just brew it! wrote:
How big is the active community over there? Are there enough people who would be willing and able to moderate the forum? It sounds like the real issue isn't hosting costs per se, but policing it to keep the spammers at bay.
OTOH from some of the other comments, it sounds like sales of SereneScreen are down. If the product is fading away, it is probably inevitable that the forum associated with it will eventually fade away as well.
That was my read. I think I bought serene screen aquarium and goldfish back in the day, and stopped using it not long after. The physical in-store copies were a nightmare to register and use.
I'm still a little confused as to why the dev feels so very strongly that the forum needs to DIE. I wonder if he's wanting to close down an avenue for discussion/dissent before making some controversial change.