Not 100% sure what happened, but a couple of weeks ago the company that ran our old message board network got “upgraded” to another network.
Weirdly enough, the next day people suddenly stopped posting in our forums.
We assumed the world just ran out of things to talk about, or that there was maybe a silent protest going on against this “Yuku”, but it turns out a switch had gotten flipped in the process and we forgot to unflip it. (Specifically, the switch labeled “Let people post on your message board: Yes or No?”)
So: we unflipped the switch, and now everything’s better. I guess the moral of this story is to start taking people a bit more seriously when they say things like, “Your message board is broken and it isn’t letting me post.”