As well as Sections like the WSO which has been on a downward spiral for awhile.
That being said I also think there is a flip side to all this talk about the Forums being so awesome 7, 8, 10 years ago. Was there some really good stuff going on here at that time?? Absolutely no question BUT.....
For instance, when I joined in 2008 there were so many offers for Blackhat Systems. One, was the Forum blasting of backlinks. Like 10,000 backlinkss blasted out to Forums, Blogs, Article Directories etcv..etc.. for $20
And make NO, ( and I mean NO ) mistake about it folks, these were being developed by highly esteemed and highly Successful Warrior Members. The same ones that people here belly ache about how great it was when they were here to bless us with their presence in the "good, ole days"
They were NOT just the Developers of this Spam Software they also were Affiliates with it as well.
(Btw, don't give me the song and dance that because they did not know better back in the day about this being so egregious, that they should be excused somehow. Bottom line .... They knew it was unethical)
Did I do it when I first started. YES !! I bought into a few systems of backlinking blasting. So I am guilty as any of them.
All I'm saying is to take a step back and realize the "good ole " days were not as squeaky clean and altruistic and noble as our memory serves us !!
And the recent, 'broken record' talk about the glory days of the WF and how awesome it was is part Truth and part Delusion !
Let's don't kid ourselves, folks
- Robert Andrew