Gloom and despondency over at Writer’s Workshop’s forum, the Word Cloud. WW is becoming Jericho Writers and moving behind a paywall – becoming a subscription site. Inside the paywall is a new forum, The Townhouse. Subscription to Jericho Writer’s is £300 a year.
The existing Word Cloud will only continue as a free forum as long as the rather shaky software holds up, and as long as the owners have the will to support it.
But there are lots of other forums about, Google is your friend, so no need to panic.