Honestly I just think Forums as a whole are becoming out dated, not just here. Not only do you have to deal with various rules and restriction every forum might have, limited features or posting restrictions but you generally need to make a new account for every single forum you might use. Things like Reddit or Twitter let you pretty much have one account for every and any interest you might have. Forum's are getting about as out dated as going to the post office to send some one a letter.
I mean personally I like forums, I hate the posting limit of a couple hundred characters or such from more modern forms of social media. But then again I'm old enough to have grown up with such things. It is annoying however to make a new account for pretty much every place you go however.