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Fri, Mar. 30th, 2007, 08:11 am

It's official, guys. Bolt2 is closing down:

Posted by Keeks on some board.

"i wanted to let everyone know as soon as possible.
i just learned of this.

i know its bad.

here is the copy of the announcement that will be posted 'officially'.

Well, the time had come. We have decided that it is time to officially say good-bye to Bolt2. In the past few years Bolt Media has explored new ideas, and grown in a different direction. As we continue to move in this direction it has become necessary that we need to make some difficult choices.
One of which is the closure of Bolt2. Although we value our loyal members, we are clearly moving in a new direction and need to focus our energies there. We recognize that many of you have been on the site for up to 10 years, and would like to thank you for your support and for allowing us to be a part of your lives. We hope you are able to take the time to reflect on the people who you may have met through Bolt2 and maintain these friendships after the site is down.
Much like pulling off a band-aid, the closure will be short and hopefully not too painful. The site will officially close on Friday, April 6th at noon (eastern standard time). We recognize that this is fairly soon, but we are confident that you will have enough time to say your goodbyes.
Again, we would like to express our gratitude for your continued support of Bolt2. You have been a valuable part of our lives, and we hope to see you on Bolt in the future. If you have any questions please feel free to write to Help@boltinc.com"

So. I've been on this site since high school. I joined in 1998. Even though the site has changed SO much, I think I'll still miss it. Thoughts?

Fri, Mar. 30th, 2007 02:27 pm (UTC)

I joined with my first sn in 1999. I feel SO blessed to have made the friends there that I have, but I'm not sorry to see it go. It's a blackhole of time and energy. Bolt is like crack. You just can't quit it. So if it doesn't exist anymore, it'll make it easier to quite cold turkey.

Now if only they'll shut down myspace....

Fri, Mar. 30th, 2007 02:33 pm (UTC)

It's true. It does take up a lot of my time at work. I mean, who cares what some idiot had for breakfast (on the random thoughts board)? but if I see a thread that catches my eye, I keep checking it.

In a way, it will be good to see it go. In another way, i'll miss the random discussions. Mixed feelings.

Sat, Mar. 31st, 2007 11:56 am (UTC)

I've made a few real-life friends on there (including Josiah) and yeah, I'm really not *too* sad to see it go. It was like crack. No matter how many times I'd leave, I'd always come back.

Mon, Apr. 2nd, 2007 06:01 am (UTC)

It was like crack, but then, as that one Canadian bitch on there pointed out, I'm addicted to love too.

I feel like this is going to leave a black hole in my life. I don't know. A lot is changing for me right now. It's like, this week is a turning point. I get back from my first hardcore international traveling, where I spent a week and a half with Chris all to myself, and the WEEK I get back, I start classes again, bolt shuts down, and later this month I'll be moving, and all four of us will be deciding on the house.

I've made more friends on bolt than I have in real life. Sad, but true. I could be myself and I knew all of you would accept me and support me even if I was being completely crazy. That's not easy to find.

I know I still have contact with all the people who really matter to me, but I'm still going to miss being able to BS about nothing important with people that I recognized but didn't know. I can't really do that in real life.

Ah well.

Farewell, Bolt.