This is not meant to be a bashing thread. It is actually a serious question. It goes to show the influence of redesigning your site.
1) I go allllllll the way back to GolfOpinions.com. It was the second influential golf forum, and the one that spawned BombSquadGolf, and GolfWRX. After GO redesigned it's site... it was never the same, and eventually disappeared into oblivion. I have noticed a substantial decrease in active viewing on WRX since their redesign. I have also noticed a "Old format coming back" sign that just keeps changing months. It was supposed to have returned 6 months ago.
2) But besides the forums... you don't see any mention of the site in publications or news anymore. You see a lot of MGS mentions.
3) They don't do any informative articles. Everything published is literally advertising for new releases.
4) Nobody there seems to "care" anymore. There just seems to be no effort put in. No drive from those that run it.
They really have lost their edge. I am not privy to internet traffic numbers but I would think that MGS has closed the gap on WRX. I am going to compare this to Shiels vs Crossfield, where Crossfield had 200K youtube subscribers and Shiels had 50K. Sheils now has almost 700K and Crossfield hasn't reached 300K. It was for the same reason. Crossfield changed format... and appeared to "give up", while Shiels pushed and expanded.