For the past decade, it's been the best place in Pittsburgh to hear about shows, break news, meet friends, debate Mineos-vs.-Aiello's, post cat gif.s, mourn, celebrate and revel endlessly in Star Wars/Star Trek geekdom.
Whatever band, movie, TV show, team or pizza you loved, it was sure to get dismantled and deconstructed by someone on nevertellmetheodds (formerly the Roboto board).
Now, unless there's a last second stay of execution, it appears to be going away. After a contentious few months on the Pittsburgh's favorite messageboard, the administrator who goes by gethexadecimal posted:
"After some long deliberation over the weekend and as a result of some things that happened this week, I have decided to shut the board down starting March 1st. This wasn't an easy decision, but beyond not wanting the burden of doing this on my own, I don't really feel comfortable asking others to take on overseeing this parade of frustration.
In response, it's been sheer panic among the 1,000-plus board members, who are pleading with the administrator to reconsider, looking for other board options and topping the greatest hits of old threads. As someone astutely posted, this is the worst news since the Taco Bell on Baum Blvd. closed.
Will the world end on Saturday? Stay tuned.
(A word of disclosure: I was a member of the board since November 2005, but quit last week after an inflammatory thread.)