I am writing this news post to bring
the entire community some sad news. ArtoosNews will be closing at midnight
Tuesday February 24, 2004.
It has been a great five years at this community, but, due to a few
circumstances beyond out control we will no longer be able to operate.
As many of you know, Artoo decided to leave the site about a month ago.
He offered the site to me, but since then, we have not been able to transfer
ownership of the site. We had plans to bring the entire site and it's
contents to a new domain name with the same staff, same community and
same features, but the situation behind the scenes has worn on myself,
Tony and Mike to the point where we do not have the energy to continue
In addition, a new site has opened up that is run by former staff member
and current top forum poster in ArtoosNews, Yoda027. This was done in
secret and none of the current staff had any knowledge about these happenings.
Needless to say, we are confused at this new site since his contributions
to the forums were always welcome by all and he was an extremely active
I think I can speak for the entire staff when I say that I was most
proud of this site and it's contents. We may not have always been first
on the block with the news, but we always made great efforts to see that
we bought the same great content to you that we believed you expected,
from the casual news post, to the most awesome customs to the best darn
Visual Guides on the net!
There are many great Star Wars web sites out in the galaxy, and I am
sure that you will all find great new communities to share you thoughts
and ask your questions in. I am sure to see all of you in at least a handful
On a personal note, I am honored to have worked with such a talented
and energized staff during my time here and also to have been accepted
as a friend within the community. While the site will be here no longer,
remember, the Force runs strong through us all and out love of the story
of Star Wars will always keep this community together in one form or another.
May the Force be with you...Always....
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