The Old Forum – fading away

The old Two Harbors Forum bulletin board is dying . . . . . .

Way back in 1999 – pre-Facebook and all of the other social media stuff that we have today – began it’s life as a community bulletin board. For me, it was a labor of love – a way to stay connected to my home when I lived far away. Somehow, it became a heavily used site full of fun, local information, area history, arguments about land development, all sorts of stuff. Later, we added a Clover Valley section which was ably moderated and promoted by Mike “Torggy” Torgerson. The Two Harbors piece did a gentle slide into obscurity with activity mostly ceased by the mid 20-teens. The Clover Valley portion has continued to draw users and active posts, albeit at a much slower rate than previously.

The bulletin board program was awesome in it’s day, but has not been supported or updated in many, many years. Glitches began several years ago. The first one was having to be a registered user to post anything. Now, the whole administration side of the program seems to have checked out. Torggy brought this to my attention just this week. I can’t log in, can’t post, can’t do a darn thing except read the content. And there’s alot of that! Thousands upon thousands of posts . . . . . . lots of history there. I’ll admit to some grief over this. It was a good run.