I wish I was around back then. It sounded fun...Well most people these days just can't be bothered to actually write long and humorous post anymore.
Such a shame...
If it happened once, it may happen again. We started from nowhere once and built an absolutely incredible community.
No reason why we can't get there again one day. I do reckon though, we would definitely need a more modern and up to date forum to attract a significant influx of newer, less "odd" people. We've been attracting a lot of people from 4chan and other low standard communities, largely because those are the only people used to software this old, amongst few who can still bare dealing with something that was designed in 2000.