@23, your link is truncated and non-functional, but looking closely at my bookmarks, I see that slog.thestranger.com/blogs/slog/mobile/
does now immediately redirect to www.thestranger.com/blogs/slog
, the latter of which is not a listed subdomain on Quantcast (yet)—so your explanation is likely true.
That said, commenting on Slog is clearly way down (posts with <30 responses frequently make the Most Commented list), many long-time and valued commenters have dropped away, and there's still a lot of disappointment over the bunched departures of Dominic, Goldy, Anna, Paul, Cienna, BJClement, etc. (though joy that they are doing what they want, often in much better situations).
The shift in editorial priorities that likely drove this process is clear to most of us. For any of us to try and distill it into writing would just result in denials and arm-waving. I'd still like Tim and/or Christopher to wax philosophical and comment in an extended way on what they think Slog and The Stranger's place is in the present social and economic environments. They'd get some pushback, some of it probably pretty rude and angry, but also likely regain some lost goodwill.