Topic specific fora such as ones on technology, hobbies, etc., are significantly easier to corral than a forum such as this that is open to free inquiry on any and all subjects. When this one began it was one of several such secularist/atheist/skeptic fora on the internet, others of which were significantly larger. AFAIK all or nearly all the other larger ones have closed down, I believe usually due to the difficulty of managing them properly.
There is talk within the organization of moving to a different software platform eventually but that is not something that we have any say in. IMO any upgrade is likely to be a benefit although not without quite significant growing pains.