Originally posted by: BAK1061
I know who ran/ moderated the site. I believe they were offered other positions. It was shut down because someone new, large & in charge, felt people were using other social media outlets for their info. We all just believe it was a cost cutting move. Many moved onto FB groups ( at least one was created just for former FV users ). Someone else created a site called Cruisefan.com ( I didn't join ). I frequently mentioned this site over there, but when they would check it out, they would complain about the lack of posters ( hey it's still growing )
Many of them are Carnival fans who think Carnival is the greatest. I caught flack for trying to correct them. Things got real ugly for awhile when someone decided it would be fun to create an alternate screen name ( called a sock puppet ). This alternate, started insulting people, slandering others, just being an obnoxious jerk. I admit, I got suckered in. A few of the best left. Some came back, but the damage was done. The site was neutered, and now it's gone.
We even tried putting together a FV cruise. Should have been easy right ? Nope. No one could agree on the date, so, I set one. Set the ship / date / itinerary. The response.....an overwhelming set of excuses for not going. So, it blew up in my face. I actually backed out a month after I booked because something better came up ( then that got cancelled too ). Unlike here however, Carnival offered no assistance in this endeavor.
Anyway, I will send out some e mails and see what happens.