Future looks pretty bleak tbqh. Doesn't seem like everyone wants to be back on the same site again, but having 2 sites for every potential user isn't working either, clearly. Way too much spreading thin. Shit like the ACF also makes any kind of "official" type intersite coordinations/cooperations questionable at best, even though something like that is needed in place of one unified site.
Something like the webring would work best, but only IF the number of sites & boards was drastically cut down. IMO each different site having practically all the same boards is totally ridiculous, they should be ONE board per, or at best a couple of related boards on one site (i.e. /v/, /vgg/, /hgg/, /dev/ on one) & then have those linked in the ring so it's more limited to one site like 8ch's overall board assortment.
Idk, pulling it out of my ass & have zero options personally to implement shit, just saying, some kind of better overall organization/planning is needed.
Otherwise we're all just going to keep hopping around the same 6-8-12 dead/near dead /b/'s instead of just picking one that isn't fucking sp4ce & staying there.