Teens, I'm not sure whether you've understood Kay's point.
If people want replies to their requests for information, then getting impatient and complaining about the lack of immediate responses with topic titles such as "Is this forum dead?" is at best futile, and at worst counterproductive.
Futile, because impatience isn't going to suddenly make people with the information appear and start posting - especially if, as Fernando suggests, expats aren't in the habit of turning to the Internet for information about local living conditions.
Counterproductive, because if someone does appear, then it's likely to put them off. Say a person who isn't yet a member of the forum but has plenty of information happens to visit; if they see topic titles like this, then they're likely not to bother joining. So the information is lost.
Personally, we have no need for the information on Mumbai that Kris was looking for. So in that sense, it really is no skin off our noses if people seeking information choose to shoot themselves in the foot in this way. But it is rather silly, and a bit annoying too - not to mention rude, when you consider that this forum is a service provided free of charge to the users.
If users of this forum don't like it or don't find it useful, they're free to make constructive suggestions on how to improve it (there are places to discuss this on the main forum - see the IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING board for links) or to go elsewhere. But moaning about it, in a way which could almost be calculated to undermine its effectiveness, suggests that they think we owe them something. We don't.
As I've mentioned in the previous paragraph, discussion of how we run this forum, and the other nine, belongs on the main forum. So I'm locking this topic now.