Wednesday, May 21, 2008

End of the Boards(?)

I have just received a notice from the Invision Power Team that they will be increasing the rates for the forum hosting. It’s almost double the original rate that I have been paying since 2001. As I haven’t been on the Otaku Fridge Boards for quite some time, I have already begun to think of letting it go.

If anyone else has a solution, please don’t hesitate to comment on this entry. We only have until May 25. I will be downloading the database, for posterity’s sake, but since we won’t be using Invision anymore, we’ll probably have a new forum or another venue for discussion.

Until then!


  1. Old comments fetched from the old site:

    1. Bluemaxx says
    Wow.I can't believe that this is actually happening.

    The OB forum is going down.For good this time.
    In case you all haven't notice or read it, sky just posted a notice about it so go read it.

    Personally speaking......I have never imagined OB going down.I would've thought I've got married and lost interest in the net(ob,porn,etc.) before OB ever cease to function.Heh....pretty shocking i must say,to say the least.

    Anyhoo....I am just gonna post what's on my mind in this message here.It'll be in point form of course since there's a lot of stuff going to my mind right now....

    1-I am sad.Sad that OB's gone.Next to porn,hentai and fanfiction.....OB has been my net staple diet for many many years.I think,believe and feel that I have been a member in Ob for like a least.Since the time mirc chatting was popular and teh AXN forum was still a decent and respectable place to post stuff.For a significant part in my life....OB was dear and important to me,so I am sad to say the least. :(

    2-Thank you,sky.Thank you for creating OB and maintaing the place for all these time.It wasn't easy and it costed money.A lot of money I'm sure so I thank you for the bottom of my heart for letting me be a part of this forum family here in cyberspace.I've made lots of friends here and have shared many ideas and heartfelt stuff here in OB through the best and worst of times.I'd like to thank everyone of my friends here....namely elfboy,skysenshi,thundersenshi,firesenshi,loosecanon,mookamori,kamisama,status,X
    elloss,lune knight,lizard,rinoa,shunichi,katana no miko,niknok,markpoa and everyone whom I have ever interacted here(sorry...cant anme y''dtake too much time) for the wonderful if not memorable meories and friendship.I know I 'may' have pi$$ed off some peeps....argued...debated...watever....with my actions and piece of mind posts but hey,thats just me. :p

    I wish all of you well and may God bless you all.

    3-Keep in touch please. e-mail's or . Or if you have facebook....jsut search for the name 'anri' and the words 'male-asia' for location(thats malaysia if u dun get it ).tahst me so do feel free to drop a line/message and dun be a stranger,ya hear?^^

    I'll be checking OB out before it goes down....on a daily basis(maybe on a daily basis :p ) just to looksee.I love the place and will stick around till the end.Again thank you minna and God bless y'all.^^

    Oh yeah....I love ya all as well.(In a manly hetosexual way for the guys and the opposite way for the girls,of course ;D )

    May 21st, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    2. anna says

    i can offer my host...they have a built-in forum software. however, the techie side, tweaking, etc. i don't know how. i can give you the password :) pm me na lang sa multiply since i'm always there. unless, my dsl conks up.

    May 24th, 2008 at 12:10 am

    3. KnM says
    Oh gawd … this is so sad. ;_; Somehow I always thought that no matter how long I was away, OB would always be there to come back to.

    Stay in touch guys. Am taking note of everyone’s emails as posted in Elfboy’s Email Exchange thread.

    May 28th, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    4. tehMeep says

    Wow, I come back to see how one of the first sites I joined was doing, and it’s leaving… Depressing. OB will always be a good memory for me though.

    May 30th, 2008 at 11:20 am

    5. ~GK says

    Oh shoot! so… finally OB’s been done in by capitalism and not the dwindling number of active posters… makes me guilty not being around for a while and coming back to find out this way… shoot!

    May 31st, 2008 at 6:59 pm

  2. Comments continued...

    6. ~GK says

    Oh yeah… my email’s I hope to hear from you guys….

    May 31st, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    7. tehMeep says

    I can donate a few dollars if needed..

    June 12th, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    8. jq2k1 says

    WHAT?! OB going down? I’ve been gone for a long time but OB’s been one of my web-forum-addiction foundations. I’m sad to see OB go. Hopefully, everything turns out ok.

    June 21st, 2008 at 9:03 am

    9. skysenshi says

    Ok. This is weird. I expected that they’d pull it out two months ago and it’s still up. @_@ They just charged my card 2 dollars more instead of what they originally indicated they’ll charge.

    I really wanna whack them in the head for saying one thing then not pushing through with it. I don’t know if they have any idea of the emotional eklavoo I’ve gone through. Urgh!

    July 6th, 2008 at 8:09 am


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