Thanks for dropping in
This is the best of the three
Nice and easy going
Post a chart
Thanks for dropping in
This is the best of the three
Nice and easy going
Post a chart
Now I have three goldbug sites to visit Eagle, Paradise, and Oasis. What fun! Best to you.
Sorry I don’t exactly get your drift
are you trying to access the oasis
or are you saying you were there an are not pleased
At any rate I can assist
Dune Surfin’s pretty good over at the Oasis. I can see a glow from the canopy at night & smell the coffee in AM… But that chain-link with razor wire round the worm-hole is keeping me from poking my nose under the flaps.
up gold up
I received notices of resignation from Ipso facto an Florida Gold
They were accepted with this note
No need to resign Jim and Ian
You have already been fired
The tent will rest in Peace
I have always valued your input and comraderie
and since you have contacted me I will respond to this situation
1…This was a great idea and I very happy the tent has been re vitalized
2…This was a must..the tent was unattended by a webmaster and was in decay
3…it was so bad I couldn’t bear to even go there…such a dreadful negative place
It was an abomination trying to watch you all posting back and forth to eachother all day
bitching and moaning about this and that
4…Yes we set up Rambus on the same server…and we didn’t feel it necessary to
tell anybody…It was just an experiment and did not interfere with anybody and didn’t cost
anybody and $s or problems…we had very little action for over a year maybe 25 members
Then all of a sudden after Rambus made a great call the place stated growing exponentially
because Jim Sinclair joined the site and started promoting it in his seminars
That’s when I sent the infamous email to Todd (and inadvertently to wanka)
The intent was to tell him we will pay our portion of the server costs
Of course we would let you all know what and why,,,but you found out this way
5…the bottom line is Nobody ever paid a red cent for the Rambus portion of the server
when we migrated last May the usage was still about 50:50
but we paid $2400 and the tentathon paid $840 (unused portion from the Jan 2013 donations)
We paid more than our share
in May this year we paid the whole server fee…IF the tent had continued ( and thank god it didn’t)
there was to be NO tentathon
Wanka and I discussed this and he insisted we find out the exact server usage and pay accordingly
I agreed but then Todd and I discussed it and decided we would cover 100%
so I paid it all
6…If you all had come to me and insisted you were going to a new server and asked me to relinquish
my admin status..I would have agreed wholeheartedly
7…Wanka and I suppose you and Jim as well decided to do this in secret and to make me and Todd look like
crooks and villains…how pathetic but so be it
8…the oasis should thrive now…but it was born of a lie
9…I am a good and honest guy..
I was as upset as you all when Todd basically retired from the tent
and when because of the issue between he and John he demoted all of us all
I was able to mediate that but that’s all I could do (this was between the two of them only)
10…I will happily participate at Oasis when I can
11…After being an important Founder of Goldtent and donating thousands of hours in building and maintaining the sidebar and
all the goodwill alongside you and Jim and Todd and John…I don’t deserve to be vilified
I am receiving many many emails ..all positive and thankful for my efforts
12…In the words of Richard Nixon…I am NOT a crook….(And Jim and Ian…You KNOW it !)
13…Have a good day
Your comments are appreciated
You and your lovely wife were a pleasure to meet
Maybe we meet again at a Rambus meeting at the Inn
I wasn’t sure what to think when this Oasis change occured and am glad you chose to respond. You contibuted so much to ths site in the past. There is quite a history for the Tent and I have felt a close kinship to many here, met some in Georgia, had a wonderful gathering at the Inn with you and Mme Crowne, adventures with Irish in Belize (whom I still think of often}. There are so many memories. Good memories seem to become more important as time goes by. I have not been posting for a long time, yet check into the Tent vitually every day. Anyway, great to see your comments here and will maybe see you at the Oasis-I know I will a the Rambus site. I hope to meet with you in person again someday.
As You can see I am up late here just trying to make sense of it all
But there is NO sense in it
Your post is much appreciated
It’s sad that it’s come to this.
I just want to thank you for all the work you put into this site and all the support you’ve given me over the years.
Yesterday I went down the sidebar which brought back so many memories. Posts that I posted on get togethers at my place and one that I posted in 2011 on wives which you put under ‘inspiration’ which I didn’t know was there. I’m glad that I went to the side bar before the posts were all deleted.
I admire your courage and I’m glad that you’re posting at the OASIS.
LP from Downunder
See you there
I’m not going to put my ancient Finance degree to work to try to decipher the back and forths over at the new site. My suspicion is a big misunderstanding rather than blatant wrongdoing. In any case, I know you put heart and soul into Goldtent and more hours than I would want to guess. I have been a virtually daily visitor for years. Thanks for your efforts, and see you at the Oasis.
truer words never spoken
Thank you for all you have done. I have always enjoyed your musings. Nothing lasts for ever, but Poster’s Paradise deserved a better ending. Communcating with each other will always be our greatest challenge. Best to you in the future.
See the note I posted to you on Oasis about our Carney wager.
well that sucks. thanks for everything you contributed too. I’m sorry it had to end this way too. You were always fun. Hope to meet you in person some day.
Thank you to everyone. goodbye
and ff it’s not manipulation….but there’s certainly undercurrents we’ll never get to the bottom of. The paper mongers hate the metals. this might go on for years to come and not resolve itself IMHO
Fully I realize that saving this sight is important and arguments among men do happen but before the gold tent just goes away
please explain how the entire world of currencies printing or borrowing at an ever excellerating rate that silver and gold stay flat when continuing records of purchasing is on record for precious metals all the time. thanks in advance
I just randomly dropped in to see what was happening here at the tent
I haven’t figured it all out
someone please enlighten me
I haven’t been around much as you all know
many here think I am a judas or cretin or something
I see some posts eluding to the Rambus Site as not paying its way
for the server and being dismayed that YOU paid for the Rambus Site to become a pay site
Here is some clarification on that front
On the sidebar you will see there have been tentathons to pay for the server fees
The last tentathon was over 1 year ago
Someone had to give their credit card to the Host (Lunarpages) to pay for the server
That someone has always been me
The tentathon was successful every year
we raised enough money to reimburse me (minus my $100) donation as well
The Rambus site was set up 2 years ago
we used the same server as goldtent for expedience
The first year the hits were rather small and negligable
But the server costs increased as we migrated to a larger server
the tentathon was still great and covered 1 third of the server fee
I covered the rest personally and was reimbursed by Rambus Chartology
The Server now costs $3600 a year
As you will notice there has been NO tentathon this year BUT
I have paid Lunarpages $3600
This has kept the tent and Rambus Chartology humming along for the last 12 months
NOBODY has paid anything for the last 19 plus months
Except for me…Fullgoldtraitor
When the topic of the tentathon came up recently I spoke with wanka
we agreed that Rambus Chartology should pay a portion of the Server fees
and Goldtentathon a portion
we agreed that Rambus used 2 thirds and goldtent used 1 third
so Rambus would pay $2400 and Goldtent $1200
I realized that after 3 years of a devastating bear market the Goldtenters were
hurting and probably not in the best of moods to pay via a tentathon
so I decided to just pay the whole $3600 out of pocket and that is what I did
The payments are monthly for some of the services and yearly for others
the big hit was last month
Rambus and Audept are reimbursing me for their portion
So all in all Rambus Chartology has paid in full for the last year of service to keep
the 2 sites working
NOBODY knows how hard Audept has worked over the many years Goldtent has been in existence
to keep it running smoothly
If we had to pay him for his services even at $10 an hour we would own him hundreds of thousands of dollars
Unfortunately …and I am being as frank and candid as possible here
Audept and wanka had a falling out…which I tried to mediate but failed
I have no clue what precipitated this falling out
but the result was that Audept can no longer dedicate his time to the maintenance of goldtent
I suppose that is what has precipitated this migration to a new site
This is the first I have heard of this
THESE are the cold hard facts
Sorry I haven’t been around to monitor the situation
NOBODY contacted me personally to warn me of this situation
Since I am being candid here
I will say..my absence has been because we have a forum at Rambus Chartology
which I am moderating and it has consumed all of my computer time
Also This site has for long periods of time degenerated into such negativity
that I couldn’t bear to participate anymore
YES…Ramus Chartology is a pay site…BUT NOBODY here was tricked into supporting it
ALL the $100 donations over the years went into supporting Goldtent …period
By being involved with Rambus Chartology I have learned that the PM Markets are NOT NOT NOT
all about Manipulation all day every day
I bought that theory hook line and sinker for years
I was a big cheerleader fort that cause here…even shouted down the few who dared to question it
But my eyes have been opened to so much more and I and my portfolio have benifited greatly from this
new perspective .
I Love you guys..and am devastated that the tent is in disarray and facing the end
I used to love to update the Locator every time we had a new member show up
I painstakingly added thousands of links to the sidebar during those great boom years
We lost so many good posters..I believe because of the negativity and doom which has prevailed here
during this devastating period..and there were so few new ones that I suppose you could say
we have been dying a slow death anyway
Anyhow I would like to hear from Floridagold Ipso facto and Wanka as to what is going on
Bottom line..whoever spread the rumor that Fully and Audept were shysters who stole your money
should be ashamed
I wish all my good friends here the best of good fortune in the coming years
my spamcatcher holds all suspected spam until midnight, then sends me a summary. before midnight, i don’t know how to access it. there may be a way for the more computer-adept. check after midnight.
trying to get to the oasis…no email message with password after registering nothing in junk folder. someone guide me
G’day Tent, old and new
I know I rarely post these days, and can’t even monitor the site often. It’s hard when you are traveling. But I happen to have a connection now, in Mauritius, and tried to log into the new site – no luck.
Maybe it’s a patience thing?
I tried to register @ the new site, but got no e-mail with a new password.
Probably does not matter as I mainly lurk, but back in the Ron Paul days, I had some input.
So sorry to hear about the mis-appropriation of resources that prompted this not insignificant move.
I was not able to log in to new site. I would appreciate some help from admin. Been layin low for a spell, but lurkin regularly.
At KWN, Von Greyerz warns of bail-ins, exchange controls, counterfeit gold
Go to the link that was provided here somewhere and register.
Not all emails were the same as when people signed up. I don’t know how they got mine since it was changed when my computer got a virus and got out of that server after it happened twice.
I’m finally hanging it up. I’m getting too old for this stuff. Farewell all. I know I caused a lot of problems and I enjoyed every bit of it. if you want to get ahold of me, I’ll now be subscription only. snicker.
it’s been fun climbing this mountain together. I wish you all the best in investing and I hope you all reach your dreams. I on the other hand, will have to gracefully bow out of the PMs soon. I have kids and I need a buy house
I wondered when you were gonna say something.
Might as well leave things be. Like you said about V this site could of been around long after we were gone and our grand kids could read it someday but I guess a couple were only planning on theirs while ours payed for it. Maybe they should go into politics oh but wait, hope at least our grand kids can change that by then because if not the next pond will be filled with the whores of Babylon, already there now.
Mobax’s? I knew that guy didn’t like me