I think what could make this place special is the old posters sticking together. The truth is young people aren't into forums anymore, its just a fact. Reddit is taking over etc. I've seen first hand whats happened here. The italian NT forum is pretty much a ghost town barring deano, tonisamp and a couple of the old juve members. It used to be insane there, I'd open a thread and by the end of the day ( say in 2002-2003) i'd have 5 pages worth!
Outside of offical club forums (for sports in general) all of the wide scope forums ( be it basketball,american football etc) are pretty much only at 10% of the traffic they used to be.
I have noticed that most of the people posting here are the oldies..and you know what?, that's fine with me..xtratime is OURS, we made it..lets just enjoy it and keep communicating.