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Forum Newsletters / Re: Forum closure - January 31, 2022
« Last post by hpv on Jan 13, 2022, 11:51 AM »
Yay, I just saw  that Ethan posted on BBMfriends on FB
and it says that the forum is not closing just changing servers &**)

quoting:
'am happy to tell you that the forum has moved to a new hosting server and will not close as planned.'
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Forum Newsletters / Forum will not close as announced
« Last post by ethan on Jan 13, 2022, 11:46 AM »
After the announcement of forum closure, I have thought long and hard and spent more time in the last few days in the forum reading old threads than in the past few years. I have also read the posts in the closing thread and received emails from members who have never posted and shared their thoughts about the forum with me. Each one moved me to tears. Many long time members have also logged in perhaps to pay the last tribute to this special place before it is taken down. Each one of you have made the forum so special over the years. The forum is like a sanctuary where Brokies like us can go when they need to and find others who can listen and share which is impossible sometimes in real life.

The movie touched and changed us many years ago and I am sure it continues to do so as time goes on. For all these reasons, I can't close the forum and am happy to tell you that the forum has moved to a new hosting server and will not close as planned. I look forward to seeing you in the forum from time to time.

Sorry to stress you out in the last few days. Come visit the forum whenever you need to. The forum activities are not as busy as it used to be but please post away when you have something to share. We are always listening and are in spirit near and far.

As Jack said, "Ya know it could be like this, just like this always."
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Forum Newsletters / Re: Forum closure - January 31, 2022
« Last post by keren_b on Jan 13, 2022, 11:19 AM »
I discovered this forum just a few months after turning 17 and remained an active and enthusiastic member for two years. That was back in 2006. And I simply wanted to thank all of you for creating such an amazing community of loving, caring, giving, heart-centered people, thereby not only allowing seventeen-year-old me to find an outlet for my intense and overwhelming emotions, but also enabling me to thrive.

In no other online community have I ever felt so seen, heard and safe. And since I am currently on a path to becoming a somatic practitioner/therapist, I understand the need for creating a safe environment on a much deeper level than I did sixteen years ago.

I feel unbelievably lucky to have found such a unique tribe of supportive, like-minded individuals at such a young age. The fact that the majority of the people here were twice my age, yet always valued my thoughts and opinions, as well as validated my emotions and experiences, is something I have never taken for granted and certainly something I am never going to forget. Not a single one of my extremely long and elaborate posts went uncommented or unacknowledged. You guys really took the time to read the writings of an inexperienced seventeen-year-old and treated her as an equal. Not one single member of this forum has ever been condescending or rude - gentleness, softness, openness, warmth and curiosity reigned supreme, with love being the forum's currency. Our differences united us. And I find that endlessly humbling and beautiful.

Thank you Ethan for creating this amazing forum, thanks to all the moderators and to everyone who has ever shared a piece of themselves here. You could not have found a safer and more loving space to do so.

This post brought tears to my eyes. Thank you.
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Forum Newsletters / Re: Forum closure - January 31, 2022
« Last post by malawix on Jan 07, 2022, 02:56 PM »
Sad news indeed. I spent so many many days and nights here crying and laughing, sharing and caring, having back so many words and thoughts from all over the world. This is a magic place, even if I wasnt here around in late years. It will be always in my heart, together with Ennis and Jack. All the people I talked to here are inside me. I re-read old things in the late minutes, and it was a big emotion. And the names of brokies I read, starting from sweet Ethan of course... It's amazing I never forgot any of them! And never will happen. I will miss you all but I will find you all somewhere in me.  %)
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Forum Newsletters / Re: Forum closure - January 31, 2022
« Last post by Twisted Darko on Jan 06, 2022, 01:34 PM »
I was 16 when I first found and joined this forum. 16 and still coming to terms with who I was, what I wanted. How amazing it felt to find an online home with such likeminded and above all else, friendly people. I had never found an online community that was so genuine and warm.

Now I'm well past 30 and have nothing but wonderful, fond memories of this place. I've met some really awesome people, had engaging discussions and of course, shared so many Jake pics.  ;D

Thank you so much Ethan, the rest of the admins, mods and members for making this special place.

Teenage me as well as adult me are forever grateful we found you.
-Jaz
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Forum Newsletters / Re: Forum closure - January 31, 2022
« Last post by pierralex on Jan 06, 2022, 09:11 AM »
I guess it is a logical step in the life of the forum, albeit a sad one.
I have so many memories here. The forum, and its members where here when I needed them, and I was happy to help in return when others needed support. And we had honestly so much fun too. And the greatest gift is all the friendships that have developped over the years. This is something rare and precious that does not happen often.

It's been a great honor and my pleasure to help the forum as a moderator.

BBM changed my heart, but ennisjack changed my life, for the better. And for that I will be forever grateful.
So thank you very much Ethan for all of this.

Even if I didn't come very often anymore, I'm gonna miss this place. But I am glad that the connexions and friendships I have made here will remain  :c)
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Forum Newsletters / Re: Forum closure - January 31, 2022
« Last post by BBMsheep on Jan 06, 2022, 03:25 AM »
I can't believe the forum will be closed. This is really bittersweet and makes me feel so nostalgic.

Thank you everyone for your kindness, patience and understanding. I've found a home here, when I was so devastated by the movie.

So many interesting discussions, so many tears, and so many laughs...  I will cherish all these memories my entire life.

Thank you Ethan, for the creation of this forum. It changed our lives forever  ^f^

I love you all. Ennis & Jack forever !

 :s: }s{
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Forum Newsletters / Re: Forum closure - January 31, 2022
« Last post by Koka on Jan 05, 2022, 10:40 AM »
I discovered this forum just a few months after turning 17 and remained an active and enthusiastic member for two years. That was back in 2006. And I simply wanted to thank all of you for creating such an amazing community of loving, caring, giving, heart-centered people, thereby not only allowing seventeen-year-old me to find an outlet for my intense and overwhelming emotions, but also enabling me to thrive.

In no other online community have I ever felt so seen, heard and safe. And since I am currently on a path to becoming a somatic practitioner/therapist, I understand the need for creating a safe environment on a much deeper level than I did sixteen years ago.

I feel unbelievably lucky to have found such a unique tribe of supportive, like-minded individuals at such a young age. The fact that the majority of the people here were twice my age, yet always valued my thoughts and opinions, as well as validated my emotions and experiences, is something I have never taken for granted and certainly something I am never going to forget. Not a single one of my extremely long and elaborate posts went uncommented or unacknowledged. You guys really took the time to read the writings of an inexperienced seventeen-year-old and treated her as an equal. Not one single member of this forum has ever been condescending or rude - gentleness, softness, openness, warmth and curiosity reigned supreme, with love being the forum's currency. Our differences united us. And I find that endlessly humbling and beautiful.

Thank you Ethan for creating this amazing forum, thanks to all the moderators and to everyone who has ever shared a piece of themselves here. You could not have found a safer and more loving space to do so.
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Forum Newsletters / Re: Forum closure - January 31, 2022
« Last post by LuvJackNasty on Jan 04, 2022, 09:32 PM »
This is very bittersweet. When this movie first came into my life I had so many overwhelming emotions and was beyond fortunate to have found this spot on the mountain. I couldn't have asked for better company, support or friends to help guide me as I navigated that part of my journey. I have so many beautiful memories and several storage boxes full of BBM mementos from members and our meets; I went through them not too long ago and the memory is strong. I've shed so many tears here (I'm crying now as I type so not much has changed  ::) ;))  and am glad most of them have been happy and for that I thank all who have ever dropped by our side of the mountain.

Thank you Ethan for lighting the fire that beckoned us to this beautiful home. Thank you for maintaining it and for the caring and loving environment you fostered here. You and everyone here showed me that there was/is good, kindness and right still in this world. I carry this place and all here with me everyday because it is a huge part of who I am. I hold all of you in my heart and wish you all  love, health and beautiful moments each and every day. <^( <^(
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Forum Newsletters / Re: Forum closure - January 31, 2022
« Last post by tizi17 on Jan 04, 2022, 05:09 PM »
dearest ethan, dear all of you!

it has been the most incredible journey of my life, and i have to thank you, each and everyone who made this place a home for me, and so many others who had felt lost after the impact of our movie. coming here opened a door to a wonderful world for me, in a metaphorical sense.
but not only.
i had the joy to feel the wonder of meeting like minded people like friends i never knew i had.
and still have the joy to know and call my friends.

ethan, thank you for this journey. i know it is a difficult step for you. but we understand, and are by your side. and will always be grateful for your dedication.

BBM forever.
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