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#1 Postby srainhoutx » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:08 am

I am sad to announce that KHOU just informed me that they will no longer be supporting the KHOU Weather Forum. Effective November 5, 2018 at 9:30AM, the Weather Forum will be gone. I just received an e-mail with literally no advance knowledge of this. We will attempt to come up with some sort of solution in the days ahead and will advise our online Weather Community via our TxWeatherBoard Facebook and Twitter feeds.
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Re: Good Bye KHOU Weather Forum

#2 Postby vbhoutex » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:28 am

Like you and everyone else, I am in shock!! I know you will keep S2K informed about further moves on your part. I do hope they can be brought back up on another platform! IMO they were/are an important part of the weather community in SE TX! Of course S2K will welcome increased participation from the KHOU members in the meantime.
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Re: Good Bye KHOU Weather Forum

#3 Postby davidiowx » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:32 am

WHAT!! Why? This is terrible! Could they not find someone that would keep it up and running via 3rd party? This is the only weather forum I know of that is a primarily greater Houston area weather forum.

I love storm2k as well, but KHOU was great for Houston based weather.. so sad..
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Re: Good Bye KHOU Weather Forum

#4 Postby gpsnowman » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:34 am

Well this is depressing. Living in the DFW area I would check out KHOU from time to time to check on our southeast Texas friends. The more the merrier here on S2K though. Should be a fun winter to track statewide.

And poof it is gone. Got a "forbidden" notice on the refresh. So sudden, I wonder why????
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Re: Good Bye KHOU Weather Forum

#5 Postby Tireman4 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:49 am

Wow. Just wow. Just....wow...
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Re: Good Bye KHOU Weather Forum

#6 Postby srainhoutx » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:59 am

All questions should be directed to Tenga and KHOU.com. It's sad that after being online since 2001 that the powers that be were not concerned enough to provide some advance notice of their intentions. I literally had an hour notice to save anything we wanted to capture. Unfortunately there wasn't enough time to salvage anything.
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Re: Goodbye KHOU Weather Forum

#7 Postby Portastorm » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:25 am

Wow ... what a terrible shame! Steve, I'm so sorry to hear this. The KHOU Forum served a critical function for persons in SE Texas (and beyond really) with real time weather information, education, and preparedness information. It was a huge public asset. With no warning ... smh. :roll:
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Re: Goodbye KHOU Weather Forum

#8 Postby TexasBreeze » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:37 pm

Been to my link several times since the shutdown and keep seeing forbidden. It is a habit of mine to check it frequently and hate seeing it go away!!! Maybe too expensive to run only a one topic forum compared to what it used to be with news of the day, sports etc?
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Re: Goodbye KHOU Weather Forum

#9 Postby wxman57 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:54 pm

I guess I hadn't used the KHOU forum much over the past 6 months. I'd only take the time to discuss SE TX weather once (here) vs. in two forums. If the forum was still up (KHOU), we could point all the members here to discuss the weather. Any way to get the word out (Steve) to the KHOU members who may not be aware of this forum?
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Re: Goodbye KHOU Weather Forum

#10 Postby TexasBreeze » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:09 pm

Temporarily up till end of this month...
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Re: Goodbye KHOU Weather Forum

#11 Postby davidiowx » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:37 pm

TexasBreeze wrote:Temporarily up till end of this month...


Came here to post this! Let's keep this forum up and running! It is a great source for local weather! I always tell my family, friends and coworkers check that site when weather is affecting us.
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Re: KHOU Weather Forum Update/New Weather Forum Coming Soon

#12 Postby srainhoutx » Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:46 am

We have some exciting news regarding the future of the Weather Forum! Andrew has been working extremely diligently throughout the Thanksgiving Holidays working out issues with the current database and he has successfully salvaged all the historical data, both text and graphics of very outdated khou platform and transferred it to a brand new sleek and modern mobile friendly platform that will allow us to keep all of the existing username and login information you currently use here. The new platform is basically a new highly updated form of a phpbb platform we are currently using. We encourage everyone to monitor the Weather Forum closely this week as our dedicated server is being built and after testing and working out any potential technical issues, we will go "live" and make an announcement of the new domain link.

So everyone knows, we have worked closely with the Web Producer at KHOU throughout this situation and we have received tremendous support for our local KHOU folks. They allowed us to retrieve all the data from the platform server as well as their dedicated server that they have paid for over the years. Without that support, we could NOT have saved the historical data and for that we are extremely grateful!
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Re: KHOU Weather Forum Update/Wx Infinity Forums Now Live!

#13 Postby srainhoutx » Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:31 am

We are pleased to announce that our new Wx Infinity Forums is live and available! If you are a registered member of the KHOU Weather Forum, your username and login information on the new Wx Infinity Forums is the same. We welcome everyone and appreciate the Staff of S2K for allowing us to use this weather community as a source to relay information as we have transitioned away from the old KHOU Weather Forum.

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