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#11
(05-25-2018, 07:36 PM)SkyCat Wrote:
(05-25-2018, 07:34 PM)Aquarius Wrote: Thank you, Sky Cat, for posting an ION Refugee thread. Hugs

It will be fun to reminisce about the Good Times and grieve what we lost when it died, and also I would ask that those who are using a different AV here ...
... Please identify yourselves !!


Heartflowers

Allow me to go first: I was Cosmah there and I would have changed it if ION allowed for name changes.

They didn’t allow name changes? Anon

What else didn’t they allow? Anon

Any ideas why it closed down? 1dunno1
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#12
(05-25-2018, 07:33 PM)Blue Wrote: It closed down? Wow.. when did that happen?

I would have joined there years ago but I didn’t know anyone that was on there at that time so couldn’t get in. They kind of limit member possibilities. I know it’s a closed space and that’s attractive to people..

Welcome ion refugees.

I'm not sure exactly why it went down and never came back up but the domain now belongs to someone else (it's full of adverts). What I do know is that the owner at ION was MIA for a long time and so nobody was really maintaining it or maybe not giving it the attention needed, like paying the bills to keep it up, and so they must've just forgotten about it and not have any more time to give to it. I'm not sure exactly what happened. Maybe others here know more about the story(?)

As for new members joining, after some point new membership was disabled: The reason being: To stop spammers signing up. Since there was limited admin happening, I think that's why the admin, Dough Dude, turned off new memberships.
Where there is imbalance I am the counterweight. Beware, for if you are a cause of imbalance you may not enjoy my presence.
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#13
(05-25-2018, 07:41 PM)Blue Wrote:
(05-25-2018, 07:36 PM)SkyCat Wrote:
(05-25-2018, 07:34 PM)Aquarius Wrote: Thank you, Sky Cat, for posting an ION Refugee thread. Hugs

It will be fun to reminisce about the Good Times and grieve what we lost when it died, and also I would ask that those who are using a different AV here ...
... Please identify yourselves !!


Heartflowers

Allow me to go first: I was Cosmah there and I would have changed it if ION allowed for name changes.

They didn’t allow name changes?  Anon

What else didn’t they allow?  Anon

Any ideas why it closed down?  1dunno1

The feature was just turned off, and since no-one was really running the place not much could be changed. See my reply, my post above.
Where there is imbalance I am the counterweight. Beware, for if you are a cause of imbalance you may not enjoy my presence.
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#14
I recall ION. But, not that well.
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#15
i tried to reg there a few times after TOP got taken down, but couldn't get in.
i remember the cosmah and doughdude handles from LOP.....
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#16
It was a quaint little place and I enjoyed my time there, everyone was so nice and friendly.

Thank you Sky Cat for inviting me when that was still enabled and thank you Aquarius for letting us know about this place.

Heartflowers Heartflowers Heartflowers
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#17
(05-25-2018, 07:32 PM)SkyCat Wrote:
(05-25-2018, 07:31 PM)Elizabeth Wrote:
(05-25-2018, 07:25 PM)SkyCat Wrote: This thread is for all the ION refugees.  For those who don't know: ION was a forum that was around for many years but is no more.

There are a number of IONites here on TF.  Some have been for awhile and some (such as myself) arrived just before ION went down.  We have @Aquarius to thank for that: For letting us know about TF.  Thanks, Aquarius.  Heartflowers

So, for those who simply want to say hello to fellow IONites or remember ION, then this is the thread for you.

I am grateful to each of you for making ION what it was and for the time I shared with many of you over there.
Cheers  Heartflowers [Image: 7NSvZzc.gif]

I always LOVED ION!  But im a scatterbrain, and really bad about remembering my passwords.  And I always had the hardest time logging in there with the captcha, trying a dozen different passwords
Lmao

Hey Elizabeth, I remember you!  Good to see you around.
Heartflowers  Heartflowers  Heartflowers

Hugs Good to see you too, along with all the old IONites. It was always one of the most respectful forums I had ever been too. But it also had top notched posters who did awesome research into their thread topics. When anything serious went down in the world, ION was my first stop. The Bayou Corne sinkhole thread there, was the best anywhere on the net.
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#18
(05-25-2018, 07:52 PM)Elizabeth Wrote:
(05-25-2018, 07:32 PM)SkyCat Wrote:
(05-25-2018, 07:31 PM)Elizabeth Wrote: I always LOVED ION!  But im a scatterbrain, and really bad about remembering my passwords.  And I always had the hardest time logging in there with the captcha, trying a dozen different passwords
Lmao

Hey Elizabeth, I remember you!  Good to see you around.
Heartflowers  Heartflowers  Heartflowers

Hugs  Good to see you too, along with all the old IONites.   It was always one of the most respectful forums I had ever been too.  But it also had top notched posters who did awesome research into their thread topics.   When anything serious went down in the world, ION was my first stop.  The Bayou Corne sinkhole thread there, was the best anywhere on the net.

Yes, ION was a quality forum indeed.
Heartflowers
Where there is imbalance I am the counterweight. Beware, for if you are a cause of imbalance you may not enjoy my presence.
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#19
(05-25-2018, 07:44 PM)SkyCat Wrote:
(05-25-2018, 07:41 PM)Blue Wrote:
(05-25-2018, 07:36 PM)SkyCat Wrote: Allow me to go first: I was Cosmah there and I would have changed it if ION allowed for name changes.

They didn’t allow name changes?  Anon

What else didn’t they allow?  Anon

Any ideas why it closed down?  1dunno1

The feature was just turned off, and since no-one was really running the place not much could be changed.  See my reply, my post above.

Why did it die? It's complicated.
For one, the owner of the site was the only one who had the Master Key (so to speak), to be able to make the necessary upgrades and such. Some of the admin -- those who didn't have the Master Key -- attempted to buy the forum, but had no success in that.
ION was limping along for over a year, always hoping things would return to normal.
After nearly a year of "limping along", I learned about Fringe from a friend at another forum, so checked it out only to discover I had signed up here about a year before that but had not posted in all that time, mainly because I was emotionally invested in ION.

When things at ION kept going from bad to worse, I let it be known that Fringe Forum was a great forum, and suggested anyone who wanted a more active forum to check this one out.
I was sort of between a rock and a hard spot, in that I didn't want to be unfaithful to ION, yet I wanted to let IONites know there was a similar forum ...

Anyway, that's it in a nutshell.

Heartflowers
  “But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.” ~ Matthew 18:6 KJV      
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#20
I guess lots have died.. Ye olde false flag was another. That spelling is probably wrong.
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