I found this only by chance, because I am not a regular at MA (although perhaps I should have been):http://memory-alpha.org/en/index.php?title=Forum:Wikia_now_owns_memory-alpha.org&t=20090228123541
So far Memory Alpha used to be on the servers of Wikia (the company of the Wikipedia founder) for technical reasons, thereby profiting from their server bandwidth and the wiki software, while being obliged to undergo certain "upgrades" and display increasingly annoying and slow loading flash ads (I am blocking most of them with a Firefox plugin). Now it seems that Wikia has requested MA to become fully incorporated in some fashion. Dan and Harry may have had no other chance but to sell the memory-alpha.org domain to Wikia.
While this step may not directly affect the content at MA (other than being polluted by perhaps even more ads), it is sad to see this great independent fan effort be turned into another highly commercialized platform of a big company.
Sure, with fans donating far more than perhaps 200 dollars a year the site may have remained independent despite its data volume. I admit I didn't donate. Yet, with already three or four ad blocks per page (initially there was none) I thought Wikia was satisfied and there was a chance to maintain MA's status as an independently run affiliate. I was mistaken.
The destiny of MA further illustrates the motto of Web 2.0: subordinate to your host and its ads or die.
P.S. Even though it costs me a lot of money, I have secured the EAS domains forever, and I swear that there will never be any ads. I will not let anyone else control a single pixel. Take me at my word.