HDRainwear is running, and I'm trying to keep it going, but it's hard to find time to maintain it.
Sometimes, servers crash (remarkably often - I've tried several hosts and all the same), sites get hacked, spammers start posting, and it's hard work keeping these things under control.
Despite using the most recent and stable software, these things can still happen, and when spammers hear of a site they can post to, they pay the chinese / indians $0.001 per captcha to hack, and you can't control that - that's why I had to put a halt on suitsandboots. Suits and boots went down the other day because someone managed to upload some phishing pages to the server - now I have to try and track down how this happened, and keep an eye on the other sites. Getting threatened with legal action by the bank of america isn't funny!
Rainwear247 was just an experiment, and I never meant it to grow the way it did. As far as saying it's died - well that's down to the community, not me! I just setup these sites - if people want to use them, that's their choice.
And if I'm wrong for making money from ads to help pay for hosting etc, then don't use the sites - or any of the other millions of sites that do the same. In my mind it's better to keep these sites free than charge a subscription (see how this thread started).