We took a look at our current writing platform and decided it was better to revamp some things about it. We elected to remove some features we deemed "unnecessary" and chose to stick to our original plan for the community.
From now on, members will have the ability to sign up and update their user profile page, write articles, blogs, news, etc and share or read others' and comment. We feel that having the ability to update statuses and send messages to each other really is a necessary tool for what the community is about. It's about togetherness. Creating works and sharing so that others can comment and help us improve and grow.
In closing, stay focused, stay positive, stay creating. It's who we are and what we've grown into.