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Where did the Cooksillustrated forum go?

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Can't seem to access it anymore-is it gone or part of a paid subscription now? Can't find it either way...

link that doesn't work:

http://www.cooksillustrated.com/ibb/

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    1. re: Heidi cooks and bakes

      That's the website's home page. I can't find any links to any forums. Sure looks like it's gone.

    2. I noticed it was gone about 10 days ago. Have looked for it to no avail. I had a few threads bookmarked for tips and now get error message when I try to view them.

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        1. re: angelsmom

          I wonder why they did that? Maybe too many recipes could be gotten for free that they would normally charge for?

      1. I used to frequent that forum. About a month or two there was an announcement there that they were closing it down. I forget the exact details, but it had something to do with the fact that the company that had coded the software for the forum had gone under, and the code was outdated so there wasn't an easy way to fix any problems that came up. I remember near the end seeing that 90% of the posts were from spambots, and no effort was being made to delete them. I think they decided that, since the CI Facebook page already had some discussion, they would just let people use that, rather than hiring a new company to create a new forum site.