Im curious if making this particular forum read only might not be a good idea?? It seems like other sources are more likely to be used such as DSLR and Twitter..

Don't get me wrong.. I believe a quiet forum means things are going well and nobody has complaints. Aside from the known issues this past week which were worked on quickly the services for us have been rock solid for ten years plus.

But un-dealt with spam messages and seemingly a lack of presence can make things look bad.

I can volunteer as a moderator if needed. I have experience cleaning up a few forums that were overrun by spam bots. Otherwise.. that's my 2 pennies.