I'm not sure how much good a petition could do, but maybe after the game shuts down someone (or I) could make a thread where people can share stories of playing it and it could just be a place for the people of this forum to go once this play inevitably closes down too. I think it should be in the Gaia Gaming forum.
A lot of people are saying that SS is shutting down is because it's being bought out. I saw Lanzer's post, but I still suspect that's not the real reason. I think that they were not making enough money to keep the game running...I mean how much can they possibly make when they were giving away free cash on a weekly basis?