Kind of like ghost towns in a way. I was recently trying to find a message board on some rather obscure topic (which escapes my absent mind now)-just an idle search, nothing more. I stumbled across a board which seemed to have lots of traffic, and the subforums were logically named and organized. I clicked on one subforum, and was immediately confronted with nothing but spam posts as far as the eye could see-not a single legitimate poster was to be found.
This seemed pretty amazing to me-did the original mods just lose the good fight against the spammers, and bugged out of there to a new board to start over? Why didn’t they shut down the old one, when they instead apparently kept it running on autopilot, unmanned and neglected, apparently forgotten by the community it used to serve?