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Update: KHOU Weather Forum IS Back..for now

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Re: Update: KHOU Weather Forum IS Back..for now

Postby TxLady » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:37 pm

Oh Thank Goodness, it's back, if only for a little while...For all of us "out in the sticks" this forum is extremely important. We are too far out to be considered "Houston". It's always helpful to check into the forum and see what is going on in Bedias, College Station, etc... If there is a need for contributions to continue, I will be glad to donate.
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Re: Good Bye KHOU Weather Forum

Postby DoctorMu » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:39 pm

JDsGN wrote:I hope this can stay a web forum. Facebook just wouldn't be the same and can be such a pain to navigate when wanting things in chronological order. A 10 page monthly weather post on here would be impossible to navigate on facebook and end up going down rabbit trails with all of the sub conversations for each comments replies but I guess that it would be better than not having the forum at all.


Facebook Sucks. Any other solution as a forum would be far superior, particularly when severe weather rears its head.
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Re: Update: KHOU Weather Forum IS Back..for now

Postby DoctorMu » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:47 pm

Just a note that not only has this forum informed the public, but it likely has saved lives because of the rapid, organized, and timely real time data, graphics, and information on an easy to use platform. Thanks to all, and hope this venue continues to exist and serve its mission.
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Re: Update: KHOU Weather Forum IS Back..for now

Postby GBinGrimes » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:12 pm

Vote for continuing as this type of forum. Full blown NO for blasted facebook.

I would also be glad to pay a small monthly or annual fee to help maintain/operate the site.

This site helped tremendously in my company's prep for Harvey, as we were watching the long range discussions. It has also helped in the winter as we have offices in North Texas.

Best part of this site that's not weather related? We talk and share in here with no verbal "yelling", angst or animosity. Its peaceful and pleasant, even in the midst of storms there is a calm reassurance that what we find here is true and everyone cares.
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Re: Update: KHOU Weather Forum IS Back..for now

Postby Katdaddy » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:39 pm

This weather forum has become a giant family over the years which must continue.
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Re: IT'S BACK!!! - Re: Good Bye KHOU Weather Forum

Postby Ptarmigan » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:40 pm

Rip76 wrote:
brooksgarner wrote:3:25PM Monday 11/5/18-
All,

There was some miscommunication today, but the KHOU weather forum is back.

It has been reinstated and will be alive through this month. At that time, the forum will either be transferred to an upgraded platform with a more secure way of communicating, or perhaps the database containing all forum messages over the decade could be moved to a new virtual host with a unique URL, to be reborn. Perhaps it could be moved to a facebook page. Any of your thoughts are welcomed!

More than anything, I want to reiterate that we absolutely value your contributions to this forum. Like you, we come here to share in our enthusiasm for the science of meteorology and the fellowship of the community.

-Brooks



I prefer a forum setting over a Facebook type layout as well.
If we have to start our own, etc. I would be willing to donate for sure.

I’ve been on here since Rita, and I don’t want to lose this.


Same here.
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Re: Update: KHOU Weather Forum IS Back..for now

Postby Rip76 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:45 pm

This forum should be its own site.
I don’t know much about maintaining servers, etc, but I bet we could come up with the cash.

“Texas Weather,” sounds like a good start.
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Re: Update: KHOU Weather Forum IS Back..for now

Postby texoz » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:09 pm

Another big "NO" on Facebook forum.

There are cheap options and I'd be surprised & disappointed if KHOU couldn't figure something out. I'm guessing the web traffic isn't that consistent here, but like I said there are inexpensive platforms.
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Re: Update: KHOU Weather Forum IS Back..for now

Postby DoctorMu » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:19 pm

texoz wrote:Another big "NO" on Facebook forum.

There are cheap options and I'd be surprised & disappointed if KHOU couldn't figure something out. I'm guessing the web traffic isn't that consistent here, but like I said there are inexpensive platforms.


If a forum website like this is significantly eating into a major market network affiliate profit margin "you're not doing it right."
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Re: IT'S BACK!!! - Re: Good Bye KHOU Weather Forum

Postby unome » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:47 am

brooksgarner wrote:[u]... At that time, the forum will either be transferred to an upgraded platform with a more secure way of communicating, or perhaps the database containing all forum messages over the decade could be moved to a new virtual host with a unique URL, to be reborn. Perhaps it could be moved to a facebook page. Any of your thoughts are welcomed!


I am all for an upgraded, more secure platform. A resounding "NO" to Facebook or any other data-collection-selling company masquerading as a social media site.

The information and civil, knowledgable weather discussion on this forum are priceless & a big "thank you" to all who make it so.
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