Reply To: My, this forum has slowed down since I was active…
Matt, it has never been the case that moderators participate in the forum to any significant extent. The moderation has improved recently, with the spam finally being removed.
You were not the only participant blocked for bad behavior. I don’t see this as a signifying anything wrong with the site, but rather with certain participants who don’t adhere to rules of decorum.
Much of the content of the old site was from people who were treating it as a social networking site, which it is not, and they have moved to a site which is a more appropriate place for that. There were also quite a few people promoting quackery of various kinds who seem to have given up. Good riddance.
My view is that the site is more substantive than it used to be. The substance was present in the old site, but buried in a lot of noise.
The site will not be shut down merely because you decline to participate or express dissatisfaction with the way it is operated. If you don’t like it, don’t use it.