Though this is mainly something for the mod team, I'm curious. Were there mods that did the latter around 2013-14 time? Also, how is it not great, in that regard, versus how it once was?
Mods uswd to be banning people like crazy for silly little things, often seeming to not defy the rules or just out of personal principle. The last few months it has been bery different from just a glance, the bans and moderations I see are always justified and seem to have at least a semblence of reason in line with the rules when not obviously a rule break.
As for the site, it is better than ever and esspecially on mobile. It has been fixed and perfected, even just this year on android there has been a massive difference in forum side, usability and QoL.
What I mean is the traffic, ya know, numbers and by great I mean big, boisterous, booming, buldging at the seams... you get the idea, lots of people with lots of acrivity. It has slowed but I suspect there is a console war coming and a big one at that. The trenches are already being dug and both sides in the war to come are forming coalitions across the web. This war will be like nothing we have seen before, it will be purely information based with no social contect from the outside or at least very littl, there will be subverion, semantics and memes engineered for physiological warfare (nastt things). If this site can get the sales numbers going on a regular basis then there will be plenty of angsty teen soldiers, FOMO warriors and purchase anxiety refugees flocking on over here.
I suspect there will be many veterns returning too. Make hay while the sun shines as they say.
Everything in the above reply is my opinion, from my own perspective and not representative of reality outside of my own head!
-Android user, please be gentle with critique on my spelling.