“Paris is no more. The legendary city of lights has been extinguished forever as a massive…” – Kent Brockman
It seems the now long running RainbowDash Network is shutting down. Appearing today in the top right corner is notice from site owner Cabal on the termination of the site and an alternative location for its users to relocate to (www.equestriacoffeehouse.com).
This is due to the withdraw of community member Purple Tinker who had a major part in the RDN operations. She has recently been involved in controversy involving the internal operations of Bronycon and has decided to leave the fandom for good.
Along with RDN, it has been noted that PT did deactivate her Deviantart account. (And then suddenly its all back on again). We will have more about the Bronycon issues later this week.
Update: It seems that Purple Tinker was unaware of the shutdown, as this was mostly Cabal’s choice. According to their accounts on RDN (namely Cabal), he is in talk with PT about the future of the site. From the sounds of it, its a money issue.
Cabal via RDN: Okay, everypony. @purpletinker and I are currently discussing the future of the site. As far as I know we are not going down at this time. Remain calm. This is practically a cornorstone of the fandom that needs not shutdown, but new leadership (ie, has money to blow).
Seems a deal will be striked and the RD network will live on. As for a few comments that I was misinformed, I got the screencaps to prove it. End of rine.