North St. Louis Northside Regeneration

NorthSide’s Discussion Board Gone?

by Michael R. Allen

After a one month, McEagle’s discussion board for NorthSide vanished from the Internet today. On the forum page is the message “We are currently in the process of restructuring our discussion board. Please check back in the future for updates.”

The discussion board recently had sprouted spam threads with titles including “R82 in Lexington buy xenical and propecia online,” “husband that is cheating?” “How to Plan and Build a Business Part-Time.”

Besides the spam, the fboard was notable for its silence. On July 10, blogger Rick Bonasch posted “Mum’s the word at McEagle’s NorthSide forum” at the NorthSide Blog, noting the lack of replies from McEagle to questions and comments posted on the board. On the board, after several posters including myself asked when answers might be coming, Julie Gagnon of McEagle responded that McEagle would handle responses at weekly project meetings and report back to online readers. No such post was ever made.