@_tonibell @Snobgrass @Acidpickle @Glenn @4ibanez @Vanished @Sugar_and_Ice
Since I like to be as transparent as possible, I'm letting you all know that I have reached out to the Despair Faction inquiring about the old forums. Specifically, I have offered to host the old forums voluntarily, meaning if they still have backups or any data from the old forums, I'd be willing to bring the old forums back and host them for the fans.
I seriously doubt anything will come of it as I have absolutely no idea who I'm ever speaking with when I email the Despair Faction. Is it an AFI member? Is it Smith? Is it Fritch? Is it AFIHQ? Is it someone else...???
Considering AFIHQ is so involved with the band with being on their official site now, why could another fan (myself) get involved with the forums? PLUS, it just saddens me that there was SO MUCH info on the forums that is now lost.
Again, I doubt I'll get a response, but it's my effect to bring back what so many miss.