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  1. I helped at SDCC '08 NovallTalon's Avatar
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    Apr 8, 2009, 3:18 PM - clone-empire.net gone? #1

    Heard through the grape-vine and went to check...and yeah it's gone. Not sure what all that is about....
  2. Wildabeast's Avatar
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    Apr 8, 2009, 5:58 PM - Re: clone-empire.net gone? #2

    Interesting...hadn't been there in a while anyways....
  3. I helped at SDCC '08 TK-Devo's Avatar
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    Apr 8, 2009, 6:06 PM - Re: clone-empire.net gone? #3

    Weird...
  4. TD-1536's Avatar
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    Apr 8, 2009, 6:42 PM - Re: clone-empire.net gone? #4

    More of this story will develop over time, I'm sure. I'm done discussing it, and have ended my association with John Sale (who ran the forum).

    In short, he fired the entire admin staff then shut it down. Where he takes the forum from here, who knows.
  5. DW Design's Avatar
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    Apr 8, 2009, 6:45 PM - Re: clone-empire.net gone? #5

    Another victim of the failing economy....
    DW
  6. Community Founder Art Andrews's Avatar
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    Apr 8, 2009, 7:08 PM - Re: clone-empire.net gone? #6

    As Mike indicated, I don't think this was an economic issue as much as a clash of personalities. It is always sad to see a resource go but such is life.
  7. I helped at SDCC '08 NovallTalon's Avatar
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    Apr 8, 2009, 7:16 PM - Re: clone-empire.net gone? #7

    Thats really to bad, and tragic for the people who used it as a resource.
  8. DW Design's Avatar
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    Apr 8, 2009, 10:48 PM - Re: clone-empire.net gone? #8

    Quote ART ANDREWS said: View Post
    As Mike indicated, I don't think this was an economic issue as much as a clash of personalities. It is always sad to see a resource go but such is life.
    Sorry, I was just kidding.
    But really, wasn't it a pay site? I never used it but will people be getting refunds?
    Darren
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    Apr 9, 2009, 12:32 AM - Re: clone-empire.net gone? #9

    It was as much a pay site as this one is.

    --Jonah
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    Apr 9, 2009, 6:08 AM - Re: clone-empire.net gone? #10

    Donations.
    And yes, John Sale should consider reimbursing all those who recently contributed.
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    Apr 9, 2009, 6:17 PM - Re: clone-empire.net gone? #11

    It seems to be kinda back. Except for the Clone reference sections, which sucks. Was really try to track down a specific thread.
  12. DW Design's Avatar
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    Apr 9, 2009, 10:58 PM - Re: clone-empire.net gone? #12

    Quote Peregrinus said: View Post
    It was as much a pay site as this one is.

    --Jonah
    Really? I thought you had to pay more to have a larger avatar among other things. I assure you that is NOT what is going on here at TDH.
    Darren
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    Apr 9, 2009, 11:03 PM - Re: clone-empire.net gone? #13

    It sucks for those people who used that resource, but many of us saw this coming. It was bound to happen sooner or later.
    Last edited by Foxbatkllr; Apr 10, 2009 at 12:33 AM.
  14. Community Founder Art Andrews's Avatar
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    Apr 9, 2009, 11:19 PM - Re: clone-empire.net gone? #14

    Definitely stinks to lose a resource but also provides an opportunity for sites like CT.NET and TDH to pick up the slack.
  15. formerly Woodman woodman's Avatar
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    Apr 10, 2009, 12:10 AM - Re: clone-empire.net gone? #15

    hey john seems like a nice enough guy to me I have nothing but good dealings with him.
    I talk to him and he said the site was being restructured and would be back online soon.
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    Apr 10, 2009, 9:31 PM - Re: clone-empire.net gone? #16

    Funny, CE orginaly picked up the slack from CT.net back when "the Purge" happend. I have not been back to CT.net since then.
  17. Community Founder Art Andrews's Avatar
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    Apr 10, 2009, 9:34 PM - Re: clone-empire.net gone? #17

    "All of this has happened before, and it will all happen again."
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    Apr 10, 2009, 11:46 PM - Re: clone-empire.net gone? #18

    Weird, went back through an old link and all the clone stuff was back again.....
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    Apr 12, 2009, 6:00 AM - Re: clone-empire.net gone? #19

    seems everything is back and taking its first new shaky steps. hopefully things haven't been permanently damaged and that c-e can take it's place as the tdh of clones. (even though we have our own clone section)
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    Apr 13, 2009, 9:31 AM - Re: clone-empire.net gone? #20

    I have to echo the esteemed TDH forum staff in my opinions.

    Not a big fan of people who treat people differently if they choose to costume a male character if they are a female, or if they choose to register their clones as Rebel Legion members.

    (not that all members or mods at that site agreed with the owners opinions)
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    Apr 15, 2009, 1:11 PM - Re: clone-empire.net gone? #21

    Quote ART ANDREWS said: View Post
    "All of this has happened before, and it will all happen again."
    HAHAHAHA... nice!

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