end of Aspies for Freedom

The good news that for years has stayed slightly avoided, welcomely arrived on 25 Aug 2013 like this:

* The radical aspie forum Aspies for Freedom was shut down about a week ago by its founders Amy and Gareth Nelson.

Amy banned a member of the forum for attacking another member but other members on the forum didn’t agree with the ban and wanted that user back. When that didn’t happen, some members started attacking Amy and Gareth and the site became so hostile that the founders decided to permanently close it down. Gareth added that the site was not for sale to anyone and nobody would be taking over.

Some former members have moved to Wrong Planet though some were members of it already. An AFF break-off forum composed of those who opposed Amy and Gareth will possibly emerge from the dust.

Encouragingly further to which, on the doubtfulness of a successor entity to AFF emerging, this comment posted by Timelord 10 Sep 2013 on the post of 9 Oct 2005 here on Aspies for Freedom, when it was at its height of dangerousness:

* I skimmed this with considerable interest, given that I was a victim of an arbitrary ban from the forum by Gareth in 2009. You will be pleased to know however that just recently the forum was shut down. The Nelsons claim that they are trying something else. I’ll believe that when I see it.

See below comment posted by Icarus75 and reply by Sheogorath,warning against Autism Friends’ Network as a successor outfit.