Thursday, February 25, 2010

Ephemeral



Websites come and websites go, and now is the time, I'm told, for The Wittenberg Trail to go.

I will miss it.

FOLLOW UP

Here's the comment Jim Pierce left explaining the demise of The Wittenberg Trail:

Hello all,

It is with great difficulty that I write this post and it is not a post that I wanted to write, since I wanted to contact each member personally via email, but alas a computer mishap with the email list of Wittenberg Trail membership rendered the list unusable.

On Wednesday of this week I finalized the decision to shut down the Wittenberg Trail on-line community and did so. The reasons were many and it was a terribly difficult decision to make. The main reasons for the site closure dealt with a lack of resources to keep the site viable. Also, the WT was in membership decline and with no financial resources coming in, was nearly impossible to promote.

I am terribly sorry for any negative impact closing the WT down has had on anyone else. I know I will miss the WT.

Finally, I have been in discussions with others, and while I can't make promises, or name names, a new concept for the Wittenberg Trail is already in the works and perhaps by late fall of this year we can see a new and improved (and free) Wittenberg Trail rise up, God willing.

Yours in Christ,

Jim Pierce


photo credit: Amy Messere

8 comments:

William Weedon said...

Scot,

Did Jim just yank it? I don't understand.

PHW said...

What?! WT was a great site! Why?

Brett said...

Noooooo! I...want...to..mourn...

Dan at Necessary Roughness said...

The longest thread, formerly The God Whisperers are offensive, is now gone.

"There is no remembrance of former things, nor will there be any remembrance of later things yet to be
among those who come after." Eccl. 1:11

Scott Diekmann said...

...that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith--that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Ephesians 3:16-21 ESV

IggyAntiochus said...

UGH! The Illinois Lutherans group was just getting interesting!

Jim Pierce said...

The following has been posted on my blog and if there are questions please feel free to ask me.

Hello all,

It is with great difficulty that I write this post and it is not a post that I wanted to write, since I wanted to contact each member personally via email, but alas a computer mishap with the email list of Wittenberg Trail membership rendered the list unusable.

On Wednesday of this week I finalized the decision to shut down the Wittenberg Trail on-line community and did so. The reasons were many and it was a terribly difficult decision to make. The main reasons for the site closure dealt with a lack of resources to keep the site viable. Also, the WT was in membership decline and with no financial resources coming in, was nearly impossible to promote.

I am terribly sorry for any negative impact closing the WT down has had on anyone else. I know I will miss the WT.

Finally, I have been in discussions with others, and while I can't make promises, or name names, a new concept for the Wittenberg Trail is already in the works and perhaps by late fall of this year we can see a new and improved (and free) Wittenberg Trail rise up, God willing.

Yours in Christ,

Jim Pierce

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