Hi all you bulletin board contributors and readers. First of all we must apologize for the sudden and abrupt end to the old bulletin board. It was not intentional but inevitable. We had planned on phasing out the board gradually as the Pinders no longer wanted to keep the old board. It was a constant battle to keep it updated and try to keep hackers and spammers out, while allowing you folks to post. We had many complaints over the past months that several of you could not create a new account. We narrowed the problem to some issue with the spam filter. To try to narrow down the issue we temporarily disengaged the spam filter and you guessed it, during those few days we were infiltrated by some scammer using the board to mass mail spam. We figured we could simply upgrade the board and maybe this would fix the issue, however, during the upgrade several files were corrupted and the upgrade turned into a mess in and of itself. We decided it was best to simply shut it down earlier than we anticipated. For the abrupt shut down we sincerely apologize. It was not our intent to do so in such an abrupt fashion.
We also want to thank the administrators on the old board. You folks were amazing at keeping conversations going and handling issues that came up. We would love to have you be contributors on this site as well, creating (or continuing) message threads here on the new site where we wanted to continue the beautiful correspondence anyway.
Mike’s fans are like no others, finding ways to communicate their love for him and one another. For your heartfelt interest in his work, we are forever grateful.