hitchhiker - 3:39 pm on Jun 11, 2013 (gmt 0)
"Agreed. Forum content from 8 years ago is useful only in rare cases."
Speak to the 10,000+ webmasters who have totally non-aging subjects (like English Language studies).
These sort of careless generalisations simply don't help, or match the information that's out there. Within most subjects there's age-dependant and ageless content. Even in the most modern ones like 'tech'.
I could point to any healthy site (that's not failing), ask why it is failing - there'd be 10 good reasons.
Either way, I don't know either. But I've told him what I've found out so far about an issue that may have affected his site - based on 2 weeks of questions and feedback and 8 months of experiencing it.
I'm down 60k a day, but my site is still 120k a day. My results are replaced with sites almost identical to mine (mostly old more traditional forum formatting actually). Most of us would like to think we know what we're doing.