I don't think it's wise to give the forums to anyone else to own or administrate simply from a legal standpoint. That's handing over thousands of email addresses to someone who was not the person with whom the members originally agreed to give their addresses. Know what I mean?
When I sold my business, VegFamily.com, I had forums. And my lawyers told me I couldn't simply transfer ownership to another owner. Every member of the forums had to re-sign their forum agreement under the new owner. She lost a lot of people but most came back.
Erin Pavlina, Intuitive Counselor
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