Well, the HBO site closes tomorrow. There were several of our group who didn't check in before the site closing. I was hoping we would reach Fix, GeoffN, Moribus, Tierna and Vincent to name a few, but alas they did not check in. It breaks my heart that we will not be able to share with those I've named and there are more I didn't name.
I did hear back from Susquana, who was the HBO moderator. She did not give a reason for the closing, but like Chris I imagine it is financial. She suggested we use Facebook to continue our discussions. She did thank me for my loyalty to the site. I would say there is no hope of staying open or reopening, so we must make due.