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Nobby, so tell me what they have done for us, and really think before you jump. Here is one, destroyed Magna Carta which worked and inflicted ECOJ which cost a fortune and does not. In the long run the Romans destroyed our way of life. Bendy tracks are more fun than straight roads, they slow down the Chariots. Washing? destroys a good coating of grease and dirt.
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I know you say you will hand the service over to another host, but you seem to suggest this would be on a different domain. Would you not hand the domain over too? Without that, I doubt any new site would gain any traction.

Hi John, yes, if someone wants to take on running the forum they are welcome to transfer all the files to a new domain.

I take it that means "no, you will not allow a new site to use the domain brookmans.com"

I think it's fair to say that brookmans.com will be forever linked to Dave Brewer who ran the site as he saw fit

Once the forum is handed over it is absolutely right that the domain name changes, it will no longer be anything to do with Dave (although I hope he would still participate in the new forum)
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The comments about the EU brought a smile to my face. There's the famous scene in Monty Python's Life of Brian where a bunch of curmudgeonly dissidents from the People's Front of Judea (not to be confused with the Judean People's Front) complain "What have the Romans ever done for us?" Deja vu.
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I take it that means "no, you will not allow a new site to use the domain brookmans.com"

Correct. Time for a fresh start.

James has already suggested building a new resource for the local online community:

I feel with a new team and some new ideas (hopefully not from me as I've also been around far too long!!) we could build a new online community resource for the local area.

Such a "new online community resource" featuring "new ideas" put together by a "new team" deserves a new name and new domain. The old site and the old domain have done their job and served a purpose. Time to move on.
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I can see pistols at dawn over the "vulture fund" site, real eu stuff. No one wants them because they are toxic but they go fast enough on the market.
One of the problems with this type of site is someone hijacking the thread, ne pas petite vielle moi.
BTW James is au fais with the running of the site, is a pillar of the community and an obvious choice, I am sure there would be willing deputies but ony one Marshal.
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I know you say you will hand the service over to another host, but you seem to suggest this would be on a different domain. Would you not hand the domain over too? Without that, I doubt any new site would gain any traction.

Hi John, yes, if someone wants to take on running the forum they are welcome to transfer all the files to a new domain.

I take it that means "no, you will not allow a new site to use the domain brookmans.com"
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I will miss the Forum so much as it has been the source of much of my local knowledge. I feel bereft.

Thank you, David, for all your work over the years.  I have never felt the heavy hand of censorship.
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I have been aware of Dave's plans for a couple of months and hope to keepthe forum (and other resources) going as it is a valuable resource that I have no wish to see removed. Not wanting to take anything away from Dave's hard work over the last 20 years, but I feel with a new team and some new ideas (hopefully not from me as I've also been around far too long!!) we could build a new online community resource for the local area. I would be interested in hearing from anyone else who would be willing to help with SonOfBrookmans.Com (working title!).

James
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All very well the site closing but I have been waiting a decade for someone to tell me something good the eu ever did for Britain.
Worth the wait to get that in  ;D
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The Brookmans Park Facebook page now has a new admin team. So for local discussions on the Facebook platform, please head over to https://www.facebook.com/brookmanspark/

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