Tell you what Snoman, or anyone else, why don't you start your own Seil forum? I'll set it up for you and provide initial technical support completely free of charge, you just pay for the hosting and the domain name.
When my wife and I were considering moving to Seil we viewed Seil Chat as a valuable resource. It informed us about events on the island and revealed the inhabitants as an animated, stimulating and (mostly) intelligent group.
Since we have moved to Balvicar we have witnessed the installation of a new fish farm, erection of a wind turbine, the arrival of knotweed, proposals for a housing estate and radical plans to re-jig the sewage system among other things with very little discussion here. It seems a great shame that these matters have not been fully aired here as it could have allowed a consensus to have been reached on how best to deal with some of the events.
I believe that its worth another try to resurrect the more positive aspects of the original excellent anonymous forum and I would be interested in exploring Nicks generous offer to assist with setting up a new site for the use of everyone.
I don’t have any local knowledge or webmaster skills so I am maybe not the ideal person but in the absence of any other applicants I would love to give it a shot. Subject to clarification regarding the costs involved and the amount of technical knowledge required and dependant on Nick being prepared to assist and explain the responsibilities I would be prepared to have a go at running a forum. The original offer was made to Snoman and if he, or anyone else is considering the offer I would obviously happily step aside and return to happily watching from the side-lines!