Second, rumors of the Agonist’s demise are greatly exaggerated. In fact, there should be no demise. The Agonist has that rare quality of a busines (as it were) called good will. Why are people coming back and commenting about the status of the site? Why did long time members who were not active as editors step up and take over those duties? Why are people still taking feeds from the Agonist RSS?
With volunteer editors and a rturn of DIARIES, this would be a viable site and it could pobaby build up to the unique visitor levels over the past few years.
Who knows how the owners make money on this? That opportunity will vanish if the site disappears. The owner can arrange for continuity and why not. Even if the owner wants to let it go, that could be done without killing the site.
I’ve seen much worse at blogs that are doing well. I’ve seen sites left up and abandoned that did well. RIP is totally unnecessary. In fact, it’s the most unreasonable of outcomes.
Let’s figure it out.