Rich has been recovering from an injury sustained in the line of duty as a police officer. I believe GG was a way for him to do something productive and take his mind off the pain of rehab. It's been a long road for him and he's run into other health problems along the way and continued to try to get back to where he could lead GG again. The regular GG users haven't heard from him in a long time and one can surmise that RL issues have completely taken him away from the world that is GG. With things obviously not getting much better, it was probably only a matter of time that GG itself was shelved. The way it was shelved was surprising to many, but life is like that.
Now, I think something else, with a different name and ownership, might end up being created to replace the void. That's probably for the best, as I think it takes any pressure off Rich to spend effort on something more trival than getting his life back.
BTW: I don't know Rich and never posted on GG, but I did follow GG for a number of years. Thanks for the memories GG and good luck Rich.
This comment was edited on Oct 15, 10:22.