is no more. It was a great page
, and even generated some great controversy
(as some members of the University
did not like its no censorship policy). Brian
closed down the site and replaced it with a "Rembrant Brown
" fan page March 7, 2001
The end came because Brian appears to have been tired of it all. Constantly finding new rumors, and defending the page, all the while its users just abused it. People calling him nasty things for running such an open and anonymous forum. Others using the forum as a place to talk about people they don't like, rather than about the issues at hand.
There is a secret final Rumors Daily column for those who know how to find it. It explains this all in much greater detail.
Sad, it was a great place to find out what the students were up to and cared about. As a university staff member, I always found that to be interesting.
Also, to correct a possible misconception from a previous WU, Rumors Daily was not "At Tufts University" except in that the author was at Tufts and it was about Tufts. It was hosted outside of the University Network completely. If I remember right, at a web hosting company in California.