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Old January 9th 2020, 05:54 AM
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Hi kids -

Back in 1999 when Nothing Left To Lose came out, the band launched its official website that included chat and a postboard. I was registered as foo4thought along with a bunch of others and we discussed the band, our love of them and we learned about each other.

Some people met, vacationed, married, divorced and rocked the fuck out with each other because of this messageboard/postboard. We have read about each otherís joy and sadness. We have had children and lost family and shared it all.

Social media changed this board and many people left and a handful of you have stayed. I know Donna will be here making a thread and others will be excitedly talking about whatís to come next any time that I logged in.

I am so very sorry to announce that the board will be shutting down within the next month in advance of things to come for their 25th year.

The band uses Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to interact with fans. There are a ton of groups that are super active and we even have one called Foo Free with a lot of people that used to hang here in the early 2000ís.

I believe I will be involved with their Facebook page moving forward. Iím not clear in what capacity. Please feel free to add me on Facebook or Instagram. Iím safetchick everywhere.

I loved this place. Iím sad but times change I hope you all enjoyed your stay here. I want to thank Simon for being a great sidekick and for always being there to help. I could not have done this without you. Tym, Ed and Schu will always be my kids. I love you guys!

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Old January 9th 2020, 07:03 AM
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Iíve been here since Ď99 so itís a pity, but in terms of necessity it probably ran a decade longer than it needed to.

Take care everyone.

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Old January 9th 2020, 07:07 AM
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Gutted. Will lose touch with a fair few people as not everyone is on social media. Twitter/Insta/FB is not the same as a postboard.
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Old January 9th 2020, 07:19 AM
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That's such a shame! I could use this at work whilst social media is all blocked so I miss things. I'm sad!
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Old January 9th 2020, 07:30 AM
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holy shit. Not sure about this.
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Old January 9th 2020, 07:33 AM
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Gutted. Will lose touch with a fair few people as not everyone is on social media. Twitter/Insta/FB is not the same as a postboard.
The only one you can have an actual conversion on is Facebook and there's too many people in those groups. Plus people post the same thing all the time as they can't work search functions. Not to mention the idiots and folks who use the groups to find people to scam

This was always the best place to get proper information anyway! Sniff sad face
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Old January 9th 2020, 07:35 AM
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Gutted. Will lose touch with a fair few people as not everyone is on social media. Twitter/Insta/FB is not the same as a postboard.
Yep, agreed. I am not on Twitter or FB so it's only IG for me from now on and it's definitely not the same.
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Old January 9th 2020, 07:37 AM
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I had a feeling something was amiss when the link wasn't on the landing page this morning. As quiet as the joint got over the years, it's been a real haven from the fangirl content and we could come for the straight talk about the music and the band. Funny how as social platforms have grown and warped into hellsites, Fooboard became the least scary place to be a fan!

I'm happy they're keeping you on in another capacity, you've been the oil in this engine.

Donna, if you're around to get the last word, you'd better make it good.

I'm already in touch with a few of you but if anyone else wants to touch base, i'm on Facebook (PM for details), Twitter (matineeidyll) and shits 'n' gigs for Foo Fighters Live/the FFL IG. Catch ya 'round.
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Old January 9th 2020, 07:47 AM
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Yep, agreed. I am not on Twitter or FB so it's only IG for me from now on and it's definitely not the same.
And WhatsApp
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Old January 9th 2020, 08:00 AM
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we even have one called Foo Free with a lot of people that used to hang here in the early 2000ís.
which one is this?
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Old January 9th 2020, 08:02 AM
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Postboard is more concise than social media. You want to talk about the new album? You go to that topic. Tour? Go there. You have to wade through a lot of shit on social media to have a decent chat. Foos. Please change your mind. Launch a fan club with a board. Entice with a fan club gift. Makes enough money to just to run. Fuck. Iíd help for free.
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Old January 9th 2020, 08:10 AM
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Postboard is more concise than social media. You want to talk about the new album? You go to that topic. Tour? Go there. You have to wade through a lot of shit on social media to have a decent chat. Foos. Please change your mind. Launch a fan club with a board. Entice with a fan club gift. Makes enough money to just to run. Fuck. Iíd help for free.
what April said.

There's too much noise on social media. This is far better organised!
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Postboard is more concise than social media. You want to talk about the new album? You go to that topic. Tour? Go there. You have to wade through a lot of shit on social media to have a decent chat. Foos. Please change your mind. Launch a fan club with a board. Entice with a fan club gift. Makes enough money to just to run. Fuck. Iíd help for free.
Plus their social profiles aren't all that conducive to discussions between fans and 90% of it is "DAAAAAAAaAaAaAaAaAVE" anyway!
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Old January 9th 2020, 08:16 AM
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Plus their social profiles aren't all that conducive to discussions between fans and 90% of it is "DAAAAAAAaAaAaAaAaAVE" anyway!
I was added to a group called Dave grohls tongue. Interesting concept. I mean, I did stay... But its not where I'd go to find information about why the hell I can't pay for concert tickets for night 1 at pula! And then kindly get sent a message a few weeks later about how to actually get them (good work people)
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Old January 9th 2020, 08:23 AM
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what April said.

There's too much noise on social media. This is far better organised!
Foo community here is far more pleasant and helpful than elsewhere.
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Old January 9th 2020, 08:57 AM
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Old January 9th 2020, 09:23 AM
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Such a shame, but that's progress I guess....
I've met some amazing people from here at the shows in the last few years.

Like everyone has said, the social media platforms get filled with the same shit over and over and just isn't as informative. If this will be the only way to inform us on news I hope it improves when this does finally close down.

A fan club of some sort with a board would be great, perhaps that will come with the new site? Here's hoping anyway!
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Any merit in starting up a closed FFPB Facebook group for us like minded nerds from here?
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