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16 MAY 2017

ENDLESS SUMMER DATABASE CLEANOUT COMPLETE!
05/16 - 83 POSTINGS REMOVED FROM DATABASE
05/12 -- Third & Final Notification to 108 postings
05/04 -- Second Notification to 147 postings
04/30 -- First Notification to 475 postings


Cleanout ExampleEndless Summer Database Cleanout is underway. Third and Final notices went out Friday, 12 MAY. Any posting that has a REVISED DATE prior to 01 FEB 2017 will be removed from the database as of 16 MAY.

Posters will receive a CLEANOUT NOTICE for each posting they placed/revised prior to 01 FEB 2017. Only the postings prior to 01 DEC are subject to automatic cleanout.

Follow the instructions on the email notification to administrate your posting. If you cannot use the email notification (links stripped from email by your mail application) to update your posting, please go to the website directly and update or remove your posting. If you do not recall your password, use the LOST PASSWORD feature under REVISE POST. Use the email address on your email notification and the system will send your password to you.

Any posting that has a DATE or REVISED DATE before 01 FEB 2017 will be subject to the cleanout. You can avoid getting the notices like the one on the right, if you "touch" your postings now. Simply use the REVISE POST feature, open up each of the postings you wish to keep, and simply resubmit them. This would actually be a great time to "freshen up" your postings with new words, price, and pictures.

If you want your posting reinstated, please send SIA a request along with the SIA posting number.
*** LarryG
 

01 MAY 2017

*** PHASE 2 UPGRADES COMPLETE ***
1) Break up the COMP BOAT category into:
    a) Boats - 3 EVENT
    b) Boats - Board/Surf
    c) Boats - Barefoot
    d) Boats - Show Ski
2) Add two TOOLS category (Thanks ScottY!)
*** PHASE 3 UPGRADE PLANNED ***
3) Upon creating a posting, a test copy in HTML will be mailed to the seller
*** HAVING PROBLEMS WITH UPGRADES? ***
CSS and Javascript Data Validation files have been updated.
You may need to use CTRL+F5 (Windows) or CMD+R/CMD+SHIFT+R (iOS) to force your browser to update.
*** LarryG
 

26 MAR 2017

*** PHASE 1 UPGRADES COMPLETE ***
1) REVISE POST now provides:
    a) A complete list of ACTIVE, SOLD, and NOT SOLD postings for a given email/password combination
    b) Qty of postings in the ACTIVE, SOLD, and NOT SOLD categories
    c) The Removal Date of a posting in the SOLD and NOT SOLD locations
    d) View SOLD and NOT SOLD postings forever, but photos only provided up to one year
2) CREATE POST now includes a DEALER acknowledgement
3) DEALER posting symbol now provided in all category listings
4) 2018 added to all year drop-downs and 2017 set as default
*** HAVING PROBLEMS WITH UPGRADES? ***
CSS and Javascript Data Validation files have been updated.
You may need to use CTRL+F5 (Windows) or CMD+R/CMD+SHIFT+R (iOS) to force your browser to update.
*** LarryG
 

04 FEB 2017

ENDLESS SUMMER DATABASE CLEANOUT COMPLETE!
02/03 - 420 POSTINGS REMOVED FROM DATABASE
01/28 -- Third & Final Notification to 483 postings
01/21 -- Second Notification to 686 postings
01/15 -- First Notification to 878 postings


Cleanout ExampleEndless Summer Database Cleanout is underway. Third and Final notices went out Saturday, 28 JAN. Any posting that has a REVISED DATE prior to 01 DEC 2016 will be removed from the database as of 03 FEB.

Posters will receive a CLEANOUT NOTICE for each posting they placed/revised prior to 01 DEC 2016. Only the postings prior to 01 DEC are subject to automatic cleanout.

Follow the instructions on the email notification to administrate your posting. If you cannot use the email notification (links stripped from email by your mail application) to update your posting, please go to the website directly and update or remove your posting. If you do not recall your password, use the LOST PASSWORD feature under REVISE POST. Use the email address on your email notification and the system will send your password to you.

Any posting that has a DATE or REVISED DATE before 01 DEC 2016 will be subject to the cleanout. You can avoid getting the notices like the one on the right, if you "touch" your postings now. Simply use the REVISE POST feature, open up each of the postings you wish to keep, and simply resubmit them. This would actually be a great time to "freshen up" your postings with new words, price, and pictures.

If you want your posting reinstated, please send SIA a request along with the SIA posting number.
*** LarryG
 

04 OCT 2016

PRE-01JULY DATABASE CLEANOUT and END OF SEASON REFRESH NOTICES COMPLETE!
10/04 - 151 POSTINGS REMOVED FROM DATABASE
09/24 -- Third & Final Notification to 175 PRE-01JULY postings
09/14 -- Second Notification to 226 PRE-01JULY postings
09/08 -- First Notification to 293 PRE-01JULY postings AND ~1300 Refresh Notices

Cleanout ExampleUnfortunately, the end of the 2016 summer ski season is upon us, but that means lots of people are looking for deals only the end of season can bring. Therefore, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to REFRESH your posting if it is still available. A new photo, reduced price, more description, etc... anything to make it more enticing to a potential buyer.

Posters will receive a CLEANOUT NOTICE for each posting they placed/revised prior to 01 JULY 2016. If your posting was revised or placed after 01 JULY 2016, you will recive a REFRESH notice. Only the postings prior to 01 JULY are subject to automatic cleanout.

Follow the instructions on the email notification to administrate your posting. If you cannot use the email notification (links stripped from email by your mail application) to update your posting, please go to the website directly and update or remove your posting. If you do not recall your password, use the LOST PASSWORD feature under REVISE POST. Use the email address on your email notification and the system will send your password to you.

Any posting that has a DATE or REVISED DATE before 01 JULY 2016 will be subject to the cleanout. You can avoid getting the notices like the one on the right, if you "touch" your postings now. Simply use the REVISE POST feature, open up each of the postings you wish to keep, and simply resubmit them. This would actually be a great time to "freshen up" your postings with new words, price, and pictures.

If you want your posting reinstated, please send SIA a request along with the SIA posting number.
*** LarryG
 

04 AUG 2016

SUMMER DATABASE CLEANOUT - COMPLETED!!
06/18 -- First Notification to 380 postings
07/26 -- Second Notification affected 282 postings
08/01 -- Third & Final Notification affected 234 postings

08/04 - 160 POSTINGS REMOVED FROM DATABASE

Cleanout ExampleTime for a CLEANOUT as traffic on the site is still peaking for SUMMER!! The last DATABASE CLEANOUT was in FEB 2016 so it is time for the next one.

Posters will receive a CLEANOUT NOTICE for each posting they placed/revised prior to 01 MAY 2016. If your posting was revised or placed after 01 MAY 2016, you will NOT receive a notifications, but would still be best to freshen up your posting for the impending SPRING traffic. Follow the instructions on the email notification to administrate your posting. If you cannot use the email notification (links stripped from email by your mail application) to update your posting, please go to the website directly and update or remove your posting. If you do not recall your password, use the LOST PASSWORD feature under REVISE POST. Use the email address on your email notification and the system will send your password to you.

Any posting that has a DATE or REVISED DATE before 01 MAY 2016 will be subject to the cleanout. You can avoid getting the notices like the one on the right, if you "touch" your postings now. Simply use the REVISE POST feature, open up each of the postings you wish to keep, and simply resubmit them. This would actually be a great time to "freshen up" your postings with new words, price, and pictures.

If you want your posting reinstated, please send SIA a request along with the SIA posting number.
*** LarryG
 

18 JUN 2016

RUNAWAY EMAIL SCRIPT
SKI-IT-AGAIN Posters ... Saturday early afternoon, SIA experienced a RUNAWAY EMAIL SCRIPT resulting in 10s-100s of duplicate ADMIN/CLEANOUT emails going out to posters with posting REVISED DATEs after 01 MAY.

SIA profusely apologizes for this situation and for any inconveniences it causes.

SIA respectfully requests that you not report this problem as SPAM to your ISP, as that will result in your email not being able to receive SIA responses. Also, please do not use the UNSUBSCRIBE feature as that will cause further problems for you recieving REAL responses. The UNSUB does not remove your posting from the database either.

Best course of action is to DELETE ALL, unless you can find one instance of each of your postings and use the email buttons to score your current status of your posting: KEEP, UPDATE, SOLD, REMOVE.

Once the scripting issues are investigated, resolved, and thoroughly tested, SIA will send out ADMIN/CLEANOUT notifications.

AGAIN, SIA SINCERELY APOLOGIZES for this situation.
*** LarryG
 

29 FEB 2016

WINTER DATABASE CLEANOUT - COMPLETED!!
02/15 -- First Notification to 1132 postings
02/20 -- Second Notification affected 484 postings
02/24 -- Third & Final Notification affected 203 postings

02/29 - 186 POSTINGS REMOVED FROM DATABASE

Cleanout ExampleTime for a CLEANOUT as traffic on the site is picking up due to a bad case of SPRING FEBER!! The last DATABASE CLEANOUT was in DEC 2015 so it is time for the next one.

Posters will receive a CLEANOUT NOTICE for each posting they placed/revised prior to 01 DEC 2015. If your posting was revised or placed after 01 DEC 2015, you will NOT receive a notifications, but would still be best to freshen up your posting for the impending SPRING traffic. Follow the instructions on the email notification to administrate your posting. If you cannot use the email notification (links stripped from email by your mail application) to update your posting, please go to the website directly and update or remove your posting. If you do not recall your password, use the LOST PASSWORD feature under REVISE POST. Use the email address on your email notification and the system will send your password to you.

Any posting that has a DATE or REVISED DATE before 01 DEC 2015 will be subject to the cleanout. You can avoid getting the notices like the one on the right, if you "touch" your postings now. Simply use the REVISE POST feature, open up each of the postings you wish to keep, and simply resubmit them. This would actually be a great time to "freshen up" your postings with new words, price, and pictures.

If you want your posting reinstated, please send SIA a request along with the SIA posting number.
*** LarryG
 

01 FEB 2016

2016 BOLDING DONATION DRIVE
SIA is striving to provide more donations to its choice charities that provide adaptive skiing (water and/or snow) in their activites. Please consider making a donation to the SIA website to kick off 2016 and recieve BOLDING PRIVS for the rest of the calendar year. BOLDING helps your postings STAND OUT in the listings!
$1-$24.99 - Receive LEVEL 1 BOLDING Posting Privileges
$25.00+ - Receive LEVEL 2 BOLDING Posting Privileges
$35+ DONATIONS RECEIVE (1) SKI-IT-AGAIN T-SHIRT and FREE SHIPPING in the USA!
After making your donation, SIA will contact you for style, color, size of the T-SHIRT you wish to receive. You can also enter those items in the INSTRUCTIONS field of your PayPal donation checkout.
 

21 NOV 2015

FALL DATABASE CLEANOUT
11/21 -- First Notification to 1374 postings
11/26 -- Second Notification to 511 postings
12/4 -- Third & Final Notification to 382 postings

12/11 - 306 Postings were removed from database.

Cleanout ExampleTime for a CLEANOUT before winter's grip gets ahold of us! The last DATABASE CLEANOUT was in SEP 2015 so it is time for the next one.

Posters will receive a CLEANOUT NOTICE for each posting they placed/revised prior to 01 OCT 2015. Postings less than TWO MONTHS old (OCT15-NOV15) will NOT receive notifications. Follow the instructions on the email notification to administrate your posting. If you cannot use the email notification (links stripped from email by your mail application) to update your posting, please go to the website directly and update or remove your posting. If you do not recall your password, use the LOST PASSWORD feature under REVISE POST. Use the email address on your email notification and the system will send your password to you.

Any posting that has a DATE or REVISED DATE before 01 OCT 2015 will be subject to the cleanout. You can avoid getting the notices like the one on the right, if you "touch" your postings now. Simply use the REVISE POST feature, open up each of the postings you wish to keep, and simply resubmit them. This would actually be a great time to "freshen up" your postings with new words, price, and pictures.

If you want your posting reinstated, please send SIA a request along with the SIA posting number.
*** LarryG
 

26 SEP 2015

SUMMER DATABASE CLEANOUT
9/13 -- First Notification to 1093 postings
9/18 -- Second Notification to 502 postings
9/21 -- Third & Final Notification to 405 postings

9/25 - 338 Postings were removed from database.

Cleanout ExampleTime for a CLEANOUT before summer slips away from us! The last DATABASE CLEANOUT was in APR 2015 so it is time for the next one.

Posters will receive a CLEANOUT NOTICE for each posting they placed/revised prior to 01 JUL 2015. Postings less than THREE MONTHS old (JUL15-SEP15) will NOT receive notifications. Follow the instructions on the email notification to administrate your posting. If you cannot use the email notification (links stripped from email by your mail application) to update your posting, please go to the website directly and update or remove your posting. If you do not recall your password, use the LOST PASSWORD feature under REVISE POST. Use the email address on your email notification and the system will send your password to you.

Any posting that has a DATE or REVISED DATE before 01 JUL 2015 will be subject to the cleanout. You can avoid getting the notices like the one on the right, if you "touch" your postings now. Simply use the REVISE POST feature, open up each of the postings you wish to keep, and simply resubmit them. This would actually be a great time to "freshen up" your postings with new words, price, and pictures.

If you want your posting reinstated, please send SIA a request along with the SIA posting number.
*** LarryG
 
 

22 MAR 2015

EMAIL SERVICE BACK ONLINE!!!

*** LarryG
 

22 AUG 2015

MAJOR CLEANOUT NOTIFICATION DUMP ERROR!!!
Around 3:48PM central time, a CLEANOUT NOTIFICATION routine was kicked off for postings with a REVISED DATE prior to 01 MAR 2015. This amounted to 185 postings by about 110 unique posters. Due to a "run away email script", those 110 unique posters received MANY notifications each (between 70-100), most of which did not belong to them. Also, the email addresses of the posters were exposed to the recipients.

As mentioned, this was a "run-away" script due to a coding error. All emails went to other posters so the spill was contained to people who post on the SIA website.

SIA has plugged the holes, and taken measures to prevent anyone from tampering with the majority of the postings, 175 to be exact. The other 10 were already affected by the loose emails. The CLEANOUT CODE NUMBER was changed so the KEEP ACTIVE button in the emails will no longer work. The UPDATE and REMOVAL of these postings have been LOCKED-DOWN by SIA. If you are the owner of one of these posting, please contact SIA for update or removal, until the lock-down is rescinded.

SIA requests all posters DELETE ALL CLEANOUT NOTIFICATIONS received on 22 AUG.

Folks, SIA profusely apologizes for any inconvenience this has caused.
Please contact SIA if you have any further questions.
*** LarryG
 

28 MAR 2015

SPRING DATABASE CLEANOUT
4/8 -- 221 Postings Have Been Removed!
4/4 -- FINAL Notification to 272 postings
3/28 -- Second Notification to 388 postings
3/18-19 -- First Notification to 1087 postings

Cleanout ExampleTime for a CLEANOUT before the warmer months set in! Come On Summer! The last DATABASE CLEANOUT was in DEC 2014 so it is time for the next one.

Posters will receive a CLEANOUT NOTICE for each posting they placed/revised prior to 01 DEC 2014. Postings less than THREE MONTHS old (DEC14-MAR15) will NOT receive notifications. Follow the instructions on the email notification to administrate your posting. If you cannot use the email notification (links stripped from email by your mail application) to update your posting, please go to the website directly and update or remove your posting. If you do not recall your password, use the LOST PASSWORD feature under REVISE POST. Use the email address on your email notification and the system will send your password to you.

Any posting that has a DATE or REVISED DATE before 01 DEC 2014 will be subject to the cleanout. You can avoid getting the notices like the one on the right, if you "touch" your postings now. Simply use the REVISE POST feature, open up each of the postings you wish to keep, and simply resubmit them. This would actually be a great time to "freshen up" your postings with new words, price, and pictures.

If you want your posting reinstated, please send SIA a request along with the SIA posting number.
*** LarryG
 

15 FEB 2015

2015 BOLDING DONATION DRIVE
SIA is striving to provide more donations to other charities that provide waterskiing in their activites. Please consider making a donation to the SIA website to kick off 2015. Regular bolding donations are still in affect, but the following BOLDING PACKAGES are available:
 
$30 - Receive LEVEL 1 BOLDING Privileges
- (1) FREE SubZero Gear Water Bottle
- (1) FREE Surplus MDWSA SHIRT
- FREE SHIPPING (USA Lower 48)

$50 - Receive LEVEL 2 BOLDING Privileges
- (2) FREE SubZero Gear Water Bottles
- (2) FREE MDWSA EVENT SHIRT
- FREE SHIPPING (USA Lower 48)

WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

If you care to participate in the 2015 BOLDING DONATION DRIVE, please use the PAYPAL DONATE logo on the right. SIA will contact you about Water Bottle and Shirt preferences. Donations are NOT tax deductible.
2012 MDWSA NYDPBWS Sweatshirt
*** LarryG
 

08 FEB 2015

GOOD NEWS! EMAIL UPGRADES TO HELP IMPROVE DELIVERIES!
For the last few months, many of the free mail services such as YAHOO, AOL, HOTMAIL, GMAIL, are tightening their SPAM rules for incoming mail. This forces sites like SKI-IT-AGAIN to make sure they are abiding by the latest industry standards to PASS the incoming rules enacted by these mail services. As a result, SIA has engaged a third party email service (SENDGRID.COM) that provides the necessary delivery rules to meet the ever-increasing stringencies of these popular free mail services. The webhost that SIA uses (POWWEB.COM), has basic email but it's not their main business (webhosting is) so they do not provide the needed email authentication practices to ensure deliveries. Therefore, the emails you receive will look a bit different, but delivery behavior should be improved. Another thing you will notice is an UNSUBSCRIBE feature. This is another industry standard but make sure you really want to use it before you click on it! Now the internet is anything but perfect, but please let SIA know if you are not receiving your responses or complimentary copies. And as always CHECK YOUR JUNK/SPAM INBOX FIRST!!
*** LarryG
 

02 DEC 2014

FALL DATABASE CLEANOUT COMPLTETE
214 POSTINGS HAVE BEEN REMOVED from the DATABASE. These postings were all dated prior to 01 SEP 2014. Three notices were sent to the posters instructing them to update or at least "touch" their posting. The owners did not do so nor did they contact SIA requesting the postings be kept. As a result, these postings have been removed from the active database.

If you are an owner of one of these postings and wish for the posting to be reinstated, please contact SIA with the posting number and state that as your intentions.
*** LarryG
 

24 NOV 2014

GOOD NEWS! EMAIL IMPROVEMENTS IMPLEMENTED
SIA has been researching ways to avoid the problems with email being blocked by various free mail servers such as YAHOO, HOTMAIL, and AOL. SIA has implemented AUTHENTICATED SMTP MAIL SERVER PROTOCOLS which should avoid MOST of the problems seen in the past. By using the SMTP servers, SIA avoids the website mail servers that have been used by other sites to SPAM free services thus causing those services to block the server that SIA happens to reside on. This may not totally fix the problem but the SMTP servers are not showing up on the SPAMHAUS PBL list like the website servers are, therefore, mail should not be blocked by the free services. Please, keep SIA appraised if you do not receive your emails within a reasonable amount of time.
Also, SELLERS - TEST YOUR POSTINGS OFTEN
*** LarryG
 

06 NOV 2014

ENDLESS WINTER JOINS ENDLESS SUMMER!!!
Been a very long time coming, but SKI-IT-AGAIN now offers those enthusiasts who like the FROZEN stuff the same abilities as those who like the LIQUID!!! SIA has been working to get the WINTER side of the website running for some time but like so many things, only so many hours in the day. Well, it is finally here! Browse both sides and start populating the WINTER side with snow gear you no longer need! Just another way SIA is trying to give back to the ski community!
*** LarryG
 

26 JUL 2014

AUTO-ROTATION FEATURE ADDED TO PHOTO UPLOAD
Ever upload your file to see that is rotated even though it looks correct in your camera, tablet, or computer?? This is likely cause your camera is using AUTO-ROTATION sensing, which allows your photo viewing device to orient the photo correctly. However, the raw file you upload is actually oriented sideways or upside down, all depending on how you were hold the camera.

If your digital camera has the ability to sense the orientation of the camera when you take the photo, and you have that feature active, SIA can now read that information in the uploaded photo file. This will allow SIA to auto-rotate the photo appropriately so it looks correct on the posting. If your photo is still rotated after upload, then your camera likely has the "auto-rotation" feature OFF or does not have it. In this case, YOU will have to rotate the raw file in a photo program such as Microsoft PAINT or the like prior to upload.

NOTE: Camera PHONES are bit more persnickity, so the auto-rotate code may not work as well with them.
*** LarryG
 

18 JUN 2014

SUBZERO WATER BOTTLES COMING TO AN END
SIA has learned SubZero has changed hands and have decided to focus only on large business sales such as WalMart, Walgreens, KMart, etc. As a result, after the current SIA stock is gone, that is all she wrote! SIA will remove the SubZero Water Bottle Product page. See the SUBZERO product page for all remaining bottles and accessories but quantities are limited.
*** LarryG
 

31 MAY 2014

MORE ON EMAIL HOSTS BLOCKING SIA (POWWEB) EMAIL
SIA is researching a dedicated email service to help elminiate the blacklisting problem that POWWEB suffers from. Granted, blacklisting is not always permanent but is a nuisance so using a dedicated email service should reduce or eliminate the blockage problems. More to come ...
*** LarryG
 

10 MAY 2014

EMAIL HOSTS BLOCKING SIA (POWWEB) EMAIL
More details on the email blockage situation. Several reports received from YAHOO and HOTMAIL users that are not receiving their SIA emails. However, some users ARE receiving at those EMAIL HOSTS, therefore, this appears to be sporadic and not a blanket problem for those email providers.

Email systems and how companies try to filter out SPAM has gotten pretty complex, therefore, SIA will only touch on the most common reasons why you may not be receiving your SIA email.

HOW SIA POSTING RESPONSES WORK:
Whenever a potential BUYER responds to a posting, the SIA email script checks for some simple things to avoid obvious scams, then sends the email TO the SELLER with the BUYER's address in the FROM. A separate CC email is sent to the BUYER (does not include the SELLER's email for their privacy) and to the SIA mail log. The SIA webhoster (POWWEB) checks all outgoing mail for obvious spam and viruses. From there, mail on the recipient's end goes thru similar HOST checks before it is delivered to the recipient's mailbox. As a result of this multi-layered system, there are many places along the way the mail can get put in no-man's land.

Most common reasons SIA mail does not get received by the SELLER or BUYER:
1) Incorrect email was entered, hence the reason SIA requires you to enter it twice
2) Mail is being put in a SPAM or JUNK mail box on the recipient's end
3) Mail is being BLACK or GREY LISTED by the recipient's mail service

SIA recommendations for BUYERS and SELLERS:
1) CHECK YOUR SPAM and JUNK MAIL Boxes
2) SELLERS - TEST YOUR POSTING(S)
3) SELLERS/BUYERS - if no mail comes through in a reasonable time (30min, usually less than 5), use a different email address. GMAIL seems to work better than YAHOO and HOTMAIL.
4) Configure your mail settings to allow @ski-it-again.com and @yourhostingaccount.com.
*** LarryG
 

05 MAY 2014

YAHOO BLOCKING SIA EMAIL
It has come to SIA attention that many YAHOO SELLERS are not receiving their potential BUYER responses. And those BUYERS responding to postings are not receiving their complimentary copy (CC) of the message they send. This appears to be YAHOO blocking the SIA mail servers for whatever reasons.

Best thing to do is:
EVERYONE - Look in your SPAM or JUNK mailbox first.
SELLERS - TEST YOUR POSTING
BUYERS - Look for your CC response within 2-10min of sending your posting inquiry.

If SELLER and BUYER responses are not in the JUNK-SPAM inbox, YAHOO has most likely blocked it, and you will need to use a different email to get your response. One option is GMAIL so you can either switch entirely or use GMAIL as an intermediary mail account.
Very sorry for any inconvenience but SIA cannot control what YAHOO does with their email servers.
*** LarryG
 

22 FEB 2014

WINTER DATABASE CLEANOUT ***COMPLETE***
307 POSTINGS HAVE BEEN REMOVED from the DATABASE. These postings were all dated prior to 11 NOV 2013. Three notices were sent to the posters instructing them to update or at least "touch" their posting. The owners did not do so nor did they contact SIA requesting the postings be kept. As a result, these postings have been removed from the active database.

If you are an owner of one of these postings and wish for the posting to be reinstated, please contact SIA with the posting number and state that as your intentions.
*** LarryG
 

22 JAN 2014

WINTER DATABASE CLEANOUT KICKOFF
1/22 - First Notification to 1056 postings
2/1 - Second Notification to 539 postings
2/15 - Third Notification to 349 postings


Cleanout ExampleTime for a CLEANOUT before the colder months set in (oh, bite my tongue)! The last DATABASE CLEANOUT was in OCT 2013 so it is time for the next one.

Posters will receive a CLEANOUT NOTICE for each posting they placed/revised prior to 01 NOV 2013. Postings less than THREE MONTHS old (NOV13-JAN14) will NOT receive notifications. Follow the instructions on the email notification to administrate your posting. If you cannot use the email notification (links stripped from email by your mail application) to update your posting, please go to the website directly and update or remove your posting. If you do not recall your password, use the LOST PASSWORD feature under REVISE POST. Use the email address on your email notification and the system will send your password to you.

Any posting that has a DATE or REVISED DATE before 01 NOV 2013 will be subject to the cleanout. You can avoid getting the notices like the one on the right, if you "touch" your postings now. Simply use the REVISE POST feature, open up each of the postings you wish to keep, and simply resubmit them. This would actually be a great time to "freshen up" your postings with new words, price, and pictures.
*** LarryG
 

18 JAN 2014

2014 BOLDING DONATION DRIVE
SIA is striving to provide more donations to other charities that provide waterskiing in their activites. Please consider making a donation to the SIA website to kick off 2014. Regular bolding donations are still in affect, but the following BOLDING PACKAGES are available:
 
$30 - Receive LEVEL 1 BOLDING Privileges
- (1) FREE SubZero Gear Water Bottle
- (1) FREE Surplus MDWSA SHIRT
- FREE SHIPPING (USA Lower 48)

$50 - Receive LEVEL 2 BOLDING Privileges
- (2) FREE SubZero Gear Water Bottles
- (2) FREE MDWSA EVENT SHIRT
- FREE SHIPPING (USA Lower 48)

WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

If you care to participate in the 2014 BOLDING DONATION DRIVE, please use the PAYPAL DONATE logo on the right. SIA will contact you about Water Bottle and Shirt preferences. Donations are NOT tax deductible.
2012 MDWSA NYDPBWS Sweatshirt
*** LarryG
 

30 OCT 2013

END OF SUMMER DATABASE CLEANOUT ***COMPLETE***
116 POSTINGS HAVE BEEN REMOVED from the DATABASE. These postings were all dated prior to 01 JUL 2013. Three notices were sent to the posters instructing them to update or at least "touch" their posting. The owners did not do so nor did they contact SIA requesting the postings be kept. As a result, these postings have been removed from the active database.

If you are an owner of one of these postings and wish for the posting to be reinstated, please contact SIA with the posting number and state that as your intentions.
*** LarryG
 

27 SEP 2013

END OF SUMMER DATABASE CLEANOUT KICKOFF
9/28 - First Notification to 308 postings
10/04 - Second Notification to 175 postings
10/23 - FINAL Notification to 129 postings

Cleanout ExampleTime for a CLEANOUT before the colder months set in (oh, bite my tongue)! The last DATABASE CLEANOUT was in JUL 2013 so it is time for the next one.

Posters will receive a CLEANOUT NOTICE for each posting they placed dated JUN 2013 or earlier. Postings less than THREE MONTHS old (JUL-SEP 2013) will NOT receive notifications. Follow the instructions on the email notification to administrate your posting. If you cannot use the email notification (links stripped from email by your mail application) to update your posting, please go to the website directly and update or remove your posting. If you do not recall your password, use the LOST PASSWORD feature under REVISE POST. Use the email address on your email notification and the system will send your password to you.

Any posting that has a DATE or REVISED DATE of JUNE 2013 or BEFORE will be subject to the cleanout. You can avoid getting the notices like the one on the right, if you "touch" your postings now. Simply use the REVISE POST feature, open up each of the postings you wish to keep, and simply resubmit them. This would actually be a great time to "freshen up" your postings with new words, price, and pictures.
*** LarryG
 

08 AUG 2013

SUMMER DATABASE CLEANOUT ***COMPLETE***
127 POSTINGS HAVE BEEN REMOVED from the DATABASE. These postings were all dated prior to 01 APR 2013. Three notices were sent to the posters instructing them to update or at least "touch" their posting. The owners did not do so nor did they contact SIA requesting the postings be kept. As a result, these postings have been removed from the active database.

If you are an owner of one of these postings and wish for the posting to be reinstated, please contact SIA with the posting number and state that as your intentions.
*** LarryG
 

29 JUL 2013

SUMMER DATABASE CLEANOUT FINAL NOTICE
Continued progress in the SUMMER cleanout. Only 167 postings remain with a REVISED DATE prior to 01 APR 2013. Final round of notifications have begun. Please admin your postings! Any posting left after THURS 01 AUG will be REMOVED!
*** LarryG
 

12 JUL 2013

SUMMER DATABASE CLEANOUT ROUND 2
Significant progress in the SUMMER cleanout. Only 266 postings remain with a REVISED DATE prior to 01 APR 2013. Next round of notifications have begun. Please admin your postings!!!
*** LarryG
 

04 JUL 2013

SUMMER DATABASE CLEANOUT KICKOFF
Cleanout ExampleLots of website activity in JULY and AUG, and many potential customers are reporting postings already SOLD are still in the database. The last DATABASE CLEANOUT was in MAR 2013 so it is time for the next one.

Posters will receive a CLEANOUT NOTICE for each posting they placed dated MAR 2013 or earlier. Postings less than THREE MONTHS old (APR-JUL 2013) will NOT receive notifications. Follow the instructions on the email notification to administrate your posting. If you cannot use the email notification (links stripped from email by your mail application) to update your posting, please go to the website directly and update or remove your posting. If you do not recall your password, use the LOST PASSWORD feature under REVISE POST. Use the email address on your email notification and the system will send your password to you.

Any posting that has a DATE or REVISED DATE of MAR 2013 or BEFORE will be subject to the cleanout. You can avoid getting the notices like the one on the right, if you "touch" your postings now. Simply use the REVISE POST feature, open up each of the postings you wish to keep, and simply resubmit them. This would actually be a great time to "freshen up" your postings with new words, price, and pictures.
*** LarryG
 

26 APR 2013

SPAM ALERT!!!
ALANWHITE554@GMAIL.COM spammed about 30 postings early Friday AM mostly in the WANT AD section. The emails were poorly written which is a typical sign of SPAM, and occured very quickly, one right after the other. Just beware! SIA has placed this email on the BLOCK LIST.
*** LarryG
 

25 MAR 2013

2013 PRE-SPRING DATABASE CLEANOUT ***COMPLETE***
201 POSTINGS HAVE BEEN REMOVED from the DATABASE. These postings were all dated prior to 01 JAN 2013. Three notices were sent to the posters instructing them to update or at least "touch" their posting. The owners did not do so nor did they contact SIA requesting the postings be kept. As a result, these postings have been removed from the active database.

If you are an owner of one of these postings and wish for the posting to be reinstated, please contact SIA with the posting number and state that as your intentions.
*** LarryG
 

19 MAR 2013

**FINAL ROUND** - 2013 PRE-SPRING DATABASE CLEANOUT IN-PROCESS
244 POSTING REVISED DATES BEFORE 01 JAN 2013. The FINAL round of notices are going out NOW!!! Please use the notice buttons to administrate your posting ... OR ... use the REVISE POST feature to UPDATE or "touch" your posting before the deadline!!
*** LarryG
 

09 MAR 2013

**ROUND 2** - 2013 PRE-SPRING DATABASE CLEANOUT IN-PROCESS
423 POSTING REVISED DATES BEFORE 01 JAN 2013. The SECOND round of notices are going out NOW!!! Please use the notice buttons to administrate your posting ... OR ... use the REVISE POST feature to UPDATE or "touch" your posting before the deadline!!
*** LarryG
 

03 MAR 2013

2013 PRE-SPRING DATABASE CLEANOUT IN-PROCESS
885 POSTING REVISED DATES BEFORE 01 JAN 2013. The first round of notices are going out NOW!!! Please use the notice buttons to administrate your posting ... OR ... use the REVISE POST feature to UPDATE or "touch" your posting before the deadline!!
*** LarryG
 

02 MAR 2013

WINTER UPGRADES DEPLOYED [FINALLY!]
*** PHASE 1 UPGRADES COMPLETE ***
1) "You Set" YEAR and/or PRICE ranges on SEARCH page
2) Length, Binding, Size fields added to certain CREATE POST categories
3) PHOTOS presented in full size SLIDE SHOW format for Javascript enabled browsers
*** PHASE 2 UPGRADES COMPLETE ***
1) POST ID visited links re-enabled (so you can tell where you've been)
2) LENGTH added to Ski/Board/Skate/Surf posting lists (Thanks Micha!)
3) Report Posting SOLD button now appears on all posting detail pages
4) SEARCH page updated with SKI / BOARD / SKATE / SURF Length
5) New SEARCH SORT Options: Revised Date, State, Product Name, Product Year, Manufacturer
6) SORT Postings by Post Date
7) SORT Postings by Ski/Board/Skate/Surf Length
*** PHASE 3 UPGRADES BY 30 MAR ***
P3 includes automated RENEWAL notices every 30 days!
*** HAVING PROBLEMS WITH UPGRADES? ***
CSS and Javascript Data Validation files have been updated.
You may need to use CTRL+F5 to force your browser to update.
*** LarryG
 

19 JAN 2013

2013 BOLDING DONATION DRIVE
SIA is striving to provide more donations to other charities that provide waterskiing in their activites. Please consider making a donation to the SIA website to kick off 2013. Regular bolding donations are still in affect, but the following BOLDING PACKAGES are available:
 
$30 - Receive LEVEL 1 BOLDING Privileges
- FREE 2013 GTF Calendar
- (1) FREE MDWSA EVENT SHIRTs
- FREE SHIPPING (USA Lower 48)

$50 - Receive LEVEL 2 BOLDING Privileges
- FREE 2013 GTF Calendar!
- (2) FREE MDWSA EVENT SHIRTs
- FREE SHIPPING (USA Lower 48)

If you care to participate in the 2013 BOLDING DONATION DRIVE, please use the PAYPAL DONATE logo on the right. Donations are NOT tax deductible.
2013 GTF Calendar
2012 MDWSA NYDPBWS Sweatshirt
*** LarryG
 

19 JAN 2013

SIA THANKS ITS 2012 BOLDING DONATORS!!!
SIA would like to THANK its 2012 donators. Your donations make it possible to keep the site up and running, and more importantly allow SIA to make donations to charity organizations such as MDWSA that include waterskiing in their athletic programs for the disabled. The traditional donations will be made to MDWSA but SIA will be making a $100 donation to LEAPS OF FAITH Disabled Waterskiers Club. Again THANK YOU for a successful 2012, and here's to an even better 2013!!!
Sincerely,
LarryG
 

28 DEC 2012

SPAM ALERT!!!
FRANKADAMS185@YAHOO.COM spammed about 15 postings early Friday AM. It was pretty obvious it was spam and upon Googling that email, a couple other reports of SPAM matching that email addy comes up. These emails were fairly well written but asked to use a Cashier's Check. The typical scam is for them to send you a Cashier's Check for more than the item is worth, then ask you to send them back the overage, if you can cash it. Just beware! SIA sent FRANK an email asking for his shipping address and phone number. No response yet.
*** LarryG
 

03 DEC 2012

2012 PRE-WINTER DATABASE CLEANOUT COMPLETE
294 POSTINGS REMOVED FROM THE DATABASE as a result of the PRE-WINTER Database Cleanout. These postings were removed as a result of the owner not marking the posting to KEEP or UPDATE. If your posting was removed and you want it reinstated, please provide the posting number and/or your posting email and description.
*** LarryG
 

01 DEC 2012

SPAM ALERT!!!
When JOEBOAT98@CS.COM came back to SPAM the site in AUG, he realized his email was blocked so he created DOUGS4567@CS.COM and proceeded to SPAM about 60 boat postings. Well he's bored again so created MELGISPO@GMAIL.COM this time and proceeded to do the same thing. The posting response was nothing more than the email address and the word NICE. As a result, SIA has placed the email addy on the BLOCK list. I really feel sorry for people like DOUGS, JOE, MEL! Life is too short to do stupid stuff like this.
*** LarryG
 

28 NOV 2012

2012 PRE-WINTER DATABASE CLEANOUT FINAL ROUND
There are STILL 346 POSTINGS that are more than FOUR MONTHS OLD and have not been touched as a result of the FIRST and SECOND cleanout notification. FINAL ROUND notifications have just been sent out. Will give those posters 3-4 days to react or their postings will be removed from the active database. As stated, this WINTER, SIA will be implementing a ONE MONTH EXPIRATION date on postings. This will require posters to check their postings at least once a month or they will be categorized as EXPIRED.
*** LarryG
 

23 NOV 2012

2012 PRE-WINTER DATABASE CLEANOUT ROUND #2
There are STILL 450 POSTINGS that are more than FOUR MONTHS OLD and have not been touched as a result of the FIRST cleanout notification. ROUND #2 notifications have just been sent out. Will give those posters 3-4 days before the FINAL ROUND comes out. After that, postings will be removed. As stated, this WINTER, SIA will be implementing a ONE MONTH EXPIRATION date on postings. This will require posters to check their postings at least once or month or they will be categorized as EXPIRED.
*** LarryG
 

09 NOV 2012

2012 PRE-WINTER DATABASE CLEANOUT STARTING
There are 869 POSTINGS that are more than FOUR MONTHS OLD. Time for a CLEANOUT!!! Notifications are being sent to all those POSTERS. Also, this WINTER, SIA will be implementing a ONE MONTH EXPIRATION date on postings. This will require posters to check their postings at least once or month or they will be categorized as EXPIRED.
*** LarryG
 

31 AUG 2012

SPAM ALERT!!!
When JOEBOAT98@CS.COM came back to SPAM the site (must have been bored), he realized his email was blocked so he created DOUGS4567@CS.COM and proceeded to SPAM about 60 boat postings on the SIA website late 31 AUG 2012. The posting response was nothing more than the email address, same as before. No name, no message. As a result, SIA has placed the email addy on the BLOCK list until the person contacts SIA and explains their actions. I really feel sorry for people like DOUGS and JOE! Life is too short to do stupid stuff like this.
*** LarryG
 

29 JUL 2012

2012 SUMMER DATABASE CLEANOUT COMPLETE
237 POSTINGS REMOVED FROM THE DATABASE as a result of the SUMMER Database Cleanout. These postings were removed as a result of the owner not marking the posting to KEEP or UPDATE. If your posting was removed and you want it reinstated, please provide the posting number and/or your posting email and description.
*** LarryG
 

23 JUL 2012

ROUND #3 CLEANOUT NOTIFICATIONS COMPLETE
273 notifications went out to postings having a DATE or REVISED DATE before APR 2012. Please follow the instructions provided in these emails or simply go to the website and use the REVISE POST feature to update your posting to avoid any further notices.
*** LarryG
 

10 JUL 2012

ROUND #2 CLEANOUT NOTIFICATIONS COMPLETE
401 notifications went out to postings having a DATE or REVISED DATE before APR 2012. Please follow the instructions provided in these emails or simply go to the website and use the REVISE POST feature to update your posting to avoid any further notices.
*** LarryG
 

10 JUL 2012

ROUND #1 CLEANOUT NOTIFICATIONS COMPLETE
831 notifications went out to postings having a DATE or REVISED DATE before APR 2012. Already seeing some significant changes in the database so people are statusing their postings accordingly. ROUND #2 will commence FRIDAY!
*** LarryG
 

08 JUL 2012

SUMMER DATABASE CLEANOUT KICKOFF
Cleanout ExampleLots of website activity in JULY and AUG, and many potential customers are reporting postings already SOLD are still in the database. The last DATABASE CLEANOUT was in MAR 2012 so it is time for the next one.

Posters will receive a CLEANOUT NOTICE for each posting they placed dated MAR 2012 or earlier. Follow the instructions on the email notification to administrate your posting. If you cannot use the email notification (links stripped from email by your mail application) to update your posting, please go to the website directly and update or remove your posting. If you do not recall your password, use the LOST PASSWORD feature under REVISE POST. Use the email address on your email notification and the system will send your password to you.

Any posting that has a DATE or REVISED DATE of MAR 2012 or BEFORE will be subject to the cleanout. You can avoid getting the notices like the one on the right, if you "touch" your postings now. Simply use the REVISE POST feature, open up each of the postings you wish to keep, and simply resubmit them. This would actually be a great time to "freshen up" your postings with new words, price, and pictures. Actual cleanout notices like the ones you see to the right will begin by 08 JUL 2012.
*** LarryG
 

27 JUN 2012

SPAM ALERT!!!
JOEBOAT98@CS.COM SPAMMED about 40 boat postings on the SIA website early 27 JUN 2012. The posting response was nothing more than the email address. No name, no message. As a result, SIA has placed the email addy on the BLOCK list until the person contacts SIA and explains their actions.
*** LarryG
 

07 MAR 2012

FREE BOLDING PRIVILEGES WITH MDWSA "SHIRT" DONATION
2012 MDWSA NYDPBWS SweatshirtAs many of you know, SIA supports the MO Disabled Water Ski Association both with donations and time. MDWSA currently has some leftover hoodies, sweatshirts, and t-shirts from its various events. For those people who make a "SHIRT" donation, Level 2 Bolding Privileges will be included with the order. Donation for a shirt, also includes FREE SHIPPING and a TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION RECEIPT from MDWSA, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Quantities and Sizes are limited, so CLICK HERE to link on over to the MDWSA website, and get yours ordered! For more information about Bolding Privileges see the SIA FAQ page under the ABOUT SIA navigation link.
*** LarryG
 

07 MAR 2012

WINTER DATABASE CLEANOUT COMPLETE
243 POSTINGS REMOVED FROM THE DATABASE as a result of the Winter Database Cleanout. These postings were removed as a result of the owner not marking the posting to KEEP or UPDATE. If your posting was removed and you want it reinstated, please provide the posting number and/or your posting email and description.
*** LarryG
 

28 FEB 2012

WINTER DATABASE CLEANOUT IN-PROCESS
FINAL NOTICE HAS BEEN SENT TO ALL REMAINING AFFECTED POSTINGS!
Initial notice went to over 900 postings. The second notice is in-process of being sent to about 430 postings. The Final Notice went out to 303 postings. This Sunday any posting still in the system which REVISED DATE is SEP 2011 or earlier WILL BE REMOVED.
*** LarryG
 

20 FEB 2012

WINTER DATABASE CLEANOUT IN-PROCESS
NOTICE #2 HAS BEEN SENT TO ALL REMAINING AFFECTED POSTINGS!
Initial notice went to over 900 postings. The second notice is in-process of being sent to about 430 postings. Last notice will be next Sunday, after which any posting still in the system which REVISED DATE is SEP 2011 or earlier WILL BE REMOVED.
*** LarryG
 

15 FEB 2012

WINTER DATABASE CLEANOUT IN-PROCESS
NOTICE #1 HAS BEEN SENT TO ALL AFFECTED POSTINGS!
If your posting is dated SEP 2011 or earlier, you should receive a NOTICE providing instructions on what to do. Please follow those instructions and the CLEANOUT process will be much easier for everyone!
*** LarryG
 

14 FEB 2012

WINTER DATABASE CLEANOUT IN-PROCESS
Cleanout ExamplePosters will receive a CLEANOUT NOTICE for each posting they have dated SEP 2011 or earlier. Follow the instructions on the email notification to administrate your posting. See the NEWS article below this one for more information. If you cannot use the email notification to update your posting, please go to the website directly and update or remove your posting. If you do not recall your password, use the LOST PASSWORD feature under REVISE POST. Use the email address on your email notification and the system will send your password to you.
*** LarryG
 

16 JAN 2012

WINTER DATABASE CLEANOUT KICKOFF
Cleanout ExampleWelcome to 2012! It's all downhill from here!

In preparation for the increase in website traffic in the new year, it is time to KICKOFF the WINTER DATABASE CLEANOUT!

Any posting that has a DATE or REVISED DATE of SEP 2011 or BEFORE will be subject to the cleanout. You can avoid getting the notices like the one on the right, if you "touch" your postings now. Simply use the REVISE POST feature, open up each of the postings you wish to keep, and simply resubmit them. This would actually be a great time to "freshen up" your postings with new words, price, and pictures. Actual cleanout notices like the ones you see to the right will begin by 20 JAN.
*** LarryG
 

30 DEC 2011

NEW CATEGORIES FOR 2012
SIA has listened to the suggestions by some of the users, and has added the following TEN new categories: CLOTHING, DISABLED, HELMET, PARTS-BOAT, PARTS-ENGINE, PULLS-Give/Get, ROPE-HANDLE, SERVICES, SKI CLUBS, and TOURNAMENT! Many of the entries in the MISC section can now be placed into a more proper category. SIA is also working to tailor the POSTING creation page to better serve each category, such as asking for ski length in the SLALOM category. Also more SORT options are in the works!
*** LarryG
 

12 SEP 2011

2011 SUMMER DATABASE CLEANOUT COMPLETE
Cleanout Example292 POSTINGS have been removed from the database due to their owner's lack of responding to three CLEANOUT notices. A LAST CHANCE email has been sent to the email address on record for each of the 292 postings. If your posting is missing and you want it reinstated, please contact SIA with the posting number asking the posting be reinstated. If you were responding to a posting and it is no longer there, check the SOLD category. If not there, then it was likely deleted. If you still want to attempt to contact the owner, please contact SIA.
*** LarryG
 

01 SEP 2011

2011 SUMMER DATABASE CLEANOUT FINAL NOTICES
Cleanout ExampleThe last round of notices were sent out to 337 postings that still show a REVISED DATE of APR 2011 or before. These records will be removed from the active database on 07 SEP if the automated email form is not used to status the posting or SIA does not receive an email asking to status the posting. The automated email form provides an easy way KEEP, UPDATE, mark SOLD, or REMOVE the posting so SIA recommends that form is used if your mail application does not disable the links.
*** LarryG
 

05 AUG 2011

2011 LATE SUMMER DATABASE CLEANOUT UNDERWAY
Cleanout ExampleWell the DATABASE CLEANOUT was started but got delayed due to all sorts of reasons, so only one round of cleanout notices went out. Will do a REBOOT this weekend and restart the CLEANOUT process. If you are wondering about process, read the 05 JUN news item below.
*** LarryG
 

05 JUN 2011

2011 EARLY SUMMER DATABASE CLEANOUT UNDERWAY
Cleanout ExampleWelcome to SUMMER 2011! 'Bout time it got here! The site is almost at its peak usage (usually comes in JULY/AUGUST timeframe) so it is a perfect time for a database cleaning! Notices to the postings affected are being sent out now. Please use the handy form to administrate your posting accordingly.

Please note, the form is only usable if you have your email configured to view as webpages (or HTML). If your email application is a TEXT VIEWER ONLY, then you should see a bunch of gobly-gook, but near the top will be some readable instructions and links to use to accomplish the same thing.

Many email programs TURN OFF LINKS in emails by default, so LINKS may need to be enabled on the TOOLS->OPTIONS menu or the emails sometime allow you to click in the banner and enable just that instance.

For those who have multiple postings, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL FOR EACH POSTING. Once you select REMOVE or SOLD, the posting will no longer be accessible for editing. If you removed it by mistake, please contact SIA for reinstatement.
*** LarryG
 

16 MAY 2011

SPAM ALERT CANCELED!!!
Was able to straighten out the situation with Mr. Young Su Choi. He may suffer from a lack of understanding our wonderfully logical language, BUT HE IS LEGIT. SIA apologizes to Young, and has removed the email blocks on his email addresses.
*** LarryG
 

15 MAY 2011

SORT CAPABILITY ADDED!!!
Been a long time coming, but finally added some SORT capability to the Posting Lists. You can now sort on POSTING ID, YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, and ASKING PRICE. These are exclusive SORTS meaning each sort is a separate, independent action. However, the secondary, tertiary, and quaternary sorts are hard-coded with the following heirarchies:

SORT LINK

PRIMARY SORTSECONDARYTERTIARYQUATERNARY
POSTING IDPosting ID - Descending
STATEState - AscendingYear - DescendingMake - AscendingModel - Ascending
YEARYear - DescendingMake - AscendingModel - Ascending
MAKEMake - AscendingModel - AscendingYear - Descending
MODELModel - AscendingYear - DescendingMake - Ascending
ASKING $Asking $ - DescendingYear - DescendingMake - AscendingModel - Ascending
Also, if a REDUCED PRICE is available for a posting, it is replacing the ASKING PRICE in the Posting List next to the . This way the latest price is reflected in the posting list. The Purchase, Asking, and Reduced Price will still show up on the details page.*** LarryG
 

12 MAY 2011

SPAM ALERT!!!
Possibly a FALSE ALARM ... Am corresponding with Young Choi
Original message -> Appears some postings are receiving emails that are typical of SPAM: nonsensical phrases, poor grammar, etc., but they appear to be very random and infrequent. If you receive mail from an email addy that has ZEN and some numbers, BE SUSPECT OF IT. Some of the addys used have been ZEN1004@EMPAS.COM, ZEN1004@EMPAL.COM, ZEN712@GMAIL.COM. The contact name has been "Young Su" and "Young Gu". SIA has blocked all mail that contains ZEN + some digits so if your email has these in it, let SIA know. Sorry for any inconvenience.
*** LarryG
 

07 APR 2011

SPRING IS HERE!!!
And no better time than to show off TWO NEW SIA CATEGORIES!!! Please welcome PROMO BOAT and PRO'S CORNER to the lineup.
PROMO BOAT
This exclusive category is provided to those individuals who are helping promote our great sport by being part of a national promotional campaign by the boat manufacturers. The PROMO BOAT category will also have its own RSS FEED so other websites can show these special class boats! This category is also a subset of the COMP BOAT category so all PROMO BOATS will appear in the COMP BOAT listings as well. Typically, the boat manufacturers do not allow a price to be advertised to help protect their dealerships, so simply shoot the PROMO poster a message, and get the price.

PRO'S CORNER
This is a very special category that will auction off Professional Skiers' equipment to benefit MDWSA or a charity of their choosing. Read more about it under the DONATIONS menu.
*** LarryG
 

06 FEB 2011

Some new UPGRADES this SUPERBOWL WEEKEND!
SIA has now re-arranged its FREIND banners to show up at the bottom of each page as well as have their own page. This was to make way for a growing interest in advertising on the SIA website. Please read the ADVERTISING page under the ABOUT SIA heading.*** LarryG
 

27 JAN 2011

293 POSTINGS REMOVED FOR THE 2011 WINTER DATABASE CLEANOUT
LAST CHANCE EMAILS GOING OUT NOW!
If your posting was removed and you want it reinstated, please provide the posting number and/or your posting email and description.
*** LarryG
 

23 JAN 2011

FINAL NOTICE - 2011 WINTER DATABASE CLEANOUT
THIRD and FINAL NOTICES are being emailed out TODAY! Cleanout will occur THURS, 27 JAN. This means if you have not responded to the email by using the convenient buttons OR contacting SIA, your posting(s) will be removed from the active database.
*** LarryG
 

08 JAN 2011

2011 WINTER DATABASE CLEANOUT UNDERWAY
Cleanout ExampleWelcome to the New Year! Perfect time for some MUCH NEEDED database cleaning! Notices to the postings affected are being sent out now. Please use the handy form to administrate your posting accordingly.

Please note, the form is only usable if you have your email configured to view as webpages (or HTML). If you are email app is a TEXT VIEWER ONLY, then you should see a bunch of gobly-gook, but near the top will be some readable instructions and links to use to accomplish the same thing.

Many email programs TURN OFF LINKS in emails by default, so LINKS may need to be enabled on the TOOLS->OPTIONS menu or the emails sometime allow you to click in the banner and enable just that instance.

For those who have multiple postings, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL FOR EACH POSTING. Once you select REMOVE or SOLD, the posting will no longer be accessible for editing. If you removed it by mistake, please contact SIA for reinstatement.
*** LarryG
 

06 Nov 2010

BOLDing for DONATIONS!!
Would you like your posting to STAND OUT IN THE LIST? Well SIA is adopting a new policy. For those who donate to SIA in support of MDWSA and to help keep the site running, you will receive BOLDING privileges for your email addy for that calendar year! And for those that donate $25 or more, you will not only get bolding, but special highlighting. Again, this is strictly for Donations and not related to the new SIA STORE. Any donations over operating cost go straight to MDWSA. And if you know of a disabled sports group that has waterskiing in its program, let SIA know, and it will consider making a donation to that charity as well. NOTE: Donations made to SIA are NOT tax-deductible.
*** LarryG
 

02 Sep 2010

EXCITING NEWS for SIA!
New site upgrades coming soon, including an SIA STORE. SIA was never a money making scheme but it has been fortunate enough to make some great contacts in different business areas and is branching out to provide the skiing community with a few unique items. Please stay tuned for more information as it comes available.
*** LarryG
 

25 Aug 2010

SUMMER DATABASE CLEANOUT COMPLETE!
226 Postings were removed from the database as a result of the CLEANOUT activity. Last Chance Notices were sent but only a few people replied. If you want your posting reinstated, please email SIA and include the posting number.
*** LarryG
 

20 June 2010

DUPLICATE NOTICES WENT OUT FOR FIRST SET
Very sorry folks. Appears duplicate notices went out for the first set of postings. Those would be postings between SIA08849 and SIA02652. Again, my apologies. You only need to perform the operation once.
*** LarryG
 

20 June 2010

SUMMER DATABASE CLEANOUT UNDERWAY
Cleanout ExampleTime for some MUCH NEEDED house cleaning! Notices to the postings affected are being sent out now. Please use the handy form to administrate your posting accordingly.

Please note, the form is only usable if you have your email configured to view as webpages (or HTML). If you are email app is a TEXT VIEWER ONLY, then you should see a bunch of gobly-gook, but near the top will be some readable instructions and links to use to accomplish the same thing.

Many email programs TURN OFF LINKS in emails by default, so LINKS may need to be enabled on the TOOLS->OPTIONS menu or the emails sometime allow you to click in the banner and enable just that instance.

For those who have multiple postings, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL FOR EACH POSTING. Once you select REMOVE or SOLD, the posting will no longer be accessible for editing. If you removed it by mistake, please contact SIA for reinstatement.
*** LarryG
 

13 June 2010

WEBHOST SERVER RESUMING NORMAL OPERATION
POWWEB got whatever the problem was under control. The server is now operating fairly stable.
*** LarryG
 

12 June 2010

WEBHOSTER HAVING SERVER PROBLEMS
Appears the webhoster (POWWEB.COM) is having some server problems, so the site is behaving erratically. If you have problems, please try again later. Sorry for any inconvenience!
*** LarryG
 

07 June 2010

REVISE POSTING FEATURE FIXED
Folks, got the REVISE POSTING feature back online. Turned out to be PHP versioning issue with an INCLUDE call in the script. Very sorry for the inconvenience.
*** LarryG
 

07 June 2010

REVISE POSTING FEATURE NOT WORKING
Folks, the webhoster disabled a feature required for the EDIT mode of the postings. Have contacted them, but not sure when it will be reinstated. Please check back periodically for any updates. Very sorry for the inconvenience. One way or another, I will get it fixed late this evening, if they can not reinstate the function.
*** LarryG
 

03 June 2010

PHASE 1 SITE UPGRADE COMPLETE
Tis a long time coming, but SIA is now  and  !
What does this mean? Using a true relational database engine opens up many areas of improvement such as performance, sort features, RSS feeds, and ease of adding more categories.

The upgrades are coming in THREE PHASES:
(1) Use of MySQL and PHP5, plus the added bonus of an RSS v2.0 feed.
(2) A website facelift, complete with an SIA STORE.
(3) Continued improvements and features to make your SIA experience more enjoyable.
*** LarryG
 

02 June 2010

SITE UPGRADE & MAINTENANCE
Some long time coming upgrades and maintenance are in-work. The site will be down Sunday, 06 June from 2200-2400 Central Time for Phase 1 upgrade. Will try for earlier but working some database issues at the moment.

The upgrades are coming in THREE PHASES:
(1) Use of MySQL and PHP5, plus the added bonus of an RSS v2.0 feed.
(2) A website facelift, complete with an SIA STORE.
(3) Continued improvements and features to make your SIA experience more enjoyable.
*** LarryG
 

16 Jan 2010

FALL DATABASE CLEANOUT COMPLETE!
239 Postings were removed from the database as a result of the CLEANOUT activity. Last Chance Notices will be sent to those 240 posters in the next day or two. If you want your posting reinstated, please email SIA and include the posting number.
*** LarryG
 

10 Jan 2010

ROUND 3 and FINAL - FALL DATABASE CLEANOUT!
The THIRD and FINAL round of cleanout notices have been sent to those postings that are still on the "naughty" list! All postings not responding to the notice will be cleaned out of the database 15 JAN.
*** LarryG
 

27 Dec 2009

ROUND 2 - FALL DATABASE CLEANOUT!
Second round of cleanout notices have been sent to those postings that are still on the "naughty" list! Usually give them THREE chances to update them, so will complete the cleanout towards the middle of January 2010. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
*** LarryG
 

07 Dec 2009

FALL DATABASE CLEANOUT!
Time for a MUCH NEEDED database cleanout! Notices to the postings affected are being sent out now. Please use the handy new form to administrate your posting accordingly. See the 17 MAR 2009 or 16 NOV 2008 SIANEWS entries below for more an example of the new form.
*** LarryG
 

13 Oct 2009

SITE BACK TO NORMAL
Webhoster got most of the problems fixed so the site should be acting fairly normal now. Please report any problems if you they persist.
*** LarryG
 

12 Oct 2009

SITE CAME UP WITHOUT CATEGORY LINKS
Another oddity over the weekend. It appeared the PERL interpreter went on vacation or at least was asleep at the wheel occasionally. This manifested itself in a blank category navbar list on the left so you were not able to select a category to search on. This was intermittent all thru the weekend and somewhat today but appears to be better. Again, something flaky at the webhoster so I am sorry for any inconveniences, but whoever said the internet is perfect?
*** LarryG
 

12 Oct 2009

UPDATE - SITE EXPERIENCING MAIL ISSUE
The mail is getting back to normal. The system was reacting to slowly so I found a way to make it respond faster. For the most part, this should not have impacted the email messages being sent from potential buyers to posters. It was only the capturing of these messages in the MAIL LOG that appeared to be affected.
*** LarryG
 

12 Oct 2009

SITE EXPERIENCING MAIL ISSUE
There is some weirdness going on with the webhoster's mail system. The MAIL LOG is not receiving any mail from the system. Please test your posting and let me know if you are receiving your responses (use the CONTACT page, or send direct to larryg@larryg.com). Have a ticket opened with the webhoster trying to resolve.
*** LarryG
 

30 Aug 2009

END OF SUMMER DATABASE CLEANOUT COMING SOON!
The End Of Summer (bite my tongue) Database Cleanout is coming soon, so please make sure your postings are FRESH! Use the REVISE AD page to bring each one up individually, then scroll to the bottom and select the POST button. That will update the REVISED DATE.
*** LarryG
 

05 July 2009

SUMMER DATABASE CLEANOUT COMPLETE!
109 Postings were removed from the database as a result of the CLEANOUT activity. Last Chance Notices will be sent to those 109 posters in the next day or two. If you want your posting reinstated, please email SIA and include the posting number.
*** LarryG
 

26 June 2009

SUMMER DATABASE CLEANOUT!
Final Notices have been sent out to 134 postings. This cleanout targeted all postings originating prior to MAR 2009. Cleanout will occur by Wed, 01 July.
*** LarryG
 

10 June 2009

SUMMER DATABASE CLEANOUT!
That time of year again! Notices to the postings affected are being sent out now. Please use the handy new form to administrate your posting accordingly. See the 17 MAR 2009 or 16 NOV 2008 SIANEWS entries below for more an example of the new form.
*** LarryG
 

16 May 2009

SPAM ALERT!
The SPAMer goes by "Jeremy Witney" at jeremywitney@yahoo.com. This is the very typical SCAM where he responds to a large number of postings with a seeming reasonable response, but if you respons will very likely get a very poorly worded, grammatically incorrect, and just non-sensical response. SIA has seen this style before (see several entries below), and you can usually find instances of them on other websites as JohnH reported below. SIA has blocked this email addy. Please report any other SPAMers to me so I can at least ban that email addy from the site.
*** LarryG
 

22 March 2009

SPRING DATABASE CLEANOUT COMPLETE
ONE HUNDRED SIXTY (160) postings were removed in the Spring Database Cleanout! If your posting is missing, it is because no action was taken when the three notifications were sent instructing on how to keep your posting active, as well as provide other options. If you want your posting reinstated, please contact SIA and provide the posting number. A Last Chance email was sent to the owners of the removed postings.
*** LarryG
 

17 March 2009

*** FINAL NOTICE ***
Cleanout ExampleThe FINAL Spring Database Cleanout Notices were sent Tuesday night. Any posting receiving a cleanout notification (see example on the right) that does not take action as prescribed, will be deleted this Sunday night! The notice makes it easier than ever to KEEP, UPDATE, SOLD, or REMOVE from the database!
*** LarryG
 

12 March 2009

SPAM ALERT!
PaulW gets kudos for reporting this one first. The SPAMer goes by "GIBSON" at gibsonrider2393@gmail.com. This is the very typical SCAM where he responds to a large number of postings with a very poorly worded, grammatically incorrect, and just non-sensical response. SIA has seen this style before (see DEC 2007 entries below), and you can usually find instances of them on other websites as JohnH reported. SIA has blocked this email addy, however, the bad part is the SIA mail log has no record of this guy's emails so the database was likely hacked. Please report any other SPAMers to me so I can at least ban that email addy from the site.
*** LarryG
 

06 March 2009

SCAM POSTING!
Thanks to BillH for notifying SIA. If any of you responded to the DRIVER URGENTLY NEEDED posting, WARNING, this one is almost certainly a SCAM. The response received from "David" clearly raised some red flags. Bad English, poor sentence structure, etc. and the fact he asked for somewhat sensitive information before send you the check for $600. The posting has been removed and his email address "davidorange101@gmail.com" has been banned from the site.
*** LarryG
 

04 March 2009

SPRING DATABASE CLEANOUT!
That time of year again! Notices to the postings affected are being sent out now. Please use the handy new form to administrate your posting accordingly. See the 16 NOV 2008 SIANEWS entry below for more information.
*** LarryG
 

22 February 2009

FRAUDULENT ACTIVITY ALERT!
In early Oct 2008, Mr. Emery Lesco of Virginia Beach, VA placed seven postings on the SIA website. Within three weeks he had sold three of the items. The buyers sent their money, and the checks were cashed. On 28 Nov one of the buyers notified SIA they had yet to receive their merchandise. Upon investigation, the other two buyers notified SIA they were experiencing the same situation. As a result, all Mr. Lesco's postings were removed and his email no longer permitted to make postings.

SIA has been in email, phone and text contact with Mr. Lesco (now claiming to reside in San Mateo, CA) multiple times since that date. However, despite many requests to complete the transactions, Mr. Lesco has not done so. SIA gave Mr. Lesco a deadline of 21 February 2009 to produce tracking numbers proving shipments had been made. He failed to do so. Therefore, SIA is recommending its users AVOID ANY BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS WITH MR. LESCO until such time he refunds the buyers' money or ships the skis. As soon as proof of refund or shipments have been made, this alert will be removed.
*** LarryG
 

22 February 2009

RENTALS CATEGORY ADDED
At the request of a potential poster, the RENTALS category was added to the list. This category will be for rental waterski and wakeboard properties, as well as waterski equipment rental services.
*** LarryG
 

28 December 2008

DATABASE CRASHED / RESTORED
Sometime between 6:00 and 8:00pm Central Sunday night the database crashed, but has been restored to the backup made at 6pm so it appears nothing was lost. Please check your postings to be sure if you made any changes Sunday evening before 10pm Central. Very sorry for any inconvenience.
*** LarryG
 

12 December 2008

FALL DATABASE CLEANOUT COMPLETE
The Fall Database Cleanout is COMPLETE! If your posting is missing please contact SIA for reinstatement. Please include the posting number. A Last Chance email will be sent to those whose postings were removed.
*** LarryG
 

07 December 2008

FINAL NOTICE on FALL DATABASE CLEANOUT
The FINAL Email Notice was sent today (12/7). The database cleanout will be completed WED, 12/10. Any posting prior to SIA06710 is subject to CLEANOUT unless you have responded to the emails accordingly.
*** LarryG
 

01 December 2008

MORE on FALL DATABASE CLEANOUT
The 2nd Email Notice was sent over the holiday weekend so hopefully everyone will status their postings accordingly. It seems to be working fairly well. Many more people are updating and statusing their postings as opposed to leaving them to be deleted with no status. Please feel free to comment on the new method if you would please. Am looking for some feedback on this new approach. Hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday.
*** LarryG
 

16 November 2008

FALL DATABASE CLEANOUT
FINALLY!!! The new and improved DATABASE CLEANOUT Cleanout Example is here.  Granted there may be some hiccups fine-tuning it, but if your posting originated on or before 31 JUL 2008, you will be getting an email notifying you of such. However, this email will provide you with a GRAPHICAL method which will allow you to: a) KEEP your posting as-is, b) UPDATE your posting, c) Mark it SOLD, or d) Mark it REMOVE. Don't expect this first run to be perfect, so let me know if you have any problems.
*** LarryG
 

14 November 2008

DATABASE RESTORED
Well folks, the database went TANGO UNIFORM today during a posting upload. The database has been restored with late last night's version plus some changes captured later today. I do know a poster who uploaded pictures of a MONZA as SIA07563 lost their posting but the pics survived. If the poster would reload their info, and let me know, I will reassociate your pictures with the posting. Bottom line, if you made any changes to your posting on FRIDAY, 14 NOV ... please check to see they are still there. Sorry for the inconvenience.
*** LarryG
 

21 September 2008

FALL DATABASE CLEANOUT
Well it is that time again! Database Cleanout is coming so if you want to keep your posting, just use the REVISE AD feature to view your posting, then RESUBMIT it. No changes are necessary, just resubmit it.
*** LarryG
 

21 September 2008

SECURITY UPDATE!!
All of the EMAIL pages now contain a SECURITY QUESTION to help reduce SPAM from WebBots. This is just a simple way to fool the BOTS, and those real-time SPAMers who are not ski savvy. The scrambled, jumbled, letter and number codes (called CAPTCHAs) commonly seen are the next step but this will do the job for awhile.
*** LarryG
 

23 June 2008

DATABASE CLEANOUT COMPLETE!!
The early summer DATABASE CLEANOUT is complete. Any posting older than MAR 08 that was not updated by its owner has been removed from the active database. If yours is one of these postings and you want it reinstated, please contact SIA and include the posting number(s).
*** LarryG
 

16 February 2008

DATABASE CLEANOUT COMPLETE!!
The early spring DATABASE CLEANOUT is complete. Any posting older than SEP 07 that was not updated by its owner has been removed from the active database. If yours is one of these postings and you want it reinstated, please contact SIA and include the posting number(s).
*** LarryG
 

26 January 2008

DONATION COMPLETE!!
FINALLY!!! SIA was able to make a donation to a charitable organization that includes water skiing in its activities. The Missouri Disabled Water Ski Association received a check for $200 from LarryG on behalf of the SIA donators. I want to personally thank everyone who has donated over the past two years that has made this possible. Here is to an even better 2008! *** LarryG
 

30 December 2007

THANK YOU DONATORS!!!
2007 is coming to a close, and so is the tally for this year's donations. This makes TWO YEARS running, your donations have paid for the cost to keep the site running. This also means the extra money will be going to the Missouri Disabled Water Ski Association and matched by LarryG! If you feel compelled, there is still time to make a donation. Please read the last two entries on the GUIDELINES page for more information. Again, THANK YOU, God Bless and may 2008 bring you much joy and prosperity! *** LarryG
 

05 December 2007

AND YET ANOTHER SPAM ALERT!
Another SPAM email was sent to many postings of various types. The sender this time goes by "Moss" but the message is worded and constructed very much like the last two entries below. The email address given this time is "mlucas2047@yahoo.com" and a Seattle WA phone number, 206-338-2661. If you choose to respond, please be aware this is almost certainly a SCAM! *** SIA has blocked that email address from using the site. *** LarryG
 

02 December 2007

ANOTHER SPAM ALERT!
Another SPAM email was sent to many postings of various types. The sender this time goes by "James" but the message is worded and constructed very much like that of "Jason" on 30 November 2007. The email address given this time is "Jameslucas01@yahoo.com" and unlike last time, the sender includes a Seattle WA phone number, 206-338-2661. If you choose to respond, please be aware this is almost certainly a SCAM! *** SIA has blocked that email address from using the site. *** LarryG
 

30 November 2007

SPAM ALERT! SPAM ALERT!
Many postings have been spammed by a person going by "Jason Wolf" at the email jswolf01970@yahoo.com and jswolf01970@yahoo.co.uk. His message indicates he is in the UK, and wants to buy just about everything. This happens about twice a year. Usually the message has grammatical errors and promises great things! If you choose to respond, please be aware this is very likely a SCAM! *** SIA has blocked that email address from using the site. *** LarryG
 

20 November 2007

Happy Thanksgiving SIA Skiers!
Now that the holidays are rapidly approaching and our weather (depending on where you live) is not necessarily perfect for a day on the water, many of us turn to "window shopping" to get that warm, shreddin' feeling again!

As a result, it is recommended you "freshen up" your posting to be more attractive to potential buyers. A new pic, reduced price, better description, etc. Whatever it takes to catch their eye.

AS A MINIMUM, please touch your posting by performing the three tasks included in the HOLIDAY REFRESH email that just went out to everyone, in preparation for the December CLEANOUT! -- LarryG
 

29 July 2007

SIA staff (that would be me, again) is back from an awesome ski vacation with 21 adults and 17 kids (ages 1 - 12)! Hope everyone is enjoying their summer! I need to go back to work so I can get some rest! --- LarryG
 

20 July 2007

SIA staff (that would be me) will be on vacation from 20-30 July. Response time will be SLOW compared to normal so please be patient if you make a request or the database has problems. Thanks again for using the site and making it one of the more popular places for used equipment! --- LarryG
 

30 June 2007

As you are aware, the website database crashed on Thursday, 28 June. Most all postings have been reinstated, however, some photos were lost. Please check your posting to make sure all is correct. SIA has implemented some additional backups to avoid this in the future. Sorry for any inconvenience.
 

30 June 2007

NO MORE FILE UPLOAD SIZE LIMIT!
Any size photo(s) can now be uploaded and SIA will compress, resize, and create thumbnails automatically!
 

29 June 2007

Welcome to the new SIA NEWS page. This will be the location where SIA posts NEWS about the website. Outtages, errors, notices, etc. will be posted here providing a historical record of worthwhile information.


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