Crunchyrolls new UI changes remove groups, when the changes goes live on the 15th (for people in the USA) I will not be able to moderate the groups (nor will anyone in the USA be able to access it), so I've locked them down to prevent posts/comments. Later on the change will effect other regions until no one can access it, or the forums.
Otherwise I risk someone doing something against the rules, resulting in my account getting banned, if I can't access I can't moderate. Crunchyrolls solution is "sign out and access the group" however I can't moderate the group if I'm not logged into an account that has moderation permissions (nor can anyone post in the group at all without being signed on for that matter).
Same story with the forums, can't post into forums if you're not signed in, this isn't done by my choice, I have 0 word on this change like the vast majority of the community seems to be, they just don't care, so there is nothing that can be done. Hopefully Sony cuts the rot off CR so it may one day rise again.
It's been like 7-8 years, was a good run, met many wonderful people here that I consider friends, I'm happy for that much :)
Thank you all for being a part of this with us!
Maybe one day Crunchyroll will add the forums/groups back but honestly I'm not going to hold my breath, in 3 years they haven't managed to fix the inbox, I liked this website for the social aspect, they don't seem to care for that part sadly, I will leave a discord link to my friends server for folks to join if they wish, I would still like to speak to many of you!