I read here, and post here, on a purely personal basis and ask you to allow me to do so.
We are the ones who can present ourselves well or embarace ourselves better than anyone else can do that about us. Why are ceremonies needed and permissions where we feel the place of our own and not like their place or our place. Problems start with separation. Of course it requires accomodating host, but also responsibility of the participants. no one likes rubbish on his own territory. This was the problem with bkinfo, it was home for some and foreign for others. There was agenda, some was along with it, some was not and it resulted in spoiling the natural community feeling. Some people were made to feel uncomfortable about themselves and threathened. No matter how many were banned but many were chased away by making them feel to be not on their place. There was demanding attitude to make people obliged for something they did not asked about - the "professional" outlook and standart they were not able to match and made to feel guilty for nothing. Many were there just for sharing, but they did nothing in rerurn, how comfartable is that, they were there to only taka and take, use and use and abuse and never give. Oh, how can it be that such people can be welcome. Is it a place for mere talk? Never. It is not professional. The admin took editing role too seriously as the public face were more than important. No suprise the volume of work grew to the level of not being managable. I don't know the tech matters, but i believe that managing forum with many participanst would be the same as with fewer, but if we are in a big group it feels better, like a bog familly, but we have to sacrifice the elitistic approach.
Indeed there is not so much to tell about Gyan besides parroting, but there is so much to do about it that is seen in the practical example and it is the community feeling, of bringing different people together like one that can be there with the attitude that we live toghether and share everything together, like our day-to-day concerns, off topics, anecdotes, different approaches to different aspects and matters of life, cooking recepies, spontaneous sharings, practical advices etc. And this is something to learn and practice every day with others, but such chance and such attitude was deliberately suffocated by the agenda, some people were just chased away, the problem was eliminated, but not solved, the topics were meant to be too strictly, unnessesarily observed, especially when they were not going there as they were supposed to go and of course there was extra officiality, superimposing ambition that killed it all. There was an approach and those who were along with it prospered, those who were different did not make it. Comply, accept the matters as we put them, or go away, here it is not for you was the message. The admin body never made any steps, it was always only other people's fault. Afrter all he is not a human but a super-hero that never have any faults. Making the admin not recognizable and accessable, may have had adantages, but it robbed it from this feeling of the ordinary person that brings people together.