Stopped by to say hi, place is looking a little empty.

LS6 Tommy

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I still pop in occasionally, but I'm on a financial hold with my Bu. Again...

Tommy
 

TURNA

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you dont loose FB SUXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
 

malibu795

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FB is what you make it..... just like the place where you live at to and extent
 

Wile E

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I really miss the activity that use to be here. Although I do not facebook, I've been away as life has brought me other interests. Still have my almost complete, never ending project of a Malibu. This site had been a valuable resource for me. Hey TOMS78BU, sounds like your on the right path. Best Wishes!
 

StreetBu

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Mar 21, 2004
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Much more activity on FB, but it doesn't seem as personal to me. I know, kind of odd. I've made more friends on this page than are into Malibu's than anywhere else. Some I've even met in person and have kept in contact with....
 

TOMS78BU

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Dec 13, 2007
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Wile E said:
I really miss the activity that use to be here. Although I do not facebook, I've been away as life has brought me other interests. Still have my almost complete, never ending project of a Malibu. This site had been a valuable resource for me. Hey TOMS78BU, sounds like your on the right path. Best Wishes!

Thanks. I am trying. I hope to be down to 175 lbs by my sister's wedding in November.
 

TOMS78BU

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Dec 13, 2007
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StreetBu said:
Much more activity on FB, but it doesn't seem as personal to me. I know, kind of odd. I've made more friends on this page than are into Malibu's than anywhere else. Some I've even met in person and have kept in contact with....

Nail on the head right there.
 

GP403

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Hey everyone nows the time to come back! Big changes for the future. All depends on you guys coming back and posting!

 

t5montecarlo

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Oct 21, 2007
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Please turn off the feature to delete/prune threads; that would be a good start at improving the forum. Storage is far cheaper than it was when this forum was started; there is no need to delete/prune threads.
Secondly, please find a way to restore deleted threads. It is a shame the cars built by Toms87Bu's family are gone. I have several bookmarks to pages that no longer exist; they were meant to be for future reference, but now are useless.
I have also contributed some valuable information to this forum and it is gone.
Can the deleted threads be restored from archive.org?

Is there a way to somehow meld the FB group and this forum? I have no interest in Facebook.
 
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GP403

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Agreed. I don't believe XF will auto-close/delete threads by default, so that should be off. If I recall from GBF I have to set that up separate for the classifieds.

I looked and from what I can see the old threads are gone. I don't think phpBB let you "soft delete" them (so they can be undeleted) like XF will. So they're gone.

Can they be recovered from archive.org? Easy answer: yes...., real answer: It would be painful and time consuming process to recreate all the posts and threads, tie them back to the original authors etc. unless they were just snapshots of the original page from archive.org or something.

That said if there are specific threads that are gone and need restoring, send me links and I can see what I can do. can't promise anything.

As for the FB group, I don't know who the admins are, I'm not one. I still can't figure out why the split happened, or like it did. I wasn't around here at all when it went down. Don't know if it was a "hostile" split or what. I still need to get with the admins of it and find out the real deal and what to do.

Not sure I'm interested in combining things tbh.

Thanks for the reply!
 

TURNA

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The Facebook page is what killed this site in the first place.

Biggest mistake ever!!
 

StreetBu

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It's all Doobers fault, for those that remember him. ;) LOL
 
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Longroof79

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You gotta blame somebody....😆
How are you, Darren? When you mentioned Malibu Lightning, did you actually mean Malibu Thunder? I recall that some of the old Malibu Thunder crew is over at facebook. I don't do facebook.
In fact I still have a few Thunder decals, They've since dried out.