The last Forum Admin was Donavan, but due to personal (and private) reasons, he was forced to step down.
This was about all I could find on these garish new forums (scrambles for change in skin) - he founded a community known as the Advanced Gamers Forums, which I becaome a prominant member in, however in late 2004, he became busy with new tasks from GamingForums.com, and on the new year he gave me control / leadership of the AGF community. Since then we've transitioned to a forum hosted on my server, had a few upgrades, but in the summer of 2005, if I recall, AGF whent offline and didn't come back, what with a small community and technical problems.
Now I've rebuilt a community, I've created a gaming clan manifestation of the community called "Advanced Gamers Clan", which has been moderatly, if not fairly sucessful, and I am rebuilding the AGF forums with the intent of completly re-evaulating the concept of the forum and the way it facuilitates communication and perpetuates communities, after I resigned from one of 5 leaders of a 50+ member clan after enourmas disastfaction with the community and leadership (which was mostly on the clans forums). I desire his advice, and any technical recommendations he can make, and insights as to how to activly develop a community and how to develop a system in which to perpetuate a community (aka the forums).
But much to my dismay, it seems as though he has recluded from the internet as best I can tell. A search for his name and common username, or his email, reveals only GamingForums, should I say "FileFront" forums now, and a couple Sim sites. Can anyone tell me what happened to Don, were I might be able to contact him, and were I could go to find him again?
... By the way, I'm not advertising this shit or anything, but if anyone does want a URL for the sites to any communities I mentioned, or wants to check out AGF when I get it put online again, I'd be glad to provide linkage if anyone was intrested.
He has/had an msn account, but he never signed on it, even when he was staff here. From the last I heard of him, he was saying something about how he was very sick and how he needed to get off the internet in his final days, or something like that. I'm not sure what really happened, but he left in a hurry, and has not come back since.
Weird stuff, but his reasons for leaving were even weirder, let me see if i can dig up that thread...
What the Hell?!
Okay, okay...it wasn't that bad, but i found the thread:
Holy fuck!! He's terminally ill!?
Goddamn.... I'm... not to sure what to say...
I was good friends and knew him well.... I'm glad he's left the internet, with a new perspective like that, some silly administrative function over a metal disk full of tighty aligned magnetic fields means a lot less...
Hope he enjoys his time traveling. The worlds a nifty place.
Sad, sad story.
I remember that thread, it stuck me as distinctively odd, as well. http://gamingforums.com/showthread.php?p=2446466#post2446466 -Edit- Phoenix dug it up, apparently I'm behind on posting this... There we go. He was posting as Wiki, the identity he used for the last GF sessions.
He's dying, Jim.
I salute you Donavan.