I do miss the old community feeling of forums sometime. It's hard to get people to want to join them when they can just go to a reddit of literally any topic and post there without having to go through the process of joining a new board.

The lack of community just leads to constant shouting. On a forum even when you disagree with someone you try to find common ground as to not disrupt the community or be banned from it. Sure drama still happened and sometimes felt even more personal but it was dealt with. On places like reddit people just weaponize their downvotes and don't care about trying to get along.