They closed down Marketplace earlier and reopened another in collaboration with eBay, din they?There are only 3 HWZ Clinics that I frequent: Software, Hardware and MarketPlace Classified/Garage Sales. I am *keeping my fingers crossed*, hoping that the new owners will leave the MC/GS as is. That is, none of those stupidness that its former owner did (i.e. experimenting with Computer Garage), and the forced Deluxe Membership promotion (i.e. How many users do you think signed up for that just because of that darn, dreaded "Server is busy").
Well, marginalising the community is one thing. But there had been little skirmishes between the members as well as the moderators/admins with regards to forum postings. Remember, HWZ is a corporate entity. If there's anything, HWZ gets the brunt of it (their reputation primarily) that's why apparently there are some zealous mods and admins to subtlely clamp down on certain discussions.To sum it up, I hope that SPH is well aware that what makes HWZ successful is its vibrant community ( with special mention to EDMW ). Hope SPH won't "marginalize" them.
The new forums basically is an uncorporatised entity.