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BLOCK17 - CLOSING DOWN

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Boro85

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BLOCK17 - CLOSING DOWN

PostWed Jun 20, 2018 9:33 am

I'm sorry to say; we're intending shutting down Block 17 on the 31st July 2018.

We've had a terrific run for many a year as an alternative place for Boro and non-Boro fans to hang out, away from some of the other trashy sites. We once had a fairly large regular user base; and we've had some great events ranging from the ever popular FIFA Bowl tournaments, to B17 Predicts, to the stalwarts of the Tuesday & Sunday football matches.

I for one am gutted it's come to this; but the internet has moved on with social media and rendered forums like this very outdated. With a massive slow down in users, there just isn't the traffic to make people want to visit & engage, especially when most of us do so already using other channels. The hosting has been very generously provided for free by Eddie Catflap for years and it's time to give him his server back, and to stop paying for our domain name and let it lapse.

I've thought long and hard about different ways in which to keep this going; but without traffic it would be a lot of effort for little reward.

Thank you all, past and present users, for supporting Block17.

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LTS_3

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PostWed Jun 20, 2018 9:39 am

:( :'( :( :'( :( :'( X(

Still check it a couple of times a day. Some good people and good content on here, shame to see it go.

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Re: BLOCK17 - CLOSING DOWN

PostWed Jun 20, 2018 9:44 am

LTS_3 wrote::( :'( :( :'( :( :'( X(

Still check it a couple of times a day. Some good people and good content on here, shame to see it go.

UTB17


Yup :( I did think about having a WhatsApp or something similar for the gaming folk or movie/tv folk to join also; not sure if that would work though.
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Re: BLOCK17 - CLOSING DOWN

PostThu Jun 21, 2018 11:28 am

WhatsApp for gaming chat would be neat
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Re: BLOCK17 - CLOSING DOWN

PostFri Jun 22, 2018 8:24 am

Tom wrote:WhatsApp for gaming chat would be neat
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Re: BLOCK17 - CLOSING DOWN

PostFri Jun 22, 2018 9:50 am

If folks want to DM me mobile numbers (here, or on facebook or twitter) or something; I can create one and add folks in?
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Re: BLOCK17 - CLOSING DOWN

PostFri Jun 22, 2018 10:36 am

You already have mine Pete, hit me up :)
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Re: BLOCK17 - CLOSING DOWN

PostFri Jun 22, 2018 12:00 pm

<edited out by Boro85>
let me know when youve got it and I'll take it down
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Re: BLOCK17 - CLOSING DOWN

PostFri Jun 22, 2018 1:44 pm

Aye, add me to it please Pete.
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Re: BLOCK17 - CLOSING DOWN

PostFri Jun 22, 2018 2:47 pm

Got Doodle & LTSs. Will set it up over the weekend!
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Re: BLOCK17 - CLOSING DOWN

PostFri Jun 22, 2018 3:45 pm

Been a great message board, shame it’s going.. I’ll DM my mobile
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Re: BLOCK17 - CLOSING DOWN

PostSun Jun 24, 2018 11:32 am

I've said it on another thread but it's a real shame to see this place go. I really appreciate the regulars who have kept it ticking over and especially the admin(s) for all the work they have put in. Lots of memories and it will be missed.
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Re: BLOCK17 - CLOSING DOWN

PostSun Jun 24, 2018 10:43 pm

Real shame to see it go. In terms of looks and functionality this board is streets ahead of the other Boro boards. Just a shame it doesn't have the regular userbase. Like many I presume, I have been more of a lurker than a contributor. I still check it regularly, mainly just to see people's film, TV and games reviews. My usage has slowed down with my gaming probably. I don't play anywhere near as much as I used to and so don't read about games either. The old FIFAbowls were great fun.

Thanks to all!
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Re: BLOCK17 - CLOSING DOWN

PostMon Jun 25, 2018 12:37 pm

Boooo Boro85 out.





Oh ....
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Re: BLOCK17 - CLOSING DOWN

PostMon Jun 25, 2018 2:51 pm

Sad to see it go.

Many a great laugh with various games over the years with people off here. Too many gaming memories to mention, late nights a plenty. But winning Div 1 in clubs a real highlight.

Fortunate to meet and now be friends with a good number of people that I first spoke to via gaming or playing in the B17 tuesday and sunday games.

Even ended up with a season ticket at the boro games next to a bunch of knobbers off here too.

Thanks for everything

Love you. x
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Re: BLOCK17 - CLOSING DOWN

PostMon Jun 25, 2018 3:19 pm

FIFABowls were excellent - think one of them had four or five divisions going at one point - and there were a couple of release nights of COD when there were about 12 of us on the same team/match, always with Stepper getting belted all over, excellent fun
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Re: BLOCK17 - CLOSING DOWN

PostMon Jun 25, 2018 7:32 pm

I would say thanks, but this board introduced me to Able, which has been a real low point.

Thanks for the F1 banter, footy threads, gaming suggestions and general welcoming atmosphere.

Thanks for the memories.
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Re: BLOCK17 - CLOSING DOWN

PostTue Jun 26, 2018 8:45 am

Pretty sad reading all the above

I'll miss this place
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Re: BLOCK17 - CLOSING DOWN

PostTue Jun 26, 2018 8:53 am

tomr182 wrote:I would say thanks, but this board introduced me to Able, which has been a real low point.


Seconded :dolf:

We had a good run folks :(
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Re: BLOCK17 - CLOSING DOWN

PostSun Jul 08, 2018 10:55 pm

I've not posted for a while but lurk now and again. It's mostly because I've hardly played any games this year.

I just wanted to say thank you Boro85 and everyone. It's been a great site and had some great discussions, particularly on the gaming thread*


*I still stand by my thoughts that PES plays a better game of footy to that of FIFA :winky: :mrgreen:
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Re: BLOCK17 - CLOSING DOWN

PostTue Jul 10, 2018 9:55 am

If you'd like to join the Gaming WhatsApp Si, let me know!
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Re: BLOCK17 - CLOSING DOWN

PostTue Jul 10, 2018 9:55 pm

Haven't been in here for ages but had some great gaming nights over the years and some epic FIFABowl games. Don't get much gaming time lately so haven't visited much. Sad to see this place go :(

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