This all depends on what one expects from a forum and I for one am pleased it still exists. And I am now as I have been for years, very sorry that the lurkers do not post, or not much. Boards needs posters.
I for one do not want ALBF to leave either, I enjoy his posts and relate to them.
Still, it goes back to what one expects from a board. When I found this board I had been in France donkey's years and never expected to get information from the board. I have asked advice on the very odd occasion but remember I have been on and sometimes off this board for about 20 years now. And truly it was rare when I asked anything.
The reason I didn't ask, was because I knew how to gain information by other means and still do. Even when I spoke little french, I got stuck in and got any last bit of info I needed.... tenacious moi!
And knocking posters and saying we are half dead.......well!
lots of us are getting on now and so what........... remember that we are perfectly entitled to live our lives as we like and if we LIKE coming on here, then that is up to us and it is rather disparaging to imply that we shouldn't.
Re other boards, I have joined the odd one, but apart from a couple I didn't post and some of the others I saw years ago were not my cup of tea, even though I knew some of the posters on them..... from here
I like this board, and I hope that this board remains.