Ah damn, that's sad news. I've been a member here under this name since 2004 apparently, and before that with another name and can't believe its been so long. I will be very sorry to see it go because I spend far too much time here. Along with Facebook, Twitter and Reddit it's one of the only sites I visit and check daily - it's a permanent tab on my phones browser (although a site I use subtlety at work as I really don't want anyone to know that I contribute let alone who I am!).
So it's going to be a big hole in my routine and my online life. I've learnt so much from this site, including a lot of stuff that's helped me at work, hopefully others have learnt from me too. I'm very proud of being 4th in the Kudos chart, and glad I won't be overtaken in that now (but disappointed I won't have a chance to overtake Brekkie!
TV Forum played a small part in a life changing event. Years ago I saw a great job advertised in a part of the country that I'd bee looking to relocate to. The application didn't seem to be going anywhere, I hadn't heard back however I was pretty sure that a member here did that job so I enquired. That member was able to give me a name to contact to chase it directly, he then also gave me a few pointers and background information for the interview.
I got that job, relocated and because of that there's now a Mrs Sands and two little junior Sands
One thing to be glad for is the intention to keep TV Forum online as an archive, it's a valuable source of information and regularly comes up on Google searches for things, it would be such a shame if it just disappeared.
Hopefully in time there'll be a replacement that's got the same sense of community and shared culture as TVF, that takes a while to establish and I've seen many attempts to create similar forums and they never flourish.
Thanks Asa, I'm sorry I never got a warning email from you. Still got 27 days to achieve that