g1smd - 6:50 pm on Mar 27, 2013 (gmt 0)
Many of the other forums of this vintage: jimworld/searchengineforums, ihelpyou and others closed long ago.
In the early days of the web, webmastering and SEO was a lifestyle choice. Nowadays, for many of the new entrants it's just a 9-5 job.
It's interesting talking to newer people at conferences. I rarely find people joining forums. Indeed many seem to have never heard of even the most popular/well-known sites. They mostly promote themselves via their blog but seem to have little motivation to join forums and help others.