The Doctor Who Restoration Team have announced the closure of their Technical Forum by 1st April 2009.
The forum has been running for ten years and provided a base for discussion of technical issues related to the restoration of classic Doctor Who episodes for video and DVD release.
In a statement Steve Roberts, who runs the site and is a leading member of the restoration team, cited a number of reasons for the closure. These include incompatibility between the site's original aim of openness and access to the production process and the requirements of operating in a commercial world as well as an increase in the amount of personal abuse in forum postings.
The main Restoration Team site, which features articles on the work undertaken on new DVD releases, will continue as normal.