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Old 03-30-2009, 11:46 PM   #21
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my point was with the lack of mirrors, not loosing all downloads.
Yes, exactly. It doesn't matter if the mods are still there on moddb, I'm just saying it sucks that filefront is down, + the filefront mirrors on moddb as well.
Also, fileshack usually sucks.

It's still up. Just watch, we'll get april fool'd hard.
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Old 03-31-2009, 03:45 AM   #22
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we'll get april fool'd hard.
I think it's pretty obvious this is an April Fool's joke.

They get tons of people downloading things before April, and then they pull off a "great" April Fool's joke. It's a win-win for them.
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Old 03-31-2009, 04:27 AM   #23
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I think it's pretty obvious this is an April Fool's joke.

They get tons of people downloading things before April, and then they pull off a "great" April Fool's joke. It's a win-win for them.
It's also obvious because if they really were closing, why wouldn't they send off an email to their users telling them of such?
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Old 03-31-2009, 11:53 AM   #24
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not really the brightest joke then, you'd figure they'd lose a lot of people that regularly use the site who are already using other sites
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Old 03-31-2009, 02:27 PM   #25
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March 31st, 8:24 am central US time, and filefront is still online. The message about them closing is still visible.

I wonder if this was really a joke, or someone tied theirself to the server to save the site? Nobody saw anything on the news about a crazy IT tech with a shotgun guarding a server? Maybe some loyal fan that works at the filefront offices changed the security code to get into the building?

I can see some fresh out of college kid with a shotgun guarding the server. And the whole time crying about the "files". He is mumbling something like "its ok huney, I still love you." While the police and his girlfriend are outside the building. The girlfriend is screaming - "you move those files more then you love me? Thats it, its over." And the whole time the police are having to restrain her from going into the building to kick his butt.

When the stand off is finished, maybe the server will be shut down.

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Old 03-31-2009, 02:38 PM   #26
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April 1st, 8:24 am central US time, and filefront is still online. The message about them closing is still visible.

I wonder if this was really a joke, or someone tied theirself to the server to save the site? Nobody saw anything on the news about a crazy IT tech with a shotgun guarding a server? Maybe some loyal fan that works at the filefront offices changed the security code to get into the building?

I can see some fresh out of college kid with a shotgun guarding the server. And the whole time crying about the "files". He is mumbling something like "its ok huney, I still love you." While the police and his girlfriend are outside the building. The girlfriend is screaming - "you move those files more then you love me? Thats it, its over." And the whole time the police are having to restrain her from going into the building to kick his butt.

When the stand off is finished, maybe the server will be shut down.
Dunno where you come from but from where I'm sitting it's March 31st.
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Old 03-31-2009, 02:46 PM   #27
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April 1st, 8:24 am central US time, and filefront is still online. The message about them closing is still visible.

I wonder if this was really a joke, or someone tied theirself to the server to save the site? Nobody saw anything on the news about a crazy IT tech with a shotgun guarding a server? Maybe some loyal fan that works at the filefront offices changed the security code to get into the building?

I can see some fresh out of college kid with a shotgun guarding the server. And the whole time crying about the "files". He is mumbling something like "its ok huney, I still love you." While the police and his girlfriend are outside the building. The girlfriend is screaming - "you move those files more then you love me? Thats it, its over." And the whole time the police are having to restrain her from going into the building to kick his butt.

When the stand off is finished, maybe the server will be shut down.

What were the megamillions numbers for Tuesday March 31st' drawing?

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Old 03-31-2009, 03:07 PM   #28
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Got the dates mixed up, sorry about that.
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Got the dates mixed up, sorry about that.
Lying fucker. You just don't want to tell us the damn numbers! GIVE US THE NUMBERS BITCH!
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Their forums are still down, not that it matters.
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Old 04-01-2009, 08:56 PM   #31
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The message is gone. Worst April Fools attempt ever.
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:21 PM   #32
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Their forums are still down, not that it matters.

Thursday, 1:18 pm central US time and the forums are back up - http://forums.filefront.com/

They were never taken down. An index.html page had been put in the root directory, which over road the forums index.php file. So it "looked" like the forum was down, but not really.

I checked yesterday, and people had been posting in the forums all this time. If you knew a forum sections address you could still access it.

But read this thread - http://forums.filefront.com/gaming-f...hat-going.html

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It was no April fools joke, it was and may still be dead serious. The forums are up for now and hopefully up forever.
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:39 PM   #33
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The April fools joke is the forums coming back online. They will be gone again tomorrow.
Although that came from a member, i'm confused as to what's going on.
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FileFront has been acquired by the original founders of the site and will NOT be suspended as previously announced. This is NOT an April Fool's Joke.

After learning about Ziff Davis Media's plan to suspend FileFront at the end of March, the original founders of FileFront made the decision to buy it back from Ziff Davis Media.

We're happy to announce to the gaming community that as of today, April 1st, 2009, FileFront is a completely independent company again and is no longer part of Ziff Davis Media. All previously suspended services should be active and working again. We thank Ziff Davis Media for their cooperation and willingness to keep the site and community alive.

Due to the very unfortunate timing of this event and related announcements on March 24th and April 1st (April Fool's Day), we'd like to make it perfectly clear that:

1) 1) The March 24th announcement about FileFront suspending its operation was NOT an early April Fool's joke.

2) This announcement about the original founders buying back FileFront from Ziff Davis Media is also NOT an April Fool's joke.

3) We're making this announcement on April 1st because the deal was completed today and we want to bring all services back online immediately.

4) We would NEVER suspend FileFront as an April Fool's joke.

5) We are happy to be back!

FileFront has existed in one form or another (originally as FileLeech and Voodoo Extreme's downloads) since 1997. In the last 12 years, FileFront has become the gaming community's most comprehensive and trafficked library hosting millions of files for thousands of games while requiring no registration and providing uncapped download speeds. We look forward to improving FileFront and serving the gaming community for years to come.

Welcome home. Game On!

Email us, founders@filefront.com
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Old 04-02-2009, 09:06 PM   #35
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This means that either filefront was not making enough money. Or ziffdavis is having financial problems.

I am betting that ziffdavis is having problems. With the economy on a downhill slide, less people are buying magazines like PC Gamer.
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Old 04-03-2009, 05:58 PM   #36
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Yaay. Filefront!
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