End of an Era

Discussion in 'Help and Feedback' started by Ian Somers, 18th Jun, 2015.

  1. Roomer

    Roomer Member

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    Hear hear, very eloquently put . My sentiments exactly.thanks
     
  2. Burramys

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    The quality of advice by industry experts is a wonderful feature of this website. For some time I have been advising people with property questions to post here in the certain knowledge the answers would be accurate. Many thanks to those that made it happen. Leaving the website online read only is an excellent idea, and may provide some historical perspective in 50 years as the 2015 Greek-Euro crisis lingers and Sydney property is 80 times the average annual pay.

    If I had to choose one word to describe this website it would be "trust".
     
  3. Tim86

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    Thanks so much for the site everybody.

    I've really enjoyed my time here.

    Now onto PC! :)

    Bye everybody.
     
  4. PaulF

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    End of an era indeed!
    Thanks to everyone that was involved in keeping the forum running.
     
  5. MIW

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    Even though I was an infrequent and late member, this community inspired me to continue to grow and give, so thank you very much for that opportunity!
    Wishing lots of health, happiness and success to all that allowed for contribution and that contributed!:)
     
  6. jsoe

    jsoe curious and keen to learn

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    Thank you very sincerely from the bottom of my heart for this amazing effort by Jan, Ian, and Simon.
     
  7. luce.rocks

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    Noooo! Is this what it feels like when your parents tell you they're getting divorced?
     
  8. The Black Duck

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    I am speechless !

    I cannot believe Somersoft is coming to a end !

    I wish to thank for everyone for contributing to the forum in making it a success it is today. Special mention to Beanie Girl, RetireRich101 and Max for your help.

    I see everyone at Property Chat !

    Andrew
     
  9. HomeBuyAU

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    What a shame, it has been enjoyable to be here from learning how to buy my first PPOR to on going financial resources. I'm confused though that it would not be sold to someone else to take it over. From a financial side it must be worth a bit if marketed right? Forums can sell for millions that dominate an industry. it's like giving away a few IP's.
     
  10. Sim

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    This was answered in the FAQs in the second post in this thread.
     
  11. wylie

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    I wanted to say "thank you" to Jan and Ian and Sim and everyone who has made Somersoft such a valuable second home for so many of us here (and it seems to the many lurkers and readers who don't post or join).

    I was almost convinced I should avoid the new forum (for about ten minutes) :D but it is sad to know this one is coming to an end.

    Thanks to all of you :).
     
  12. GoAnna!

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    Thank you to Ian and Jan and everyone who made this forum possible. It's been life changing in so many ways.

    • New friendships formed
    • New skills and knowledge
    • Values challenged
    • Ideas and goals crystalised
    • Strategies created
    • A place to share triumphs and tribulations.

    I am happy to hear the posts with all their wisdom, friendship and humor will live on and continue to shape people's lives for years to come.

    Wasn't expecting to feel so sentimental.

    The end of an era. *sob*
     
  13. Dinamo

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    Wow, I can't believe this is the end. It was only the beginning for me! As a young investor Somersoft has been so helpful in so many ways. Thank you Ian, Jan and Sim. Also would like to thank Rixter, Redom and Michael X for helping me on my journey.

    See you all on PropertyChat!
     
  14. Elizabeth L

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    A very big thank you to Jan & Ian Somers. Many years ago when we were living in Sydney, and newly engaged, we received a flyer in our letterbox about a financial planning seminar. Sure why not, I thought, nothing to loose. We attended the evening, which was quite average. But we received a free copy of Building Wealth through Investment Property. Wow- this is gold I thought.
    Then proceeded to scour the Sydney bookshops for Building Wealth in Changing Times and More Wealth From Residential Property. We even had the wonderful opportunity of seeing Jan speak in Sydney. That was great.
    Fast forward 16 years, five children and living in six countries around the world, and I still love those books and the fundamentals of property investment.
    I've increased my book collection 100 fold and met some wonderful people along the way. While I haven't contributed significantly to the forum over the years, I've absolutely loved the wealth of information and knowledge.
    It's been invaluable.
    Thank you very much
    Elizabeth :)
     
  15. Richard Feynman

    Richard Feynman Mortgage Broker

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    Farewell Somersoft!

    It's been life-changing :)
     
  16. geoffw

    geoffw Untitled

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    Just adding my voice to thank Jan and Ian for the forum, and all those many people who have contributed to the forum over the years. May you all prosper.
     
  17. innerbath

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    Really sad to see you guys go! It was such a good, clean and quality forum that Australia had for so many years! Why don't you check with Whirlpool forums on the business model that is sustaining them and get some ideas to keep this going! Anyways, looking forward to join and continue the legacy you guys brought along at property chat form! thanks again and good luck!
     
  18. Jake Milne

    Jake Milne Buyer's Agent (Vic)

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    This truly is a sad moment for Australian Property Investors. I hold Somersoft in the highest regard as it really is Australia's number one forum for all things property.

    Thank you so much to Jan & Ian, the admin and mod team, the long standing and frequent contributors and every member that has been a part of this community.

    Truly devastated to see this site go into cryostasis.
     
  19. Colin Rice

    Colin Rice Perth Mortgage Broker

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    Thanks to the Somers, Sim and the moderators. I haven't been around much lately due to being occupied with other ventures and look forward to contributing and learning on the new website. This site and more importantly the people behind it have contributed very positively to much more people than they probably realise myself very much being one of the benefactors. Lets go with the flow and back Sim to make the new site an even better success.
     
  20. Rockstar

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    Much appreciation to Jan, Ian and the mod team led by Sim.
    Only 7 yrs on here for me but my time on SS has been one of the inspiring forces behind my property success. At the time of joining I was holding 1 ppor, a duplex and a block of dirt. I just calculated that my net worth has more than tripled since I joined this forum. I hope to continue on in the new forum and be able to give as much as I learn.
    Thanks for the support, education and debate.

    Cheers, RS