It's obvious to those who come to the message board on a regular that the decline has been going on for the last year. Lots of factors contribute to this, most noticeably people finding more ways to spend their time online (Facebook, Twitter, etc). And while traffic on the blog continues to grow every year (and even our own social media ventures), the Friendship Farm has been stuttering along.
So rather than have it continue to die a slow and painful death, we've decided to bulldoze the farm and officially close the message board on Friday, April 8.
This is not the end of Donewaiting. We'll be posting more weekly show roundups on the blog
(with the opportunity for you to add other shows we may have missed), and will focus more on the blog on other topics that were Farm favorites (Comfest, bands coming to Columbus, etc). We also encourage you to post more comments on the blog, and also begin conversations on our Facebook page
Thanks for all the time, words, and energy you've put into the Farm over the past 8.5 years. This wasn't an easy decision to make, but it's the right time to do it.FOLLOW THE BLOG
: http://donewaiting.comCONTINUE THE CONVERSATION
Okay everyone, posting is now closed on the Friendship Farm.
You will still be able to log in, send each other PMs, and read the archive of the site.
Like stated before, the site still lives. Discussions can continue on the blog, found over here
We've set up a new place for people to track the Touring Bands Coming to Ohio... Read and post tips here: http://www.donewaiting.com/touring-band ... ohio-2011/
We'll be doing a better job on the blog of posting weekly round up of upcoming Columbus bands' shows. You can reply in the comments for additions, or e-mail the staff about your upcoming shows so we have them on file. Contact information: http://www.donewaiting.com/2008/01/08/contact-2/
If Facebook or Twitter is the thing, join the conversation over there:http://facebook.com/donewaitinghtp://twitter.com/donewaitingWant to write for Donewaiting? Get in touch.
We hope with all these other options available, your conversations don't end on the site, they just get shuffled around a bit.
Thanks for the thousands of posts, conversations, and the occasional lawsuit this board brought to the site. The spirit of the Friendship Farm can live on in other corners of the site, but it's up to you.