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#1 ziggy Posted 22 March 2020 - 05:33 PM

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Gentlemen,

 

I think this is the end of the road for HornetsPlanet... I'm sad to say that despite good intentions, life has got the best of me and I can't really put the tine or money into this site and community that it deserves. 

 

My thoughts in a nutshell:

  • This site really needs an overhaul, but work and family responsibilities has kept me from being able to dig in and get tat done.
  • Hosting prices have gone up, and although I'm sure some of you would be willing to help, I really, really, really hate asking for money.
  • Speaking of money, I'm about 4 months away from having 2 kids in college, which will be the most expensive year of my life right in the middle of a pandemic/recession/maybe-depression with possibilities of 20% unemployment.
  • Speaking of unemployment, my wife's job is looking precarious with this economic downturn... Did I mention that this is going to be the most expensive year during my existence on this earth?

I truly hate to shut things down. But right now it seems like the responsible thing to do.

 

- Ziggy


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#2 dnbman Posted 22 March 2020 - 06:14 PM

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A bit speechless at the moment, but totally understand. 

 

What about us temporarily shifting to a Reddit? You have to promise though that if we win our first playoff round, you'll bring it back! ;) I'll provide funding! 

 

Suffice to say, it's been a privilege to be here. No matter, what, hoping for the best for you and your family. 


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#3 ziggy Posted 22 March 2020 - 06:28 PM

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If we win our first playoff round, the party is at my house!
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#4 ziggy Posted 22 March 2020 - 06:29 PM

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Also Reddit is not a bad idea
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#5 Founding Hornet Posted 22 March 2020 - 07:40 PM

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#6 GeraldWallaceMVP Posted 22 March 2020 - 08:12 PM

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Oh wow that’s awful, maybe we could all pitch in to keep the site up maybe somebody else would run it if they could

There is already a Hornets Reddit but the discussion isn’t always the greatest
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#7 cltblkhscoach Posted 22 March 2020 - 08:54 PM

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Ziggy, you have done a tremendous job here all these years man. I totally understand man and wish you all the best.

For you guys, you are awesome dudes and if you want to keep in touch, Im on twitter @pepman704

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#8 Adam42R Posted 22 March 2020 - 09:56 PM

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Ziggy, I so hugely appreciate what you set up and ran for the last umpteen years here. I will always think fondly of both iterations of the Planet. Look forward to grabbing lunch when humans get back to inheriting the uptown. Best wishes and immense thanks!
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#9 QC Thundercats Posted 22 March 2020 - 10:35 PM

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We lost Kemba, the NBA season, March Madness, Cam, and now Hornetsplanet???

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Did the large hadron collider really create a black hole that sucked us into another unstable dimension in the multiverse? Damn man.  

 

Ziggy, thanks so much for hosting this site all these years.  I know I started lurking around 2007 and posting a couple years later.  But there's always been a good core here, even when we disagree about stuff, I think debates always stayed cordial and never got too personal.

 

When are you officially going offline? Do we have a few days at least? Any other ideas for a Hornets watering hole?

 

And since I generally enjoy seeing everybody's thoughts here and there throughout the year, maybe this thread can be where people share any social media links.  Mine is https://twitter.com/the_c_center, although I'm not really active on there too much outside of a couple terrible photoshops here and there.


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#10 TooCool Posted 22 March 2020 - 11:31 PM

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Ziggy and all,

It's been a pleasure to spend such time with such knowledgeable people; and a special shoutout to Ziggy for many years of HP.

With the warmest regards during this difficult time - your favourite Aussie TC.


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#11 GeraldWallaceMVP Posted 22 March 2020 - 11:53 PM

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I grew up on this site, started out as a 15-16 year old with horrible basketball opinions just looking for something to pass the time with in class and 5 years later I am a 21 year old still with horrible basketball opinions.

The discussions, the debates, the fun moments and the generosity will always be remembered. This forum will always be in my heart
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#12 GeraldWallaceMVP Posted 23 March 2020 - 12:05 AM

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In terms of other Hornets watering holes there is always the Hornets reddit and Hornets realgm.

Maybe if someone wanted to make a Hornetsplanet reddit to carry on the discussions between us there we could
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#13 buckets Posted 23 March 2020 - 04:41 AM

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Oh hell no
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#14 Buzzau Posted 23 March 2020 - 05:12 AM

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#15 SCBobcat Posted 23 March 2020 - 09:35 AM

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Ziggy, I am sorry to see you go and wish you luck for the future. I almost never post anywhere, but have been constantly around for more than a decade. I appreciate all of you guys and will miss this group.

Carolina Huddle has a hornets board and a couple of guys from here are over there as well.
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#16 GOBOBCATS24 Posted 23 March 2020 - 12:17 PM

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Sorry to hear but totally understand. I have been around since 2008 I think. I lurked before I actually created an account. This site helped me become fully immersed in Bibcats fandom. I'm not sure whether to thank you or curse you for that (lol).

Anyways, best of luck to you.
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#17 mrtarheel Posted 23 March 2020 - 12:18 PM

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Ziggy, thanks for all you have done.  This is the only site that I would really go to for honest Hornets information and opinions.  Anything happening with the Hornets I would check here before any other site.  But I can understand you position on the situation because family comes first.  Best Wishes to you and to all a fond fair well.


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#18 murphman Posted 23 March 2020 - 01:10 PM

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Damn. After lurking the past few years I was starting to get back in here.
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#19 Veteran_Picksetter Posted 23 March 2020 - 02:34 PM

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It had gotten to the point where hornetsplanet was more important to me than the Hornets.
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#20 Icky Thump Posted 23 March 2020 - 03:48 PM

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Thank you Ziggy, thank you HP community, thank you Hornets Planet...


T73It2l.gifTime to nut up or shut up!

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