Originally Posted by Acting Like Godot
It could be tough to find a buyer.
The commercial value of a forum lies in the number of members it has. In turn, the number of members it has depends on the size of its "critical mass" - the very active, prolific members who write enough and regularly to make the forum lively and interesting, attracting the readers to keep coming back.
This forum just lost a significant number of its own active, prolific members, through Steve's bannings. And this forum also alienated a big proportion of its remaining readers, through those same bannings.
Now, if you were a prospective buyer, wouldn't you hesitate?
I would, but there is no reason that the value of this forum, is the actual value of it.
They obviously don't care about getting rid of it, nor have they thought about selling it. Even giving it away, to someone capable of keeping it going, would still work. Hell, sell it to zen habits or something. Change the name of it. Bring people back from the dead. What ever.
Either way, it is not illegal to sell a forum, which was my point.