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RIP forces.gc.ca/forum/forum (Army Discussion Forums)
« on: June 15, 2006, 20:28:09 »
came across this little item today..................

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Forum de discussion de l'Armée is currently closed.

The Administrator has chosen to close
this forum with the following reason:
For forum discussion about the Canadian military, please visit Army.ca.
 
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Re: RIP forces.gc.ca/forum/forum (Army Discussion Forums)
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2006, 20:28:43 »
After a long and lingering illness, the forces forum passed away in it's sleep today..............  RIP
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Re: RIP forces.gc.ca/forum/forum (Army Discussion Forums)
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2006, 21:03:22 »
"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish." John Quincy Adams

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Re: RIP forces.gc.ca/forum/forum (Army Discussion Forums)
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2006, 21:16:04 »
"Please Visit Army.Ca"?!

Sounds like official DND endorsement to me.

Good work Mike, army.ca has managed to drive the army out of the discussion forum market. A few more years of expansion and they might as well make you CDS.  :)
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Re: RIP forces.gc.ca/forum/forum (Army Discussion Forums)
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2006, 21:51:32 »
Holy crap.....what have we done?    :o

Mike....I'm scared.

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Re: RIP forces.gc.ca/forum/forum (Army Discussion Forums)
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2006, 22:02:24 »
Cool!

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Re: RIP forces.gc.ca/forum/forum (Army Discussion Forums)
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2006, 22:14:26 »
Didn't even know they had one hahaha  :)

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Re: RIP forces.gc.ca/forum/forum (Army Discussion Forums)
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2006, 22:16:52 »
We all know it's because of the "All Caps thread 2", any JTF-2 threads, and this one:
http://forums.army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,45142.0.html

But seriously, I would like to know the reasoning behind the move and what seems to me a redirect from there to here. Also how will this affect Mr. Bobbitt's operation here.
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http://forums.army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,59309.msg555623.html#msg555623

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Re: RIP forces.gc.ca/forum/forum (Army Discussion Forums)
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2006, 22:17:12 »
I received a system closeout email.

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Hello Everyone:

Thanks to all of the users who wrote back with their comments about the Army Forum. I've read them all, and it was very helpful.

Most of you indicated that Army.ca has taken the lead and is operating nicely. The success of Army.ca's forum simply precludes any need to host a forum here. Given the liabilities that are inherent to freedome of speach, the leadership of the Army simply cannot afford to offer the same liberties that Army.ca has to offer. In fact, it is doubtful that we will ever be able to provide that to you. We may offer a forum in the future in more of a support role for various groups, but I don't see an open forum here like the one that we use to enjoy.

That, and the fact that the forum program that we've been using is very unstable, I've reluctantly decided to close the forum indefinitely. If, for some reason, Army.ca closes, I will push the leadership to open a forum here.

I thank you all for your participation here, and for those very active members, I especially thank you for your years of help.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
This posting made in accordance with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, section 2(b):
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Re: RIP forces.gc.ca/forum/forum (Army Discussion Forums)
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2006, 22:35:18 »
to be honest,
I probably instigated the suggestion for them to refer inquiries here.  

The DND forum was quite active in it's 1st generation... but operated under rather naive management... It was the subject of several "negative" posts about the Gov't and the CF by some "crazies"..... and then it got Nuked by some hackers............. The Regular army decided that they wanted out but I managed to get someone to approve it's support under the LFRR initiative. Unfortunately(?), in it's diminished form AND with this forum developing into a power house, the LFRR forum never developed into much.

Thanks much to Jason for his work and efforts in trying to get it to work

Chimo!

(will raise a glass to him at the next 333)
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Re: RIP forces.gc.ca/forum/forum (Army Discussion Forums)
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2006, 22:37:51 »
Wow!  If we thought we had a lot of lurkers here before......
God loves stupid people.  That's why He made so many of them.

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Re: RIP forces.gc.ca/forum/forum (Army Discussion Forums)
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2006, 23:46:43 »
Wow!  If we thought we had a lot of lurkers here before......

Let 'em come.....the more the merrier.     ;)

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Re: RIP forces.gc.ca/forum/forum (Army Discussion Forums)
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2006, 08:00:51 »
Army.ca will be a better place if those that were serious contributers to LFRR decide to join. Many good people had many excellent comments to offer about the CF.

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Re: RIP forces.gc.ca/forum/forum (Army Discussion Forums)
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2006, 08:33:50 »
Wow!  If we thought we had a lot of lurkers here before......

Watch the boards for a new username "999er".  Could be the new CLS???
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Re: RIP forces.gc.ca/forum/forum (Army Discussion Forums)
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2006, 08:46:53 »
Watch the boards for a new username "999er".  Could be the new CLS???

And would he be considered amongst:
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some "crazies".....
or the
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Many good people [who have] many excellent comments to offer about the CF.
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Re: RIP forces.gc.ca/forum/forum (Army Discussion Forums)
« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2006, 08:50:11 »
And would he be considered amongst:or the                 >:D

That all depends on whether or not he gets sucked into this thread: http://forums.army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,45142.60.html
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Re: RIP forces.gc.ca/forum/forum (Army Discussion Forums)
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2006, 09:05:36 »
Watch the boards for a new username "999er".  Could be the new CLS???

Following recent trends to use those C/S's on this site, it would in all probably be his wife.   ;D
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Re: RIP forces.gc.ca/forum/forum (Army Discussion Forums)
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2006, 09:31:12 »
That all depends on whether or not he gets sucked into this thread: http://forums.army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,45142.60.html
What's wrong with that thread?  :o

I thought the full range of alternatives were...cough...explored...in detail...too much detail....way to much detail.... ;D
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Re: RIP forces.gc.ca/forum/forum (Army Discussion Forums)
« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2006, 16:26:14 »
I remember finding the previous forum, it was nice to be able to see what issues were affecting the average soldier. It was a good idea, but Army.ca fills it’s boots and a few others. Glad to hear the senior managenment comes through for a covert cruise, it's good be able to hear what people like and dislike when they think few are listening.

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Re: RIP forces.gc.ca/forum/forum (Army Discussion Forums)
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2006, 22:38:49 »
In the end, the CF forum screwed the pooch by not creating a web of moderators, AND empowering the same said web of moderators.

I could go on about this Ad nauseum.... but, it's done!
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Re: RIP forces.gc.ca/forum/forum (Army Discussion Forums)
« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2006, 22:43:17 »
In the end, the CF forum screwed the pooch by not creating a web of moderators, AND empowering the same said web of moderators.

I could go on about this Ad nauseum.... but, it's done!

I believe they did have a web of moderators (many of whom frequent this site.), but they were in some cases hobbled by the use of "Rank".
 
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Re: RIP forces.gc.ca/forum/forum (Army Discussion Forums)
« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2006, 22:46:29 »
( George.... I was one of em.... no walk in the park - at times felt like Chicken Little.
rank had nothing to do with it)
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Re: RIP forces.gc.ca/forum/forum (Army Discussion Forums)
« Reply #22 on: June 28, 2006, 14:58:24 »
Yes it is and before it has to go to "Radio Chatter" also, I think I will lock it up.
If anyone has anything significant to add just PM a Mod.
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Re: RIP forces.gc.ca/forum/forum (Army Discussion Forums)
« Reply #24 on: July 09, 2006, 12:52:18 »
the server is back up but am not certain on what's up.
will have a chat with the sysop Monday morning to find out wassup.....

I know the powers that be were afraid of the potential PR liability the Forum could become - without proper moderation and supervision.  It's only with the support of the LFRR MGen's support that I managed to get the forum back (after hacker attack).

Will keep ya informed.
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