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Old 01-19-2008, 11:52 AM   #1
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spielbergfilms.com gone?

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Hi everyone,

I'm going to keep this as brief as possible since it's really hard for me to write. After well over a year of struggle and back-and-forth debate (both internal and with my better half), I've come to the very, very difficult decision to call it a great run here on SpielbergFilms and ride off into that goodnight.


http://www.spielbergfilms.com/general/1609


WTF?

This is sad news. I'm thankful for the time the site was up and for all the work and passion Steven put into this. Sure..I sometimes disagreed with the nature of the articles or certain message boards posts. The site tended to feel like an anauthorized official site, but I guess that's just one of the problems or traps of "celebrity/idol/artist"-fansites. Despite all that it was a pretty cool resource for all things concerning the Berg. It was one of the places I tried to check out on a daily basis. Nice news roundup, occasional articles, some insightful people on the boards.

The weirdest thing, though, is that I have the recollection of a similar thing happening at spielbergfilms a few years ago. I might be wrong, but I remember that after reading a message quite similar to this one I stopped visiting the site only to discover some months (or even years?) later that the site was still or (yet again/I'm don't know about that) running...
(Does anybody remember an incident like that?)

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Old 01-19-2008, 08:16 PM   #2
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Well that sux. ... I really liked that site.
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Old 01-20-2008, 01:04 AM   #3
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Sad to see that great site go. You could always count on Steven Awalt for solid Spielberg information.

Conrad from the SpielbergFilms forum created a new sister forum as a replacement:

http://spielbergmovies.proboards61.com/index.cgi
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Old 01-22-2008, 01:39 AM   #4
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The new site has moved:

http://www.spielbergforums.com/index.php
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Old 01-22-2008, 06:39 PM   #5
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The forum just shuttered. No locked archives, nothing, except:
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As our forum has become prematurely redundant before its announced closure at the end of this month, we're shutting down here. The main site will remain until January 31. Thanks for the memories, friends.
I had about a hundred posts there, but some had thousands. Poor folks.
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Old 01-23-2008, 01:23 PM   #6
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http://www.spielbergforums.com/showthread.php?t=119

I was about to make some lame joke how this would be like the "bad ending" or third act of a Spielberg film until ...

http://www.spielbergfilms.com/forum/...?t=9254&page=2


Oh. The egos.

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For the record
http://www.spielbergfilms.com/forum/...?t=9265&page=2
http://spielbergfilms.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9268

It's an interesting phenomenon, I think.

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Old 01-24-2008, 04:28 AM   #7
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At least the old forum is back. The community remains.
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Old 02-06-2008, 03:20 PM   #8
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For the final record, here's that other watering hole I infrequent:
http://www.spielbergfilms.com/forumdisplay.php?f=11
These cineastes are more likely to discuss Kaminski, Kahn, etc.
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Old 08-04-2008, 05:04 AM   #9
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So...the boards are gone now too?

After having been out of town and offline for a couple of weeks I just tried to check back at spielbergfilms.com only to read this message:

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SpielbergFilms.com is now permanently closed after seven years of serving Steven Spielberg fans online. Thank you for your continual interest in our site. SpielbergFilms.com 2001-2008


What a bummer.
I liked Steven's reasonable response to KOCS and while some of the regular posters didn't have anything worthwhile to say there were a couple of members with very insightful opinions and knowledge to share.

Does anybody know what happened?
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Old 08-04-2008, 04:33 PM   #10
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It disappeared this weekend. They took up a collection to keep it running, but apparently it didn't last. I didn't expect it to. It was a better place for breaking Indy news due to less clutter, but in the end the only lost thread that comes to mind that I wish I'd copied was number 610...

Edit: never mind, found it elsewhere.
http://forgottensilver.blogspot.com/...le-maudit.html
And the blog noticed it only after I resurrected the thread this May.
Not gonna let this one slip away again.
http://moedred.livejournal.com/2008/08/05/
Any other gems we may have lost with the board's demise?

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Old 08-07-2008, 09:44 AM   #11
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Oh man ...somehow I never got around to reading that whole thing. And somehow I even lost track of our very own Blooper thread... Thanks for saving this, Moedred!!

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Any other gems we may have lost with the board's demise?
I can't think of anything specific in the league of the jewel you unearthed. But many other smaller threads come to mind that were just a nice collection of thoughts and information...

I knew that they collected money to keep the place running but I had no idea that it wasn't enough. I also find it weird that there's no substitute place for the community.
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Old 08-07-2008, 12:44 PM   #12
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Don't worry guys, most of the community(including myself >_>) has moved to Playmountain.net

http://playmountain.net/forum/index.php

edit: And yes, it was very sad that the site closed down. I believe Mr. Avalt just didn't have the time/money to spend on his website anymore. 7 years...damn.
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Old 08-07-2008, 12:57 PM   #13
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Don't worry guys, most of the community(including myself >_>) has moved to Playmountain.net

http://playmountain.net/forum/index.php

edit: And yes, it was very sad that the site closed down. I believe Mr. Avalt just didn't have the time/money to spend on his website anymore. 7 years...damn.

What's the upkeep for such a forum?
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Old 08-07-2008, 01:09 PM   #14
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What's the upkeep for such a forum?

Could you rephrase the question >_>
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Old 08-07-2008, 01:12 PM   #15
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How much would it cost to run? Roughly?
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Old 08-07-2008, 06:50 PM   #16
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How much would it cost to run? Roughly?
This year Steven Awalt posted the maintenance costs... I think if they paid about $500 to own the software it would have from then on been a few hundred a year. Without ads, it was probably all out of Mr. Awalt's pocket. It was vBulletin software, same as here. They have their own website with rates and a bulletin board (moderated?) where they talk about... vBulletin.

Awalt had a lot of great articles and exclusives he could post for free like I do at livejournal... don't know why he doesn't.
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Old 09-03-2008, 04:16 AM   #17
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Spielbergfilms.com closed

Does everybody know why spielbergfilms.com is closed forever??? Okay, "Skull" is an embarrassing movie and a shame for all Spielberg-Fans like me - but is this the reason?
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Old 09-03-2008, 07:41 AM   #18
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Lol, I have no idea...though it is bizarre that the website closed down.
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Old 09-03-2008, 07:49 AM   #19
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Search, Sankara? There was a topic about it months ago. Lol.
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Old 09-03-2008, 07:55 AM   #20
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Thank you! I found it...
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Old 09-03-2008, 04:57 PM   #21
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Merged .
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Old 09-18-2009, 04:37 AM   #22
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That’s a petty I was just looking for the site on Indy5 news. kept getting negative search results. I thought entering the wrong name. Then I saw some text on the main Ggogle page that lead me here.

Now I know.

Maybe the site was consumed by a storm that lasted a whole year, wiped clean by the wrath of god.

Then again maybe its under a new name?
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Old 09-20-2009, 11:52 AM   #23
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There's only the archive now,
http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://...lbergfilms.com
And as mentioned, posting has moved from spielbergforums to playmountain.
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