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…and finally

News about TV Forum (March 2021)

This site closed in March 2021 and is now a read-only archive
Thanks Asa and all the moderators for all your hard work, I'll miss reading these forums every day Sad All the best for the future.
In that case, I should probably confess to the fact that I am the previously banned user Maaixuew.

Never heard of him.

Best of luck with the future Asa, your effort in keeping the forum going is appreciated and no one can begrudge you a happy retirement!
DE88, Asa and scottishtv gave kudos
Very sad to read this news. I’ve visited the site almost every day for 19 years so it’s been quite a significant part of my life, as I’m sure it has been for many others with this slightly niche interest of ours.

A huge thank you to Asa and the mods for keeping the site going for all this time, I’ll never forget TV Forum.
Last edited by Ant on 3 March 2021 9:49pm
This is very sad news. My love of TV led me here and it made me love it even more. I have a lot of good memories of this forum and can't thank you Asa and team enough for doing this for 20 years.

I'll miss it but was glad I was able to be a part of it.

All the best for the future Asa and thank you. Crying or Very sad Thumbs up
johnnyboy Founding member
Gutted beyond words.

I first found the site back in 2002 and I checked it everyday. I don't post as much as I used to but it didn't stop my enjoyment of the place.

Thanks Asa and the mod team. And thanks to all the fellow formers who, for the last 18 years, have told me stuff I didn't know, shared their points of view, made me laugh out loud, and sometimes feel a little miffed.

I'm going to buy some vodka and drink it on a school night, I'm that upset!
DE88, Asa and JamesWorldNews gave kudos
“Look your last...”

Asa, to add to what everyone else has said, thank you so much for all your continued hard work on this site. I’ve been a member since 2004 and while I’ve not been as vocal as others, I’ve enjoyed it here as it helped me find my hobby and my passion, for want of a better word.

It’s a pity in the age of social media that long and detailed posts and opinions, usually well-reasoned, are now overshadowed by such events you’ve described and I do truly believe that we hit a peak at least a decade back. The world is more toxic and partisan than it ever was, but I will look back in fondness at some memorable threads on here.

“And away it goes forever.”
Very sad to hear this Asa — but I'm glad you're putting yourself first. You've made such an effort over the past 20 years... and I've been delighted to have been part of the forum for 14 of those. Thank you so much.
Asa, I'm a long time lurker, for well over a decade. So, this will be my first and last post. I finally registered a few years back to give some kudos. I've never contributed, but have always enjoyed reading the historical technical stories about how stuff ends up on our screens and following along with breaking news threads. I stumbled across this amazing part of the internet late one night when weird stuff started happening on BBC1 - turned out it was one of the last RBS standby tests. I've been hooked on the goings on of here ever since.

I will be gutted to see the forum closed to new posts but understand and respect your reasons. As someone who works in museums, I'm delighted you are leaving the posts up as an archive. There's some important historical stuff stored on these pages about major breaking news and how it unfolded, big technical breakdowns and the history of TV and presentation. This is social history and it is a useful reference guide to keep. The biggest Kudos to you for running it all these years, designing the backend, paying the hosting fees and moderating the posts with your volunteers without plaguing us with ads.

This year especially, the site has helped to keep me sane. I'll miss all of you who do actually post! Sorry I lurked and didn't speak sooner. So, a huge thank you to everyone who made this forum such an interesting one, but especially thanks to you Asa.
Perhaps the Jugalug forum will finally get some members.
Thanks for 20 years Asa, even though we've butted heads a bit over the last year or so. I think many of us have seen the writing on the wall over the last few months or so as it is absolutely right to move on when things become a chore rather than a pleasure.

On the other hand, with this place closing at the end of March I look forward to the amazing refresh of BBC1 at the beginning of April! Wink
Bail Moderator
I've known for a couple of days, so I've had time to process as both Asa and I said in mod chat that TVF icon has been on our browsers for 20 years and been a near daily click, it'll be very weird to not have something that I quite litterally grew up with. But I'll reiterate here what I said there to Asa

Let me be the first to say thank you, you've created and nurtured a fantastic community here and it's been a joy to be part of as a member and moderator for most of my adult life! Your continual investment in the site in hosting costs and ongoing maintenance is a thankless task, so thank you for the many happy years of TV Forum.

I wish whatever takes it's place the very best.

Here's to you Asa and 20 amazing years of TV Forum! Cheers!

I probably visited less once presenter talk was banned

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