The LSD owners are out of reach? I see a few advertisements which could mean someone is around. Are there any moderators on-board?
What is the LSD history? Did this site once have hundreds of posters and then it dwindled down or was it always visited by just a small handful of posters? Was there once a fair amount of advertisers?
I was over at TLS today. Someone was happy about landing an offer and was immediately thrashed by the board admins for bragging….too unreal. To me it seems like the TLS the owner tossed the keys to a nice site to some unemployable admins who sit at their keyboards all day (many with +30,000 posts…which greatly accounts for the high post activity). However, I will say that it is not unusual that +300 posters are on-line.
You all probably know all of that. Just saying, if there is a way to update LSD, there is a need.
Ads--if you're referring to banner ads and the like--are automated. I don't think Andrew has personally touched the site in years. I know Jeffort was trying to work with him a couple years back, just to keep things moving, but no dice. As far as moderators, I'm the last one appointed, and the only one who still shows up with any regularity. My main job is cleaning up after spammers and shills, trying to maintain some semblance of respectability for decent posters.
There have been a few periods when there were several hundred active posters on at once, but those days are long gone. All of the big-name posters have graduated law school and left this place behind. I can't really say I blame them; I'm coming up on my seventh year, very shortly, and wonder every time Julie posts how she has stuck with it so long.
Is there a need for an update? Certainly. Will it happen? No. The willingness on the part of the one person who can do it simply isn't there.