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HoldinCoffee
04-26-2009, 12:27 PM
ezfolk.com is CLOSING! That WICKED sucks! Now I'll NEVER master the clawhammer :(


EDIT:
God bless us, EVERYONE!

josuegroundhog
04-26-2009, 12:35 PM
Dude That does suck. http://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/sad/sad0020.gif That was my favorite chord finder.

Brad Bordessa
04-26-2009, 12:45 PM
Are you sure? I don't see anything on the home page... If it's true it's a shame it has to go, you'd think they could at least get enough donations to pay for the hosting so that the site may live forever.

Link
04-26-2009, 12:47 PM
It's on the forums.

I didn't really use that site, but it still sucks to see any website dedicated to music go down.

bt93
04-26-2009, 01:05 PM
thats my favorite site now idk what im gonna do. they have variations to every chord:(:(

Maritoze
04-26-2009, 01:08 PM
you'd think they could at least get enough donations to pay for the hosting so that the site may live forever.

WORD:cool:........

seeso
04-26-2009, 01:22 PM
That's really too bad. What a shame.

Craig
04-26-2009, 01:28 PM
ezfolk.com is CLOSING! That WICKED sucks! Now I'll NEVER master the clawhammer :(
That does suck! When I was first learning the ukulele, I used a couple of their resources....:(

Ahnko Honu
04-26-2009, 02:12 PM
I much prefer the forum here at UU. I belonged to EZ-Folk forum first but never felt comfortable there, like an outsider. UU is nice and cozy. :D

cpatch
04-26-2009, 07:26 PM
ezfolk.com is CLOSING!
Maybe not:

http://www.ezfolk.com/forums/forum6/7244.html

ichadwick
04-27-2009, 12:44 AM
Richard at EZ Folk posted a message that reads in part:

I'm sorry to have to announce the closing of the ezFolk website. There have been some things that have happened recently that have made it difficult to continue, and the site will close as of April 30, 2009.

I received an email from Google last week that it appeared the ezFolk website had been hacked and was being used by spammers of some sort. After looking into it I discovered that hundreds of pages in the general site containing tutorials as well as the main page had been modified by an outside source. It's not the malicious type of a hack that will do damage to a user's computer, so don't worry about that, but it is enough damage to the website that it has to be fixed and it is more of a job than I'm able to do.

Compounding the problem is that Google also informed me they would be removing links to the ezFolk site, and although there were still links coming in from Google the last time I looked, there has been a drop of about 50% in traffic since then.


But after that he posted:

Don't do anything too quickly like going in and deleting all of your songs. We might possibly have a solution that will keep us open.

My web host contacted me after seeing we were closing down and we're talking about some solutions that might work out to keep the site open. It will most likely involve getting rid of some huge sections of the site but will hopefully leave at least the forums and MP3 section intact.

Just hang loose and let's see what we can come up with.

UkuLeLesReggAe
04-27-2009, 02:24 AM
That's really too bad. What a shame.

such a pity..

seeso
04-27-2009, 05:32 AM
Don't do anything too quickly like going in and deleting all of your songs. We might possibly have a solution that will keep us open.

My web host contacted me after seeing we were closing down and we're talking about some solutions that might work out to keep the site open. It will most likely involve getting rid of some huge sections of the site but will hopefully leave at least the forums and MP3 section intact.

Just hang loose and let's see what we can come up with.

Right on. Hope they come up with a solution.

Spooner
04-27-2009, 02:13 PM
Here! Here! I hope they figure out a solution.
That's a GREAT site!

bt93
04-27-2009, 02:18 PM
they are the only reason why i know ukulele. they taught me more than anyone:(:(

BarbaryBill
04-28-2009, 12:19 AM
They now say that the day has been saved. Yippee!

I've valued the strumming tutorials greatly, being a newbie.

seeso
04-28-2009, 05:46 AM
They now say that the day has been saved. Yippee!

I've valued the strumming tutorials greatly, being a newbie.

Great news! Right on.

Tsani
04-28-2009, 08:33 AM
Stop it right now! Stop closing uke sites! This is so wrong!!!!! :stop:

Tsani
04-28-2009, 08:35 AM
Gee whiz! I didn't read to the end of the thread. :rolleyes: What a relief! I am so glad they are going to hang in there.

Spooner
04-28-2009, 11:19 AM
EXCELLENT Smithers!!! :shaka:

cpatch
04-28-2009, 11:33 AM
They now say that the day has been saved. Yippee!
Does anyone else detect a pattern here?

ritzer012
04-28-2009, 01:07 PM
EXCELLENT Smithers!!! :shaka:

haha loveeee the simpsons