Post by Pakachoag Phreek on Apr 23, 2016 19:55:13 GMT -5
Will's dead a 400 years today. The excoboard board's death a more recent event.
The excoboard was bought last year at a web auction for about $900 by a fiscal economics student at the University of Amsterdam. The board software could be described as antiquated. The projected daily revenue was about $75 a day, based on unique visitors per month which seemed to have been static at around 50,000-55,000.
The HC board was probably among the most active of the excoboards.
The owner graduates as the class of 2016. The second semester at the University of Amsterdam ends June 24th. (Semester started February 1. There are no semester breaks, no spring breaks, no extended holiday weekends, although the university does not hold classes on several religious holidays, e.g.,Good Friday.) So it is not as if he was out the door at his university, and good-bye to his side-income. He is/was vice president of the student council.
Based on unique visitors and revenue, the projected sales price of the excoboards was $20,000+. So, in theory, it was not without value.
The projected sales was not based on what type of software the board was using, and the board's death may have stemmed by the software no longer being supported by the vendor, and/or the host no longer allowing it to be run on its servers.
While I was trying to find the new Cross Sports this past weekend, I sojourned to the Bucknell board. Their most prominent poster posted a thread to the effect, "Where are our posters?" Four or five of them dutifully replied. I fear the post -Excoboard world will move us in the direction of the Bucknell board. Sad, so sad.A civilization, gone with the wind.