A couple of times in the past week or so I've tried to log on to Degree Discussion - to search for old posts regarding schools that were now under discussion here at DI. No dice - a 403 "Forbidden" at one point, followed by a notice re insecurity etc. I think this may be the end. Sad, yes - but if this is indeed the end, DD has earned a peaceful rest. I was part of the mass exodus from DD in 2013, when the owner of a University that shall not be named took legal action (unsuccessfully, as it turned out) against several of us, most of whom posted on both forums. It is unfortunate, but perhaps inevitable that things at DD never got back to any semblance of normal. Posts have been down to a handful per year - or even less - since the 2013 event. DD was a good forum - lots of activity, some experts and many good people. Glad to see quite a few of them here at DI. Miss some others, who decided not to cross over. Particularly Gus, the proprietor. Among his talents, he was fluent in Spanish and very sharp when it came to (as it did, at least twice) representatives of somewhat doubtful Latin American schools flashing papers that umm - purported to elevate their schools' academic profiles, shall we say? Gus would invariably point out the true meaning, very quickly. Degree Discussion has been, and will continue to be missed.