It seems that recently a lot of writers forums are biting the dust. In the past hour I have seen that writingforums.com is completely off the map, no reply to the URL at all. This following problems from an infected database. Writers Beat, a newbie forum, shows a page, but can't produce php data: I interpret this as an infection of hack. Writers Cafe forum was hacked and demolished. Due to incompetence and lackadaisicalness (word for the day) by the admin, but still, somebody did it, it didn't just happen. The forum no longer exists. SkyTribes, a newbie SF forum, has been abandoned by its owners. So. Is this a plot or is it a conspiracy?