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


28 Jan 2018 22:31 #1 by nomad (pat murphy)
Seems like the current situation with this site being so quiet recently is out in the internet www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2057806228

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15 Jun 2018 22:32 #2 by derek (Derek Doyle)
Replied by derek (Derek Doyle) on topic interesting
I read that link and its interesting that the attitude of one individual is to recommend an overseas forum. The decline in interest in the forums is a sign of the times, but it is possible that things will improve in time. A few fresh posters could re ignite interest.

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