I have been saddened to note the seeming demise of the BBC Music magazine forum. Logging on to it, this one, and the Linn forum (and sometimes a few others) is part of my early morning, post-walk routine.
It made me wonder how healthy this forum is. Unlike the Linn forum, we get no idea of how many people view the site and individual threads, and the range of contributors seems to have narrowed recently.
I also wonder if the kind of debate that generates the most replies here might also be putting off others. A question for the moderators I suppose. How popular is this forum? Do the more contentious issues raised and debated increase or decrease viewing figures?
I like the cut and thrust of passionate debate myself, but I don't want to drive away those for whom the forum might provide other functions.
Trying to stimulate more interest on the BBC Music magazine forum ended up with two or three of us talking to each other. I would be horrified if I thought the same was beginning to happen here.
What do other, including moderators, think?