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Deenan (O.L.C.)
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Forum on the way out?
« on: November 16, 2012, 01:20:57 am »
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With the age of other social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook, it's been pretty easy for us to see that the forum is not the gathering place as it once was. We did what we could to brighten up the place by creating new layouts that wouldn't break into our wallets to address changes there were discussed earlier this year but that didn't seem to help with a revival. Conversations happen less and less here until it's hardly frequented that led us to discuss whether or not to keep the forum open for members old and new.

If the forum were to lose its log in access, there would be a period for members to log in and locate any posts or comments for saving. After that time is over, the forum would be closed to new members and no posting access would be allowed. The only access would be for moderators and administrators. However, the forum would still remain viewable for sections that are available without logging in.

If you are currently a member, log in and leave your opinion about this subject. If you are not a member and want to have a say, email me at af_elwood@yahoo.com.

What you say and don't say will determine the life of this forum.

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Re:Forum on the way out?
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2012, 11:09:47 am »
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As I said on LJ, whatever you decide to do with the forum is OK with me. But thinking about it again, I have a question. Would it be possible to leave the forum just as it is, in its dormant state? You never know what old discussions some members may want to dig up in the future. But this would be an option only if it isn't too time consuming for the moderators and administrators. 
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Re:Forum on the way out?
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2012, 11:35:28 pm »
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I'd actually like for it to stay!  I love popping in here every so often to see what new threads or revived ones have in store from new members.    Plus I'd miss this place too much.  It's one of the very few forums that I actually have an account (and somewhat active) these days! 

But if you wish to do what's best for everyone Deenan, then I say go for it.

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Re:Forum on the way out?
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2012, 11:54:07 pm »
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Because of the reasons that were stated above and mostly from the lack of responses over the past 3 and a half weeks on whether to keep this forum active or not, we will be closing down the forum.

But this change will not happen immediately. We would like to give members the chance to log in, review and save any parts of the forum that is only visible when logged in. That would be the Fan Creativity and Adult sections. The final shutdown will occur in February 2013.

Once again, the public part of the forum will remain viewable after the deadline but there will be no access for posting or new memberships. Moderators and Administrators will have sole access to all areas of the forum for the purpose of maintenance and public announcements as needed.

It is a little sad to see the forum close down but it has lived its life and it was a good life while it lasted.

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Re:Forum on the way out?
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2012, 11:32:04 pm »
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I sure am going to miss this place.  If only I were a little older back in the glory days of this forum when it was really active!  I had a great time here and got to meet some really cool girls who were as much as into Elijah than I was!  And the discussions were like wildfire. :D

Goodbye forum, it's been grand! RIP.
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