06/01/99 It has finally happened! As I promised, I kept the club going while the support was there. I spent several months trying to get submissions from people. It became hard and unpleasurable work. There was therefore no incentive on my part to continue. After closing the magazine, several people offered support, but it was too late.
I offered a newsletter on TBI-00. However, I have only had a couple of requests for this in the last two months. I offered a 'for sale' section on TBI-00, there have been no submissions for it. This speaks for itself. There is no incentive for me to carry on with this. I am therefore now further winding 8BS down. I have altered all the text on the website, TBI-00 and the CDs to reflect the current state of 8BS. I have now reduced the work I have to do to a minimal amount. This is how 8BS will be for the foreseeable future:
So that is it. 8BS is now a completely different thing from the club that I took over.
- I will not be enrolling any new members, existing members will retain their IDs and can still use them. I will still be maintaining the 8BS database containing all their details, and more importantly their credit.
- 8BS will remain a Public Domain Library for the BBC and Master. I do not see me ever closing the PD library. It requires no effort on my part to maintain it.
- I will still stock loads of odds and ends.
- The website requires hardly any work to maintain. Presently there are around 21 visitors a day. This makes it well worth my while to maintain it. It would seem that the majority of interest now comes through the website.