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XyZspineZyX
10-02-2003, 05:28 PM
I know that this probably means little to most of you who post here regularly, but it appears that M$ is pulling the plug on most if not all of their free forums Oct 14'th.
It seems that they're going to go to a pay to say approach.
One reason stated was that their forum boards were increasingly being used to promote pedophiles, pyramid schemes and other nefarious activities.
If you've ever visited the CFS original board, you might have noticed that there were no active moderators monitoring the board. Now, POOF, all of the information and tips are gone into cyber-space,and we're talking a couple of years worth of stuff./i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif with no way to recover it.That's the thanks that you get for spending hours of free time de-bugging their sh..y software for free.
That's all. Thanks Ubi and you moderators for keeping your site going strong.
hobiewan

XyZspineZyX
10-02-2003, 05:28 PM
I know that this probably means little to most of you who post here regularly, but it appears that M$ is pulling the plug on most if not all of their free forums Oct 14'th.
It seems that they're going to go to a pay to say approach.
One reason stated was that their forum boards were increasingly being used to promote pedophiles, pyramid schemes and other nefarious activities.
If you've ever visited the CFS original board, you might have noticed that there were no active moderators monitoring the board. Now, POOF, all of the information and tips are gone into cyber-space,and we're talking a couple of years worth of stuff./i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif with no way to recover it.That's the thanks that you get for spending hours of free time de-bugging their sh..y software for free.
That's all. Thanks Ubi and you moderators for keeping your site going strong.
hobiewan

XyZspineZyX
10-02-2003, 06:27 PM
Time to say by to the old and embrace the new...

Sorry for the loss

XyZspineZyX
10-02-2003, 08:07 PM
S~ Hobiewan

I haven't seen you around here before

lol

TinMan

XyZspineZyX
10-02-2003, 11:20 PM
S! Hobiewan and Tinman

I believe only the CHAT part of MSN is going away, and only in certain markets on Oct. 14. Do you have proof otherwise (perhaps a link)?

Although I have been unable to find out what happened to our beloved CFS site.

* SithSpeeder/_54th_Speeder *

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XyZspineZyX
10-02-2003, 11:26 PM
Hobie I think you may be a little misinformed..(no flame intended at all...) but your point is well made. We have a good thing here...even with this forum as it is. It is still free and we still get support from Oleg & 1C even if many of us are not appreciative of that. We all should look at Hoies post and realize what a good thing we have here in this sim and this forum. I visit several other forums but Ithis is the home forum to me and would miss this place if it were shut down.

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XyZspineZyX
10-03-2003, 02:53 AM
Greetings, everyone.
Yes, I don't post here often but visit frequently. Sometimes I find the lively exchange of opinions out of my scope of knowledge.Better to be still and thought the fool, than to open one's mouth and confirm it.
Now, to the subject I brought to attention; Quite frankly, we're not exactly sure how it's going to affect the CFS folks.It was kinda bolt out of the blue.There was a wealth of info on the original CFS site that has went to the M$ cosmos./i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif I truly hope I am misinformed or have misinterperteddadiflasd (sorry keyboard stuck).
I'll continue to read this board as often as possible because as a really dumbshiated FB pilot, I've got a lot to learn!!
C-ya
gear up
hobiewan.....out

XyZspineZyX
10-03-2003, 08:35 AM
There is very little if anything at MS that is not also at

http://www.sim-outhouse.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=2

http://www.netwings.org/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi

http://www.avhistory.org

http://oldsite.simhq.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?

plus they have all kinds of downloads MS does not have


Zeke

XyZspineZyX
10-03-2003, 03:46 PM
Actually, there are dozens of sites that have all kinds of add on stuff for free for the whole series of MS flight sims.The four you mentioned are some of the more popular.I myself have downloaded tons of mods with great success.
What I was refering to, was just like this board, there was tons of information that had been accumulated over the last couple of years by the actual users of the sims.
It now appears that the original site was somehow deleted by someone outside of MS's command structure. Such as a moderater that had access, but we had never seen or heard from. They are still looking into this but a firm answer from M$ will probably never be forthcoming.
hobiewan

XyZspineZyX
10-03-2003, 06:42 PM
M$ had a link on there web site about them taking down the chats. Due to what was posted here .

They have dropped links and then nothing.. I guess we will see on the 14 what they mean. Because they do not say fully what is up.

But the reasons they give don't add up to me.

XyZspineZyX
10-06-2003, 04:00 AM
Cubs WIN.
And the missing CFS original site is back. Who knows what the heck is going on.
You folks have an interesting board going on here.
Being a new guy on the board, I read a lot more than I post.
BTW, Cubs WIN Cubs WIN
hobiewan from the mid-west of usa obviously.