As you all have noticed, the activity on IZ has come to almost a complete halt.
It's become obvious that the model on which IZ has run for the past few years just isn't holding people's attention enough anymore, and that it's going to have to be changed in order for the site to maintain a satisfactory level of activity. As a result of this, Painsaw and I have started to take IZ back to the drawing boards as far as building something that has more tied to it than just a forum, or is a forum tied to something more specific than just general discussion.
So what that means for now is that we are done updating IZ in its current state (unless something major comes up), and the next things we do will most likely part of a large update which will be overhauling the forum. For now don't expect anything to be changed or completed as for the way things are now--the medals probably won't be fixed, the theme probably won't be wrapped up, etc. It's just going to be useless effort to work on something people won't be using, and our time would be better spent working on something new that will have the potential to see greater success.
Also this site won't be completely killed or shut down, I'll still check back on it and will probably post status updates about the new project here. It will probably be a while before that starts up, but hopefully it will be fairly soon.