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Commercial business is necessarily hounded by profit driven decisions.
Providing a forum for special interest discussion costs money but may not generate enough return on investment to break even. Of course a popular forum could possibly be considered an advertising or promotional expense, in which case it would be measured by sales results at a later time. Ramsey probably considered their forums a possible attraction for steady customers, but forum management cannot be left on automatic pilot and needs a devoted employee to keep an eye on it. It can become a distraction from the core business.
A similar problem has prevented commercial radio stations and networks from maintaining archive libraries of past programs, because having a historian-curator on staff is not likely to be justified by corporate headquarters.
Hobbyists shall inherit the earth. At their own expense.