IIRC the shitz & giggles had gone flat and stale. The influx of the Hoors, and giving them a separate subforum for starters, probably kept the doors open for quite a while.
I can't say as much though for Dookie's decision to have a flame board without having the first clue what that was or how to do it. He had people like caskur and weepy trying to run it. Holy shit, was it bad.