PC Format’s shutting its South African doors...

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Do you want to see this forum continue after official PCF closure?

Not really.
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Yes, if we can keep the existing database.
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Yes, but I'd prefer to start absolutely fresh.
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5%
I may check in occasionally, but it really wouldn't be a major priority.
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I still think that the PCF shut-down is an April Fool's joke.
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Wow this really sucks. Where am I ganna get my monthly mag from now. I am a subscriber still so would I get the uk mag? Don't enjoy nag that much anyway.
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Gonna miss the mag, remember getting my first mag in 1999.

Remember how angry I got at the post man for bending my mag every month even though it had the big bold "Do Not Bend" stamped on the back.

Ah nostalgia...
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Bought the mag today. One of those end of an era type of things.
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I bought one too. Wow I sure made a lot of friends because of one Mag and its website :D
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Sad to know its come to an end. Bought this one despite not having bought one in over 3 or so years! I think my first mag was 2006/7 probably still have them all! I remember being so upset that I couldn't be a part of the forum because the only email addy I had at the time was with Gmail :lol:
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I really don't know what to feel about this forum and the mag closing. I guess I outgrew the place eventually. I know I outgrew the mag years ago. Still, It had a time and a place in my life, and while I enjoyed it, it added value.

I'll cherish the friendships I've made on here, some have lasted and some have waned.

If the forum survives maybe I'll give the place a go again...

I'm glad to see some of the personality survives atleast. :twisted:
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Perhaps I'm pushing my luck, but since the mag is gone and the forum is doomed, perhaps now someone can shed some light on what caused the great banning?
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I believe like the great atari ET disaster it will stay buried for a long long time and only be revealed when we are all old and brain controls will be the way to play games.
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Ark wrote:Perhaps I'm pushing my luck, but since the mag is gone and the forum is doomed, perhaps now someone can shed some light on what caused the great banning?
Which one of the many not published in the "Disciplinary Matters" thread?

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What? RRF and KK? Heh my money was on MT
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Apparently yes. Something about a shotgun. :dontknow:
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I think doo, rusty, SB, SP and myself should be made admins for a while so that we can find out what went on, none of this "closed door" nonsense. ;-)
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In the last pcf mag it has a page ad that says this is not the end. And then below is the gear t3 and mags. So I guess the mag is continuing with that?
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[quote="doo_much Although you might want to ask KatrynKat. Since the one gave birth to her and she's marrying the other she might have some idea. Or not. [/quote]
I do know what when wrong there, although there might be things that the Admins know more about but the overall discussion I do know what when on there.... tho I was told to keep mouth shut in public, PMs is another story...
Ark wrote:What? RRF and KK? Heh my money was on MT
Where in the world did you get that??? I hardly spoke to MT... but was courted by RRF :D
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I meant my money was on RRF and MT
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Lol! And I can't even figure out who MT is!
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Ark wrote:I meant my money was on RRF and MT
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Yep, mysticaltitan
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GDI_Lord wrote:I think doo, rusty, SB, SP and myself should be made admins for a while so that we can find out what went on, none of this "closed door" nonsense. ;-)
The other "SP", I hope.
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Prime wrote:I really don't know what to feel about this forum and the mag closing. I guess I outgrew the place eventually. I know I outgrew the mag years ago. Still, It had a time and a place in my life, and while I enjoyed it, it added value.

I'll cherish the friendships I've made on here, some have lasted and some have waned.

If the forum survives maybe I'll give the place a go again...

I'm glad to see some of the personality survives atleast. :twisted:
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It is kinda sad...I remember when I joined back in '05 and this place was a bee hive of activity...now it has slowed down to a quiet drone...sadly the forum will never be what it was...
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We have shed too many characters, methinks. :-(
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StarPhoenix wrote:We have shed too many characters, methinks. :-(
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Amazing that everyone - even the 'inactive' posters/lurkers - seem to lament the vanishing of the forums and not the magazine?
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doo_much wrote:lament the vanishing of the forums and not the magazine?
could be because the forums were a community whereas the mag was .... not?
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