So, Copaxone's MSWatch message board was shut down?

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So, Copaxone's MSWatch message board was shut down?

Postby Minai » Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:24 pm

Well, that's interesting. I'm not on Copaxone, so some of you who are may already know this.

This news was posted on another message board that I read occasionally. And, it refers people to this new forum:

http://www.msrefugees.proboards82.com/
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Postby Dunmann » Tue Sep 26, 2006 8:20 am

I had no problems login into my account. I had a message saying that they are in the process of modify their website... perhaps this caused the page to not be available for a short time? From what I can see, it's not shut down.
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Postby Minai » Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:27 am

Hmmm, the plot thickens...

Thanks for checking, since I'm not a member, I couldn't try.

So, the only message you found was that they are modifying the site, not closing their forum (see below)?

This is the message that was posted on that forum I read:

"On Sept 25, A grass roots effort was begun to develop a new message
board for soon to be former members of MS Watch. MS Watch was a
popular site for people who have or deal with Multiple Sclerosis on a
daily basis. Like most such sites a family had developed from many of
its members who relied on it daily for information, support and
sometimes just a place to vent. Teva Neuroscience (Copaxone) announced
via Email on Sept 21 that the board would be shut down at the end of
the month. The "Shared Solutions" website had become so important to
so many that it's members provided their own "Shared Solution." On the
evening of Sept 25th the new MSrefugees discussion forum went live and
thanks to the efforts of many of its members, managed to boast over
300 members by the 3rd day. The response and huge amount of "Thank
You" Emails we've received has been very uplifting during this time of
transition. We have a new home now, please come by to visit!

Trent Spencer
Administrator
MSrefugees Community Message Board"
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Postby Dunmann » Wed Sep 27, 2006 5:32 am

I guess I didn’t fully read your posting... you are only referring to the message board... and yes it appears they are shutting it down as of October. Sorry if I added to the confusion. Here's what I received in my messages:

Dear MSWatch® member:

Thank you for being a valued member of the MSWatch community. As you know, we are in the process of making changes to our online MS resources. After October 2006, the following MSWatch features will no longer be available:

* My Planner
* MS University®
* Discussion Boards
* Chat
* Messaging
* White Pages
* Users Online
* My Buddies

We encourage you to do the following:

* Print out or save to another location any My Planner entries, messages or MS University documents you would like to keep.
* Complete MS University chapters and redeem your points.
* Make plans for keeping in touch with your MSWatch peers.

Teva Neuroscience remains dedicated to providing you with the information you need to manage your MS and choose the therapy that is best for you. We look forward to offering you a new version of our Copaxone.com Web site in October 2006. The new site will provide support resources and comprehensive information about MS, treatment options, and COPAXONE® therapy.

Please contact MSWatch.com technical support at info@copaxone.com with any questions or concerns.

Please remember to save your My Planner entries, messages or MS University documents you would like to keep before October 2006.

Thank you for your support.

Sincerely,

The MSWatch Team
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Postby Minai » Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:46 pm

No problem, Dunmann!

Thank you for solving part of this mystery for me. Now, I just want to know more of their why(s). Their message to you confirms it, is all rather interesting :)

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Postby MISunshine » Mon Nov 06, 2006 7:39 pm

They said they were shutting down the message boards....but they are still up! Just nobody there to be posting on them now since they told us they were shutting them down...go figure.

I was more upset that they were taking my daily planner away and some other things. I didnt even check for that when I logged in...

This is a far superior forum than mswatch ever was anyway!

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