For the most part, forums in general are dying off as a means of creating a dialogue. Facebook is filled with groups for all brands of smokers - pellet, stick burners, etc, as well as for specific brands. Surprisingly Cookshack has very little presence there. I'm sure there are far more Cookshack owners posting on the Facebook groups than here or the various BBQ forums still alive.
I recognize that plenty of people are reluctant to set up Facebook or Instagram accounts but that's where the action is these days.