I was intending to write a really long announcement here regarding the future of FOAR, but I decided to keep it fairly short and clear.

FOAR will continue – I am referring to this site and the domain. I’ve always felt that the site should continue long after I’m gone.

On that last point, I hereby also state that I will be leaving this site and this community and don’t plan on returning for the foreseeable future.

The full explanation as to why I’ve decided this is really too much to write here and it’s fairly complex and burdensome that which has accumulated over the past 4.5 years since I founded this site and all the other social media channels and other things which I’ve introduced – all of which I’ve now shuttered or ended.

I think the final straw which broke the back for me is when most of you, without one thought, just jumped to the “backup” site and then offered up a “just in case” reason . For me to find out the way that I did really broke me and thereafter it was a clear decision.

To Sara, Alex, Lee and Geoff, I’ve provided more detailed insight into my decision and thought process. Maybe they will share with you in time…and then you will know the sacrifices I’ve made and the abuses from numerous people I’ve taken over the past 4.5 years but kept going regardless. But I’m not one to parade all that here as it’s just not my style.

I will always look back fondly on the friendships I’ve made with all of you and the shared experience of us winning the PL title. I will carry that with me all my days. Thank you for your friendship. The love that I have for all of you is the one thing which singularly caused me to soldier on all this time. It was my honour to serve you.

I can only wish you all the very best as the FOAR community continues on without me.

After discussion with Alex, I have decided to transfer domain and site ownership to Alex…someone I’ve known for a long time now and trust implicitly amongst some others and decided to take it on.

I guess I could go on and on…but I won’t. It’s not meant to be a long goodbye.

So, this is it.

Goodnight, good luck and see you in another life brothers.