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The Forum died... ???

Discussion in 'Detoxing From Pain Meds' started by slingblade, Jul 27, 2017.

  1. slingblade

    slingblade Well-Known Member

    Spring? Anybody?
     
  2. slingblade

    slingblade Well-Known Member

    Like a giant empty house. The lights are on but nobody is home.
     
  3. Samuel Bailey

    Samuel Bailey New Member

    Hey Slingblade!

    I hadn't posted, nor even visited this site for a long time---as, so it appears, few others have either...not like it used to be, that's for certain. Any case, just today I thought I'd post something...and totally forgot my password. After trying all kinds of "what might be it," I decided to re-register...under (essentially) the same name, altered to some extent. As I did so, I see YOUR name, after, good Lord, years(?) of not seeing it. Funny, I thought of you, of what MIGHT have happened, etc., a coupla weeks ago.

    I DO hope you're okay.

    My original intent on posting was this: the ONE site i had posted on, if only now and again, was the Bup/Alcohol Recovery site, "AddictionSurvivors." Discovered that, after having not posted on THAT site for a long time, discovered that it had CLOSED down...turned into a "read only site." Totally uncool, though, like this site, the "interest" had dwindled down to nearly nothing.

    AddictionSurvivors was also a TOTALLY anonymous site, with NO PMs...and no way of contacting any other member. Since there were a couple of folks that were in pretty gnarly shape, I hoped they MIGHT try to establish contact on some other site. I'd mentioned THIS site in a few of my early posts...so, am hoping they see THIS post, register here and re-establish contact with me...as well as (maybe) derive some benefit from the site's knowledge.

    So, that's that.

    How have YOU been, Slingblade? I hope you're good and well and altogether way past cool.

    best,

    sam bailey
     
  4. spring

    spring Administrator

    I had a long beautiful post written to explain the demise of ODR ending with the explanation of our latest switch over to this pitiful Xenfro site. And then the whole thing disappeared before I could post it confirming what I'm about to say.

    A partial recap of my lost post...I thanked Doc for creating ODR back in the late 90s and footing the bill all these years. I also explained why I think he switched from vBulletin to here because of that last update which caused a lot of problems and was probably tired of messing with technical problems and negligent techs.

    Xenfro is useless in my eyes. Add the fact that this site left us admins with very few controls, and a barely functioning search engine for all members, and many of those priceless posts from over the years either didn't come over with the transfer or only the first few sentences of many of them showed up. That to me was the saddest part.
    I was still willing to give it hell of a try to keep this place alive and believe me, I gave it my all last year! but sometimes it's healthier to eventually just throw in the towel.

    I've been with ODR since I first came here in 2000 seeking help. I have seen ups and downs but we always managed to spring back from any catastrophes, and we had our share.

    But this time I think ODR has served it's purpose and run it's course. Many lives were improved and even saved over the years. Many members will have fond memories in spite of the fact that there were plenty of ups and downs here.

    Respectfully RIP ODR.
     
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  5. Samuel Bailey

    Samuel Bailey New Member

    Hey Spring!

    Oh, man. It really is more than a little sad, isn't it? You are right, of course, 100%, this site has helped so many people over the years, including yours truly, that's for certain. However, for what it's worth, I totally agree: no matter the reasoning, the change-over to Xenfro was/is a disappointment, although your suggestions re: Doc is probably correct. And heck, I don't blame him, nor you!

    As we say in recovery, it is what it is. I suppose that applies in this case.

    Nonetheless, crud! Spring, despite some of the negatives, you are right! ODR was a wonderful, life-saving site.

    Thanks for all of your efforts!

    best!

    sam
     
  6. freakedout

    freakedout Moderator

    Since the Search function on the forum is broken and zero efforts are being made to repair it, here is a workaround:

    Go to Google to do a search. If Google is the default search engine in your browser you can do this in the address bar:

    site:heroin-detox.com searchterm

    Just change searchterm to what you are searching for.

    For example:

    site:heroin-detox.com kratom

    will find posts about kratom.

    This will work for searching pretty much any forum or site.

    Lots of good info buried in this forum and this is the only way to find it that I know of.
     

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