I have to say I'm terribly disappointed in this decision. This is always one of my first internet stops of the day and I enjoy looking at the crazy even if I don't post very much. I hope you will reconsider as the kind of kerfluffle that happened the other day doesn't happen very often. (I missed it entirely and only caught wind of it yesterday)
I don't think it was just the meta though. As the mod said the fandom's been winding down for a while. The crazy shippers have moved on or locked down, the series itself is finished with the books, and almost finished with the movies.
I understand why the mods decided this, but I'll miss it.
Yeah. The crazier fans have just been wanking in circles for months now. The same small group of Snapefen and the usual Harmonian suspects just keep saying the same old shit. There hasn't been truly original wank in a while.
If they feel that way though, I still don't understand why they can't pass it to others. It just seems very strange to up and decide the close the community down without input from the community. If you're sick of that's great for you, but why take it out on other people who might not be sick of it?