Hi all, I was a long time lurker and occasional poster on the old Radio Board forum. I look forward to talk about homebrewing with all of you. Also, does anyone know what happened to the old forum? One day it was just gone.
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Here's my understanding of what happened to the old TRB forums. I don't have any insider information -- this is just my best guess based on some public information posted in various places.
It seems to have been the victim of a "phishing attack", according to one of the previous administrators of the site. I think this posed some kind of a security risk to any visitors of the site (for example, the hacked site might have been trying to steal personal information or financial information).
The company that hosted the old TRB forums decided to take TRB offline. The hosting company apparently provided somewhat complicated instructions about how to repair and restore the site to normal operation.
Due to various personal circumstances, the previous administrators did not have sufficient time or knowledge to repair and restore the site in compliance with the hosting company's instructions. The administrators were apparently also not happy with the service from the hosting company in the past.
The administrators decided to let the old TRB site expire.
It's a pity that it's gone, but I'm thankful to the old administrators (Jim and Dave) for keeping it going for so long. I enjoyed it and learned a lot.
Thanks also to Larry for setting up this new forum. I hope we can continue to have fun and friendly radio discussions here in the same spirit as the old TRB.
TheRadioBoard is dead. Long live TheRadioBoard! 😁
Welcome !!! I'm not sure what happened to the old board. I heard through the grapevine that it was a victim of some kind of security breach. This board is running on a major platform. Hope you like it.