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    Global RIP thread

    Hi, To cut down on the RIP threads, Bust suggested we just have one RIP thread for all the RIP messages. Thought it a good idea, so let's use this thread for any RIP messages from now on. I'll sticky it for easy finding. Sanuk!
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    Future of this board

    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. Sanuk!
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    The TM 30 form

    Hi, Don't give them any bloody ideas Sanuk!
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    Supreme Court upholds death sentences for 2014 Koh Tao murders

    Hi, Utter travesty, but unfortunately not unexpected. These kids were doomed the second the police picked them up KS
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    The TM 30 form

    Hi, > The solution obviously is not to stay in a hotel when you travel in country. Or let your wife check-in instead. Just don't give the hotel your passport. Sanuk!
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    The TM 30 form

    Hi, " That must be a nice money making scam plan for Immigration. " Someone has to pay for those submarines (+ 'commission'). Sanuk!
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    Future of this board

    Hi, " much less effort required on KS part and editing stupid comments. " Actually, the effort is pretty minimal nowadays. Sanuk!
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    Future of this board

    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. Sanuk!
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    Future of this board

    Hi, Nah, doubt it's gonna get busier Sanuk!
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    Usa Thread

    Cav, Don't push me! Sanuk!
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    Usa Thread

    Hi, You do realize many of those "rat-infested apartements" are owned by Trump's son-in-law, right? https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjU0Ki6mffjAhUTS48KHalIA48QtwIwAHoECAUQAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.independent.co.uk%2Fnews%2Fworld%2Famericas%2Fus-politics%2Fjared-kushner-trump-baltimore-apartments-rodents-mould-maggots-a9024826.html&usg=AOvVaw076ESaqohbEGN-Xzxdiely https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjU0Ki6mffjAhUTS48KHalIA48QFjABegQIARAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fnypost.com%2F2019%2F07%2F31%2Fkushner-owned-apartments-in-baltimore-are-infested-with-rodents%2F&usg=AOvVaw1o5x7pnTC0k3xNk5Y6elXO https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjU0Ki6mffjAhUTS48KHalIA48QFjADegQIBhAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.washingtonpost.com%2Flocal%2Fmd-politics%2Fjared-kushner-owns-lots-of-apartments-in-the-baltimore-area-some-infested-with-mice%2F2019%2F07%2F28%2F0d3cb754-b13b-11e9-8f6c-7828e68cb15f_story.html&usg=AOvVaw0lG4Une5HMc4qDCpvLqij8 Sanuk!
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    Usa Thread

    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. Sanuk!
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    The member known as DumbCunt

    Hi, Very sorry to hear this. RIP. KS
  14. Hi, Not necessarily. Sanuk!
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    Close USA thread?

    Hi, The USA thread seems to be both one of the most active threads and the most problematic one. So, should I close it? Sanuk!
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    Close USA thread?

    Hi, Majority wants it to stay open, so guess that's what we'll do. Sanuk!
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    Future of this board

    Hi, Thanks for the feedback, guys. Guess we'll just keep things as they are. Sanuk!
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    Guillotine

    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. Sanuk!
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    Guillotine

    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. Sanuk!
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    AmbaSat-1

    Hi, Gonna shamelessly plug a project I've been involved with over the last several months, a sattelite launch! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ambasat/ambasat-1-an-educational-space-satellite-kit/description Feel free to help spread the word of this KickStarter campaign. Sanuk!
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    Insurance mandatory for long-stay foreigners

    Hi, > I expect the designated insurance companies will increase their rates for farang Interesting you say this. My wife's health insurance was due for renewal this week. Price had gone up 26%! over last year. Contacted the company (Aetna) to ask why the huge increase. First reaction from the sales guy was to immediately offer me a 10% discount, which of course made me even more suspicious. When pressed for an answer he quoted some company BS about health care inflation, which was 8.8% this year. He had no answer when I asked what accounted for the other 17% of the increase. I'll be shopping around for a new insurance company, although I expect that they are all the same. Crooks and one and all Sanuk!
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    Thailand finally has a government!

    Hi, What a surprise. With the deck stacked so heavily in his favor, this outcome was all but certain. Whether or not this was 'democratic' though can be debated. Sanuk!
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    How do I get my browser back into English?

    Hi, Not sure if this can be changed. You might have to delete the browser and download/install an English version. Sanuk!
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    AmbaSat-1

    Hi, Said I wasn't getting involved again, but have to set the record straight. We have a battery indicator on the dashboard and emails are sent out when the battery is down to 30%. Furthermore, our server sends out an email if a device has missed sending data within a certain timeframe. So, in the case of power / internet outage, the user will still get notified. As you point out yourself, we are not dealing with equipment which needs to be monitored every second nor would a failure to record something cause a major disaster. For our target market, a sampling rate of once per hour is already more than sufficient. And, on a side note, I kinda resent your immediate reaction that we are amateurs without having any clue as to what we do, who we are or what our collective experience is. Sanuk!
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    Insurance mandatory for long-stay foreigners

    Hi, " they don't even know yet " And that sums up Thai government Sanuk!
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