I don't get your point. Your comparison is meaningless. If you were to compare say the points I outlined maybe that would help? You seem to be under the impression that community building comes from the ability to adjust the game...community building is what we are doing right now, discussing sh*t, getting new folks reading the site, and maybe posting like my new buddy CorncobWilly who braved the waters to post in a sh*tted up thread to get in some +1's.
When you don't understand things, it helps to logically break them down into the chronological points made.
(1) Catwho pointed out that it wasn't merely a lack of drama that drove activity in =10 down it was also the establishment of an official forum;
(2) You pointed out that the official forum was full of drama and that drama is the common theme increasing activity;
(3) I pointed out the official forum and this site are vastly different;
(4) You pointed out the official forum and this site are vastly different and asked why I was comparing them (/facepalm here)...
Of course point #3 is not about the community, it's refute to your point that the common theme of drama is not an accurate reflection of cause and effect. People dwindled from this site for many reasons (game is 10 years old, lack of content to discuss, servers being merged, more sites coming about over the years to discuss content, etc.). Your mythological grouping of people forcing this site to be drama free (of which it is not anyways) is likely the least of any actual causes. I have yet to meet one of these migrants that magically brought all their drama to the official forums because of some apparent edict you've imagined on =10. By the way, Port Jeuno or BG is better for those reasons anyways. The official forum isn't even a collection of two logical sentences in a row because there is no rate-down or nuke button mitigating the ultra-casual idiocy.