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bonzillou30 Dec 2017 6:00 a.m. PST

the fieldsoffireonline forum was transfered to the tapatalk platfoirm and now it seems to have disapeared. Any news?

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP30 Dec 2017 6:35 a.m. PST

I think they just lost a ton of members on the switch

BrianW30 Dec 2017 9:35 a.m. PST

It's still there, but there are not a lot of people posting right now. Several of the older threads are locked, and so there is a lot of information that can't be accessed. I'm also afraid that the mouse is right about losing a lot of members due to the switch.

alan L30 Dec 2017 12:30 p.m. PST

No, it does seem to have disappeared ahich is very unfortunate as it was a mine of information.

This is why I still prefer Yahoo Groups.

Risaldar Singh31 Dec 2017 9:07 a.m. PST

"Sorry, this board has been permanently closed by it's owner"

That's pretty sad as it was a good resource and a friendly place…

BrianW31 Dec 2017 2:48 p.m. PST

Yes, I went to respond to a post and got that same message. They were talking about moving to Facebook, but as I don't have an account there I don't know if they did that.

capt jimmi31 Dec 2017 3:20 p.m. PST

Hi all, many friendly familiar faces here

Yes ! it looks like 'fieldsoffireonline' forum has been lost ! Vale ! .. this was a great forum spanning about ten years, with a cast of knowledgeable gentlemen wargamers from all corners of the planet and all "period" interests from French IndoChina through the 'American war' to the later Vietnamese wars with Kampuchea and China.
This forum was also the natural successor to the "11Bravo" and "Gruntonline" sites that went before it.

The forum suffered the Photobucket SNAFU this year (so lost a ton of photos) and then changed host to Tapatalk , which was a bit clunkier than the previous host. The main administrator soonafter went AWOL. We had also been locked out of some topics and were unable to induct new members,… so time to move on. Although I'm still getting notifications from the site like a ghost who doesn't know it yet.

Yes, we would have lost a lot of data, photos, AARs, discussions etc , but the best part of the forum was always the people ,.. who shared the data, photos, AARs, discussions etc .

..about a week ago a few of us set up an alternate RV on FB here link

… so if you FB and are looking for a new, yet old and familiar place to discuss your Indochina or Vietnam Wargaming plans and problems, need to fact check or be inspired to go further ? ..or just want to see what the Macgyver of wargaming is doing now,.. come and say hello .

It's early days just yet , but we will have a forward supply of information, ideas and comradely-good-fellowship accumulating here in no time .

bonzillou02 Jan 2018 3:44 a.m. PST

FB is a good initiative but I think it is less clear for access to threads and archives.
But better than nothing.
I hope that Fieldsoffire previous admin will get the data back online.

capt jimmi05 Jan 2018 4:38 a.m. PST

Agreed Pascal ! , I'm used to the way the old forum worked , plus the way threads archived. ..we'll make it work as we need to.
I've just figured out how to post files myself … new-ish to this FB stuff myself. Hahaha!

Goose66611 Feb 2018 11:09 a.m. PST

FB doesnt work well as a forum. You cannot search it fully. Its ok for news updates and current photo posts but little more than that.

So sad to see the old forums go. I know I haven't been on them in a while but I had some good threads and posts on there. :(

alan L11 Feb 2018 1:32 p.m. PST

Not that keen on Fb myself, that is why I stiil prefer Yahoo Groups, despite their faults at rimes.

Virginia Tory12 Feb 2018 4:52 a.m. PST

Yeah….was wondering what happened. I was using Fields of Fire quite a bit as I ramped up my Indochina minis.

Joe Legan Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2018 3:37 p.m. PST

I don't like FB myself. Too unsecure. How about moving here?


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