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I hear you. As a Fool who is active across dozens (hundreds) of discussion boards, this will both cut down on my community value and free up precious free time. :-)

Here's a little more color on what is going on. For a number of months, TMF has been testing a new TMF Community board system over with MF Options. They feel comfortable with it and are preparing to roll out the platform to the rest of the TMF Community.

Just as they did when creating the Premium Community and consolidating the individual Service Community company boards, TMF made the decision to refine the focus of the TMF Community to investing and financial-related discussion boards. This is not about closing the public boards, just those under the Your Life section of

Many of the boards that will be archived have very little activity (boards with no activity over the last 24 months are already archived), and some of the boards with the most traffic are also the most controversial and require the heaviest moderation. Unfortunately, there are also going to be boards in between where there friendships have formed and conversations have been constructed and productive. This is just an unfortunate consequence of what was a difficult but necessary decision.

Who does not have a date for board closure or conversion to the new platform, but one thought would be to create Facebook groups to replicate the Board community and invite board member to join...

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