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joseph99 Posted on 22/8 13:35
Update me on what happened to FMTTM?

Have had a very long away from internet access and when I get back I see all this change. I assume that Rivals now use Boronation and this has replaced FMTTM? If so, why? Political, cash, relationships, MFC??? Any share some facts. I also guess that many of the founder members are using the block17 site as a form of protest.

Spoff_MFC Posted on 22/8 13:39
re: Update me on what happened to FMTTM?

Rob moved FMTTM to clubfanzine.com which has fallen down about as far as possible so Yoda and Trod set up the block 17 one.

Many people stayed here as the format is much safer for work.

This is now run by COB, but totally seperate at the same time.

Block17 is currently fmttm until clubfanzine can provide a decent service.

Patrick_Batemen Posted on 22/8 13:41
re: Update me on what happened to FMTTM?

They realised the hypocrisy of promoting a corporate website , boasting about their 4x4 and job titles whilst simultaneously preaching a warped aggressive version of Marx's theorem to Teesside’s youth. So they packed up and all moved to a big cave in Loftus.

PoetLaureate Posted on 22/8 13:45
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Rob broke up the family I am taking him on Jeremy Kyle soon. Feel free to be a quest if you would like to shout at him

libardi Posted on 22/8 13:47
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It is getting a bit dizzying. Any link for Block 17 anyone?

PoetLaureate Posted on 22/8 13:48
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Here you go. I don't like the set up on that board

Link: rubbish

borobuddah Posted on 22/8 13:49
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Rob had a hissy fit when admin refused to ban all Jawdees and the mad Mick the Bolton fan, he's took his ball home.

joseph99 Posted on 22/8 13:52
re: Update me on what happened to FMTTM?

So Rob and his mates no longer contribute to this board and have walked out em masse? So what forced the change - corporate politics, money, pride, dummy spitting?

zoec Posted on 22/8 13:55
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Rupert Murdoch.

TheSmogMonster Posted on 22/8 13:58
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A fuller explanation joseph99

"Well it wasnt just fmttm that left, about 2/3rds of the rivals boards did.

Pre-Murdoch taking over rivals we were promised an update to make the board stable for years, plus adding a search engine + a couple of bells and whistles, from what rob_fmttm said you were lucky if they got back to any requests for help for months.

When Sky took over this was put to the new owners and after a few months of pestering they finally provided a 'preview' of what the site would look like and it was more of a social networking site then a message board, I haven't seen it, but I know its what actually led to the split."

joseph99 Posted on 22/8 14:00
re: Update me on what happened to FMTTM?

Thanks Smog. So who locally controls this board, ie the new admin?

BoroG_85 Posted on 22/8 14:05
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how come they are so many site admin on that board, also were the same members of that site admin for this board?

Space_Face Posted on 22/8 14:18
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It's a different set apart from 4 of them from the original board. And there is so many cos they're working the back ground on the site.

TheSmogMonster Posted on 22/8 14:18
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joseph a guy called Steve_Goldenby? I think his name is, he also runs comeonboro.com.

The other admins arn't using usernames I think, Steve did mention them though.

BoroG_85: completely different admins over there currently:

Rob obviously
Trod and Yoda who set the board up
Stepper_T has the moniker but I'm not sure if he is.

joseph99 Posted on 22/8 14:36
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All very sad really, shame the transition across wasn't a successful one.

Patrick_Batemen Posted on 22/8 14:49
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Yes I was upset too.

skiprat Posted on 22/8 15:22
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This board is brilliant for it's simplicity but I don't see how you can knock the PHPBB boards (as seen on the Block 17 site).

Easiest and simplest to use, plus used by a great percentage of sites around the net.