I picked up a sack of grain yesterday. Hoppy Days seems to be going fine business wise. I doubt he would be impressed with aspersions about being strapped for cash. Still advertising on the other Aussie forum.Banner gone? Probably didn't hand over enough cash to keep it hanging in there.
I think the only thing you got right is the forum dynamics. To be still advertising on the oppositions forum indicates that the grass is greener over there. The traffic here is woeful. One only has to look at the number of posts per day to see something is drastically wrong.I don't see how choosing not to pay for advertising here would somehow translate into being strapped for cash or not doing business as usual. Choosing to not advertise here could be a result of any number of factors, including lack of return on investment for the advertising expense or their perception of the forum dynamics/quality. Or it could simply be a matter of a bill slipping through the cracks because someone didn't get to it yet or forgot. I imagine it's a busy time of the year for them.