I share most sentiments here. I've been on here since 2007 and like the forum and the people on here. Sure, the it could be a bit more lively, but what can you do if you have a couple of dozen active members, and around 90 that have logged in since the beginning of the year?
The one thing where participation could be increased and help drive the forum IMO is the lounge. We all have interests outside of cars, so why not open / or frequent in a couple of threads about hobbies?
I'm not fan of any of the Disqus comments format on Carscoops and the quality of the discussions is rather... bad. Also, there's always the risk of bigger online publications getting sick and tired of managing the comments sections and getting rid of that altogether (remember Autoblog a few years ago).
Reddit is ok though I'm not too much into the format, and Facebook I won't touch with a barge pole.
Originally Posted by Nicktyelor
Is they any financial help we can give? I'm totally on board to help fund it.
I floated the idea of having a collection or sponsoring the forum everytime closing down is mentioned and it seems to fall on deaf ears *shrugs*