I looked into this a few months ago when my Yahoo group needed to emigrate. We eventually decided to keep the Email list format and went to io. However, when I was looking at forum options, I came across ProBoards which is free. I'm not sure about the ability to transfer content or bandwidth limits though.Anyone know what it costs to set up a forum like this? I am a member of a Yahoo Group which is looking for a new home.
Not entirely the fault of social media, but with the advent on multiple platforms and less interest, the old automotive forums are a dying bread. I was on Honda-Tech in 2000 when it was invaluable resource to everyone, now the only active subforum is the general discussion forum. Basically the layout of a forum doesn't necessarily dictate the activity - the general inactivity in these older forums is most likely attributed to lack of interest and that the information is readily available from a quick google search.You can't pin all the change on other social media. A big part of the problem are the changes to this site itself.
Whoa, the OG that gave me a job here
Unfortunately ads are taking over freaking everything. That's why more and more people are running adblocker. I run pi-hole myself and it's nice not seeing any ads, plus it speeds things up!I was shocked when I came back here after years away. The number of ads and the level of obtrusiveness is grotesque. It's hard to imagine anyone feeling any sense of community at a site so focused on squeezing out nickels. I sold my Lotus so I don't really care that much, but I do drop in every now and then to see what is going on. You really can't go back home though.