• Bad news

    From Janis Kracht@1:261/38 to All on Wed Dec 29 13:19:36 2021
    In two days, I'll be taking down all of the servers here at FileGate.net permanently.

    I'm sorry I couldn't give you folks more notice, I'm sure some of you will understand how 'End of the Year' surprises can affect your life and activities.

    Stay well,
    Janis

    --- BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Toy-5
    * Origin: Prism bbs (1:261/38)
  • From Fabio Bizzi@2:335/364.3 to Janis Kracht on Wed Dec 29 20:18:21 2021
    Hello, Janis Kracht.
    On 29/12/21 13:19 you wrote:

    In two days, I'll be taking down all of the servers here at
    FileGate.net permanently. I'm sorry I couldn't give you folks more notice, I'm sure some of you will understand how 'End of the Year' surprises can affect your life and activities.
    Really sad new. :(
    Keep strong, a great hug to you and to your family.
    I hope to hear you again in this place sooner or later.
    --
    Ciao.
    Fabio.
    --- Hotdoged/2.13.5/Android
    * Origin: ]\/[imac Boss Android Point (2:335/364.3)
  • From Janis Kracht@1:261/38 to Fabio Bizzi on Wed Dec 29 14:38:42 2021
    In two days, I'll be taking down all of the servers here at
    FileGate.net permanently. I'm sorry I couldn't give you folks more
    notice, I'm sure some of you will understand how 'End of the Year'
    surprises can affect your life and activities.
    Really sad new. :(
    Keep strong, a great hug to you and to your family.
    I hope to hear you again in this place sooner or later.
    --
    Ciao.
    Fabio.

    Thank you, Fabio - I hope you have a great 2022 and more!

    --- BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Toy-5
    * Origin: Prism bbs (1:261/38)
  • From Michiel van der Vlist@2:280/5555 to Janis Kracht on Wed Dec 29 23:31:28 2021
    Hello Janis,

    On Wednesday December 29 2021 13:19, you wrote to All:

    In two days, I'll be taking down all of the servers here at
    FileGate.net permanently.

    Sorry to see you go Janis. Thank you for all you have done for Fidonet.

    Wish you all the best.

    Cheers, Michiel

    --- GoldED+/W32-MSVC 1.1.5-b20170303
    * Origin: http://www.vlist.eu (2:280/5555)
  • From Janis Kracht@1:261/38 to Michiel van der Vlist on Wed Dec 29 18:15:54 2021
    In two days, I'll be taking down all of the servers here at
    FileGate.net permanently.

    Sorry to see you go Janis. Thank you for all you have done for Fidonet.

    Wish you all the best.

    Thank you Michiel, I appreciate your comments.
    --- BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Toy-5
    * Origin: Prism bbs (1:261/38)
  • From Rob Swindell to Janis Kracht on Wed Dec 29 15:49:45 2021
    Re: Bad news
    By: Janis Kracht to All on Wed Dec 29 2021 01:19 pm

    In two days, I'll be taking down all of the servers here at FileGate.net permanently.

    I'm sorry I couldn't give you folks more notice, I'm sure some of you will understand how 'End of the Year' surprises can affect your life and activities.

    Ah, sorry to hear that.
    --
    digital man (rob)

    Synchronet "Real Fact" #115:
    Synchronet v3.18b was released on September 20, 2020 (22 months after v3.17b) Norco, CA WX: 48.5°F, 90.0% humidity, 0 mph ESE wind, 0.02 inches rain/24hrs
  • From Janis Kracht@1:261/38 to Rob Swindell on Wed Dec 29 19:56:54 2021
    Re: Bad news
    By: Janis Kracht to All on Wed Dec 29 2021 01:19 pm

    In two days, I'll be taking down all of the servers here at FileGate.net
    permanently.

    I'm sorry I couldn't give you folks more notice, I'm sure some of you will >> understand how 'End of the Year' surprises can affect your life and
    activities.

    Ah, sorry to hear that.

    Thanks Rob, appreciated.

    --- BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Toy-5
    * Origin: Prism bbs (1:261/38)
  • From Daryl Stout@1:2320/33 to Janis Kracht on Wed Dec 29 17:47:00 2021
    Janis,

    I'm sorry I couldn't give you folks more notice, I'm sure some of you
    will understand how 'End of the Year' surprises can affect your life
    and activities.

    Bummer...but after all, this is a hobby.

    Daryl

    ... I came out of the closet...only because it was dark in there.
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    --- SBBSecho 3.14-Win32
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  • From Andrei Rachita@2:530/306 to Janis Kracht on Thu Dec 30 07:23:15 2021
    Really sorry to hear that.
    I still remember how much you helped me to get back on FidoNet.
    Take care of yourself and many thanks for everything you have done for the FidoNet community.

    QQ: will this also be the end of Fidogazette?

    Best regards,
    Andrei aka Pufa


    In two days, I'll be taking down all of the servers here at FileGate.net permanently.

    I'm sorry I couldn't give you folks more notice, I'm sure some of you will understand how 'End of the Year' surprises can affect your life and activities.

    Stay well,
    Janis

    --- AfterShock/Android 1.6.7
    * Origin: pufa (2:530/306)
  • From Angel Ripoll@2:341/66 to Janis Kracht on Thu Dec 30 11:38:30 2021
    Hola Janis!

    29 Dec 21 13:19, Janis Kracht dijo a All:

    In two days, I'll be taking down all of the servers here at FileGate.net permanently.

    I'm sorry I couldn't give you folks more notice, I'm sure some of you will understand how 'End of the Year' surprises can affect your life and activities.

    I'm so sorry to read this :(

    I hope it is nothing serious and that it has a solution.

    Thank you very much for everything you have given to fidonet and in particular to me.

    I hope you do well in your new stage.

    If you need something you already know where to find me :)

    Happy 2022!

    Un saludo,
    Angel Ripoll
    aripoll @ zruspas.org
    --- GoldED+/LNX 1.1.5-b20180707 + HPT 1.9 + Binkd 1.1 en Debian
    * Origin: Synchronet - bbs.zruspas.org - Zruspa's BBS - (2:341/66)
  • From Paul Hayton@3:770/1 to Janis Kracht on Thu Dec 30 14:32:28 2021
    Hi Janis,

    In two days, I'll be taking down all of the servers here at
    FileGate.net permanently.

    I'm sorry I couldn't give you folks more notice, I'm sure some of you
    will understand how 'End of the Year' surprises can affect your life
    and activities.

    Thinking of you. Thank you for efforts in this space.

    Best, Paul.

    --- GoldED+/LNX 1.1.5-b20180707
    * Origin: Agency + Risa HUB - Dunedin, New Zealand (3:770/1)
  • From Richard Menedetter@2:310/31 to Janis Kracht on Thu Dec 30 12:14:22 2021
    Hi Janis!

    29 Dec 2021 13:19, from Janis Kracht -> All:

    In two days, I'll be taking down all of the servers here at
    FileGate.net permanently.

    I'm sorry I couldn't give you folks more notice, I'm sure some of you
    will understand how 'End of the Year' surprises can affect your life
    and activities.

    Do you only take down filgate.net or also leave Fidonet?
    Never used filegate, so do not really care if it disappears.

    But judging from the reactions, I now assume that you will also leave Fidonet, correct?
    You can always get a point somewhere and continue like that, if you want.

    I assume you do not want to share what the end of year surprise was.

    Anyway all the best for you!

    CU, Ricsi

    ... Logic is a systematic way to come to the wrong answer with confidence.
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  • From Wilfred van Velzen@2:280/464 to Janis Kracht on Thu Dec 30 12:13:20 2021
    Hi Janis,

    On 2021-12-29 13:19:36, you wrote to All:

    In two days, I'll be taking down all of the servers here at
    FileGate.net permanently.

    I'm sorry to see you go Janis...

    I'm sure some of you will understand how 'End of the Year' surprises
    can affect your life and activities.

    That's rather vague, speculations are already making the rounds... :-/

    I'm sorry I couldn't give you folks more notice,

    I heard some people are already trying to miror your filegate website, I don't know if they will succeed before the deadline. Personally I don't care about for instance all the Nasa files, but it would be a pity if your archive of all the fidonet stuff (software, text files, etc ...) got lost! It's a great piece of Fidonet history...

    Bye, Wilfred.

    --- FMail-lnx64 2.1.0.18-B20170815
    * Origin: FMail development HQ (2:280/464)
  • From Dan Clough@1:123/115 to Janis Kracht on Thu Dec 30 09:25:10 2021
    Re: Bad news
    By: Janis Kracht to All on Wed Dec 29 2021 01:19 pm

    In two days, I'll be taking down all of the servers here at FileGate.net permanently.

    I'm sorry I couldn't give you folks more notice, I'm sure some of you will understand how 'End of the Year' surprises can affect your life and activities.

    Stay well,
    Janis

    Janis,

    I never really knew you, and we had some exchanges with differing opinions about US politics, but I'm sad to hear that news. I know how much you contributed to FidoNet over the years, and I thank you for that.

    Hope all turns out well for you.

    Regards,
    Dan
    --- SBBSecho 3.14-Linux
    * Origin: Palantir * palantirbbs.ddns.net * Pensacola, FL * (1:123/115)
  • From Aaron Thomas@1:275/99 to Janis Kracht on Fri Dec 31 00:35:18 2021
    In two days, I'll be taking down all of the servers here at FileGate.net permanently.

    Are you going to take your BBS down?

    I hope not - but if you are, let me know if you're interested in selling your BBBS license (or if that is possible.) I like BBBS and I want to switch to it, but they charge too much for a license.
    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A46 2020/08/26 (Linux/64)
    * Origin: CompuBBS | Ashburn VA | cfbbs.scinet-ftn.org (1:275/99)
  • From Mick Manning@1:249/307 to Janis Kracht on Thu Dec 30 20:57:58 2021
    I hope you read this. You were the reason I got back into this little hobby a few years back. I started up wih a BBS way back in the eighty's and wanted to live that part of life again. I'd forgotten most of what I knew and looked to you to get 'started' fresh and you led me in the right direction.

    It hasn't been what I remember, but I appreciated your help. Thank you.

    Best wishes, and come back soon (when your ready)

    Mick Manning
    -(< Central Ontario Remote BBS >)-
    -(> centralontarioremote.com:2323 >)-

    ... Don't diet, download a virus to remove the FAT.

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A47 2021/12/24 (Raspberry Pi/32)
    * Origin: Central Ontario Remote BBS (1:249/307)
  • From Alejandro Filimonchuk@4:900/102 to Janis Kracht on Mon Jan 3 00:31:38 2022
    Best wishes, Janis. Thanks for all you did for FidoNet. Hope to see you soon!

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