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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 2:58 am    Post subject: Gente Di Mare New Forum Update
 
As most of you already know, we've been debating whether or not to move Gente for the last little while. We've had several emails .. most about the pop ups, banners, and the server being down so often.

There have also been other concerns on the "Administration" side that we have discussed. There is no way to back up this site in case of any serious problems so that worries us as well.

Gente has been doing very well..much better then we originally thought and its growing quickly so we thought it was a good time to expand the board to one that will grow with our members and attract new ones.

We have found and purchased such a site and have also purchased a proper domain that has enough storage to house it and all our databases which we plan to expand. We were hoping to would be ready this weekend but it is still in the design stages and we can't tell you more than that at this time, mainly because we don't know anymore. The web site designer hasn't had enough time to build even a test forum although we have given him our thoughts based on all your feedback.

The next little while will be quite busy for us as we are trying to make the transfer as smooth as possible for the board and our members. Our plans are to try and transfer all profiles over to the new site so that no one has to re register and in true Gente form, we want to keep you all updated as to our plans and progress so that you will always know what is going on .. there aren't any secrets here and so if you want to ask any questions, Carole and I will be happy to answer them as best we can BUT we would like to keep some of it a surprise (which I always have trouble with).

On that note I would just like to add that because there are still some issues with my husbands health that will require me to spend more time with him over the next few weeks, and for an undetermined length of time, I was left with a choice of giving up Gente completely or selling it.

*Ok..this is where it gets mushy I think ....*

A few years back I met a certain Lady on another forum who I thought was very nice so one day I emailed her to say hello never expecting a reply. Instead I found a warm and caring person and one who I have really grown to love very much. I found Carole. Carole has stood beside me for the last 2 years through school, and work issues and Lous health problems. She has encouraged me in everything I have ever done and yelled at me when she thought I was not trying hard enough. She has woken up at 3 am to be online for me when Lou was sick and listened to me cry and called me from Italy when she knew I needed a friend. She has been a friend to my children and has never accepted an apology for my messing up..she just told me to fix it.

When Carole realized I was thinking of giving up Gente she called me and once again yelled at me for trying to give up so easily. I told her I needed some personal time and there were other factors that many of you are aware of that stood in the way of moving forward so Carole offered to help with the new Gente, the one of my dreams, in every way and while I am away she will continue to look after things and share the Co Administration role. This way there will always be someone to turn to in case of any issues. I can't thank her enough for this.

I also want to thank each of you for participating on Gente and for offering (and almost everyone has offered to help) to keep this site going. I never expected to have such wonderful friends. Everyone has contributed something to make this forum so special and Carole and I both agreed before all else that Gente would continue to be know as "Our Board" which means all of you!

Ok..enough mushy stuff. We have a lot of work to do!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 11:35 am    Post subject:
 
While I wipe away a silent tear - a tear I might add, of pure pleasure that things are working out to enable Nuccia's dream to go forward and not to fold under all these technical difficulties.

Now she is able to go forward I am totally convinced that her "Gente di Mare" has indeed become 'our' "Gente di Mare". It is, and I believe will continue to be, an ever growing family. Her vision of a genealogy research site where its members would be encouraged to learn 'how' to research is happening before our very eyes.

.........But all this just goes to prove that this old saying was, and still is, very true.........

"No one person can ever be perfect - but a 'Team' can be!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 3:05 pm    Post subject:
 
I am so glad that you guys have found a new place...and that both of you are running it together. You need two..in admin, for no matter what type of forum you are running. I have a small forum, just for some old friends..and immediately, I took on another person to co admin..because you need that. We all have lives..and sometimes cant be around and you need someone to be around when you cant.

I dont know how many here realize what a great service you provide. Many people are new to genealogy..and dont know what it was like before we had the internet. You really had to learn by reading books and figuring things out on your own. You had nobody to ask, because even the fhl people couldnt help much with Italian genealogy. As I was learning, and using my fhl (weekly) they had ME and my little knowledge, helping other Italians. This was 15 years ago.

Your forum is unique. Not only do you help with the methods, but actually have people on both sides of the ocean, helping each other. They can translate, advise and even find things for each other. No place else, can you find anything like this...not to mention, what nice people are here.

Nuccia..you hang in there. I have a gut feeling, everything is gonna turn out fine..both in your online life and real life.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 5:24 pm    Post subject:
 
Well said Eleven. And I don't think we could have 2 better Administrators! I am looking forward to our new home and cannot wait to see it! I am sure with everyone moving with the board it will be very exciting! I know Carole and Nuccia are working very hard so I would like to say a great big thank you for all you both do for this board (and the new one) and us! Three cheers for Carole & Nuccia! hurra
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 2:01 am    Post subject:
 
I am looking forward to it too. Nuccia, I wish and pray for all the best for you and your husband through whatever life is throwing at you! hug hug
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:50 am    Post subject:
 
I just reading through all this and am so happy that you are all as excited as we are about the new site.

I just wanted to mention that we we started this board we did have more than one Admin..Simy, better known as Goganga the developer set this board up and has been a great help to me. I don't think Gente would have even gotten off the ground if it wasn't for her and I can't thank her enough. Simy helps run another forum Amici which Carole and I also participate in and hopefully has some future plans of her own. The only reason shes not setting up the new board is that "designing" is part of the package deal that is included. Its quite a different feeling waiting to see designs than being able to try them out yourself. Just the placement and coloring of the banner (which Liz has created) is taking days. There are still things to be worked out like ranks, icons, folders, etc that we haven't even thought of. I guess I kinda thought that we would just upload the board and presto..we have a forum but it isn't like that at all!

I'm not having any regrets now though since tonight at work I logged into this board and a pop up appeared! I was so mad..since I use Firefox here, pop ups are blocked so until eleven mentioned it I never even realized they show up. I hate pop ups!

I guess I should get some sleep. Been up all night at work and theres not much I can do right now..will check in in a few hours. Everyone should come alive by then!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 3:14 pm    Post subject:
 
There are no words to describe how much your hard work and dedication are appreciated. And I am sure I speak for all of us when I say that. I can't wait for the "new" site. It will be terrific, just like you Nuccia, and you Carole.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 3:40 pm    Post subject:
 
I agree with what Nuccia is saying here. Even though I wasn't involved with the original set-up of "Gente" on this board, I was involved with "Amici" and am so very aware of the fact that without Simy (goganga) we would never have 'got off the ground'. Even there, as I'm sure it was on this board, the decision making and choices are crucial to any launch.

But we really are in a different 'ball park' now - we have a designer working with us to try and put 'our ideas' idea2 into 'your website'. The only problem now is that we are both totally lacking in patience...we send adjustments to things as they grow and develop and expect the designer to do it like yesterday - and if he doesn't come back straight away? late Don't even ask whistling

But these are really exciting times for us both. Though maybe a bit less exciting and a lot more stressful for 'our Nuccia' gaah . Why? - Yyou may well ask... Well imagine her having to cope (on top of everything else Rolling Eyes ) with holding "Dork Vader's" hand through all this. HTG my learning curve is so blo*dy steep at the moment, it feels like I'm climbing the north face of the Eiger just wearing tennis shoes!!!


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But I am sure that you will all be as excited as we are when we launch the 'all new' "Gente di Mare" - just a little more patience is all that is needed!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:37 pm    Post subject:
 
Nuccia, I use firefox and these things have found a way passed it. I wasnt getting them before..I was getting some gray box telling me something wasnt loading. Now..I KNOW what wasnt loading..lol..I just closed two in a row.

And..I am still getting that firefox yellow thing up top, telling me it is preventing a popup window from opening..so it must be catching even more..lol

I know it must be frustrating to you guys, to have to wait for someone else to setup. It doesnt seem so bad when you can do it yourself. The time passes faster..when you are at least trying to setup.

But, dont worry. We will all be here..waiting..closing our popups..lmao
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:18 pm    Post subject:
 
I just wanted to say, that all the people associated with the Site are fantastic.
I don't know much about computors I wish I did, but on my Bad Days reading your comments gives me a lift.
I was able for the first time to use Skype, I talked with Nuccia & Carole you are both remakable ladies.
A very BIG THANK YOU to both, this site will go on because it's so good and as the saying go's " from little Acorns grows big Oak Trees"
I appreciate all you do, and I'm sure others do as well.
thanks thank you
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:37 pm    Post subject:
 
Thanks for the support abnd kind words!

With all the help we've been getting from everyone I know this new forum is going to blow everyone away. Today we have finally made some progress and if it weren't for the fact that I at some point have to cook I wouldn't stop! Laughing

Carole has pulled up some statistics from a site and Gente Di Mare is currently sitting in the Top 40 of popular sites in Canada. Its the number one spot for Genealogy which really says something. Hopefully the new one will be even better.

Once again, thank you evryone and we will continue to keep you all posted!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:36 pm    Post subject:
 
YIKES!!!!!!!!! Congratulations ladies, that is quite an achievement!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 10:04 pm    Post subject:
 
Ha....

You ain't seen nuthin' yet!!!

Just wait 'til you see the all new "Gente di Mare" !

Not too long to wait now....


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:49 pm    Post subject:
 
banana banana banana I CAN'T WAIT!!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 6:26 am    Post subject:
 
I just wanted to let everyone know that the design for the forum is at 90% completion and with any luck we should be able to begin the transfer of posts and links over soon. It really does look great!

Of course, once we get it, there will still be some tweaking to do as with any board but I'm confident with all the help we have here this shouldn't be much of a problem *she says as she prays silently*


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