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35 minutes ago, MR-E said:

Im not sure how why that  happened ? I originally titled it    BIG ANNOUNCEMENT  SILENCES FORUM    which lasted 2/3 days as thread starter before someone re-titled it to

FORUM DIES TODAY  I just assumed it was done for /with good intentions .

BC has changed the title of the thread.....

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26 minutes ago, GarethIcke said:

I have been talking to Dwayne today, and we've decided the best course of action is that we run the two side by side. We will spend tomorrow updating and reopening this particular forum, and it will be run by the current moderators. I will be a silent admin, as for me to walk away, take my dads name off the forum and move servers etc, is a complete data protection horror show. We couldn't just hand over everyone details and so we'd basically just be binning off the forum. While I was a tad cheesed off last night, that would be a complete dick move and I'm not willing to do that. 

 

So this will go back to normal but with updates, and I will simply have a foot in the door should it be required. 

 

Once the new social is glitch and bug free, we'll open that along side it and hopefully they'll work in unison. We don't spend all night in the same pub after all. 

 

No emails and automatic move to the social will happen. It will just be there if people want to use it. I'll let folks know when that is.


Awesome...
Thank you Gareth.
(edit- And l'm still more than happy to shake down /test / help with the new platform, even if l don't end up using it)

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24 minutes ago, GarethIcke said:

I have been talking to Dwayne today, and we've decided the best course of action is that we run the two side by side. We will spend tomorrow updating and reopening this particular forum, and it will be run by the current moderators. I will be a silent admin, as for me to walk away, take my dads name off the forum and move servers etc, is a complete data protection horror show. We couldn't just hand over everyone details and so we'd basically just be binning off the forum. While I was a tad cheesed off last night, that would be a complete dick move and I'm not willing to do that. 

 

So this will go back to normal but with updates, and I will simply have a foot in the door should it be required. 

 

Once the new social is glitch and bug free, we'll open that along side it and hopefully they'll work in unison. We don't spend all night in the same pub after all. 

 

No emails and automatic move to the social will happen. It will just be there if people want to use it. I'll let folks know when that is. 

 

People should absolutely join different forums, and set up ones of their own though. I stand by that. More the merrier. 

 

Anyway, we'll have this back open to new members and everything by end of play tomorrow. I just want to be sat at the same desk going over everything so it's not just a phone conversation. 

 

As for the original DIF. We have it and it is on a server. We know which one, but believe it or not, we've not had access to it. I've never been in a position of management or organisation before recently, and things were run in a crazy way at times. I was always reliant on hassling someone else to do something so I could report back, which is where the perception of ignorance has come from. That isn't how it will be from now on in, so touch wood, everything can run a tad more smoothly from now on. 

 

Not fishing for any form of sympathy, but we are a small team, that covers all the different aspects of what my Dad does, and in the last few months, we've been deleted by facebook, YouTube, mail chimp (whole email database deleted by them), Paypal, Vimeo (both Dads and Ickonic), Waterstones, and our two book fulfilment warehouses have refused to continue to stock our books and have given us a months notice to clear out stock. Then there is the hack of the forum, and the week long massive DDOS attacks on both David Icke.com and Ickonic. 

 

These are crazy times and with us trying to fix all these issues, the forum fell into the cracks at times. 

Sounds like a good way to go with this and the new forum/social running, that way everybody should be happy. I know this must have brought you lots of stress to sort out but this forum is a lifeline to many and you can see from the strong words being thrown around that we where very worried about loosing it.

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29 minutes ago, GarethIcke said:

I have been talking to Dwayne today, and we've decided the best course of action is that we run the two side by side. We will spend tomorrow updating and reopening this particular forum, and it will be run by the current moderators. I will be a silent admin, as for me to walk away, take my dads name off the forum and move servers etc, is a complete data protection horror show. We couldn't just hand over everyone details and so we'd basically just be binning off the forum. While I was a tad cheesed off last night, that would be a complete dick move and I'm not willing to do that. 

 

So this will go back to normal but with updates, and I will simply have a foot in the door should it be required. 

 

Once the new social is glitch and bug free, we'll open that along side it and hopefully they'll work in unison. We don't spend all night in the same pub after all. 

 

No emails and automatic move to the social will happen. It will just be there if people want to use it. I'll let folks know when that is. 

 

People should absolutely join different forums, and set up ones of their own though. I stand by that. More the merrier. 

 

Anyway, we'll have this back open to new members and everything by end of play tomorrow. I just want to be sat at the same desk going over everything so it's not just a phone conversation. 

 

As for the original DIF. We have it and it is on a server. We know which one, but believe it or not, we've not had access to it. I've never been in a position of management or organisation before recently, and things were run in a crazy way at times. I was always reliant on hassling someone else to do something so I could report back, which is where the perception of ignorance has come from. That isn't how it will be from now on in, so touch wood, everything can run a tad more smoothly from now on. 

 

Not fishing for any form of sympathy, but we are a small team, that covers all the different aspects of what my Dad does, and in the last few months, we've been deleted by facebook, YouTube, mail chimp (whole email database deleted by them), Paypal, Vimeo (both Dads and Ickonic), Waterstones, and our two book fulfilment warehouses have refused to continue to stock our books and have given us a months notice to clear out stock. Then there is the hack of the forum, and the week long massive DDOS attacks on both David Icke.com and Ickonic. 

 

These are crazy times and with us trying to fix all these issues, the forum fell into the cracks at times. 

Hi Gareth, i for one find what you have decided on brilliant and i feel this whole sorry episode can be laid to rest now THANK YOU hat-tip bro.

i feel its the way forward for this forum takes all the pressure off yourself, and leaves you the time hopefully to do what you need to do.

We have a good balanced MOD team here and i am sure they will keep this forum within the realms of what it was intended to do.

yes we are aware of the pressures you've been under only to well and understand its been a total nightmare.

since the hack on here devastated the whole community, there has been utter disbelief everything has gone, which has led to a lot of discontent and understandable frustrations.

i have not been around as long as some on here and i was gutted, so i really do understand there frustrations, and for that matter yours also.

in my mind its time for ALL of us to pull together and get this back up the way it was but better, what has been lost is our own identity of who and what we stand for no need to let the ptb divide and conquer, they have the battle we will win the war.

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1 hour ago, screamingeagle said:

BC has changed the title of the thread.....

 

1 hour ago, screamingeagle said:
1 hour ago, MR-E said:

Im not sure how why that  happened ? I originally titled it    BIG ANNOUNCEMENT  SILENCES FORUM    which lasted 2/3 days as thread starter before someone re-titled it to

FORUM DIES TODAY  I just assumed it was done for /with good intentions .

All good  Seems to have had the desired effect ☺️

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6 hours ago, Basket Case said:


Awesome...
Thank you Gareth.
(edit- And l'm still more than happy to shake down /test / help with the new platform, even if l don't end up using it)

if YOU end up using it i will kick you in the butt

so hard that you will turn french ?

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It's nice to have a fully functioning forum back and I am grateful to Gareth for listening to the crew and keeping this forum alive.


I don't think we liked the idea of being hidden away behind some kind of private social network thing....

 

Half of the fun of the forum is wondering who might be out there reading this stuff....... it feels like being connected to the world...of course the internet isn't half as much fun as it used to be.....but maybe full free speech will return one day....the Internet is still young after all....... 

 

But I remember a time when the old Forum was so influential that anything conspiracy related you typed into the internet you would get David Icke Forum responses on Google's first page..... that was solely on account of the traffic and popularity of the forum in those days, now of course, the Internet has been 'fixed' so it only displays mainstream media results that no one cares about....

 

So thanks everyone and thanks to the moderator team, Ink, Basket Case, Screaming Eagle and Eve thingy for all your selfless hard work making it all work.

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On 7/10/2020 at 2:51 PM, MR-E said:

The forum seemed rather inactive with the frequent posters so wondered if they could be test running new forum...... 

Forums are not live enough, not interactive enough.  This is why Twitter is big and forums are for lone geeks who spend their lives on figuring out the inanities of which topic is hot right now.  There are too many pages, too many topics, you can't just find what you want easily.  If I go watch a David Icke video, I want to be able to make comments while I am watching it, and if the comments sections are directly under the video, then we can discuss the relevant ideas right there.  Watching a video and then coming on to a forum to search around for a relevant topic is conversation killing.  David is super popular right now, the world needs to hear what he has to say, he needs to get out of dead forums and onto live commenting on videos, or actually using some social media platform, but NOT twitter, because that is 100% PEDO platform.  It is time for us to boycott the corrupt social medial platforms.  It is guys like David that MADE youtube what it is.  Youtube is nothing without creators. So please put comment sections on your videos.  We want more interaction with David, not moderators, not forums. There are conversations worth having directly.  One subject that could be addressed immediately is which platforms can we use to replace twitter, facebook and instagram?  We can't keep on supporting the billionaires that we are fighting!  We need a strong and well known voice like David to lead the way, like he and Brian Rose did by getting the Freedom platform going.  For videos we have BitChute and BrandNewTube, but we need to replace twitter, fb and instagram with porn and pedo free platforms.  We DO need some censorship, and that is censorship of the ideas that have come from the billionaire advertisers, that sex is nothing but entertainment, leading to addiction and snuff porn.  We have to fight that on every level.  So please let's have some discussion from David on better platforms that reward the creators, not the one single dude at the top raking in advertising money.

 

And proof that forums are not functional is that people will comment with relevant ideas and they sit there forever and nothing happens.  You should have 'notify me' as the default, not 'don't notify me'.  We are in times when communication matters, that's why the police shut down that badly organized protest in London.

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@Sionna well it was pretty active before it got hacked. Forums are way better imo. For 'lone geeks' why are you here then? To insult the forum? If you don't have the attention span to read the content on a forum I don't understand why you are here lol

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I can understand to a certain extent some of the criticisms about forums, but I mostly disagree with them. 
A well organised and well moderated forum can be a great space to share and exchange information thoughts and ideas.

I much prefer threaded conversations to youtube comments sections or facebook/instagram/twitter posts, some of which have a high percentage of toxic garbage.

 

I get it that there are some (mostly young folk I assume) who don't quite understand how forums work and can't see the point of them, however for longer form discussions imo they are much better than cramming stuff into 140 characters or less.

 

I think this forum has taken quite a heavy blow from the hackattack and it may take a while before it fully recovers. Even now I'm wary of investing too much time posting stuff in here because I'm still not confident that we won't get the same thing happening again.

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