The Golden Age of Hollywood

I'll not be renewing The Golden Age of Hollywood this year come July. I can no longer justify asking members to help pay for a site that is dead. It's time for me to move along as well. I do appreciate everyone that participated over the years and especially those who donated to keep GAOH alive. 

auf Wiedersehen!

Kevin

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Comment by kareng on July 15, 2018 at 6:25am

Just saying, I'd be happy to contribute to another year, Kevin if you wanted to put the "donate" button up there like in previous years,  to keep it going another year.  Just sayin'.  But do understand if not, in light of your comments below. Facebook's just not the same as here, though. This always felt like an exclusive club that we all belong to.

Comment by Ktrek on July 9, 2018 at 11:19pm

Michael,

The site runs around $280 a year. I've been monitoring the site to see how much traffic it gets with new posts and honestly it's so little I just can't see it being worth $280 a year anymore. Most people are using Facebook these days. If we had ten to twenty new posts every day I would be willing to carry on but we have had periods where we have gone a week with only a post or two. I'm always open to new ideas but it looks like GAOH has run its course.

Comment by Michael B. Druxman on July 9, 2018 at 8:11am

Your handles are so similar, it's sometimes difficult to tell you apart.

:-)

Ktrek, are you reading this?

Comment by kareng on July 9, 2018 at 7:22am

Hi Michael B Druxman, 

its not actually my site. It belongs to Ktrek, who began this conversation.

Comment by Michael B. Druxman on July 9, 2018 at 6:33am

Kareng,

If you cannot continue the site, perhaps you could turn "ownership" over to somebody else?

How much does it cost a year?

Comment by Anthony Beyle on July 9, 2018 at 5:13am

I would very much like to see the site remain somewhow as well. I feel like people in general are starting to forget what the golden age of film is or are completely unaware altogether which is another reason why this place is so important. It's not just about us is what I'm saying. All of this deserves more than oblivion…  

Comment by kareng on July 9, 2018 at 3:16am

I think its sad that this site won't be here anymore in a matter of less than 2 weeks. Is there nothing  that can be done to save it for perhaps another year? Sad to think all of our interactions will be wiped out as if they never existed. I always thought of this site as a wealth of classic movie information. I feel sad to think that such information about silent and classic movie stars, directors, movies, etc. etc. will be gone. I think of this site as a historical site of sorts about the classic movie era. Its very much a snapshot of a way that we communicated about a subject - pre-Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, etc.

Comment by Rosie Sayer on June 25, 2018 at 6:18pm

This makes me very sad. I can't express what this site has meant to me. I will miss everyone and this site so much.

If anyone would like to write to me, I can't promise I will reply promptly, but I am always happy to talk about old movies. I can be reached at roberta@umich.edu.

Thank you, Kevin, for creating something that has made a huge difference in my life. Best wishes for whatever your next endeavor will be.

Comment by kareng on May 27, 2018 at 7:33am

Kevin, please accept my sincere thanks for all your hard work over the years, and yours too Dave.  I wish you both well in your endeavours in the future.  Best wishes.  Take care.  

Comment by Kenneth Walker on May 26, 2018 at 6:52pm

Sorry to hear this but I understand. Thanks fo0r all your hard work. Ken Walker

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