#1 3-22-2018 5:10 PM

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TRAVBUDDY SHUTTING DOWN

i was so SCHOCKED to see this message!

its been 11 years since i've been a member and contributed to this site sad i have met so many wonderful friends for life in this travel website and actually met and travelled with one of the founders - david.

i just dont know what to say! im just at loss for words!

 

#2 3-22-2018 5:19 PM

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Re: TRAVBUDDY SHUTTING DOWN

its been a heck of 11 years! travbuddy was my inspiration to get out of box and the mundane life and explore parts of the world with the blogs ive read here. its just too sad, a part of my life had just died.

 

#3 3-22-2018 5:52 PM

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Re: TRAVBUDDY SHUTTING DOWN

Lauro are you on the facebook TB group? If not, please join

 

#4 3-22-2018 6:01 PM

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Re: TRAVBUDDY SHUTTING DOWN

I just got the email...I cannot believe that they are shut... ting down.  Very sad.  I've met some of the best people here, truly great souls, had fun at meet ups.  I wish Eric and David the best and thank you for having created this site!!!

 

#5 3-22-2018 6:02 PM

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Re: TRAVBUDDY SHUTTING DOWN

KarinaKalinka wrote:

Lauro are you on the facebook TB group? If not, please join

Where is the FB page?

 

#6 3-22-2018 6:05 PM

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Re: TRAVBUDDY SHUTTING DOWN

Is there a somewhat 'official' FB group for all of TB peeps?  I've always just seen TB meetups groups...

 

#7 3-22-2018 6:19 PM

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Re: TRAVBUDDY SHUTTING DOWN

jerseygirl67 wrote:

KarinaKalinka wrote:

Lauro are you on the facebook TB group? If not, please join

Where is the FB page?

can you please put the FB page link here? so anyone nostalgic of TB could access it? thanks so much!

 

#8 3-22-2018 6:24 PM

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Re: TRAVBUDDY SHUTTING DOWN

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3354687 … ;ref=notif

its a secret group so I believe you have to have a FB friend add you to it and then it will be approved by admin

Last edited by itravel1 (3-22-2018 6:26 PM)

 

#9 3-22-2018 6:29 PM

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Re: TRAVBUDDY SHUTTING DOWN

Very sad news but not a shock I guess at this stage....

 

#10 3-22-2018 6:36 PM

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Re: TRAVBUDDY SHUTTING DOWN

Wow, my spidey sense must have been twitching last week, because I started moving all my blog posts over to my own blog on my own domain. So glad I got a jump on it!

 

#11 3-22-2018 7:08 PM

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Re: TRAVBUDDY SHUTTING DOWN

itravel1 wrote:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/335468716475710/permalink/1845184032170830/?comment_id=1845238798832020&notif_id=1521767254327625&notif_t=group_comment_reply&ref=notif

its a secret group so I believe you have to have a FB friend add you to it and then it will be approved by admin

Yes, that link said not content. I'd love to be added.  Dana Civitano-Hendrickson on FB

 

#12 3-22-2018 7:18 PM

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Re: TRAVBUDDY SHUTTING DOWN

Why is it shutting down when it is so popular?

 

#13 3-22-2018 7:39 PM

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Re: TRAVBUDDY SHUTTING DOWN

what i like about TB is that writing travel blogs and journals are easy - pre-set settings plus its like a diary of a whole trip - with day to day activities and photos of the day of travel.

im gonna miss this site - all the free time i had (even at work when im bored) i update and write new journals of my trips. all the fun people i met and travelled and became lifelong friends, best friends and soulmates.

i wish david and eric and their mom portia, all the luck in the world for their new and upcoming endeavors. its been a great 11 years!  maybe its time to open up new chapters in life.

shalom.

 

#14 3-22-2018 7:41 PM

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Re: TRAVBUDDY SHUTTING DOWN

Can't say I am surprised. Site needs an overhaul and the admin don't seem interested in doing that themselves or outsourcing to any of the many capable people who use the site.

 

#15 3-22-2018 7:45 PM

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Re: TRAVBUDDY SHUTTING DOWN

jerseygirl67 wrote:

itravel1 wrote:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/335468716475710/permalink/1845184032170830/?comment_id=1845238798832020&notif_id=1521767254327625&notif_t=group_comment_reply&ref=notif

its a secret group so I believe you have to have a FB friend add you to it and then it will be approved by admin

Yes, that link said not content. I'd love to be added.  Dana Civitano-Hendrickson on FB

Your facebook doesn't allow for friend requests

 

#16 3-22-2018 8:01 PM

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Re: TRAVBUDDY SHUTTING DOWN

HELP- I can't get my data to download.  What am I doing wrong?

 

#17 3-22-2018 8:02 PM

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Re: TRAVBUDDY SHUTTING DOWN

euphemy wrote:

The only thing I'm miffed about is they are only giving us hours to preserve our blogs. Less than a day!

I thought it said April 23?

 

#18 3-22-2018 8:04 PM

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Re: TRAVBUDDY SHUTTING DOWN

grandmar wrote:

HELP- I can't get my data to download.  What am I doing wrong?

Go to http://www.travbuddy.com/farewell.php and click the Download Backup File link at the bottom.

It downloads all your blogs and reviews and photos associated with blogs...

Last edited by slayerspike (3-22-2018 8:06 PM)

 

#19 3-22-2018 8:21 PM

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Re: TRAVBUDDY SHUTTING DOWN

Is there any indication that it is finished?  When I look it the file is empty

 

#20 3-22-2018 8:39 PM

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Re: TRAVBUDDY SHUTTING DOWN

grandmar wrote:

Is there any indication that it is finished?  When I look it the file is empty

I just did it and worked fine. Did you just click the download link or right click and "save link as"?

I right clicked and saved the folder to my desktop. It's a zip file and when you go in you should see 2 folders, reviews and trips.  The trip folder will contain your blogs. The photos should all be there and the blogs will just be a text file (no formatting).

 

#21 3-22-2018 8:57 PM

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Re: TRAVBUDDY SHUTTING DOWN

I tried to right click but I did not know what I should save.  I will try with Save Link

 

#22 3-22-2018 9:01 PM

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Re: TRAVBUDDY SHUTTING DOWN

Hi RosalieAnn - following Nicole's directions listed above (Right click the download link and "Save Link As...") should work, but it looks like your backup file is quite large (600MB+) so it may take some time to download. I'm not sure what browser you are using, but there should be some indicator of download status and estimated time after you initiate the download.

Just tested and I can confirm that the file opens correctly after fully downloading.

 

#23 3-22-2018 9:02 PM

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Re: TRAVBUDDY SHUTTING DOWN

I get an empty zip folder with no files in it.  Or if I get files into the zip folder I can't open them.  It asks if I want to open or save, and if I say open, it doesn't open. If I save and then ask it to open, it still doesn't open

Last edited by grandmar (3-22-2018 9:12 PM)

 

#24 3-22-2018 9:02 PM

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Re: TRAVBUDDY SHUTTING DOWN

grandmar wrote:

euphemy wrote:

The only thing I'm miffed about is they are only giving us hours to preserve our blogs. Less than a day!

I thought it said April 23?

Yes, April 23rd

 

#25 3-22-2018 9:39 PM

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Re: TRAVBUDDY SHUTTING DOWN

I just hit 'download backup file' and 5 minutes later it was complete.  roughly 600 mb

 

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