@Cathy As much as I agree with your view on this, (even though I use the official Discord) I think what Nic just said, makes sense. The Bot issues, coupled with the clunky nature of the design of these forums, (as GM's frequently have issues erasing threads, then there's that 180 second between posts thing, that's not supposed to even be there, that seems difficult to solve, as it seems tired into a core component of these forums) got the GM's to just decide to close them down. Even with the beautiful way it's formatting is setup, and easy to navigate in most cases. The forums seems to have had too many oversights when it was designed.
That said, I would hope that it wouldn't entirely rule out the NGS forums, and an entirely new forum site, that's remade from the ground up to be both more moderator, and user friendly. Judging by the post dreamweaver made, (that you shared in that other thread) it sadly seems like that hope is in vain, and that there won't be any NGS forums. And that saddens me.