the reason given was that another update had been posted, said update, however, was already locked upon first post, so it wasn't exactly a replacement.
Did you SEE the whinefest that became the last (and EVERY OTHER) site status thread? I think it's smart to have locked the thread. I love furries, I love being a member of this fandom, but MY GOD when we are butthurt about something we become, collectively, the largest collection of vitriolic, rage-filled people I've ever seen. Some people need to seriously calm the fuck down. And there are others who cannot seem to post anything other than blatant hate-boners for Dragoneer, the rest of the staff, and the site itself. If you dislike something this fucking much, do yourself and everyone else a favor and go somewhere where you CAN find happiness because you're sure as hell not doing ANY good here.
It's the only post I'll make on the subject, period, end of story. FA will be up when FA is up. Life goes on. Instead of spending time complaining that the site is down or unintentionally spreading worry that the administration no longer cares about what its userbase has to say (the forums are still here, still running, and able to be posted to; if they didn't want to listen to us, they'd shut these down, too), if you have the capacity and capability to create something we will all enjoy once the site is running again, do that. "Oh, this will be awesome to post so that everyone can share in WHAT MAKES US SUCH A GREAT COMMUNITY IN THE FIRST PLACE!"
Mic dropped. I'm going to work.