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ChrisV2 (talk|edits) said:

15 April 2014
OMG - I saw the red shaded box at the site just now:


Important Service Announcement

The TaxAlmanac.org website will be going offline permanently on 6/1/14. The groups responsible for maintaining the content on this website are no longer able to provide the required maintenance and updates necessary to maintain the website’s on-going integrity.


I'm hoping this is a late April Fools joke...but if this is really going to happen, we are going to lose a great community here! Let me say right now I'd be willing to gen up a new forum if it would help keep the gang together. I lease a fairly high powered server today in a website hosting datacenter in Dallas, and can scale it as needed.


Let me know what your thoughts are.

Nilodop (talk|edits) said:

15 April 2014
Yikes! Didn't someone anticipate this and informally organize to get ready for it? Facebook comes to mind.

Terry Oraha (talk|edits) said:

15 April 2014
I'll go to facebook. i just cant believe it.

Kathyt (talk|edits) said:

15 April 2014
Personally, I would be willing to pay a membership fee for this site if that would help keep it open, anyone else??? I started using this site many years ago, and I have learned so much, I have a small office, no one to really bounce ideas off of, I have grown to depend on this site for that. Facebook is not the same thing, I want to be able to search topics of discussion. I just cannot put into words how much this site has helped me grow my practice, helped my clients when I was unsure of something, wow, I don't want to loose this. Sometimes it takes more than just research to arrive an answer in the tax world, it takes talking it out with your peers; we all can't be experts in every area of tax law, and that's what makes this site so great. If we made this a paid membership site rather than a free site, would that help to keep it open? Anyone else interested??? What a day to post this, April 15th!!

Fsteincpa (talk|edits) said:

15 April 2014
I am on facebook forums and it's not the same.

I have actually created a Taxalmanac page on Facebook where we have some tax professionals gathered so we have a place to go to and meet and figure out what the next step is.

Chris, please find us there, or at least gather our emails and let's do something between now and then.

Plus, if they cannot maintain this, can they at least transfer it to us, or archive the pages for search capabilities.

JR1 (talk|edits) said:

April 15, 2014
Wow. Huh. Dang. And....


So where do build the new community? How can all the threads be exported? The great news is that we'd no longer be chained to this stupid Wiki crap, which barely functions as a forum except for our willingness to make it so. Is there a geek among us who could set up a REAL forum, you know, one where the Search actually produced desired results?

But this is like nuking a village in the Crimea. *poof* (and then nothing.....) We've formed a formidable unit here and all of us, even Chris! have learned stuff. I can't imagine FB working terribly well for this.

We have six and a half weeks. The clock ticks. And of course, I'd pay money as most of us might, to make it happen. I've got a client or two who have set up forums...perhaps I should explore.

Actionbsns (talk|edits) said:

15 April 2014
I was just going to mention the FB page, but like Fred says, it's not the same. I also post to a group on Linked In, and, again, it's not the same. Maybe we've just all become friends over the years and we know and appreciate everyone's limitations, or maybe it's the yellow box where we can search, but this is kind of my come back to page. I would be willing to pay a membership fee to keep TA and barring that, I'm wondering if there is a way to take charge of the archived data. I can't tell you how many times this season Riley2's words were still helpful, or anyone else's for that matter. Who was it that tried to start a similar page on a website that looked kind of spacey just before TA came back online? Can he help? Or maybe ChrisV2's suggestion is viable. At least we have some time to figure this out. We should be greatful for that.

ChrisV2 (talk|edits) said:

15 April 2014
Before we go off in different directions please let me have a shot at this. I know how to stand up a site and a forum pretty quickly and if Intuit would allow me to move the content from this site over to a new location I can easily lock it down for archive purposes, and we can have a new full-fledged forum with all the bells/whistles.


What is critical here is to maintain/archive the existing content. Does anyone know who at Intuit I can talk to, to make a proposal on a save? I really do not want to see this site disappear.

Kevinh5 (talk|edits) said:

15 April 2014
Trillium and I had predicted this over a year ago. Not sure why everyone is surprised. Heck, even JR1 predicted The End of the Forums.
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