I've been here on and off for years now and can definitely vouch for saying lately it seems the quality of this board has dropped drastically. I'm not sure exactly what happened but GTAF has slowly been spiralling down the drain.
I barely even visit anymore compared to other forums just because its become so dull and predictable. The same carousel of members circle jerk any thread they don't like to death to prevent any discussion worth any value. Then they go off and start topics about taking sh*ts.
I enjoy the news on GTA:O time to time but everytime I look at gen chat I just laugh at how lame it's become. There are much better moderated forums out there that aren't swarmed with 12 year olds in every corner just waiting to reply with their oh so witty posts.