Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Langley, BC, Canada.
Interest: Hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, photography, computers, yoga and traveling.
Hi all -
Since the time I created ClubTread.com back in 2001, it has grown by leaps and bounds – and so has the amount maintenance and cost that is required to keep things running smoothly. As many of you are aware, over the past year or two I have not been able to devote as much time and attention as I used to towards system maintenance, updates, moderation, etc.
I am very interested in seeing the ClubTread community continue to flourish. For this to happen there needs to be ongoing investment into keeping the technology be up-to-date. Given my current time constraints, I feel that it is better to turn the site over to a new owner that is experienced in supporting online groups and providing the infrastructure to do so.
Although Vertical Scope is taking over the operational aspects of the website and you may see some changes appear as a result, the forum itself should not be greatly affected. I will still be involved and contribute to ClubTread as much as time permits, and Darren, the existing moderator will still maintain the role in the forum. At some point in the near future, additional staff will be brought on board to provide extra assistance to the community. In addition, you should start seeing some of the updates you have asked for being made, including a future roll out of improved forum software.
I've been talking with these guys for a little while now and they are a great group. I'm confident that ClubTread will continue to live on for years to come and become even better!
Jim Hamlin (Longshadow)