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Welcome to ProjeKction!

PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2004 1:59 am
by vrooom
By now most of you are probably saying something like "Why I oughtta...!" and throwing things at your monitor. But it was never my intention of returning at all.

When I offered the site away, I was hoping that some brave soul would step forward and take up the challenge, but alas, it never happened. When Mark Graham stepped forward for the name, I thought, "Why not?". The name of the site had been soiled in my eyes. There were certain people laying claim to the success of FraKctured and so I was glad to see it end.

Then I read the postings of commisseration and the emails of sadness and I realised that I had done something very wrong and very rash. I had shirked my responsibility and forgotten why this website was created by me in the first place. This discussion group was formed to be an alternative to all those Crafty-run King Crimson sites that are out there. This is an independent site with no affiliations to DGM or the Crafties. I realised that the web needed this place more than I realised.

And so I decided to simply rebrand and retitle this site. There's nothing more to it than that. Oh what a cheat and charlatan I hear you cry, but up until Wednesday, I had quit. Then I remembered what and who had made me quit and I realised that cutting off my right arm (because that's what FraK had become to me) was not going to solve the problem. I had let myself down and I had let the membership down. The Missus saw me moping around and told me to get back to work. Now I don't expect you all to forgive me for this false ending, but at least give me a second chance.

Now I realise that banning people is wrong, but I had good reason to ban those members who tried to undermine FraKctured. They will deny it, but I know what I know. 'Nuff said. This ban has now been lifted so expect to recieve PM's and emails from folks telling you just how nasty a piece of work I am and how you should all go over to their site immediately. Their participation is as welcome here as mine is there.

So what's new about ProjeKction? Not a lot really. I added a section dedicated to KC where people can post their thoughts on the albums, concerts, members, etc in an attempt to make some order out of chaos. I will again try and upload some more video and electronic ephemeral goodies for you to sample and there's a new competition coming (once my email address is rectified).

There you have it. FraKctured is dead! Long live ProjeKction!



Darren

PS. There are still bound to be references to FraK around the site. If you see one, please let me know!!! :D

PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2004 3:56 am
by MiKcrobe
Welcome Back to you, Darren, and to all of us! First off, please give the Missus a giant hug for me. She obviously knows you better than anyone, including yourself. I love the new name and the new logo. I think FraKctured became a self-fulfilling prophecy. With a name like that, it was inevitable. ProjeKction is a much more forward-looking name. And thank you for that heartfelt post--words like that certainly deserve a second chance. I also approve of your new policy of openness. If I remember correctly, that was one of the tenets under which you began this site, which was one of the many things that made it so great. Oh, and I love the new King Crimson section for corralling threads about the albums and concerts and whatnot. Splendid idea.

I think you've done precisely the right thing by keeping everything basically intact, yet making it all new somehow. Let's all begin again and get on with enthusing about all things Crim!

PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2004 4:00 am
by Riverman
Well spake - err, speakified. Here's to beginning again again..

PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2004 4:23 am
by Absinthe
Yes, everyone deserves a second chance!

Love the name, Darren. A much more positive spin, I think.

Here's to renewal and rebirth! :)

PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2004 5:00 am
by Dog_none
You really had me scared Darren.

Welcome back, I guess...

PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2004 5:45 am
by Gilesfan
Congratulations Darren! :D

You post is excellent and a great way to start things anew. This indeed a new place. Yes we moved, but we moved to a much nicer place! :D

You are indeed being given a second chance (not that you necessarily need one, but I will give it to you anyway! :wink: )

A big thanks for doing so much soul searching and for carrying on. We need you mate! :D

And a big thanks to the Missus for getting you back where you belong! :D


I was wishing I had the chance to tell everyone goodbye at the "old place". Well, it is nice to say hello again at the new place. :D

This is great. It is great to be back here. :D

PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2004 8:28 am
by Nadim
Wow. I'm happy that it didn't end in the death of a forum. Thank you for unquitting, Darren! :) The name is definitely much, much more positive, and I hope that it might influence the quality and focus of discussion here as well. The subtitle (King Crimson Net) should keep us more focused as well.

Hello again, again! :)

P.S.: And, wow, we have the memberlist and PM stuff back again. Cool!

PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2004 10:23 am
by big pete
Darren
I am glad your demise was only temporary. I like the new name as well.
Middle Earth is a happier place this morning and still has Crimbo and Schizzies in it!

Thanks
Big Pete

PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2004 12:15 pm
by ChewChewGumChew
Whew! Now I can cancel my therapy appointments.

I'm glad you didn't let it go Darren. Some of us need you.

Thanks and hello (again!).

PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2004 12:19 pm
by Chip Orr
A great new name. Onward and upward.