I do not mind at all deleting old stuff that doesn't move anymore and I agree on things being once and done as the charm of imageboards. But you finally said what I wanted to know, mainly> There are a total number of threads. It's 2 pages on each board. That's all you get.
as having this info stated clearly feels like it could keep some purge complaints at bay, maybe.
I know some imageboards tend to operate with a bit of extra board space to buy time against flooding, but I seriously hope you do have some tools to restore deleted threads if that ever happens.
And the basis of my post was mainly because, well, disregarding my past visits to the site I decided to settle here indefinitely when I saw the latest posts were done within a day/week, even if there were YEARS old threads on the board like that manga thread, or the bakemonogatari one, so technically at that time I could lurk a bit with new and old content while I decided if I wanted to post more. Thus as you can see I look at imageboards in a slightly different way than you or others do as I don't focus on what it once was, but what it could be which is why I mentioned those "hypo lurkers" as if I was one there's surely some out there like that too. That said>Those types of people who perform hit and run posting in old threads they found slightly interesting do not tend to stay around.
If that's the case I couldn't have known as that's a thing only a mod or admin of such a site knows of so I can only talk about my experience as a single user.
And well to be fair there are many other reasons why people don't post on smaller imageboards aside from the old threads, like "too slow/dead", "a circlejerk", "full of tripfags", "lots of generals", "crazy admin", "shit layout" (mainly the ones using lynxchan as a basis), "blogposting to the brim/like a chatroom", nado nado. Then again those posters don't seem too fun.
What were we talking about again? Seems like I just started rambling about stuff. Anyways knowing about the 2 pages limit is nice and now if you'll excuse me I got this sudden craving for fairy doujins.