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Posts posted by khunsanuk

  1. Hi,

    Ah, I think I remember this now. Wasn't this in response to you (Paul101) trying to get another board member fired from his job?
    I guess that was fine though, as you didn't ask for money.

    Not gonna bother discussing this further, just pointing out that there are always 2 sides to each story.


  2. Hi,

    Jigger will be doing some maintenance on the site over the next couple of days. This will include some clean-up as well as some increases to security.
    As part of the clean-up he'll be deleting ~13,000 fake accounts. We are pretty certain these are all fake ones, but if for some reason your account does get deleted, please drop me an email at sanuk@thai360.com and we will restore it.

    Once everything is sorted we should also have migrated to the latest version of the forum software.



  3. Hi,

    Were mistakes made during the running of this site, absolutely. Was changing the name one of them? If you look at it from the point of attracting new members and name recognition, then definitely.

    However, that is just one aspect. Trying to monetize a website it not easy, and if that website's main focus is nightlife and is named after a big brothel area then that becomes even harder. Google at the time was actively checking that its ads were not on adult content (we lost 75% of our monthly Google AdSense income in a matter of months), and virtually no respectable business will advertise on a site called Nanaplaza.Com.

    On top of that there were personal reasons. When I started this I was single and working for an insignificant company. Running a site called Nanaplaza.Com was not an issue. Several years later though my personal and professional situation had changed though and being associated with a site called Nanaplaza.Com would have been a lot more problematic.

    Furthermore, running a popular / busy forum takes a lot of work, so at one point I had to decide how to preoceed. Growing it would have meant spending even more time dealing with, perhaps as much as working on it full-time. Which of course would have meant I would not have been able to work anywhere else and the site should be able to fully support me and my family.

    At that point, I ran the numbers and I could not see any viable way for me to make even close to enough money of it. Combine that with it having to piss off my wife by spending a lot more time with BKK's nightlife and not being able to get a work permit, and the choice became pretty easy.

    As to why TV did flourish, this is of course speculation, but I guess it has something to do with their name and the fact they did not allow any discussions on nightlife. The first meant a steady stream of tourists finding the site (all looking for info on Thai visas) and the 2nd that it was 'safe' to browse at work and without being labeled a 'sexpat/sex tourist'.
    Once it had the numbers, momentum pretty much kept it going.

    And finally, the blackmail issue. You will have to enlighten me on this, as I have honestly no recollection of it.



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  4. Hi,

    >Cav, regarding your three posts on Baltimore mayors, money and the Baltimore Democratic representative ::

    >Please stop posting racist material.

    I agree. Attacking Democrats is fine (well, you know what I mean ::) ), but targeting black Democrats only makes it racist and that is not okay.
    Have deleted the posts.


  5. Hi,

    I'm wondering what your thoughts are on what we should do with the board. Traffic is pretty low and so is active membership. They way I see it there are 3 options:
    - leave it as is
    - shut it down entirely
    - lock it down

    What I mean with that last option is, remove all non-member access and make membership invite only. This would allow for more privacy and less moderation.

    I haven't really given this much thought yet, so would welcome input.



  6. Hi,

    Have to admit I don't fully follow this. Perhaps because I don't read that thread at all and just see a few posts just now.
    Anyway, wondering if I shouldn't just close down that entire thread.



  7. Hi Coss,

    Where did you read the racism? That definitely crosses a line.
    I have to admit I don't read much on the board anymore (esp skipping most/all of the political crap). Was also upcountry most of last week, so might have missed something.



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