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Abuzz Shutting Down For Real

 
 
Reply Thu 26 Aug, 2004 05:41 pm
No hoax this time.
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Algis Kemezys
 
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Reply Thu 26 Aug, 2004 05:45 pm
Oh darn !!! I came of age cyberly at that site. Truely it will always be a milestone in all that followed.
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Thu 26 Aug, 2004 05:51 pm
How do you know?
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blueveinedthrobber
 
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Reply Thu 26 Aug, 2004 05:54 pm
Hope that doesn't mean the spammers are coming......although I think a couple of their most obnoxious are already here under a different guise......
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sumac
 
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Reply Thu 26 Aug, 2004 05:57 pm
Just saw the announcement. End of an era/
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 26 Aug, 2004 05:57 pm
Dan Bunker sent out an announcement.
September 2 is the end date.
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sumac
 
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Reply Thu 26 Aug, 2004 05:58 pm
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Note to users: the Abuzz.com service will be discontinued

Note to users: On Thursday, September 2, the Abuzz.com service will be
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littlek
 
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Reply Thu 26 Aug, 2004 06:02 pm
sigh.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Thu 26 Aug, 2004 06:05 pm
Wow. Thanks for the heads-up, Edgar.

My first online community experience. Was only there for a bit of the glory days, but those were pretty damn fun.
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Thu 26 Aug, 2004 06:10 pm
The old order changeth, yielding place to new
And God fulfills himself in many ways
Lest one good custom should corrupt the world.

Still...nice to think that the trolls will go under along with the site.

The wake: http://www.abuzz.com/interaction/s.387056/discussion/
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blueveinedthrobber
 
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Reply Thu 26 Aug, 2004 06:10 pm
Can't say I feel that sentimental about it...most of the people I liked over there ended up here.....in the end it was a fun place to drop in on and curse and act like an ass hole....but never held a candle to A2K....this place feels like a real community and I like being in a place where I'm constrained from running wild and being a dick all the time.....
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littlek
 
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Reply Thu 26 Aug, 2004 06:10 pm
Did we all log on at once? Or can I just no longer get in myself?
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 26 Aug, 2004 06:16 pm
I'm there right now, saving stuff.

I definitely wanna track down a few things nimh wrote.

and I'm going to go back and save some threads with Mary Pope in a starring role.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Thu 26 Aug, 2004 06:17 pm
I can't get in either, littlek!

I want to do some saving, too. Well, some more saving. I saved a bunch a while ago.

A central database was discussed at some point, anyone know if that ever happened?
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Letty
 
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Reply Thu 26 Aug, 2004 06:41 pm
ehBeth and all got in for one brief moment. Still remember Phoenix's urging to post something after 9/11. Hope that Max responds. Poor C.I. left and went back to Abuzz..then......................................................

There are those that I will NOT miss...
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Miller
 
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Reply Thu 26 Aug, 2004 07:04 pm
Some of the best on Abuzz, took place on 9/11/01. That day, Abuzz proved to be an excellent site, useful to the whole world.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 26 Aug, 2004 07:27 pm
Oh my!

I feel so sad.


That place was a wonder and a glory.

I am almost glad, in a weird way, though, because seeing the torrent of horrid drivel that overwhelmed it was like watching a loved one struggling with cancer.

However, the patient was still able to be herself again sometimes - and I will miss Abuzz sorely.

I do hope some of the wonderful folk there who have refused to come here will join us now.

Sigh.....
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fortune
 
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Reply Thu 26 Aug, 2004 07:33 pm
I never knew Abuzz in it's better days, yet still I feel a little sad. It's always a little disheartening to see soemthing so well loved disappear from the world.

Thank goodness we have A2K.
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msolga
 
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Reply Thu 26 Aug, 2004 07:33 pm
Terribly sad that something so good was allowed to become so bad! A pox on the NYT! Sad
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Thu 26 Aug, 2004 07:35 pm
Frank Apisa reports that the traffic on Abuzz of late has been wild and wooly, but not much of substance........

joe
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