As one of the Administrators of The Back Page
I can confirm that the site has been closed for "TOS violations" but Invisionboard haven't been courteous enough to email pico
a more detailed explanation, though see Ollie2UK
's comments, above, for what we assume was the cause.
Due to a variety of personal circumstances, I can also sadly confirm that the board will not re-open. (And that is, I'm afraid, a final decision.) It existed for more than a decade in its various forms, sharing a lot of members with FMF, and always remained a friendly place with lots of wonderful pics.
On behalf of pico
and myself, I'd like to thank all the loyal members for their many posts and comments (several long-term members have already posted in this thread) and particularly people like EvaPalace
, who helped keep the board going through its leanest years; mig25
and Soccer undies
for their more recent help in moderating the board, which helped keep it going as long as it did; and our dear departed friend Scallylad
who was always such an encouragement.
And an especial thanks to pico
for creating such a warm and friendly place that many of us regarded as one of our online homes, and for all the time he spent keeping the site going for so long.
And can we all please make sure that all the future pics of Branislav Ivanovic's world-beating arse get posted here on FMF!
It's been a great ride, guys, but this part of the journey is, alas, over.
Thanks everyone. JonLee4MeThis post has been edited by JonLee4Me: May 1 2012, 04:00