For a while now I've been talking about culling a number of our forums - older ones that have served their time. I'm talking about forums like [How to Buy and Sell a Website which has been declining for a while, or [URL="http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?3-Search-Engine-Optimization"]Search Engine Optimization](http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?265-How-to-Buy-and-Sell-a-Web-Site), which still gets the numbers but the post quality is generally so low (there are exceptions of course) that it has become a drain on staff resources. Well, their time has come - along with a number of others.
We're killing off these old forums to make room for some new and exciting ones. I also hope that these changes mean that the forum staff can start to spend time back on the shop floor, mentoring and advising as their titles infer, rather than spending it acting as spam and fluff monitors.
While these changes may take a bit of getting used to, I'm sure you'll find that the end game is worth the wait.