Just had a really nasty reminder of just how transient. A site I spent far too many hours on with one of the nicest user communities I have ever met was taken down. It wasn't running out of money, none of the staff or users were warned, and I found out because I was paged on twitter (thank you very much to the user who told me!) It was just pulled. Details here This was right after the big winter event that many users had paid for. Understandably they are angry. I am currently shocked. Once I have had a chance to think, I may be angry. But all that writing, the artwork, seven years of community or more, the friendships and all the rest - just gone. Because one person pulled the plug. Screw it.