It comes with a certain degree of sadness that I announce that The Shell Case forum will be closing down.
I simply don’t have the time to maintain it and I couldn’t find anyone willing to take it on my behalf. It’s far better to wind it up now than it become the poor kid at the grown-ups table within the Shell Case network. Plus with so much of the forum’s purpose being carried on Twitter by the thriving community of #warmongers it has become all but redundant. The forum will remain open until the end of August.
What this also means is a change to The Shell Case Alliance. Specifically how members join. I’m in the process of creating a dedicated Shell Case Alliance website that will turn it into a ‘proper’ blogdex and list every member’s blog as well as explain what The Shell Case Alliance is all about and how to join. Its principles will still be the same it’ll just have a new home and being a member of the forum will not, obviously, be a prerequisite.
I’d like take the opportunity to thank everyone who joined the forum for their support and to Dave (@DocBungle) for working so hard to promote it over the last year. We made a good go of it but in the end ambition was further than reach.