How do we know this is a dying forum?
Leaving aside the fact that there doesn't seem to be any mods to catch and nuke spam in real time... it's because the last "LATEST HEADLINE" from Feb 2ed.. now 16 days old.
When I first joined this forum back in 2006 it was with the expectation that Thom visited his own forums and maybe even read some of the posts. After all, why else have a web forum as an adjunct to a talk show if it was not integral to whatever community Thom was trying to create?
Back then Thom posted to the forums. I don't believe he engaged in debates but he probably read some posts. Can anyone remember when Thom last posted to the forums? Now with the blogs, Thom never has to venture into his own forums. Yet Thom is always citing other forums like DU while ignoring his own.
Maybe it's time we forum regulars just gave up thinking this forum was somehow important to Thom and his show... and we went on strike. After all, there are greener pastures... more robust forums, out there. Maybe once we post there Thom will finally pay some attention.
Sorry Thom. You can't create a forum and then neglect it.
Deal with it.