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FORUM CLOSURE????????????
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Les


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:34 am    Post subject: FORUM CLOSURE???????????? Reply with quote

Is the forum closing, above this post is a message/link IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT which takes you to this message.

Do the Mods know about this?


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It is with deep regret that I have to announce that I will be closing the forums system at the end of June.

The facts are stark, the rise of social media has meant that myff has long ceased to be a viable business.

We are now facing rising costs, aging infrastructure and the need to make everything work of https to avoid another decline in  what is already a dead duck anyway.

I love forums and the advantages they offer over facebook, and I hate to let down the thousands of people who still feel the same way.

But in the end the facts can't be denied and we either exercise a graceful shutdown with advance warning (and I will make forum exports available for a token donation or free to those who have paid for advert free) or we will soon find that things break and can't practically be fixed.

I can only offer my sincerest apology for the pain I know this will cause, It has been a pleasure to have helped create so many little communities over a stretch of more than ten years.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was just wondering about that

They'd know about it. They would've had to add that in to the website
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope it isn't true   . I don't have much time for Facebook et al .... too much narcissism and bullying for my liking.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just seen that now. The team will get back to you all once we have had time to look at options.

Please bear with us.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The message includes :-

'(and I will make forum exports available for a token donation or free to those who have paid for advert free)'

I suppose the only question is :-

'How much is a 'token donation' ?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh no this is awful news,
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy.m1965 wrote:
The message includes :-

'(and I will make forum exports available for a token donation or free to those who have paid for advert free)'

I suppose the only question is :-

'How much is a 'token donation' ?


Excuse my ignorance but what is a "forum export"?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:06 am    Post subject: Re: FORUM CLOSURE???????????? Reply with quote

Les wrote:
Is the forum closing, above this post is a message/link IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT which takes you to this message.

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Could you please link up the thread refered to ? Dont see it  
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:11 am    Post subject: Re: FORUM CLOSURE???????????? Reply with quote

bamsefar1 wrote:
Les wrote:
Is the forum closing, above this post is a message/link IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT which takes you to this message.



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Could you please link up the thread refered to ? Dont see it  


At the top of this page are the words IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT, click on that to see the message, I have copied the message in my first post.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I feel absolutely ill reading this news
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This makes me sad
This forum community is about the only social communication I have, if it comes to steam related topics.
And over the years this forum has gathered a library on valuable information.
Would this mean all the efforts and hours people put into this form will be lost?

I hope the moderators can work out a solution to keep everything running and save all the valuable information gathered over all the year?

On the other hand this may also be the the moment to filter out the members list.
If you look at the members list, there are a lot of people who are subscribed to the forum, but never been active in anyway or haven't been on the forum for years.

I hope we here soon from the mods what is going to happen?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Folks, this is very very serious, but let's try not to panic.

The team has only just found out, and please be reassured that this will be a topic of intense discussion over the coming days.

There are always options, and we'd be very interested fom any members who have specific expertise in this area.

Knowing the MFF ethic, the "token amount" for a forum backup will indeed be fairly token.

Bear with us, and please let us make this a constructive discussion - this will be very proactively monitored and moderated.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very sad news if this has to come about where else could you find the hive of information and help that exists on this forum.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is terrible   I only just found you steamy nutters over a year ago, and now it could be coming to an end, dreadful news indeed!!!!

I have faith in you Mods, and other forum members too. there is a varied knowledge on this forum of many areas!! I am sure that a solution can be found, but I find that social media been the cause a little pathetic as an excuse for wanting to close mmf forums. Surely this is social media, our forum, the friendships within it, that make this place what it is!

I hope the data from this forum can be exported into another format, so as mentioned above the hard work and reference that this forum provides, even to none members. Can be rescued from the delete button.    

Could I suggest that as a back up a notification is sent out to all members as we did for the forum engine, asking them to send their current e-mail to one of the mods, with a brief outline of what is currently happening, and a link to this thread? That way if the worst happens, if another home is found for our members, member's could be notified of the new website address.
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