Dear Amagama user
After much consideration and consultation, we have decided to close Amagama. The platform has very few active users, and we do not believe that it would be worthwhile trying to save it from its technical problems.
Amagama’s biggest challenge was spam blogs. These spam blogs - or “splogs” - created thousands of accounts and put too much pressure on the system to keep it running efficiently. (And sometimes impossible to keep it running at all.) As a result, Amagama suffered from poor performance over its lifespan, which made it unattractive to users.
However, we don’t want to leave our legitimate bloggers high and dry. If you still have an active blog on Amagama, we suggest you move it to another platform. If you need assistance moving the blog, please contact us and we will help you.
We will also forward any users from your Amagama account to your new platform. If you wish to do this please let us know.
On a personal note, I am truly sorry that we have had to take this difficult decision. Amagama has a long history in the South African blogisphere, and this closure marks the end of that history.
We will close Amagama on Wednesday, 20 May 2009.
Cape Town, Western Cape, ZA