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      Important Announcement!   07/28/2018

      Dear BCF members,   This forum has been running now for many years, and over that time we have seen many changes. Generalised forums are nowhere near as popular as they once were, and they have been very much taken over by blogs, vlogs and social media discussions. Running a forum well takes money, and a lot of care and attention, as there is so much which goes on behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly.   With all of this in mind, and after discussion within the current moderator team, the decision has been made to close this forum in its current format. I know that this will disappoint a lot of our long term members, but I want to reassure you that it's not a decision which has been taken lightly.    The remaining moderator team have agreed that we do not want to lose everything which is special about our home, and so we are starting a brand new facebook group, so that people can stay in touch, and discussions can continue. We can use it for free and should be easier for us to run (it won't need to be updated or hosted). We know not everyone has FaceBook, but we hope that those of you who are interested will join the group. We will share the link, and send invites as soon as we are ready to go. Added: We may as well get this going, find us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/195289821332924/   The forum will close to new registrations, but will remain open for some time, to allow people to collect up any information, reading lists etc they need to, and to ensure they have contact details for those they wish to stay in touch with.    The whole team feel sad to say goodbye, but we also feel that it's perhaps time and that it feels like the right choice. We hope we can stay in touch with all of you through our new FaceBook group.   I personally want to thank everyone who has helped me moderate the forum, both in the past and the present, and I also want to thank every single person who has visited, and shared their love of books.. I'm so proud of everything we've achieved, and the home we built.   Please visit the new section in the Lounge section to discuss this further, ask questions etc.
Michelle

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I'm thinking Goodreads might suit me quite well actually. It's like a kind of bookish facebook from what I can see so far. Also my main activity on this site was in the book blogs section (which doesn't seem to be a feature of any of the other book forums), so instead of a blog I'm going to have a goodreads shelf for each year so I can log what I've read. Then you can add a note to each book which will be my review. (People can comment on that I believe). It won't be the same as having a blog here but I'm hoping it will be ok. There are quite a lot of people from here there too.

 

EDIT: Apparently there is a BCF group on there but I can't find it. If anyone knows its name (or has a link) I'd be grateful!

 

Edited by ~Andrea~

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3 hours ago, ~Andrea~ said:

Thanks Michelle. I'd be happy to give it a go if people want to use that group.

@~Andrea~ did you mean you wanted to help moderate it? Are you a member?

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Yes please I'll help. Err not sure actually.:blush: I'll check later and join if not.

 

EDIT: I've joined!!

 

Edited by ~Andrea~

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I've not been as regular a visitor as I would have liked recently (this summer holiday being especially busy) but I was sad to read the news last night that the forum was to close. However, it might get me out the obligation I've felt to catch up with more book reviews. :lol:

 

Thanks to Michelle and the admin team for all their hard work over the years. I've joined the FB group and hope to participate on there a little more regularly. :)

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I'm very late to this, but I just wanted to say a huge Thank You to you, Michelle, for the forum! :flowers2::flowers2:  This has been an amazing place and it's made a big impact on my life. I would never have made the amazing friends I have made on here otherwise, and it's been such a pleasure to have a place where I could talk about books with like minded people. And it's not just about having a place - it's been such a warm, welcoming and friendly place! :wub:

 

Thank you also to all the Mods, you've done a great job over the years! :flowers2:  

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