acf was launched in 2005. It was quiet for a bit, then got rather busy when many users decamped from another forum and came here.

In the spring of 2008 I decided to try a little experiment. I turned smileys off. This distressed many users; in turn, their reaction distressed me, to the point of deleting my own account.

What followed was a short season of anarchy, which proved rather a disappointment (despite my handy guide to anarchy), but that probably comes with the territory. Later I decided to return and clean house.*

Meanwhile, somebody had had a good look at the acf blueprints and fabricated yet another cycling forum. An overwhelming majority of former users changed venue. If you'd like to follow them, follow the great sucking sound.

If, on the other hand, you're a contrarian, join the cr---
Oh wait a minute.

* Eventually I cleared it completely; all accounts and over half a million posts. Call it a hard reboot.