Let me try to address your post. Fortunately SRF has not died (any rumors of its death are greatly exaggerated), and continues to experience a reasonable number of active users based on click through views on a daily basis as well as new members joining. Posting activity is low but probably reflects the fact that most of our higher activity was from lots of owners early on of the "new" C7. Our owners of the new generation C8 is slowly growing.I was pretty active on this forum back in 2014 and 2015 when I first got my Corvette. I've returned, only to find activity very slow, only a few new responses a day, very few new threads. Anybody have any guesses what's going on? I hope it's not heavy handed moderation. In the short time I've been back, I already had one of my posts deleted because I "already made a similar post in another thread" when I was replying to a fellow forum member. Are we trying to save server space?
I know the weather is nicer and more people are probably out driving instead of just chatting about it, but it just seems like the forum is dying.
It is hard to predict why new discussions or reply posts go up and down, but they also don't reflect when members are reading/viewing content. For example you were less active from 2019 until this year in terms of reply posts and from 2014 until this year with new discussions.
A very small percentage of posts get moderated. In fact most of our moderating efforts are spent ensuring scammers, fraudulent accounts, on line adult and betting web sites, etc., never see the light of day on SRF. Your duplicate post was deleted as has been the practice on SRF since the very early days of SRF. The decision back than (and one that still holds true) was based on the fact that when a member posted the same content on multiple threads, other members who responded to one of the posts on one thread then would come across the same post on another thread and inquire what happened to their response.
We (moderators and administrators) continue to introduce new and relevant topics as we come across related news, but in reality, it falls to members to post new topics, questions and information related primarily to Corvettes.