Ed Zotti says here that “the real question isn’t whether we’ll get this or that featured [sic] fixed, but whether we’ll continue at all,” because Creative Loafing, the parent company, is in bankruptcy proceedings.
If so, shouldn’t those of us who use and love the board be taking steps to ensure its continuation in case CL doesn’t survive? And how might that be done? Could we put together some money and offer to buy it now? Could we make an offer to buy it after the bankruptcy, when assets are being liquidated? Will it be available as a discrete asset? What happens if someone else buys it?
I don’t want to appear unsympathetic to Ed, Jerry, and other employees of the Reader and CL, who obviously have a lot more at stake in this situation than us Dopers. I sincerely hope CL gets out of its predicament.
But I think I speak for a lot of people here who would be rather upset if the SDMB just vanished because the new parent company went out of business. (Hell, without the SDMB to occupy my time, I might have to write the Great American Novel or find that cure for cancer I’ve been putting off.)
So what should/can we do, before it’s too late?