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PostRhys on Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:14 am

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Hi guys, (apologies in advance for the long post!)

It was June 2012 when I created this forum, I did so with no real expectations that anyone would use it! I certainly did not expect to be writing this post on a forum that now has over 93677 messages written so far!

Back in 2012, I was a reader (but not really a poster) on CCMB and I was getting particularly annoyed at that time by the sheer amount of vitriol that was floating around the fan boards regarding the rebrand. I decided to make redbluebirds.com (as it was known then) because I wanted to read and write in a space that was about the football - it's not that I didn't care about the clubs colours, but supporting the team was getting lost amongst the incessant debate around the rebrand.  Of course, the rebrand has since been reversed and the club is slowly on the mend - we changed the forum name to cardiffcityfans.com and then finally to bluebirdsmb.com.

Although this forum still has a few regular posters, something that I'm truly thankful for, it is clear that this forum's 'raison-on-d'etre' (it's reason for existing) has long since expired and I can't see it recovering. You guys have truly been amazing, I have so many happy memories of this forum. Some of the posts, authors and topics over the years have made me laugh more than I ever have.

I'm also incredibly proud, in a way, of this forum - we have worked very hard to keep it going, both in terms of the technical side of things (it's never looked better than it does now) and posts and topics.

But I think we all can see that the time has come to close the place down.

The Future

Many of you will remember The Colonel - he was a regular poster on this forum in the early years of its existence, he is a top bloke and has a real amazing gift in building online communities. When he left this forum, the dip in activity afterwards was not coincidental!

Well amazingly, in a very short space of time, he has created and nurtured a new Cardiff City Forum called https://onlyonecardiff.city/ (OOCC) - there is a vibrant community developing and it seems to be a board full of nice posters!

We have been in conversation about merging the two boards together and it seems to be the best way forward. So the plan is too close this board down and hopefully, all of our regular posters will sign up on the new board and become apart of this new developing community.  I can assure all of our regular posters a warm welcome when you do join. As for myself, I will become a mod on OOCC and my hope is that as many of you as possible will join us there. To be honest, it will be nice to be part of an active community again.

This Domain

So the plan for this site would be to create some sort of legacy page - I'm not sure what yet - maybe leaving the forum open as a read-only, or having a webpage.

I would love all of your thoughts on what we could do with the page?

Sign up & See you there

So once again, thanks for all the memories - go ahead and sign up for the new forum>>> https://onlyonecardiff.city/

Any thoughts or tributes below would be welcome!

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PostCleve van Leef on Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:57 am

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PostSlimfrog's Son™ on Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:21 am

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PostCleve van Leef on Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:48 am

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PostTDA on Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:06 am

@Cyncoedslumdog wrote:It looks ok over there but the fact that they have taken to TDA immediately makes me think they are prone to rash snap judgements.
:crrazy:

Or just excellent judges of character tda
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Postglasgowronnie on Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:40 am

Loved this board, due to family circumstances not been on here as much as I like. Thanks Rhys
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PostSlimfrog's Son™ on Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:30 pm

They have allowed me to talk about nudity frequently so it seems fine over there
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PostArkay Dubya on Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:55 pm

I'm just going to leave this here...

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PostTans Tache on Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:02 am

Awww what?! Errrrm... well can’t say I’m surprised by this to be honest! But at least there’s another forum... hopefully bit more activity!

In the words of some bloke... “don’t cry cos it’s over... smile cos it happened”

Yeah... safe nice one, it’s been emotional!

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PostSlimfrog's Son™ on Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:08 am

@Arkay Dubya wrote:I'm just going to leave this here...


You do wonder whether people are aware of how this looks or if they really are that naive?
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PostTDA on Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:13 am

@Slimfrog's Son™️ wrote:
@Arkay Dubya wrote:I'm just going to leave this here...


You do wonder whether people are aware of how this looks or if they really are that naive?

An optional extra in all new "Enterprises des Batiments de Notre Dame" properties here in France. shock
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PostSlimfrog's Son™ on Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:36 pm

RIP BBMB
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PostArkay Dubya on Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:49 pm

So long, and thanks for all the phish!

bravo arkay
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PostTDA on Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:56 am

Amen to all of that

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Post*** G L O V E S *** on Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:18 am

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