Juli in another thread wrote:Bad timing. This forum is shutting down tomorrow.
To expand on this Juli, because i feel like anyone reading that might get the wrong impression, the forums are being put into a read only state - Of everyone involved, there is a lot i wanted to do to expand on this section of the website. That being said, bringing these forums back is something i would work on in a heartbeat and getting a kickstarter together was even an idea we kicked around, but the userbase simply is not there anymore for this medium. The wikis are not going anywhere, and will continue to be expanded on as the primary focus of the website.
The simple sad truth is, it's a combination of the niche internet forum becoming a thing of the past, when you can simply go to a forum like gamefaqs, or reddit and talk about anything under the sun , that and most of the people who made this forum what it is and gave it life are simply gone and haven't been heard from for years. Places like Fextralife have survived because of expansion into many more areas, they have sections for many different kinds of RPGs in their forums, and some clever use of propaganda journalism, they are a wiki created by a forum, we are the opposite, wikidot is a forum created by a wiki and thus stays pure to its source material.
I could analyze for days, weeks even as to what happened here, and why these forums died, because they at one point had the talent and userbase to make a community that was long lasting, but some disconnect happened, they either grew up and moved on or they never brought anyone to replace them. Regardless of what the reasons are, whats done is done and i wish everyone who has participated in these forums over the years the absolute best in whatever path they choose to take in life, i have no doubt this community has the origins for many of the best things that have come out of the souls userbase.