Unfortunately, although the Forum continued for a while, someone had arranged for spam and filth postings on the forum so that a user had to wade through over 3000 posts of these to reach the genuine research and contributions of members.
As a result the forum was closed down in 2019.
A post mortem has been carried out and it seems that at the same time as the filth and spam postings commenced a recently joined member under the name of Lopsum. She? started a shallow and heavily censored forum for members. Long term original members have been banned and many original users simply will not contribute. Also, the "administrator" known as Lopsum set up statistics to find detailed locations of users based on their IPV6 address, and bans users who use VPN's. When this was pointed out the statistics were suddenly ceased, and, coincidentally the old forum was terminated when it was discovered that matters were being looked into. It would appear that the user 'Lopsum' was part of the purchase and demise of the original forum.
THE EVIDENCE :She? (Lopsum) appears to have joined in May 2014, curiously around the same time as negotiations for sale of the old forum was taking place.
Lopsum made a post on Wed June 13th 2018 at 10:39pm with the words "The good people went to http://gZodf.forumotion.com" and "the site is dead....see you there" AND the filth and spam postings started ......wait for it......14th June 2018.
Analysis of start of spam/filth postings
|FORUM||SUB FORUM||TOPICS||POSTS||Last Good Post No||Spam & Filth start|
|Latest News||Latest Eviction Support Needed||218||683||107996||14th June 2018|
|Events and Meetings||903||2884||101818||14th June 2018|
|Dealing with Debt Collectors||10648||92678||80024||30th May 2018|
|MORTGAGES||Finance and Hire Purchase Agreements||355||1513||107311||14th June 2018|
|Student Loans||363||1526||107335||14th June 2018|
|COPYRIGHT||392||1470||107081||14th June 2018|
|Bailiffs, Courts and Solicitors||Beat the Bailiffs||974||7648||92389||14th June 2018|
|A4V - Accepted for Value and Promissory Notes||A4V - Accepted for Value||470||3818||107192||14th June 2018|
|Roads, Driving and Vehicles||Parking Notice, Parking Tickets and Clamping||261||1000||107336||14th June 2018|
|Government Departments||Government Departments||304||2051||107094||14th June 2018|
|Child Support Agency||CSA help, support, advice, stories and experiences.||613||2969||48749||30th May 2018|
|Utilities||3||255||107347||29th May 2018|
|General||Just for Fun||2480||5204||44357||18th May 2018|
If this user was not connected with the sale of the original forum, the strength of coincidence of its ultimate demise offline is persuasive.
The new owners of the original site might also be quite annoyed as what they purchased has been trashed and rendered it valueless.
Whatever happened, years of intelligent research and contributions by members have been lost.