Neil owned the JudoForum ... it was his ... it was a lot of work ... and he sold it. he explained this many times before, leave the poor guy alone.
End of story.
Regardless of who started it and what they did, it had morphed from "someone's baby" into the most trafficked Judo discussion board on earth. It had become bigger than one person. Therefore, it's not out of line to wonder wtf happened to it. Yeah, he sold it- but why did the company to whom he sold it allow it to die? Why buy something then kill it? And is there anything we can do to save the content on there? Why is everything so hush-hush? I'm not mad at Neil- and obviously he was well within his legal and commercial rights to do with his business as he wanted, but is this what he wanted? No, right? Not even close, right?
Since it was such a big part of our lives I find it odd to just sweep the whole thing under the rug. If Ezoic doesn't give a shit about it, then perhaps they wouldn't mind allowing one of us to access the site and transfer the content- in an archival sense- over to here. After all, what do they care?
And why do I have to move on? Move on from what? There are truly valuable writings on there which may- just may- be able to be saved and retained in perpetuity.
Ought we not to try?