Well seeing as I now have time on my hands, I did some digging and things don't look good, but all is not lost
The forum links back into a business on the Gold Coast that now has little to do with camping but more to do with sporting wear
The owner/administrator has not been near the site since Nov 2011 and their last post is along the lines of scaping this forum and going back to how it use to be
I think the forum is tied to - or was tied to a business that deal with camping goods or products but has now evolved into a different line of goods.
The control of the forum needs updating asap and needs to be shared with someone with the knowledge of how to do it ( not me I have no idea how). I think if there is a member who believe's they can update and run this forum they need to contact the administrator ie member - Activity-Dept and offer to do so.
Trying to using a forum as a money making exerise via ecommence doesn't seem to work but having a forum with a large active membership become's valuable if moderated correctly for a business wishing to gain access to those members ie a tent manufacture wishing to promote there product, not via a link to there business but by posting on the forum and to be allowed to post on the forum, a monthly/quarterly/yearly fee can be charged.
Some large forum's now charge members a min fee to be able to entry area's of there forum or to be able to read area's of a forum but you need the membership numbers first.
If nothing is done soon there won't be any members left, I check the mod list and only 2 active members, the rest haven't around for months and months and some for over a year !!