We must keep in mind that Kartik Mehta, the owner and Administrator of this forum, has an actual day job keeping a business enterprise operational and profitable in tough economic times. Further, this forum is a gift from him, paid wholly out of his own pocket, as a free service to all of us in the photographic community.
With such a gift, we work with it as best as we can. Kartik will do what he can for us as his various resources will permit.
As to the point of what has befallen other forums, we are all saddened when any
photo interest group's forum collapses. However, and thankfully, it should be noted that this one is approaching a decade of service to photography interested people. It has been a launching pad for many beginners from the time when film was king until the present. That was in no small part due to the high quality people
who have come to JJMPF to share what they have learned with the rest of us.
But none of it would have been possible without the selfless generosity and vision of Kartik Mehta.