Where did the groups go?
Any links to them or their group (like from works or profiles) just go to a FORBIDDEN page. What happened?
I can only theorize that the groups seemed largely inactive (the artist group might have been pretty active tho? Comparatively at least, I dunno) which is a part of why the mods started making moves to up usage in the forums.
So I can only assume the groups were effectively “discontinued” because they were super inactive + the main “social” mass of the forums being so obviously inactive might have been a deterrent to more forum usage since the part that is supposed to be the most active was not at all. Like the Discord, I have no reason to believe the groups don’t still exist on an informal level, but until there is another movement to form an active group by the community I’d guess they’ll be out of commission indefinitely. Bummer.