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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Thomas View Post
    Can you assure us that no personal details will be handed over to VerticalScope?

    I have been spammed by them, and if they are good at the technical side that is great because it can only be good for this forum, but I really hope this doesn't mean they get private information.

    I have always trusted Harri and the admin/mods, so I hope this ends up for the best
    Aside from the information that is in the database including the email you used to register, The DOB you used at registration, the IP address you used at registration there would be no other info I would have other than what you have already posted publicly. You are welcome to read out privacy policy here: http://www.verticalscope.com/privacy-statement.html
    If you have any questions please feel free to either post here or send me a pm. If you are concerned about personal info related to your earlier donations to the site directly to Harri, we would not want or need any of this info.
    -Philip

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    Best of everything Harry, You will be missed, Bruce Brennan

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericdano View Post
    This has been addressed and dealt with already. I was part of the team that spent many an early morning and evening shifts to help make sure that every user who had trouble with thier account was addressed. We are not the only company to experience a data breach. Yahoo, ebay, linkeden, tumblr, the list is extensive.
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    Thank you, Harri. This forum has been unbelievably helpful to me as a late-blooming sax player, and I really feel like it is a community. Thank you for making it happen.

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    Wow, congrats on the decision, Harri! You've built a really amazing community here, and an incredibly valuable resource. I use it every day, and am grateful.

    On that note, what would happen to the SOTW knowledge base should Verticalscope go out of business, or decide it's no longer profitable to maintain? Would everything just be deleted, or would it be made public domain, maybe even donated to the Library of Congress or a conservatory?
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    Can we expect many more ads -- pop-ups, pop-unders, etc?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZootTheSim View Post
    Wow, congrats on the decision, Harri! You've built a really amazing community here, and an incredibly valuable resource. I use it every day, and am grateful.

    On that note, what would happen to the SOTW knowledge base should Verticalscope go out of business, or decide it's no longer profitable to maintain? Would everything just be deleted, or would it be made public domain, maybe even donated to the Library of Congress or a conservatory?
    Thanks, Zoot:

    Your question is something for Phil @VSadmin to address.

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    Harri, you've done an amazing thing here. SOTW has changed the way we communicate and learn about the sax. I remember lurking back in the late 90's on the high school computers, printing out reams of articles and threads I found here. I still have a bunch in a folder somewhere. Thanks so much.

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    What's VS's motivation for keeping the site going? It's additional overhead, which means it could be on the chopping block at some point.

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    Thanks so much for building this outstanding site Harri. It's been an inspiration.

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    Harri,

    It has been my pleasure to be part of this saxophone community for a long time. You are the reason for bringing so many saxophonists across the world together.

    The deepest thank you's are not enough. I think we all trust your judgment, and we all look forward to you participating in more discussions across the forum.

    - Saxaholic

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    Thank you Harri for creating a site that has been, and hopefully will continue to be, an incredible asset to the saxophone community. We are all indebted to you. Personally, you have been generous with your time to answer PMs, for which I am also truly grateful. All the very best!
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    Quote Originally Posted by VSadmin View Post
    Hello everyone,

    My name is Philip, I am a community manager for Verticalscope, I work with a small team that will continue to manage the webmaster duties for SaxOnTheWeb.com. .............
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    Hello,

    The URL used to be saxontheweb.net. Is it going to change to .com, as listed in your post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by getafix View Post
    Hello,

    The URL used to be saxontheweb.net. Is it going to change to .com, as listed in your post?
    No that's a typo on my part.
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    Edit: fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShedShark View Post
    What's VS's motivation for keeping the site going? It's additional overhead, which means it could be on the chopping block at some point.
    We don't put any sites on the chopping block.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saxmanjack View Post
    Can we expect many more ads -- pop-ups, pop-unders, etc?

    No pop ups or pop unders. If you stumble on such here make sure I am the first to know please. I would need to get the situation resolved and and ad partner network operators hand slapped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZootTheSim View Post
    Wow, congrats on the decision, Harri! You've built a really amazing community here, and an incredibly valuable resource. I use it every day, and am grateful.

    On that note, what would happen to the SOTW knowledge base should Verticalscope go out of business, or decide it's no longer profitable to maintain? Would everything just be deleted, or would it be made public domain, maybe even donated to the Library of Congress or a conservatory?

    Unlikely this info will ever disappear.
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    Also. I'm replying to most of these threads from my phone. Please do not take my short answers for being curt. It's difficult to manage multiple posts from a tiny screen with my thick fingers. I am certainly happy to elaborate on any questions you all have in the am when I have a normal keyboard at my disposal.
    Philip

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    Apparently, I am part of the deal. I am to report this week to the VerticalScopeĀ® home office in Toronto to fulfil my duties... and answer phones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VSadmin View Post
    Unlikely this info will ever disappear.
    -Philip
    I hope you're right, Philip, but can you expand on why you say that? Is the SOTW site mirrored or archived somewhere, say on an open-access server that allows full content downloads? That would be one strategy for ensuring the information persists. Of course, archive.org might hold snapshots of the data at various moments, but it's not as reliable as a public mirror site.
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