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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old Apr 14th, 2003, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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I regret to let you know ...

Hello All,

Because of my recent promotion, work and life load, I am not able to keep my web site up to date, and will have to close it after successfull 5 years run. I had over 100,000 visitors only for last year and a half (after latest site design was introduced in December of 2001). This Site is well known in many major search Engines, such Google, Yahoo, etc.
Most important - because of my Site I've met many wonderful people from all around the World, and we bacame good friends with many of you! Thank you for all your support and friendship!
One thing I regret - even I think Jennifer knows about this site, she never let us know about it. I was hoping that Champion with such great heart would find time to let her fans know that she is aware of such great bunch of people and things they do.
About things we do (we did) - for that 5 years we have done some extraordinary things - did you know that we had about 7 people who responded to my initiative to donate money to the Canteen Organization! Did you know that I spent over $600.00 to send Jennifer's posters, Fila merchandises to best Jennifers fans around the World! We really had 3 winners last year in Jennifer's Trivia, and 3 very real people (all 3 were girls) recieved US Open T-shirts (Germany, Slovakia, US)!
Most of all - we always suppored Jennifer in good and bad times!

I am Jennifer's fan, always was, still is, and always will be, but I don't want to keep outdated , boring site as it is for the last few months.

If you feel you want to continue running this site, have great ideas, time and energy to support Jennifer, and be involved with Jennifer's fans, please let me know! I will be glad to give you full access, and all rights to my Site. so you can continue life of that site! I have to let you know that since I have over 30 MB of stuff on that site, and mostly important high trafic I had to subscribe to the Angelfire Plus service which cost $4.99 per month, so if you want to keep that site on the Angelfire, you will have to continue to pay that amount of money. Or you can find new home, and move site, I would not mind.
Please let me know if you're interested - [email protected]. If I will recieve no responds in one month (May 14 2003) I will close site on that date.
One thing I will continue to do - keep Jennifer's photo collection at fotki.com up to date. Thank you to my good friends here - Romilly (UK) and Steve (Germany), who are helping me to maintain BEST most complete photo collection on the Net! And I will be part of Jennifer's community on the Web whenever I can!

Thank you ALL for your support and love over the years for work I have done! Without you I would not find reason to do this! THANK YOU!

Trully yours,
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old Apr 14th, 2003, 03:29 PM
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Hey Eugene,

I'm sorry you've found yourself in this position. I hope that you find someone to continue this work, and once I've come back from my year out, I'll volunteer my services to whoever takes the site on.

Thanks for your work over the years, lets hope Jen gives you some kind of recognition

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post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old Apr 14th, 2003, 04:27 PM
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Dear Eugene,

first I'd like to say that I feel very sorry that you have to close your site. But the most important thing is YOUR life and if you don't have the time to work on your site, it's not a shame!

I must say thank you for your great friendship! Thank you so much for the Us Open Polo Shirt and all the things we shared via emails over the years! I don't want ever to lose the contact to you and hope we'll meet soon. Who knows, maybe I'll make it to go to Flushing Meadows one day!

You said you want to continue running your site. Dörte and I always wanted to create our own Jennifer site, but we didn't do it til now. But it's still our wish! So if you see people who you can give access on your site in us, we will do that!

However, stay in touch!
warm wishes,
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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old Apr 14th, 2003, 05:49 PM
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Best of luck in all you do!!!!!!!!!!!
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post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old Apr 14th, 2003, 06:12 PM
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This is a great shame !! But good luck in all you do !! And i hope you still have time to visit the Den
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post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old Apr 14th, 2003, 07:10 PM
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congrats on the promotion eugene
but im sorry to hear bout the website it was great and i hope u will still find the time to come visit us all here
we'll miss you
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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old Apr 15th, 2003, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you All!

I can give you full access to my site, and can help you to understand how can you manage web site. Are you willing to pay $4.99 monthly for site? If not, I suppose I could cancel that subscribtion, but in this case storage will go down (and Site should be cleaned), as well as trafic will go down to 1 GB per month (which I had trouble previously).
Please let me know if you understand all above, and if you have knowledge working with html, and web administration (if not - no problem, it is easy as typing) .

By the way, I will be here as much as possible, so I am not leaving, I am just learning how to handle my crazy life

Take this life and live it!

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post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 2003, 12:29 PM
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thats real sad that u hav to stop ur site! hope u'll be sticking around here tho, im gonna need ur advice cum the us open!
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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 2003, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 2003, 05:53 PM
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First, I want to thank you for your great work on your own Jennifer Capriati Website. I like it very much and I'm sad that you can't continue working on your site. But I'm happy that you let open the fotki albums. Thanks also for the nice words about me, I'm very happy to help you with your site. I hope so much we can get the completest collection of Jennifer Capriati Photos over the world. And sure, I will upload pics as long as I can. I think also, that you send things and presents to other people is so great! You make people happy! I'm very proud to know such a person like you and I hope we will have a wonderful and endless freindships!

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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 2003, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the nice words Steve!
We will continue to work together with Romilly to make Jennifer proud!
One day she will notice that we have much more pictures than she has C'mon Jen admit it - you just love us!

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post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 2003, 11:11 PM
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Awwh! Your site was one of the first Jen sites I came across when I became a fan It was so informative and great pics, I loved it and still do! And the new photo gallery thing with Romilly rocks!!

Thanks for making the site and keeping it updated over the years, Eugene It's been a pleasure visiting it!
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post #13 of 19 (permalink) Old Apr 18th, 2003, 06:40 AM
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OMG that is terrible!!!!!!! Hi im Trish and im a relitively new member to this site as you see im a "junior member" (hopefully thatll end up as "Senior" lol)! anyways i am VERY interested in this site and if you wanna talk to me my email adress is [email protected] feel free to e-mail me and we can go from there! Trish Stratus
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post #14 of 19 (permalink) Old Apr 18th, 2003, 12:05 PM
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i'm sorry to hear that . good luck with your job!
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post #15 of 19 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 2003, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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Hello Katharina, Doerte, and Trishia,

I will try to unload as much as possible from my site, so I can pass it to you in case you will decide to build new site. One idea I had - in case you will make such decision - it will be best to buy domain (something like www.JenCapriati.com or similar, in this case you will be first in all/most search engines!) and build site on that domain. Angelfire has limited space and trafic, so you might want to look around on the Net for new places - I am sure it should be something better today!

Another good idea - you can use our Fotki site to refer visitors for pictures. IN this case you will lower trafic significantly - remember each opened picture with size of 50k will create 50k trafic usage. I learned it hard way, when my site was closed for few days in a row because of trafic limitations. When all/most pictures moved to separate location - you will keep low trafic with max number of visitors. In case you will find web hosting with high trafic bandwidth - I guess you can create your own albums/pictures section and will not have problems

Forgot to mention - 3 of you showed interest in web site - so I thought you might want to run this project together? If not - I am sure we all understand. [Based on replies first choice goes to Katha, than Trish].

It will take about 7 days and 7 nights to get my files from my hosting. So let me know girls if you want it, and I will send it to you. I am sure it will be piece of work to put it all back together, and I am sure you will want to change some stuff, but this is all doable!

Please let me know your decisions. And good luck in any case.

PS Oh man, I feel blue

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