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  • #20531

    ALUX
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    • Posts: 1518

    The time has come to close shop, the forum part at least. Our social media channels will still be updated daily – Instagram (blog and forum), Twitter (blog and forum) and Facebook (blog and forum).

    Lastly, we’ll still be updating the blog with reviews.

    What’s your favorite CF forum moment?

    #20542

    Scout
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    • Posts: 246

    :white-frowning-face: :slight-frown: :white-frowning-face: :white-frowning-face:

    I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. I’ve met a lot of people here. Some of them have become friends outside the forum. Others I would like to get to know better. :white-frowning-face: :white-frowning-face: :white-frowning-face:

    I don’t think I could pick a favorite memory. So many laughs through the years. I forget the name of the place now. AWCC or something like that. It was the one just before CAR (Car Addicts Realm) Anyhow, from then til now there have been some fun times. Even the bickering was great when not made personal and getting out of hand. The political banter through the years :laugh: . Can you just imagine Chevy Guy now with today’s political climate :joy: :laugh: :joy: . Maybe he is in one of those safe places 😉 . Casa and his graphic insults often involving something that happened between him and your mom the previous night :sunglasses: :sunglasses: .. The always level headed Mr Burg and Len. The Mopar twins. Wings, and his ability to get everyone going. Some epic sh!t in CFCC. Often involving Wings, VOD Casa, and a few others. :laugh: :joy: :laugh: :laughing: . AON and his great progress threads with tons of picks of what he was doing at the time. I could go on and on. Been a hellava ride and I for one am sad if the forum has to go. :white-frowning-face:

    #20543

    Scout
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    After thinking about it for several hours I think I came up with a favorite moment. I believe it would be when CF got the attention of automakers and begin doing reviews of new cars. As Rev put it many years ago, “We were just a form. Now we are a form that does stuff”. It was pretty awesome to see us go from free forms and nothing too an established reputable site. It was also pretty cool to be a part of that growth, and be a part of that transformation. Aw shucks, now you got me being all sentimental.

    #20545

    lengnert
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    I cannot agree more with what Scout wrote above! So many things to say, but not the least of which is that I am truly sad that this forum has to come to an end….

    The fact that over the last 10 years, through my start with MT Forums and to all the iterations of CF, I have loved almost every bit of it.

    Ahhhh, the spirited political threads!! I took great joy in those, admittedly!

    Add to that… that I learned a great deal about the industry, the car makers and individual cars! It has been fantastic!

    Since this will be my “swan song” post I will give a collective shout-out to everyone that is reading this…… because if you are reading this post, you more than likely have brought something to this (and by extension, me) place that has been good.

    Take care all, and VAYA CON DIOS!

    #20549

    ChevroletGuy
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    Glad to see you remember me Scout. Politics for me has taken a back seat as I prepare for the next stage of my life as a pastor and advocate for the marginalized.

    This place was good until the moderating drove away the people who came here to escape the over-moderating of Motor Trend forums.

    #20550

    Scout
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    • Posts: 246

    Naturally I remember you. Though usually outnumbered you’re always passionate about your political beliefs. A pastor you say.?. And they say never talk politics or religion in open company. :thumbsup:

    Good luck to you Sr.

    #20552

    ALUX
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    • Posts: 1518

    This was a huge decision for us and we didn’t make it lightly. I started CF in 2009 and the critics said we wouldn’t last a year. The friendships and community we built together made it last as long as it did. Realistically CF has been dead for the last two years. I admit that our downfall has more to do with the first move more than anything else. We dropped the ball big time.

    I would like to thank all of you who stayed with us until the end. You guys are the reason we kept CF going.

    #20557

    supremor
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    • Posts: 498

    Too many good cf moments to mention. I will say this, the few of you who decided to stick around is the only reason we kept going as long as we did. Like Alux said, it’s been ‘dead’ for about two years.

    You guys are the real MVP. On the bright side, all resources will now be allocated to the blog. Our Instagram page is growing (81k) and we’re still getting press cars weekly. :sunglasses:

    #20558

    kamikazeKID
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    Vermin like Casa and Wings is what lead to over moderation imo.

    #20559

    kamikazeKID
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    I still follow you guys on social media that’s why i’m not getting teary eyed yet…

    #20560

    OldMoparKid
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    Wow, sorry to read this news. I feel like I am losing a friend and I wish I would have posted more but so much has happened in the last year that I kinda’ forgot about the forum.
    I will miss you guys! Alux, great job and having to put up with some of our antics must have been nerve racking at times. I thank you my friend. Scout, what can I say? Len, I have to echo Scouts sentiments above. Kamikaze, we butted heads sometimes but it was fun for me. I wish you well. Supremor, keep the faith. And to all the fine folk’s that were a part of this forum, thanks for all everything. As nuts as some of these member’s got a times, so much fun. This is hard. For me, this site was a blast and I enjoyed all the back and forth that went on. It is too bad that so many people bailed when CF changed direction. What other forum allowed us so much room to go crazy without getting permanently banned? Certainly not Motor Trend.

    Jay…A.K.A OldMoparKid/GotMopar?

    #20564

    supremor
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    Wow, sorry to read this news. I feel like I am losing a friend and I wish I would have posted more but so much has happened in the last year that I kinda’ forgot about the forum.
    I will miss you guys! Alux, great job and having to put up with some of our antics must have been nerve racking at times. I thank you my friend. Scout, what can I say? Len, I have to echo Scouts sentiments above. Kamikaze, we butted heads sometimes but it was fun for me. I wish you well. Supremor, keep the faith. And to all the fine folk’s that were a part of this forum, thanks for all everything. As nuts as some of these member’s got a times, so much fun. This is hard. For me, this site was a blast and I enjoyed all the back and forth that went on. It is too bad that so many people bailed when CF changed direction. What other forum allowed us so much room to go crazy without getting permanently banned? Certainly not Motor Trend.

    Jay…A.K.A OldMoparKid/GotMopar?

    Faith is not belief. Belief is passive. Faith is active.

    #20571

    MustangGuy
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    Shut ‘er down.

    #20575

    ALUX
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    • Posts: 1518

    CF has been given a second chance. We will reassess the situation again in June.

    #20587

    ArtRiX
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    • Posts: 123

    So it’s staying online then? stop playing with our feelings :stuck-out-tongue-wink: I used to spend loads of time here since joining back in 2009, so this was a sad thing to hear… I’ll try to come here more often from now on.

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