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    Or from the AseanNow facebook page:

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    ASEANNOW is experiencing cloud storage issues and users in some locations can not reach our site.

    Our hosting provider are having DDOS attacks this morning which they are trying to resolve. We canít do anything, we just have to wait.
    and a day later, slightly different story

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    UPDATE:
    Dear users, we are in the process of migrating ASEAN NOW to a new more powerful cloud server with bigger capacity, as we are growing and need more power.

    We will be back online after maintenance move by end of this week.

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    How many refugees have signed up here since TV went down?

    Got to be a pain waiting on approval for new posts to become live.

    Top tip to newbies.

    Some sub forums and picture threads, specifically "World news in pictures " don't require post approval due to a forum glitch.

    100 posts and you have full posting rights.
    Shalom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    The biggest 'fuckwit' on that site was the mod 'Rimmer'. Who the fcuk has a forum name like that?
    A toilet cleaner ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    If you can believe it , Asean now has a worse rating than TD on Site Jabber. Asean Now Reviews - 14 Reviews of Aseannow.com | Sitejabber
    Read reviews of TD, most amusing was this one from an Ant R, seems to have a thing about anus's

    The former members have either left voluntarily or been bullied away - which is the standard 'go to' from the 'hardcore' members who demonstrate their anal fixations (the #1 response to anyone who dares disagree is to resort to anal sex and masturbation innuendo) and a peculiar and unhealthy interest in members' partners and children - go figure.
    There's a lot of obvious frustration there from a group of life's failures.

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    I got banned from there by metis in 2019. Then I registered here and never posted. I have more in common with sex boards anyway.

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    I got a warning from OTD because he didn't like my avatar, never bothered acknowledging his warning, so just left, never bothered playing their childish pathetic games.

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    Getting sanctioned on TV is a normal, healthy experience and is as notable as taking a shit in the morning.

    Perhaps folk will bear this in mind before they continue to bore us with their reasons for expulsion.

    It ain’t interesting.

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    More posters on TD always welcome.
    I hope some decode to continue posting here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    More posters on TD always welcome.
    I hope some decode to continue posting here.
    Could we exchange them for the leading cockwombles in return

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    Could we exchange them for the leading cockwombles in return
    Sort of like a ceasefire and hostages release.a bit like the hamas thread. We can throw in backspit and Cybil for free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by britanicus123 View Post
    I was banned for saying it was obvious that Biden was suffering from dementia, some on there must have voted for the old fool!
    Some can't handle a title without starting acting like ..Gestapo.

    Mods here are a tiny little bit ...more human

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    How many refugees have signed up here since TV went down?

    Got to be a pain waiting on approval for new posts to become live.

    Top tip to newbies.

    Some sub forums and picture threads, specifically "World news in pictures " don't require post approval due to a forum glitch.

    100 posts and you have full posting rights.
    This is worth highlighting. Read again refugees. Go to that thread and make 100 posts so that you get full posting rights.

    TBH I doubt very many ppl will. They'll get peeved with it and some other offshoot is probably in the works as we speak.

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    I've just signed the contract to purchase aseannow.com. It was less than guessed but more than expected. Once I get everything moved, myself, Harry and Jeff will resume normal operations.

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    Mod me up, Topper and let anarchy flourish


    Please

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    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    Mod me up, Topper and let anarchy flourish


    Please
    I'm sorry, but occasionally you post sober. I look for very specific qualities in my mod team.

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    So Sub Beero Slyam ere we cum

    Was it a BJ per week or less

    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    I've just signed the contract to purchase aseannow.com. It was less than guessed but more than expected. Once I get everything moved, myself, Harry and Jeff will resume normal operations.
    We look forward to the Rimmer Trimmer being sharpooned

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    We look forward to the Rimmer Trimmer being sharpooned
    I'll be the first to admit that I don't know the former mods, but if they let their site get in this state, they probably won't be back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    occasionally you post sober.
    It only happened once or twice, but I see your point, Capo di tutti Capi.


    I'll work on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by britanicus123 View Post
    I was banned for saying it was obvious that Biden was suffering from dementia, some on there must have voted for the old fool!
    Banned? Oh, the humanity! Best wishes for your recovery.

    :eyeroll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by prawnograph View Post


    and a day later, slightly different story

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    Yeah if it was migrating to another server surely they woud mount the backup first to keep the forum active.

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    I was wondering, as a refugee, could I inherit my privileges from TV/AN, so my first posts aren't moderated so much? For example, I was a "silver" member. Do the moderators realise who I am? How important I was? We're talkin' "Hi-So" here! (A TV-AN abbreviation for a person of high standing in Thai society)

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    I read this onine REDDIT

    think the writing has been on the wall for a while with Asean Now.
    They've been touting it around for sale for months, with next to no takers, despite asking price of 8 million THB I heard. A significant loss compared to the 30 million THB the current owners paid for it.
    There are a few signs of its demise - they've now hardly got any actual staff.
    There has always been a team of volunteer moderators but it was always a team of paid staff who ran things. At its peak that team of paid staff were 10+. Now it's pretty much just George and Webfact who post most things.
    The site is just hammered with ads but none of any real quality.
    The only advertisers on the site are for weed, which once the cannabis act comes into play will be illegal as you won't advertise or sell cannanbis online.
    The rest of the ads are from content syndicators like Taboola.
    There are very few actual businesses or brands using Asean Now to advertise - they wouldn't touch it, it's too negative.
    A recent upgrade looks to have failed - text too small for most their users. Once a user offers feedback in their support forum, they just close the topics 😂. It is as if they don't like criticism, even if it is constructive.
    Also, have you notice a change in their social media?
    They seem to just post photos to news stories without any headlines 😂 It's a disaster. Instead the post will include a line of text seemingly randomly chosen for the corresponding news story. It's so weird. Must be some kind of automation (that isn't working btw) can't imagine an actual person would make such a mess of the posts.
    Also, take a look at their FB page. 200k+ followers but very little engagement. That's a tell tale sign of a bad social media strategy.
    Finally, their newsletter, which was perhaps the only positive thing about AN is hardly worth reading any longer. It's too slow. It's always a day behind on news. You've already most of the news stories via other stories before you receive the newsletter.
    The whole thing is a mess. It is at rock bottom. Already 5 days off line and blaming a DDOS attack 😂 which is blatantly untrue.
    Maybe a new owner comes in now to rescue it. But what exactly would they be buying?
    Has no real advertisers so hardly makes any money. Its reputation is at zero. Shrinking user base. I guess it has a large email list but that's about it. And how good that email list is probably remains to be seen.
    It's a mess. It's kind of sad, but probably inevitable. Poorly run, terrible design, management using old ideas that worked 20 years ago but not today.
    RIP Thai Visa/Asean Now forum.

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    Put it in white for us, bit easier to read.

    I heard George who sold it came in to stop the ship sinking as it was going down.
    Still he made a nice few quid out of it all.

    The funny thing is Dirty Dogs forum, run on a shoestring has won the battle of the Thai forums with about 50 hardcore members and hundreds if not thousands of lurkers.



    think the writing has been on the wall for a while with Asean Now.
    They've been touting it around for sale for months, with next to no takers, despite asking price of 8 million THB I heard. A significant loss compared to the 30 million THB the current owners paid for it.
    There are a few signs of its demise - they've now hardly got any actual staff.
    There has always been a team of volunteer moderators but it was always a team of paid staff who ran things. At its peak that team of paid staff were 10+. Now it's pretty much just George and Webfact who post most things.
    The site is just hammered with ads but none of any real quality.
    The only advertisers on the site are for weed, which once the cannabis act comes into play will be illegal as you won't advertise or sell cannanbis online.
    The rest of the ads are from content syndicators like Taboola.
    There are very few actual businesses or brands using Asean Now to advertise - they wouldn't touch it, it's too negative.
    A recent upgrade looks to have failed - text too small for most their users. Once a user offers feedback in their support forum, they just close the topics ��. It is as if they don't like criticism, even if it is constructive.
    Also, have you notice a change in their social media?
    They seem to just post photos to news stories without any headlines �� It's a disaster. Instead the post will include a line of text seemingly randomly chosen for the corresponding news story. It's so weird. Must be some kind of automation (that isn't working btw) can't imagine an actual person would make such a mess of the posts.
    Also, take a look at their FB page. 200k+ followers but very little engagement. That's a tell tale sign of a bad social media strategy.
    Finally, their newsletter, which was perhaps the only positive thing about AN is hardly worth reading any longer. It's too slow. It's always a day behind on news. You've already most of the news stories via other stories before you receive the newsletter.
    The whole thing is a mess. It is at rock bottom. Already 5 days off line and blaming a DDOS attack �� which is blatantly untrue.
    Maybe a new owner comes in now to rescue it. But what exactly would they be buying?
    Has no real advertisers so hardly makes any money. Its reputation is at zero. Shrinking user base. I guess it has a large email list but that's about it. And how good that email list is probably remains to be seen.
    It's a mess. It's kind of sad, but probably inevitable. Poorly run, terrible design, management using old ideas that worked 20 years ago but not today.
    RIP Thai Visa/Asean Now forum.
    Last edited by Joe 90; 21-11-2023 at 06:09 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    Has no real advertisers so hardly makes any money
    We do (up top of every thread) and possibly the only thing that keeps us in operation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    We do (up top of every thread) and possibly the only thing that keeps us in operation.
    I know but with that new TV it was pop up ads on every post and thread when I ventured in after the buy out.
    Totally user unfriendly.

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