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Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 00:49:24 UT
Subject: ***ARGN Forums to Close***

The following is an email sent to you by an administrator of "Alternate Reality Gaming Network". If this message is spam, contains abusive or other comments you find offensive please contact the webmaster of the board at the following address:

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Message sent to you follows:

ARGN Forums to Close

ARGN will be closing its forums section effective Thursday, Sept 26th, 2002, due to numerous issues, including but not limited to lack of adequate bandwidth/traffic capacity, and our sincere desire not to compete with

However, the hard work of all our members will not be lost. All message threads will continue to be accessible as is, for reference as an archive into the foreseeable future, but no new content will be added after this Thursday.

This decision has not been an easy one to make, and we hope that our members will understand and support this decision. It is the members that have made the community a special one and we would like thank each and every one of you for your support of ARGN. We've had a great run, and it's been a privilege to serve you all. As for now, I need to take a break 🙂

Please refer to the ARGN Terms of Service before posting any questions or comments in response to this announcement.


Steve Peters
ARGN Site Administrator.

We are really going to miss the wonderful resource that Steve provided to the ARG community. Thank you Steve, for all of your hard work and generosity, and for giving us all a place to gather and feel welcome. I have a Bass Ale here with your name on it, dude.