Topic: Announcement: NR Forum Closing on Feb 22nd, 2008
After many months of deliberation, I have decided to close down the Noble Realms Forum on 2/22/08. I am giving a month's notice to allow members the appropriate preparation discussions.
The forum will still remain on the net as a searchable archive, and members will have the ability to log in and email other members, but posting and registration activities will end.
Noble Realms was established in December of 2003 to provide an informal environment for the discussion of fringe subjects. For me it was both a necessary duty to serve those who requested a forum like this, and an experiment in applying what I had learned from my prior experiences at the Cassiopaean discussion groups. On both counts it was a success. NR survived four years and remained stable long enough to produce many graduates who have become stronger souls because of it.
This open internet forum was never intended to be an endless endeavor, however. And since late 2006 I sensed the end approaching but wanted to wait to determine whether what I was seeing was just a temporary phase or a progressive trend. The trend was a shift in the vibrational, experiential, and emotional profile of the active forum membership. What in the first couple years only Noble Realms could properly fulfill has shifted toward what could just as well be satisfied on other forums. Coupled with the fact that over the past four years many other good fringe forums have sprung up, NR no longer serves a unique function. Its original purpose has been served.
Where to go from here? I am aiming for converting from a public forum to a more harmonized, personalized, individualized, and private means of networking. It’s a realm split right here on the internet. This is partly in keeping with the times... it just feels like 2008 is a critical point in terms of polarization, incompatibles parting ways and compatibles coming together. So I am advising switching to email, phone, instant messaging, private forums / IRC rooms, and face-to-face meetings with those who are mutually compatible with you. My hope is that with NR being the happy melting pot that it was, people have had the opportunity to select with whom to forge deeper friendships. Things are going to become more real, pure, and direct this way.
We ought to post links to other alternative forums to provide willing members with options for migration.