>Dude, posters ain't metric of trafic.
No, but posts are and the board got a grand total of 510 posts in its three and a half years. Those are abysmal numbers for a board.
>I was lurking EVERY thread on /dead/.
This is not the argument in the board's favour that you think it is. The fact that you were able to keep up with every thread that was ever on the board just shows how little traffic there actually was.
>Wanna cancel a board? Ask it ON THE SAME BOARD!
They did ask on the board, though. You can still see the thread there. And the discussion of the removal of /dead/ in particular had been a thing for nearly a year by the time it was actually removed. It had been decided on that the board would be removed several months prior.
>Seriously... by this logic we only need one board, and it's /gulag/, since /leftypol/ is the only board with speed BUT we need moderation, thus merge every board with /gulag/.
The current lineup is fine. /leftypol/ and /GET/ have big enough userbases to warrant their own boards, /ref/ is slow as fuck but has the country flag feature that no other board has and therefore serves a purpose, and /gulag/ is the meta board (which is good that it's slow, a slow meta board means people don't have anything to complain about). The only one that's debatable is /hobby/, which could very well fit into another board. The only issue with this is that it's a direct Bunkerchan board, which like /dead/, /tech/ and /e/, means that only the direct Bunkerchan staff has a say in what goes on there. This would mean that the direct Bunkerchan staff would have to give up their board to the /leftypol/ or GETchan side. Remember that this site has three staffs on it, and therefore will always have at last three boards.
For all the complaining from the three or so people who occasionally frequented /dead/, I really don't see much being done about it. The staff has said that /dead/ can be brought back if a Post-Leftism General becomes popular enough to warrant its own board, yet those who want /dead/ back have yet to even create such a general. For a board that is supposedly wanted back so badly, nobody is even taking the steps to have that happen.