Quote from toomuchtariel »what infrastructure and maintenance does a site like this even need? It's just a forum. Absolutely ridiculous that it has to shut down. Which morons at Curse are responsible for this?
Well, at least you admitted you know nothing about the topic, John Snow.
Running a forum like this takes dollars for webhosting, a rented or purchased server (more dollars), and many person-hours by people with various marketable skills (so they could be earning dollars with they time they spend on this).
So quitcher bitchin', you've been getting something for free for a very long time that cost a great deal to maintain for you. If the administrators are so busy doing stuff that makes money so they dont have time for this, then well done them and good luck and thanks for everything.