It dosn't cost anything!
Obviously you have never seen German bandwidth bills for a forum this size
Florin's reasoning to me behind the lack of off topic section the times I asked was that he felt it would distract from the focus of the site.
Any more than that I can't really tell you. I don't own the site, and I don't have the power to open forums even if I wanted to.
I didn't lock the 1st thread and would have let it go.
I locked the 2nd as the thread starter had not looked 3 posts below their's at the one that was already there.
It would create goodwill! The forum is paid for by a online shop. A happy forum member is a happy potential customer whereas a non forum member is .....
I don't know the exact relationship between Starbike and Florian, but the loss of the Starbike link at the top right of every page suggests to me its not what it once was, and so the bills are more likely to be falling on Florian's lap than Starbikes.
im not sure if nearly 4 years is new, but in that time ive learnt about lawnmowers & accountants on the road section in that time....
hence the question...
I was not a moderator at the times lawnmowers and accoutancy where discussed, so I can't answer for those who where at the time.
Please see this thread and who posted, a little ironic I think
That is true, but I didn't lock the 1st thread, I'll leave that for Frankie-B to answer, I locked a duplicate of one that was already locked.