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New home for CelticsBlog forums: CelticsStrong.com

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Bittersweet administrative changes.

Milwaukee Bucks v Boston Celtics Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

The CelticsBlog forums are moving! In fact, they are splitting off from the blog entirely. You will be able to find them on CelticsStrong.com from now on. (Note: This does not impact the FanPosts or comments under the articles of this blog)

Quick story: Very early on when I was creating this blog (14 years ago) and writing to an audience of a dozen or so people, I got my big break by tapping into existing communities. Boston.com shut down their chat rooms so I created a chat room for them to call home. Instant community. Likewise, I created a forums section of the blog to give people an alternative to the forums they were using at the time (ESPN, Fanhome, etc.). The impact those moves had on the early growth of the blog can’t be overstated.

Fast forward to when SBNation took over the blog. They were in the blog business, not the forums business but they were kind enough to keep things going the best they could. Long story short, both funding and focus dictated that we part ways with the forums. It was important to everyone that we found a new home for them and SBNation has been very patient and helpful as we worked out all the details.

The good news, I believe, is that the fourms will be in more capable hands who can enact changes and improvements quickly on servers that they manage. Maybe they’ll finally get the email notification system working again!

This is bittersweet for me because I’ll always have fond feelings for the forums but it makes sense for the split to happen for everyone involved. Check the new forums out at CelticsStrong.com - I’ll see you over there! Cheers.