Looking at all this cross... cross.. membership bases I feel like I've dropped into a blackhole or something with the recent news of things going on.
So since I seemed to have lurked here more than I actually can remember (can't remember the date, and forum user data not showing me the info of actual join date... but must be ~10 years, also was once active in #atomicmpc long ago...) and also somewhat lurked on PCPP forums too (at least I can get my date there... coming up to 12 years...) and was once an active member on Hyper prior to the issues that arose and membership splits with at least 12 years there too (but actually posted there, then moved onto PALGN, which has then split again, but that's another story).
I feel that I should say hi to everyone again (Hi David, I still remember the day I met you at a press briefing at Luna Park for a Forza or V8 competition that was going on... I have a odd memory that retains things quite a lot with meeting people and hi too NEXT people, I did work experience back in the day when Adam/Fahri were the IT admins in like 2004 and met quite a few of the team there at the time. Lunch time as the intern was awesome with the 2 hour co-op 8 player Halo multiplayer games that went on).
I had a point in there somewhere in that backstory... I think along the lines of it would be nice to have a more active community again but a merger of sorts will cause some issues as Mac Dude has said (for one, how do I merge all of my accounts together!?), but in reality it's more of keeping the community alive, when either time constraints or losing the feeling of belonging to the group has come and gone with the various declines in members posting across all three has come through. I would have to agree with everyone that a new entity would be created and archival of all three be into various groups to consolidate the maintenance/patching that would need to take place. And then on that, allow specific themes for people that want an "Atomic", "PCPP", "Hyper" or the "I belong to All..", ok maybe the multiple themes would be wishful thinking and a touch of nostalgia for me.