wheel - 1:28 pm on Sep 2, 2010 (gmt 0) [edited by: wheel at 1:35 pm (utc) on Sep 2, 2010]
The reason sphinn didn't go and is declining is because of low quality uninteresting content, simple as that.
It's where SEO's go to promote their stuff, the voting was little more than stuffing the ballot box and had nothing to do with content - plenty of good content in the early days didn't make it to the top. Now the good stuff doesn't get submitted as a result. And by removing the ability for SEO's to game the system (by voting) then there's no initiative for them to submit stories.
Best case scenario they think they're going to turn it into a news site. But that's already been done fabulously by rustybrick and some others.
I want, no, I DEMAND the return of threadwatch :).
[edited by: wheel at 1:35 pm (utc) on Sep 2, 2010]