By Wes Penre, January 10, 2022
Some of you are probably asking yourselves why the Forum is down. It seems like ProBoards, who is the Host Company, took down my forum because of what they consider “abuse.” I highly suspect it’s non-retrievable. It seems like it’s more censorship happening here.
If you go to the forum (https://wespenreproductions.boards.net/), you get the following message:
“In accordance with Section 25(a) of the ProBoards Terms of Service, this forum has been taken offline.”
I have contacted the ProBoards (PB) abuse team to ask for a reason, but they apparently don’t give reasons, usually, according to this: (https://support.proboards.com/…/section-25a-violation ).
This is devastating for all of us. There was so much invaluable information there. Thus far, I think this is what happened: someone who saw our info clicked this button: “If you feel these sites have violated the TOS, please click the ‘report abuse’ button at the bottom of those forums.” Then, the Abuse team looked into it, and it says on the website that I just linked here to Proboards Support (above) that people should get a warning, but if they don’t, it’s usually because the Abuse team considers it impossible to resolve the issue and deletes it wiithout warning. I might or might not know more after the abuse team has responded.
I will of course keep everyone updated as soon as I know more.
If worse comes to worse, I hope you’ll all follow me to a new forum, which I will set up ASAP.
If someone knows a good platform for us, please email me back here! ProBoard was free of charge, and it would of course be best if we could find a new platform that’s free, but on the other hand, it’s probably less safe, too. So, even if you only know of pay-forum, give me those tips, too. I’ll look into everything...
Thank you for your patience!