The thing I don't like about the forums is that a lot of people are found to be the "popular" ones. By that I mean there are a select number of players who are actually paid attention to on the forums. @Jaekub, @Acerna, @Overdog, etc etc. These are all really nice people, but in the age of a steady 2,000 players on Java and about 1/4th of those on the forums with 1/8th as staff, the forums are practically controlled on their actions. They comment on a thread - it get's massive attention. Back in the days of enjin the forums were diverse and active, now they're rigged and determined.