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IMPORTANT: TOYSPEED FORUM WIND-DOWN | Join us on Facebook

Postby BlakJak » Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:23 pm

Hi Folks,
Yes, the Toyspeed Forums are a mere shadow of their former glory,
The likes of Instagram, Facebook and Twitter have overtaken the likes of phpBB :-)
And also, our forum has been a bit broken for a while.
This post is a bit of a test, to see if it works...

Long story short, the Mods have been considering winding-down the Toyspeed forums for a while. Activity levels were waning even before the technical glitches and our good mate Zylex still has quite a lot of overhead in keeping the platform running for us, we've had AMAZING support from him over the years but we can't drag this out forever.
There are also some small costs the Mods have been personally covering for a few years - domain names and whathaveyou - which could ultimately be ... retired.

We've created a Facebook group, we're willing to bet most of you have some sort of Facebook presence. So check it out at https://www.facebook.com/groups/206839736769294/ - it's a private group, just to keep the noise down.
But Toyspeed itself remains as welcoming as ever.

Not a Facebook fan? I can appreciate this. Part of the challenge was to make use of tools that're widely avaialble, widely already used (so not-yet-another-forum) and largely self-administering. Facebook does this nicely.
If there's some a-mayz-ing alternative we should consider, sure, let us know... but meanwhile we think FB probably still has the sweet spot.

Cheers all,
BJ.
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BlakJak - 2001 Toyota Gaia (yeah i'm all domesticated now)
(RIP Toyspeed Profiles! Finally had to disable them due to compatibility with newer versions of things. Sorry!)
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Re: IMPORTANT: TOYSPEED FORUM WIND-DOWN | Join us on Faceboo

Postby Boosted_162 » Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:54 pm

Can't say i'm suprised at this announcement, but definitely a shame! Can't say i'm a member of the FB group yet but guess I should be.

I think it's 15 years since I joined!
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Re: IMPORTANT: TOYSPEED FORUM WIND-DOWN | Join us on Faceboo

Postby Mr Ree » Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:47 pm

A very sad sign of the times, even more so for those of us who choose not to use "social media" This place has been a serious ghost town for the past few years so I completely understand the decision. Its a huge shame, as forums are laid out so much better for storing information, and having individual threads that are easy to navigate, rather than an endless wall of txt that just keeps falling off the page on FB.

Thanks to the owners and mods for the effort they have put in to the forum over the years, it was appreciated by many :)

All the best for the FB future too
wak thud gush!
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