We didn't close the forum. In '21, old forum was archived and people were redirected to the new forum(itsboxoffice.com) , as the old one's database was bloated asf. It was difficult to manage and server requirements were unnecessarily high as a result.
The new forum, just, didn't click with the existing users.
And, The new forum was active until 3 weeks ago when I decided to bring the old platform back - minus the old database.
It has nothing to do with SRK, I could have easily brought it back before the extended weekend, if that was the case. I just had free space in my server for forum so I thought of bringing it back.