Amateur / Fan Films Forum was created in back in early 2000 and was made up of a small community of amateur and fan film enthusiasts.. We came together as a community and over time became a family of like minded individuals who enjoyed spending time and sharing information with one another..
The forum originally went through many iterations, administered by few different "owners" and hosted by several different free forum hosting companies.. A year or so after it's inception it came into my care and I have treated it as best I could ever since.. The forum had over 4000 users over the course of its many iterations who contributed to over 175,000 posts.. It had a core of about 50 users, people with more than 2000 posts individually, and about 20 who were hard core posters with 5000+ posts individually who stuck with the from through its various iterations, owner switching, and software changes..
Over the course of the forums life in my hands, I have hosted it with a couple different services, pointed 6 domains to it and used four different forum software solutions (Invision Power Board was by far the best). During all this time I spent a lot of time and effort (not to mention money) keeping up with it. It grew and did quite well for itself for a while, but as with all things there comes a decline.. Peoples interests change, and life must go on. All of the core users have moved on to bigger and better things, and as a result the forum is a moon cast shadow of it's former self -- I think the time has finally come to say goodbye.
At this point it's starting to degenerate into haunt for bots who post unwanted spam and frankly I'm tired of dealing with it. I shall archive the data on the forums forever and am always here and open to discuss the forum and the contents thereof. But the board it self will come down to save me the bandwidth and the bot headaches..
Please feel free to email me at the address below if you have any comments, suggestions or just want to chat.. You may also post a comment here if you like.. I'd love to hear from each of the old school core posters telling everyone what the forum meant to you.. I know I personally got more out of it than I put in or I wouldn't have continued to do it.. ( and no I don't mean money -- I never made a cent.. )
Either way, it was a good ride.. I want to give a personal thank you to all the users who made the forum what it was, to the few that donated their time to upkeep as well as to the even fewer who donated money.. I also want to thank the core 50 and the hard core 20 who really provided the center around which we all revolved, you know who you are..
I shall miss you all, and I wish you all the best.
Jason "Palamedes" Ellis