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As of January 1, 2019, we have closed our forums. This is a decision we did not come to lightly, but it is necessary. The software our forums run on is just too out-of-date and it poses a significant security risk. The server software itself must be updated, and it cannot be without removing the forums.

So it is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to our long-running forums. They came online in 2000 and brought together so many wonderful Disney fans. We had friendships form, careers launch, couples marry, children born ... all because of this amazing community.

Thank you to each of you who were a part of this community. You made it possible.

And a very special thank you to our Guides (moderators), past and present, who kept our forums a happy place to be. You are the glue that held everything together, and we are forever grateful to you. Thank you aliceinwdw, Caldercup, MrsM, WillCAD, Fortissimo, GingerJ, HiddenMickey, CRCrazy, Eeyoresmom, disneyknut, disneydani, Cam22, chezp, WDWfan, Luvsun, KMB733, rescuesk, OhToodles!, Colexis Mom, lfredsbo, HiddenMickey, DrDolphin, DopeyGirl, duck addict, Disneybine, PixieMichele, Sandra Bostwick, Eeyore Tattoo, DyanKJ130, Suzy Q'Disney, LilMarcieMouse, AllisonG, Belle*, Chrissi, Brant, DawnDenise, Crystalloubear, Disneymom9092, FanOfMickey, Goofy4Goofy, GoofyMom, Home4us123, iamgrumpy, ilovedisney247, Jennifer2003, Jenny Pooh, KrisLuvsDisney, Ladyt, Laughaholic88, LauraBelle Hime, Lilianna, LizardCop, Loobyoxlip, lukeandbrooksmom, marisag, michnash, MickeyMAC, OffKilter_Lynn, PamelaK, Poor_Eeyore, ripkensnana, RobDVC, SHEANA1226, Shell of the South, snoozin, Statelady01, Tara O'Hara, tigger22, Tink and Co., Tinkerbelz, WDWJAMBA, wdwlovers, Wendyismyname, whoSEZ, WildforWD, and WvuGrrrl. You made the magic.

We want to personally thank Sara Varney, who coordinated our community for many years (among so many other things she did for us), and Cheryl Pendry, our Message Board Manager who helped train our Guides, and Ginger Jabour, who helped us with the PassPorter-specific forums and Live! Guides. Thank you for your time, energy, and enthusiasm​. You made it all happen.

There are other changes as well.

Why? Well, the world has changed. And change with it, we must. The lyrics to "We Go On" for IllumiNations say it best:

We go on to the joy and through the tears
We go on to discover new frontiers
Moving on with the current of the years.
We go on
Moving forward now as one
Moving on with a spirit born to run
Ever on with each rising sun.
To a new day, we go on.

It's time to move on and move forward.

PassPorter is a small business, and for many years it supported our family. But the world changed, print books took a backseat to the Internet, and for a long time now it has been unable to make ends meet. We've had to find new ways to support our family, which means new careers and less and less time available to devote to our first baby, PassPorter.

But eventually, we must move on and move forward. It is the right thing to do.

So we are retiring this newsletter, as we simply cannot keep up with it. Many thanks to Mouse Fan Travel who supported it all these years, to All Ears and MousePlanet who helped us with news, to our many article contributors, and -- most importantly -- to Sara Varney who edited our newsletter so wonderfully for years and years.

And we are no longer charging for the Live Guides. If you have a subscription, it's yours to keep for the lifetime of the Live Guides at no additional cost. The Live Guides will stay online, barring server issues and technical problems, for all of 2019.

That said, PassPorter is not going away. Most of the resources will remain online for as long as we can support them, and after that we will find ways to make whatever we can available. PassPorter means a great deal to us, and to many of you, and we will do our best to keep it alive in whatever way we can. Our server costs are high, and they'll need to come out of our pockets, so in the future you can expect some changes so we can bring those costs down.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your amazing support over the years. Without you, there's no way us little guys could have made something like this happen and given the "big guys" a run for their money. PassPorter was consistently the #3 guidebook after the Unofficial and Official guides, which was really unheard of for such a small company to do. We ROCKED it thanks to you and your support and love!

If you miss us, you can still find some of us online. Sara started a new blog at DisneyParkPrincess.com -- I strongly urge you to visit and get on her mailing list. She IS the Disney park princess and knows Disney backward and forward. And I am blogging as well at JenniferMaker.com, which is a little craft blog I started a couple of years ago to make ends meet. You can see and hear me in my craft show at https://www.youtube.com/c/jennifermaker . Many PassPorter readers and fans are on Facebook, in groups they formed like the PassPorter Trip Reports and PassPorter Crafting Challenge (if you join, just let them know you read about it in the newsletter). And some of our most devoted community members started a forum of their own at Pixie Dust Lane and all are invited over.

So we encourage you to stay in touch with us and your fellow community members wherever works best for you!

Best wishes for a wonderful and magical new year!

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Old 10-30-2004, 08:17 PM   #1
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PassPorter.com is moving up to a dedicated server to accommodate our popular message boards and increased traffic! We expect to move the message boards sometime over the Halloween weekend. We will try to minimize downtime, but do expect the message boards to be unavailable for at least a handful of hours, possibly as much as a day. Once the move is complete, we'll point you there automatically -- all you have to do is go to http://www.passporterboards.com

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Jennifer the baby is adorable!!!! He is so cute. Thanks for all you do to make the boards a great place.
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Thanks for the update Jen!

Love that new photo of you and Alex!!
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Thanks for the update Jennifer! Another quick note that Alexander is just gorgeous!! I'm glad you've posted that wonderful picture of both of you as your signature!

I just popped on after a busy Saturday - and you're still up! I hope we won't miss trivia tomorrow night!
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Look at all of that hair!! What a cute little guy
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The move is complete, along with an upgrade to the latest version of UBB.Threads. I'm redirecting everyone to the new server via the IP address. It'll take a couple of days to move the domain name back over. You will probably need to re-login. Once the domain is moved over, everything should go back to normal.

Everything has been moved except polls - I ran into an issue with those and need the host to make an adjustment before I can import the old polls. So you won't be able to vote in the old polls until that's done. But we'll get that wrapped up just as quickly as possible.
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Alexander looks adorable!


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Thanks Josh -

The new boards look really neat - I like this quick reply feature!
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Thanks! I wondered why it looked strange this morning!! Thought it was a "trick" but now I know it's a "treat" LOL!
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Oh, I love quick reply!! We have that on another board I'm on and love it!

Looks great!
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I looove it!!! I have a slow internet connection and sometimes, it was hard for me to see everything! Thanks!
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Me too. I missed a day, and I thought Wow, something strange is going on with my computer. But then I saw the quick reply and thought hmmm. Thanks for the upgrade!!! I can't believe Alexander has grown so much. Love the picture Jennifer!!
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The new board looks great! Jennifer and Alex look very happy. Thanks for the picture.

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I absolutely LOVE Quick Reply! It really does save SO much time, not having to click reply and wait for everything to load. Thanks so much Jennifer for all the time you put into these boards - I'd be lost without them! And Alex got so big I can't believe it! He's adorable and I hope to see some more pictures soon!
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