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They've just announced the imminent closure of the UK boards today - I wonder how far behind the US announcement will be?
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Motley Fool is closing?
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They've just announced the imminent closure of the UK boards today - I wonder how far behind the US announcement will be?

They said it was software issues but it's money. The UK site has always been the poor cousin.

Personally I think it's down to them having to employ 3 moderators just for my posts!

:O)

Si
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I've got a LOT of history & life story here to copy, if that's the case...


peace & archives
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I've got a LOT of history & life story here to copy, if that's the case...


peace & archives
t


Sweet jeebus I use it as a historical record as well. How will I ever remember when I last bought tires?!

impolite
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If they make an announcement, could somebody here post it on the book of Faces? A bunch of us only drop in from time to time.

-synchronicity

PS- there was this baseball thing that just happened. You might have heard about it...
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Can they use the US boards?
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Can they use the US boards?

Some of us have been for years.
Yes.
Lot's of new registrations going on right now.

Although there are a few whom I hope don't!

:O)

Si
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can any of you nerd types download the entirety of the boards to a file that you could send out to us all? I'd hate to lose 25 years of comedy gold.
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According to the accounts TMF UK lost £1,000,000 over the last 18 months.

Si
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can any of you nerd types download the entirety of the boards to a file that you could send out to us all? I'd hate to lose 25 years of comedy gold.

I did this a few years ago, before TMF became a wasteland. I believe I have all non-deleted posts through 2008 or so... Maybe 2007. I always intended to grab the deleted ones as well, but never got around to it. If TMF ever shuts down, I'll put it all up somewhere.
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I hate to admit this out loud, but I'd probably pay for a copy just as an historical reference. I have literally done a search for information I've posted to jog my memory.

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I hate to admit this out loud, but I'd probably pay for a copy just as an historical reference. I have literally done a search for information I've posted to jog my memory.

impolite
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I hate to admit this out loud, but I'd probably pay for a copy just as an historical reference. I have literally done a search for information I've posted to jog my memory.

impolite


Well I could never charge for it. The problem is hosting it in a way that allows people to search. It's a lot of data. I'd basically have to make some skeleton version of TMF itself.

Fortunately I asked over on the Board Admin board and everybody who replied said TMF isn't going anywhere.
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They've just announced the imminent closure of the UK boards today - I wonder how far behind the US announcement will be?

This does not surprise me. They've been trying to farm out the UK operations for years. Anyone remember "Lovemoney.com"? I haven't a clue what happened to that brand.

I always found the UK Boards to be a bit flat, when compared to the US ones. There are reasons why people like me - and Si - hang around here instead. You're all much nicer and more chatty. I remember getting slapped down on the UK version of LBYM because I wrote something chatty....

If you need a UK-based frugal discussion board, may I recommend the Old-Style Thrift board at MoneySavingExpert? ( http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/forumdisplay.php?f=33 )

- Pam
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