It was with much shock and dismay that I journeyed to one of my daily check-in spots today, to find that it was no longer an active forum. I have been a Squidoo member since 2008, and the SquidU forum has been a huge source of information and comraderie for me. Over the last year or so, it has gone through some huge changes, and was no longer supported by Squidoo, so I guess it is not surprising to see it go altogether, but I will definitely miss it.
I cut my teeth on SquidU, learning what was appropriate for a lensmaster, and for online intercourse. I came to Squidoo as a complete internet newbie. I knew nothing about writing online, nor about Squidoo, and I learned a lot from the more experienced lensmasters who came before me. While the SquidU forum was not always used properly, enough valid information and help came from the lensmasters who spent time there at one point in their Squidoo career, teaching others when they did not have to.
Some of my mentors are no longer visible on the SquidU forum, but certain of them are still there. And many of the lensmasters that I graduated with, are spending many valuable hours helping other lensmasters. I hope that the new Squidoo Forum will be as helpful to other lensmasters as the SquidU forum was to me. It was, in essence, SquidUniversity, a place to learn everything you needed about Squidoo, through fellow lensmasters, and staff members.