:39 AM Re: 'GAMEBOOMERS' changed ownership ??
JonathanBoakes Offline
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Registered: 10/14/13
Posts: 623
Loc: Saxton
The moderators have done a wonderful job keeping the place going, and also maintaining the freshness and life that these boards boast.

Well done, keep up the good work!

Jonathan
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#120863 - 07/24/03 12:13 PM Re: 'GAMEBOOMERS' changed ownership ??
Mad Online   content
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Registered: 11/21/00
Posts: 22793
Loc: United Kingdom
Hi.

Well, the proof is "in the pudding" as they say and this change over went so smoothly that I for one just went blithely and blindly on - expecting Gameboomer Mods and Members alike to be at my instant beck and call as per normal wink

So sorry to hear about your health problems, Bob, and hope you get some relief soon. Back problems are just horrible frown

Of course, we'll want to see posts from you now and then to hear how you are doin'. You can't really expect to escape altogether bravo

And Marita !!!!

Not making a big deal outta this as per your preference but ....

ARE YOU FANTASTIC OR WHAT ????????

Hehehe :kiss:

Cheers.

Mad wave
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#120864 - 07/24/03 12:47 PM Re: 'GAMEBOOMERS' changed ownership ??
gatorlaw Offline
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Registered: 11/01/99
Posts: 10305
Quote:
P.S. I'm still waiting for my official Moderator's manuals.. opps..wait I think I see a fleet of trucks comming down my street !!
Some things even Fed X won't deliver - we uhhh had to make special arrangements. What's that Syd - ohhhhh he needs how much feed? laugh

Laura
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#120865 - 07/24/03 01:04 PM Re: 'GAMEBOOMERS' changed ownership ??
syd Offline
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Registered: 11/12/99
Posts: 12306
Loc: Body in California/Heart in Ha...
Well geeez nolalou if you haven't gotten the manuals yet no wonder you didn't know what was going on (guess I shouldn't have been the one to give Tilde directions, huh?) evil
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#120866 - 07/24/03 01:52 PM Re: 'GAMEBOOMERS' changed ownership ??
nickie Offline
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Marita is doing a fantabulous job, and it can only be a credit on her list of many attributes that she didn't want to receive the attention for scotch taping the transition so smoothly. The woman works non stop like she's possessed! bravo to each and every one for making this such a great place to be!
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#120867 - 07/24/03 02:13 PM Re: 'GAMEBOOMERS' changed ownership ??
syd Offline
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Rick what happened in April was what we told you - we just plain overloaded the server laugh
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#120868 - 07/24/03 03:46 PM Re: 'GAMEBOOMERS' changed ownership ??
Rckasea Offline
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Registered: 08/11/00
Posts: 2565
Loc: Colden,N.Y.
Thanks syd,
I must have spent too much time with the trivia,mind benders mysteries.
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#120869 - 07/24/03 05:25 PM Re: 'GAMEBOOMERS' changed ownership ??
SuMac Offline
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Registered: 12/26/01
Posts: 1988
Loc: New Hampshire
Many, many thanks to Bob and Karen for creating such a wonderful site. :kiss: :kiss:

And once again, I'm totally amazed by all the talents of our new manager/owner Marita! bravo bravo How lucky we are to have her, And all our Mods, old and new! thumbsup

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#120870 - 07/24/03 07:40 PM Re: 'GAMEBOOMERS' changed ownership ??
mszv Offline
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Posts: 1565
Loc: Pennsylvania, USA (left my bel...
Thanks to Bob and Karen, congrats to Marita, and thanks to all the moderators! Wow, what a site, and what a forum, as always still great.

Wasn't that great of Randy (owner/editor of Just Adventure) to mention us? That's so great, considering they have their own forum. Thanks Randy.
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#120871 - 07/25/03 12:02 AM Re: 'GAMEBOOMERS' changed ownership ??
Advpuzlov Offline
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Registered: 06/05/99
Posts: 2027
Loc: USA
BOB and KAREN have built up a great Adventure game site, attracting wonderful moderators and members. It is a blessing that MARITA is carrying on their tradition, which bodes well for the future of GameBoomers.

I am sorry to hear that BOB's back is getting worse. I hope it is of a nature that it can be treated so that he can obtain relief. Now that they are not carrying the burden of all the work of managing the site, they may have time to chime in more frequently on threads. Hope so!
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#120872 - 07/25/03 12:55 AM Re: 'GAMEBOOMERS' changed ownership ??
Rae Offline
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Registered: 02/01/03
Posts: 3509
Loc: Missouri
It is indeed a credit to MaG that this transition went so smoothly. And to all the moderators, too! This is a fun and friendly place to chill at the end (or beginning, or even middle) of the day. Keep up the good work! thumbsup
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#120873 - 07/25/03 02:20 AM Re: 'GAMEBOOMERS' changed ownership ??
Bea Offline
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Posts: 2283
Loc: Australia
syd actually explained this when I asked where Bob and his crayons were a few weeks ago - but I must admit even I had a frisson of panic at the words "new ownership"
I had just assumed that everything would carry on as before as it is still the same people running everything. I am grateful for Bob for starting this and hope that he will still feel up to popping in and letting us know what is what smile smile
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#120874 - 07/25/03 08:23 AM Re: 'GAMEBOOMERS' changed ownership ??
MaG Offline
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Registered: 12/28/99
Posts: 65264
Thank you for all your wishes and kind words. I really appreciate it.

With the growing GB family of great and wonderful Staff watching over the Community, we continue the tradition set by Bob and Karen for a place to have fun and enjoy gaming.

GameBoomers exist because of the best Members in the gaming community and because of the love and caring that holds it together.

I would like to thank the Staff for the great job they are doing in keeping GB the place we know and love. They are generous with their time and expertise to keep us abreast of news, fun and help in gaming as well as with other things. They are the ones maintaining the site.

bravo Dee, Syd, Laura, Stacey, Jenny, Jenny100, Sue, Jerry, Nickie, Becky and Louis.

Marita

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#120875 - 07/25/03 08:44 AM Re: 'GAMEBOOMERS' changed ownership ??
Linds Offline
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Registered: 03/04/02
Posts: 1460
Loc: Westchester, NY
MaG,
I alway said you were the best.

To all the moderators- You are all fantastic and it's a pleasure to be a member of this wonderful place.

All the best to Bob and Karen.

Susan bravo bravo

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#120876 - 07/25/03 01:16 PM Re: 'GAMEBOOMERS' changed ownership ??
Josie Offline
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Registered: 08/23/00
Posts: 2949
Loc: Arkansas
Good Luck Bob And Karen.

Mag keep up the Good work, your doing a Good Job. smile

Josie smile

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#120877 - 07/25/03 05:25 PM Re: 'GAMEBOOMERS' changed ownership ??
Bruce Fielder Offline
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Registered: 11/27/01
Posts: 638
Loc: Amarillo, TX USA
I really love the new look to the first page of the site. This is still the best, most friendly and most civilized gaming site on the planet IMHO.
Many, many thanks to everyone who makes it happen so flawlessly.
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#120878 - 07/25/03 06:52 PM Re: 'GAMEBOOMERS' changed ownership ??
granny Offline
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Registered: 08/27/99
Posts: 7399
Loc: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida USA
I actually thought Randy was starting a new 'Urban Legend' when I read it. Just proves, 'When you snooze, you lose'. lol

Kudos, MaG, and the rest of our brilliant Mods for being so smooth no one even noticed.
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#120879 - 07/25/03 09:28 PM Re: 'GAMEBOOMERS' changed ownership ??
Zanthia Offline
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Registered: 11/01/99
Posts: 9329
Loc: ex-new yorker
We are all very blessed that marita has taken over the helm at gameboomers. Noone could be doing a better job than she. It seems she never takes a break in making gameboomers a better site. We all owe her so much gratitude and thanks.
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#120880 - 07/26/03 01:46 AM Re: 'GAMEBOOMERS' changed ownership ??
Jude Offline
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Registered: 07/01/00
Posts: 1082
Loc: E Sussex UK
I add my thanks to Bob and Karen for their inspiration and hard work. Good luck for the future, do hope you will let us know how you are getting along and that Bob's back gets better.

Here's to a fulfilling future with us for Marita too.
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#120881 - 07/26/03 03:13 PM Re: 'GAMEBOOMERS' changed ownership ??
Mary Offline
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Registered: 11/02/99
Posts: 3640
Loc: New York
I would like to thank Bob and Karen also, for all their years of work to keep GameBoomers the great site it is! Bob, I hope you get some relief from your back problems.

It was kind of strange, though, finding out about the change in ownership from another site. Kind of had me scared there, for a while.
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#120882 - 07/26/03 06:53 PM Re: 'GAMEBOOMERS' changed ownership ??
KarenNJ Offline
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Registered: 04/10/01
Posts: 949
Loc: Clarksboro, NJ
My thanks to Bob and Karen also, and prayers for
Bob hope he is feeling better soon. Its amazing that no one knew about the changeover but then Gameboomers is a wonderful place moderated by an amazing group of people. thumbsup

Karen

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