It has been decided to shut down the Nude/NSFW Forum, for no discernible reason. None was given either. As an active and long-term member of this community I am really crushed. It was an integral part of my work-flow, and I have found the members here were a valuable help in a final edit and pare-down. It was probably the sub-forum with the most respectful and useful discourse. If the level of exchange would be this thoughtful in the other galleries or the main forums this site would be an even better place. I consider shutting down the nude forum a poor decision. I am saddened, I am mad, and I feel completely ignored and made irrelevant. This is completely counter-intuitive to a community. At least some discussion would have been nice, or a "heads up" to those of us doing serious nude work. After several thousand posts to be simply treated without any respect is disappointing. I believe I will recuse myself from The Photo Forum. I have worked on nothing but nudes over the last six months, and had very good discussions here, none of them juvenile or inappropriate. I will be back occasionally (old surfing habits die hard after all these years) and I am almost finished with my new website, to which I will invite people here upon completion. But I think the time has come, it has certainly been made clear that those of us who contribute steadily are only community members at the will of a group whom we don't even know. ...but now I need to find a new place to go. Does anyone have any recommendations? I need to find a community that has a relationship to nudity and adult content that mirrors my own more closely.