More than one way of skinning … a forum

Since version phpBB 3.0.3 very little has happened. It was ... SOCIAL MEDIA. No more, the rise of Twitter and Facebook has made forums a minority interest. Will it fade away as a medium for public discussion as did Usenet? Meanwhile amongst the other forum products the sale of the commercial VBulletin appears to have moved the market. What should a Forum Administrator do to keep a forum alive? [...]