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Was browsing the archives for the news posts and came across the interesting fact that in 2007 CP had a forum at http://civilprotection.freeforums.org/ but was taken down at some point for a ToS violation of some kind by its host. This was well before my time at AF and so it came as a suprise. Anyone remember that place; how it was? Anyone know how long it lasted? (I didn't find a news post announcing its removal, but granted I didn't look too hard) Any veterans still lurking in the shadows?

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My reaction happens to be the same as his. I don't know what to make of this really other than "huh"

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http://www.accursedfarms.com/2007/08/

 

Ah, I remember it well. I thought I would have a screen snapshot of the old place, since we all knew for a long time that it was gonna be taken down at some point, but I can't find any. Oh well, I better snapshot this thread right now in case these forums change in the future.

Smile! *click*

 

Also, the spam at those forums grew increasingly large, and incongruous. It was an abandoned dumb long before it was taken down.

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I think it does, this forum looks a lot cleaner and polished though. Also, the topics in free-for-all are quite similar to the ones in our free-for-all.

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http://www.accursedfarms.com/2007/08/

 

Ah, I remember it well. I thought I would have a screen snapshot of the old place, since we all knew for a long time that it was gonna be taken down at some point, but I can't find any. Oh well, I better snapshot this thread right now in case these forums change in the future.

Smile! *click*

 

Also, the spam at those forums grew increasingly large, and incongruous. It was an abandoned dumb long before it was taken down.

 

Ah, the good old days, when there were like 20 registered members of the forums and probably only as many threads.....

 

That is until the spam bots took over and started posting about porn and viagra.

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Awesome!

 

iirc, part of the problem was that there was only one mod (besides Ross) and he wasn't very active. It looks like you guys have already solved that problem; both with the number of mods and their levels of activity. It's a shame the old forum is gone now, but onward and upward!

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I loved how Ross replied to the posts' comments in a much more personal way, he seemed to have more free time :)

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Ya that's true life can get busy, but still it's pretty impressive that he started in 2006 and is still up to doing it even to this day, and it's still funny as hell.

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I loved how Ross replied to the posts' comments in a much more personal way, he seemed to have more free time :)

 

Well back then there was only CP and no FM.

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I loved how Ross replied to the posts' comments in a much more personal way, he seemed to have more free time :)

 

Well back then there was only CP and no FM.

 

Well ya but it's civil protection that's alot of work not so much FM, I think it's just cause back when he first started he hadn't even graduated yet, as you get older you get more responsibilities which take up your time

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That is until the spam bots took over and started posting about porn and viagra.

Not everyone who posts excessively about porn and viagra is a spam bot.

 

Some of us call that making polite conversation.

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