- August 21, 2022 at 3:47 am #120242
I’ve been reading and posting here for ten years now. Over the past 3-4 years or so the site has become a ghost town. Yet every week I come and post the Oompah Hour update just in case someone is reading, and just in case they could use a polka show.
But the site has become SO vacant, and it runs SO slow, sometimes the wait for a page to load is quite frustrating.
To add to the frustration, this morning after writing my usual show update post and I clicked to “submit” I received “this post is awaiting moderation”. After 438 posts for the Oompah Hour, #439 needs moderation. This had happened before on some other post I made about a year or so ago. It just ads to the frustration.
A big thanks to Bob over at Part15.us who has kept a wonderful data base of every Oompah Hour show going, with links to EVERY show, and a pdf of EVERY playlist! This has actually proven useful to people who are searching the internet, most often looking for information or records about relatives who have passed, but were at one time in a polka band and were looking for their recordings or information. This database with links has proven very useful to them. Maybe it’s still worth uploading the information here so he can keep up that listing. Or, maybe, Bob, I can just send the info to you If you’d be willing to keep it up?
It’s just that I think the usefulness of posting the show here every week has run it’s course. Haven’t heard from anyone about it from here for the past couple years, and I doubt anyone here needs the information any more.
I see under “statistics” there are 2116 registered users. Hero of them post.
Maybe I’ll have a change of heart next week.
TIBAugust 21, 2022 at 7:17 am #120246MarkModerator
Total posts : 715
I know it takes a long time to load and again I don’t know why your post gets flagged for moderation.
I approved it.
I am just moderator and I have no control over this.
I can only say sorry on behave of the forum. It will be sad to see you leave but I hear you about the forum being dead as I feel the same way.
MarkAugust 21, 2022 at 8:51 am #120247
First, thank you very much for your tireless efforts. Keeping the Oompah Hour going this long is remarkable.
Not to be selfish but I suppose the time it would take you to send the info and/or file to me would probably take the same amount of time as posting here. In so many words I’m saying posting here is probably as easy as sending the info to me directly and I’m sure there are people that see and appreciate the Oompah Hour posts.
However the Oompah hour comes to me, I will continue to update The ALPB Oompah Hour page. If I had the cloud space I would have the actual files rather than just links to the files. This forum’s owner graciously supports The ALPB by providing space on their servers for The ALPB webpage. I wouldn’t want to wear out my welcome by abusing the privilege to use their servers.
I continue to feature your Oompah Hour on my Part15 station and my friends Live365 station-Fifth Dimension Radio.
As always, keep up the great job you do for all of us.September 11, 2022 at 4:25 am #120306
Hey Bob — If you can send me a proper email address I can add you to the affiliates list.
I send out the weekly playlist and link to the show to affiliates every Sunday morning.
Then you’ll still get the correct information each week if you’d like to keep posting to the ALPB site. Maybe you’re already getting that email? I can’t remember.
Thanks for all you do.
TimSeptember 11, 2022 at 11:25 am #120308
Yes please put me on your list. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you archive the playlists, there are a couple I’m missing from when this site was off-line.
Bob-MRAM1500September 18, 2022 at 3:43 am #120327
OK, I’ll put you on the list and every Sunday morning you’ll get the notice that the new show is up and the playlist will be attached as a .doc document.
Let me know which playlists you need and I’ll send them right to you. I archive everything!
TimSeptember 19, 2022 at 4:00 pm #120337
I’m missing 427 and 440 thru 443, as best I recall.
Time permitting, send those along to me and I’ll get them put up.
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