The Great Downtime
The Great Downtime- ,is the period when Sciforums mysteriously ceased to exist without any warning. David Watanabe (Porfiry), previous owner of the site, went trekking through Africa and the server went down from April 21, 2005, until May 27, 2005, and again for a time in July. This caused great panic and if there had been more active members at the time this could well have caused a stockmarket crash in the real world.
Many of the weaker members flocked to the other science forums and actually put effort into posting there or becoming a mod. This betrayal gutted the spirit of sciforums which never recovered. Why oh why? Porfiry! Why? Why?
Some traitor members went to The Science Forum
- Sciforums's temporary haven thread on The Science Forum