On Folkestone is closing

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It is with regret that I am sending this email. Tom and I have decided to let Onfolkestone pass away. Onfolkestone has always incurred operational costs, and given the lack of activity, we can't justify spending them for the next year. The hosting for the site expires in around 7 days time.

Both Tom and myself have, like so many other members moved away from Follkestone. We can't put as much time into the site as we would like, and are rarely around to update it. Entering my final year of university, I will have even less time to dedicate to it.

We would however like to thank all the members of Onfolkestone for what they contributed to the site over the years. There have certainly been some memorable times. Thanks also go to moderators over the years, and the council who have featured Onfolkestone and funded certain marketing campaigns.

Fear not! There is an alternative forum based on Folkestone, which is active. Ok, it doesn't have the old Onfolkestone culture, but if you want to discuss things happening in Folkestone, then I recommend it. I'm a member, and I know a few other Onfolkestoner's are too. My user is 'Ian'. Hope to see you there.


Remember, there are still a fair few days left to access all that Onfolkestone goodness.

Thank you all again! Ian and Tom

Quite what was wrong with directing people here I don't know. I always thought OnFolkestone was some kind of official local youth initiative, I guess not.

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Thu Aug 23 2007

This is my site The FG that I set up in a frenzy of excitement when I first moved to Folkestone in approximately 2004. I had been a frequent visitor for a few years previous to that so I am technically one of those DFLs you get nowadays. The site was updated more frequently with a gig calendar + voting for favourite places and things, + I hear it was a useful resource for those who were thinking of moving to the area. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though only to Hythe) it doesn't get as much love as it used to. Ironic really as The town is now becoming the exciting place we always thought it was about to become. My name is not Gerald by the way, this comes from a fake paper in an episode of The Day Today or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, + how there is a local paper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are GRATE aren't they? Do get in touch if you have anything to contribute, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on Twitter.