Originally Posted by shoreman1782
APUG too; you can't even see the images (obv half the point) without donating.
There are those who would say forum software in general has been eclipsed by more usable, better organized media and we are essentially posting on a prodigy bulletin board right now
Depends what your purpose is. Other formats are geared toward sharing specific bits of media, not discussion. I think it comes down to the fact that 90% of the world (at least the U.S.) is afflicted with attention deficit disorder and can't be bothered to read full sentences.
However, making people pay to participate in your forum and contribute content is beyond archaic. It's completely ass backwards.