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Why our Message Board has closed

Our Message Board has closed; it’s gone for good! The Support Forum that we’ll launch next month is going to be quite different. But change, in this case, is good and necessary, and we’re sure our members will appreciate the direction we’ve chosen to take.

FirstSigns has been running a Message Board for 8 years, and in that time we’ve supported literally thousands of people. But the internet has changed significantly in that time, and as a forward-thinking organisation we’ve actually been a little slow in closing it down!

Social interactions online are much faster these days. People expect and deserve a quick response; things move quickly and topics change daily. Our new Support Forum will reflect these changes, as we become slimmer, sleeker, faster and fresher.

Our members can expect a cleaner, simpler Support Forum, that still offers all the support, ideas and friendship of the past, but in an easy to use and responsive atmosphere.

Our new rules will also be simpler and enable more room for self-expression, while still remaining protective and security conscious.

So we hope you’ll forgive us for these few short weeks without a Message Board. We understand that change can be uncomfortable, but without change things become tired and stagnant. FirstSigns is not a tired or stagnant organisation, and neither are our members, so we hope that you’ll welcome these changes and embrace them.

Our new new Support Forum will be fluid, and will evolve in the direction that you, our members, take it.

Thank you for understanding and we look forward to welcoming you to our new Support Forum next month. In the meantime, we hope you’ll continue to interact with us via Twitter, Tumblr or our Facebook Group or Page.

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