I just read a slashdot item that reports Startrek.com is shutting down. It even quotes from what is apparently the “last” posting:
Goodbye from the STARTREK.COM Team. Sadly, we must report that CBS
Interactive organization is being restructured, and the production team
that brings you the STARTREK.COM site has been eliminated. Effective
immediately. We don’t know the ultimate fate of this site, which has
served millions of Star Trek fans for the last thirteen years. If you
have comments, please send them to editor @ startrek.com — we hope
someone at CBS will read them.
Yet when I went to the url the slashdot article reported for the above quoted post, I found something quite different there:
Keep the conversation going on StarTrek.com boards
CBS Interactive, which oversees StarTrek.com, is reorganizing the way it does business to align the division’s workforce with its new vision that focuses on building communities online.
CBS Interactive remains absolutely committed to StarTrek.com and to growing the site along with its users by directly tapping into and utilizing the passionate fan base that has supported the site.
It has been your support and contributions to the lore of Star Trek that are what make StarTrek.com a vibrant place to be. To that end, we encourage you to keep the conversation alive and flowing using our message boards.
Jump into the conversation here!
So which is it? Just offhand, I’d say that given the change in the message and the fact that the site is sill up… it’s probably not shutting down just yet.