Let's face it, the Forum's activity has been on the slide for quite a while now; even before the pandemic, which is kind of ironic, a time when folks should have pulled together more as a community to my mind.
Anyway, sad but true; but what's the cause? Well, JB no longer taking part on the site may well be a factor, whether he looks in or not is a question, it certainly seems he no longer signs in, but no doubt he'll be kept informed.
Certainly Social media has taken a fair slice; I don't count a large number of "friends" on Facebook, but I'm still in touch with a number of "lapsed" forumees. I know from previous forum experience, people's tastes change, they get bored, some get sick of in-fighting that sometimes occurs: there are health issues to take account of, and we're not always privy to what's going on in other people's lives.
As for the matter of updating the website, well, that's up to the admin team. I was there at the time, and at least they asked rather than dropping a further update on the site; remember it didn't always look like this, least not when I signed aboard. Losing old posts; again experience says that this is always a bone of contention. personally, losing a lot would be a bad thing as they make an informal history [of 21st century Blues]. If there is to be any sort of update in the future, it'll probably be closing the Forum down. Having checked, it looks like KWS had dropped his site forum, and I know there were a few names on there.
Meantime, let's just enjoy what we've got eh? Let's remember friends we have lost and welcome back old friends like Rogue and Spider
When life gives you lemons; don't make lemonade.
Give back the lemons. Why were the lemons free? What's wrong with the lemons?
Do Not trust the lemons...