Retirement and forum shutdown (17 Jan 2022)


John Howell who has managed the forum for years is getting on and wishes to retire from the role of managing it.
Over the years, he has managed the forum through good days and bad days and he has always been fair.
He has managed to bring his passion for fish keeping to the forum and keep it going for so long.

I wish to thank John for his hard work in keeping the forum going.

With John wishing to "retire" from the role of managing the forum and the forum receiving very little traffic, I think we must agree that forum has come to a natural conclusion and it's time to put it to rest.

I am proposing that the forum be made read-only from March 2022 onwards and that no new users or content be created. The website is still registered for several more years, so the content will still be accessible but no new topics or replies will be allowed.

If there is interest from the ITFS or other fish keeping clubs, we may redirect traffic to them or to a Facebook group but will not actively manage it.

I'd like to thank everyone over the years who helped with forum, posted a reply, started a new topic, ask a question and helped a newbie in fish keeping. And thank you to the sponsors who helped us along the away. Hopefully it made the hobby stronger.

I'd especially like to thank John Howell and Valerie Rousseau for all of their contributions, without them the forum would have never been has successful.

Thank you
Darragh Sherwin

Hi Everyone

18 Apr 2020 15:05 #1 by Aldrin (Aldrin Martin)
I havent been on here in ages, i am wondering if we can bring this forum back up again, i feel like facebook groups are starting to die down, since facebook is shutting down so many groups and pages, due to their selling of animals rule. I really feel like this would be a good time to bring this forum back! Could we all start sharing and get this alive again?
Thank you!

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19 Apr 2020 10:26 #2 by Dihanio (Paulie Hanlon)
Replied by Dihanio (Paulie Hanlon) on topic Hi Everyone
Yeah, might be worth "selling" the forum on the Facebook pages. Might get traffic back here again

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21 Apr 2020 13:08 #3 by Aldrin (Aldrin Martin)
Replied by Aldrin (Aldrin Martin) on topic Hi Everyone
i hope it does, just wondering whos the admin?

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