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    :!: thedarktower.org has been sold -- the forum is moving to a new URL

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    The news that we bring to you today is bittersweet. The domain “www.thedarktower.org“ has been sold, but not to just anyone. The new owner of the domain is actually Stephen King himself (that’s the sweet part). Due to financial stresses and renewed interest in this domain due to the announcement of the upcoming Dark Tower film/television adaptation, the Directors felt that this was the best time to make this transition and we cannot think of anyone more appropriate to purchase the address than the man who brought us all here in the first place. We do not know exactly what his plans are for the domain, but we do know that he does not have any plans on keeping the content.

    Which leads us to the future of this message board: Jerome (aka Randall Flagg) And Patrick have agreed to take over the reins. The site will be moving to a new domain name: www.TheDarkTower.org within the week. We have a tentative date for the switch to the new url: Monday, October 4 midnight EST. We are sincerely happy to turn over the leadership of this community to Jerome and Patrick, who have been with this community since the beginning and has been a great asset to site staff. We are so grateful that you all have spent so much time here and believe the site will continue to thrive in its new home.

    Thank you all...so much.

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    Not sure why if this is because of the DT movies....wouldn't keeping the current name make more sense? SKfans doesn't exactly scream Dark Tower. Doesn't seem google friendly but it seems it would spur activity..maybe SK himself might post or write things occaisonally!
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    Will archived info be transferred?
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    It's a business thing, Mattrick. With the announcement of the movies, thedarktower.org url has become a hot commodity, obviously.

    Congratulations to Matt, who made a risky move years ago and it just paid off bigtime, seems like to me. And yes, I know that's not why he did it, but I'm sure he's not complaining.
    "So many vows. They make you swear and swear. Defend the King, obey the King, obey your father, protect the innocent, defend the weak. But what if your father despises the King? What if the King massacres the innocent? It's too much. No matter what you do, you're forsaking one vow or another."

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    You hit the nail on the head John. It was a deal I couldn't refuse. And thanks for the compliment, it was a very big risk. Also expensive.

    The forum will move exactly as it is. No one will even have to sign up again or anything.

    Every single thing will transfer.
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    Woof? New domain for us... *sniffs it tentatively* Ohhhhkayyyy.
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    Sorry Woofer...it will be a bit of transition but it makes sense that Stephen King would own this domain for his epic.

    We are all going to be great on the new domain, it seriously won't change a thing.
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    well this was sudden
    normally this kind of thing bothers me but since it's Sai King himself who brought this change on then ok, guess I'll switch over to that other site soon enough
    if the worlds gonna end then let's get it over with, i got shit to do

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    The are going to use the domain name for sure.

    Think of it as real estate and a house. I simply sold the real estate because the movie announcement means they found "oil" there.

    The "house" is the forum and we have it securely on a truck so it can be moved to a new piece of real estate.



    Thanks for the support Flagg. I'll be out here all night answer questions.

    I just want to say how much we should all appreciate Jerome (Randall Flagg) for taking up the mantle and continuing the community.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    You hit the nail on the head John. It was a deal I couldn't refuse. And thanks for the compliment, it was a very big risk. Also expensive.

    The forum will move exactly as it is. No one will even have to sign up again or anything.

    Every single thing will transfer.
    Cool beans.
    "So many vows. They make you swear and swear. Defend the King, obey the King, obey your father, protect the innocent, defend the weak. But what if your father despises the King? What if the King massacres the innocent? It's too much. No matter what you do, you're forsaking one vow or another."

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    I'm rather amused that it's randall flagg who'll be taking over
    if the worlds gonna end then let's get it over with, i got shit to do

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    I'm sorry to hear about the move, but only because I will now have to change my bookmarks.
    Congratulations Matt, and welcome aboard Jerome. The King is retired, long live the King. Odd how that seems so strangely appropriate.
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    It's okay, Matt. I completely understand and suspected that it was both an honor and a boon for you; thus, it was literally an offer not to be refused! It is just the way of wolves to be wary of change.

    Now then...

    CONGRATULATIONS!

    I'm very happy for you guys. That is WAY cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post

    I just want to say how much we should all appreciate Jerome (Randall Flagg) for taking up the mantle and continuing the community.
    For reals. We're sad to be handing over our baby to Jerome, but we know he'll take super good care of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flaggwalkstheline View Post
    I'm rather amused that it's randall flagg who'll be taking over
    just got that. Yes, ironic.
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    Randall Flagg taking over: it's our darkest fears and greatest dreams come true!

    Seriously, congratulations, guys. As long as the community remains exactly the same, i don't care what the domain name is, really.
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    Congratulations Matt!!!
    I'm sure Mr. Flagg will do a great job.
    I look forward to see what King does with the url...

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    question:
    why couldn't our site name have just been changed to palaver.com ? like the forums are named...
    if the worlds gonna end then let's get it over with, i got shit to do

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    Congratulations Matt!!!
    I'm sure Mr. Flagg will do a great job.
    I look forward to see what King does with the url...
    Me too! There is a chance it will go to the production company, if so we could see it again on commercials for the movie/show.

    <sigh>...that would be so cool.

    Thanks for the support everyone I've been all colors of emotional the last few days over this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flaggwalkstheline View Post
    question:
    why couldn't our site name have just been changed to palaver.com ? like the forums are named...
    We could only change it to domain names that were available, that one isn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flaggwalkstheline View Post
    question:
    why couldn't our site name have just been changed to palaver.com ? like the forums are named...
    oh, Matt posted this already, nvm.

    But yeah, not available, some company owns it.
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    Thank you for all the time , effort , and energy you put into this place, Matt & Co. ! Hopefully the new managerial change is simply in name only, as I wish for this place to continue along it's current course and thrive for many more years to come !
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    But yeah, not available, some company owns it.
    I hope its not North Central Positronics!!

    Thanks Ferny

    It really has been an honor to do it.
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    ..........thunderclap is available......
    "So many vows. They make you swear and swear. Defend the King, obey the King, obey your father, protect the innocent, defend the weak. But what if your father despises the King? What if the King massacres the innocent? It's too much. No matter what you do, you're forsaking one vow or another."

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