So yeah I was wrong about the Disturbing Things forum being back up. It is but its not. Just so we are all clear, here's the low down from someone in the know...
"Okay guys, how goes my fellow Disturbees?
Here is the gist. I did get a few emails, notes, and other sources thinking that someone had taken our beloved site. The site is up conditionally. The ownership of DT is not in question. It still belongs to the same fellow Disturbees it always has. Name all of you. That is what makes us different from other sites.
No one bought it, stole it, or controls it. The site was in the process of serious collapse and our coder had RL to tend with. It had to be taken down and our issue is that with RL rearing its ugly head our communication was in the toilet. No one is mad, upset, or betrayed. It is just life. This is a team where each person has their skillsets. I spent most of my time doing Admin/Mod, Az marketing/Resource management, and Vinz coding.
The site had to come down so we can get our proverbial shit together. We have a new coder that wishes to remain anonymous at the moment but is very gifted and will be creating the site from the ground up from scratch. It will be proprietary and secure. It will be free to access with some cool benefits for VIP members. Yes, VIP status will have some fees associated with it. We are mulling a point system for members to achieve VIP status for free. This is only to offset operating costs. These sites are expensive otherwise someone would have long created one. No worries it will be affordable. Note me on concerns, ideas, suggestions etc.
DA is inconsistent with their moderation, other sites are too specialized or too open. One by one sites are falling prey to SJWs and trolls. It is a matter of time before Discord falls prey as it is a portal never designed for our needs/wants. We aim to protect YOU from that best we can. If you are not already connected to our Discord server, Note me and I will send you a 24hr access link. That is 24hr from the point I RETRIEVE it not from when you get it from me. So sign in as soon as you receive it. If you are already a member of Discord please don't give a perm link as that is how trolls get in. I had to already drop a couple.
Several modules of the new site is already being prototyped and tested. Something that had not been done before. Once complete, it will be copyrighted, patented, etc as this is ENTIRELY new. Az has some ideas to add to the system that is a different but connected project to augment DT. It is up to him when and how much he will detail on that front.
We are on schedule but 8-10 weeks out for reveal. That is a long time and basically the DT that you see now is an unintended artifact of transferring the URL. It will stay and you are free to play, download, explore, whatever. Do not attempt to hack it or abuse it. If it gets destroyed, I am not repairing this time. If there is strong demand and traffic will consider saving portions that are popular and relevant. OR we may provide it as an artifact site/room. OR it may be completely erased upon release of new site. It depends on time, cost, capabilities, and YOUR usage. Also if you have ideas of alternatives by all means send me or Az a Note. Some great ideas have come from Disturbees.
Hope that clears some things up for you guys!