Sunday, April 21, 2013

RIP Mousereports

Those who still visited Mousereports have by now noticed that the site is no longer available.  There was a lot of discussion over it and we eventually concluded that we simply could not justify the operating costs given our lack of time to maintain it.  It was often weeks and occasionally months on end between our visits there.  While we all still love Disney, love writing, and love reading TR's, our lives have all changed in some form or another during the past two years.   

We debated expanding the discussion boards, but if we have time issues even dropping by and checking on things, we certainly were not able to commit to the time needed to actively moderate.   Also during the past six months, I saw a huge surge in false registrations from Russian and Nigerian IP addresses and it was getting more difficult to block / delete them. 

I don't know what future endeavors we might find ourselves on.  But given that ZZUBWorld is free and someone else deals with the registration and security issues, I imagine we'll be stopping by here from time to time to chat, catch up with old friends, and report on all things Disney.  

Thanks to all who have sent PM's and inquiries as to the disappearance of the site.  We really didn't make a decision not to renew until the 11th hour so we did not have a lot of time to issue a warning. I do apologize for the abruptness of our disappearance.  

I hope everyone has a great day!


9 comments:

  1. Oh, how happy the day to check my blog roll and find a note from GB! I somehow lost the link to Mousereports altogether in a computer change, so I've been out of the loop for a loooong while. Hope you all are doing well! It would be lovely to see this page spring back to life :)
    -V. (PrincessV)

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  2. Hi V! Thanks for posting. Hope you and L are doing great! I understand being out of the loop...it has been an age since I was able to get on DIS. Now that the competition season for both girls has ended, I hope to have a little more time on my hands. I don't know what will become of this space, but a guy can dream. Have a great day!

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  3. Well, I guess there's only one thing left to say:

    Roll Tide!

    Javamom

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  4. I love reading all of your trip reports! I have been reading everyone's reports since I was a young college student. Now I am married and have a son and will be taking him on his first Disney trip this year - I hope you all come back soon and post some updates! You guys are all my favorite trip report writers!

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  5. Mostly a lurker... Just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed hearing all of your reports and entertaining banter over the years. You are truly missed!

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  6. So...are any new reports coming back to this site? Miss you guys!!!

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  7. Hellloooo! Sneezie here! Remember me? Is anyone there? Do you still hang out here? How's the family? Have I asked enough questions?

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  8. Hey angelmav here, just wanted to say, even if you Zzub, Great Bisquit, LaLa, NicoleMarie never post another word, you guys/gals gave me hundreds of hours of (free) entertainment by allowing me to live vicariously through your families adventures. Thanks so much for sharing here, the dis and elsewhere. I really do miss you guys!

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  9. I just wanted whomever is listening to know that I still drop by here every now and then and read old trip reports. I hope everyone is doing well and still enjoying Disney!

    Sneezie

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