I just am hopeful that they are not closing down as so many other business are in this trying economic time.
I don't think it has anything to do with "trying economic times". This site has been going down hill for a few years. The economy has been better than ever in history over the past 4 years. Even in the situation we are in right now over all the economy is doing quite well. You have to put forth effort and I honestly don't think that is happening. Sites like this do not just run themselves. I think IF the site did shut down you would never be told. It will just be one month we won't get paid and we will be in the forums discussing it and support tickets will be sent in and they will be ignored. And that will be that.
I am the moderator/webmaster for a organization's website. I work on it every week at least once and sometimes twice a week updating the site and making changes. And if someone lets me know there is a problem I fix it immediately. It is obvious that nobody has touched this site in quite some time. I would assume payments are manual. Especially for those to get paper checks.
If you notice this type of site, the number available is also being reduced. One site sells to another. There are only a handful worth spending any time on.