since you asked
blackvelvetjesus: Running a website is work. Running a website built on a database is work squared. Discord has most of the functions LF did, less the post index. Consider making a Discord server; we'll have the community and the tedious management elements will be someone else's problem.
blackvelvetjesus: The Discord app for android is sharp. Can't speak for the iOS version.
blackvelvetjesus: I can nuke the one I made. You probably do not want to fix all the permissions I've screwed up.
blackvelvetjesus: Discord webhooks will work nicely with whatever you turn the LF website into. Plus, persistent chatter will be a blessing.