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Fellow HSXers - If you're interested in keeping this game (and forum) going, please read this post...

Posted by: lobogotti on May 01, 17:57

Some sad news today about Antibody.  While we appreciate everything he has done for the board, the fact of the matter is, there's a good chance the end is near for the game and this place as we know it.

I have taken proactive steps to inquire about buying HSX.  I spoke with their ownership today.

There wasn't talk about completely shutting it down, but there definitely was talk about it being up for sale.

I have inquired with one other member here that is a value to the community.  We're going to pitch some ideas and try to see if there is a way we can justify keeping this going.

In the following days I'm going to run a poll to see the interest level from members here on possibly crowdfunding some of this.  Between the cost of the site, the continued hosting and even a part time developer/administrator, it will add up quick... for a site that likely doesn't create much revenue (if any).

That being said, I believe there are ways to improve upon this product and encourage more engagment all around, while keeping the community together.

For now, I'm looking for people who want to be a part of the charge to keep it going.  I'm asking that those people who share a passion to put time and/or effort to join the coalition to please reach out and email me at lobogotti @ me.com

Please don't mistake me on asking anyone for money.  The response to this message and a future survey I put up will help determine if this is worth trying to save.  So, I ask you to think about how much you enjoy being here (and what it's worth to you).  Do put some thought into if this site one day were to fade to black (and if you'd miss it... after 17 years, I certainly would).  We can proactively avoid that if we start planning this out together.

Thank you for your responses, and of course please know this is a no pressure approach at a last chance attempt to gauge as much interest for the site as possible.  Even if you don't reach out, simply replying to this post with positive replies (or willingness to donate) doesn't hurt either.  The more members we know are here lurking, the better.

Thank you for your time and please be on the lookout for a survey in the coming days.
lobo

Fellow HSXers - If you're interested in keeping this game (and forum) going, please read this post... lobogotti May 01, 17:57

.... i'm in. {nm} unaturalx May 01, 18:05

Certainly interested in keeping the site going and willing to look at a donation and/or a subscription program {nm} tallbridge May 01, 18:08

I'd be happy with a subscription model, as long as it wasn't required. Reducing the amount of players isn't ideal. bsbbtnh May 01, 21:37

I'm in, lobo, and thank you for taking this step. I'll send you an email {nm} sphere May 01, 23:54

I am in. Will email you during the weekend. Cmon guys!! Lets do this! {nm} L3stat May 01, 19:05

After all the years of enjoyment, I'm happy to donate/subscribe {nm} Rishoutfield May 01, 19:30

Definitely in! I LOVE this game (or as I think about it, a way of life) {nm} TheDowIsUp May 01, 20:43

Down to support a continuation holdercc May 01, 21:13

It's a Bingo! I'm all in... {nm} ndmaster May 01, 23:11

I'm in! Jeff910 May 01, 21:32

Glaven. I'm in. {nm} Professor Frink May 01, 23:10

I am substantially in, and doubly so if D.Mac is a part of the future {nm} OdysseusG May 02, 00:43

Yes this is worth saving. It's twenty years of memories for me! {nm} extepan May 02, 00:43

Sure! Free for 20 years. Willing to pay to play now. Actually, I would have done so all along! Nobody asked. >>> erhead56 May 02, 00:46

Absolutely interested in helping to keep this place going. {nm} RattyBatty May 02, 00:55

I'm in! I've been playing since 15 years, I'm not ready to give up so easily {nm} Tomato May 02, 01:39

hi, I'm in. And this is the first time me posting in 10 years. {nm} adn21 May 02, 01:42

Back in those RotoHockey days, I'll bet. Good to see you back, Daniel. {nm} Pennystocks2 May 02, 02:36

I actually don't trade much anymore & just come for the forum...would still hate to see the site go...might make a one-time donation or 2... tealfan May 02, 02:49

HSXers, this is great and what we need to see. Many of you have been emailing me. I know I posted this on a late Friday night, but I ask lobogotti May 02, 03:25

Count me in {nm} numbersix_99 May 02, 04:17

Count me in {nm} numbersix_99 May 02, 04:18

Im in count me {nm} Gogreen May 02, 04:31

Im in count me {nm} Gogreen May 02, 04:31

+1 {nm} avandelay May 02, 05:41

I'm in! {nm} yelton May 02, 06:40

i'll support however i can. had to read your post a few times, thought you were going to buy the site :) more> islndr May 02, 06:46

I would definitely support Crowd Funding efforts! {nm} platonm May 02, 06:50

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDcl75xZSaQ {nm} SenJohnBlutarsky May 02, 07:21

Too funny. Too perfect. {nm} Grunt May 02, 10:03

Still don't understand how I didn't get Best Actor . . . . I mean, Jon Voight? {nm} SenJohnBlutarsky May 02, 16:29

Let the good times roll {nm} HurricaneKid May 02, 07:37

I'd be in {nm} russ1 May 02, 08:38

I think that a subscription model might work! I'm down!! {nm} stormgod May 02, 09:09

Very Nice - Yes! {nm} joeoftexas May 02, 09:15

I am in {nm} Islandfox01 May 02, 09:15

I have interest in helping to keep this going. At the very least, the forums. Thanks lobo. {nm} Paul2k May 02, 10:06

I’d be down to help. {nm} APHRAEL May 02, 10:06

I'll support this, for sure {nm} MTurczyn May 02, 10:10

You have my support!! {nm} click999 May 02, 10:46

It's a yes from me. {nm} bface May 02, 11:08

Yes. This is one place that, if it's got a subscription or a crowd funding, I'd contribute. I love this place. {nm} goodvibe61 May 02, 15:50

I love this site but I had a MAJOR life change happen 14 montha ago and I sadly don't have the time or money to contribute anyhing but ideas {nm} JDolphin May 02, 23:13

Can you find out how they pack and sell the data to Hollywood? {nm} Prophecy May 03, 07:15

I'm in, and happy to help in any way I can {nm} warcraft86 May 03, 14:14





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