Cor, you do a great job (as do all the mods around here) so dont ever get down on yourself. I still love the place, but I just havent found anything interesting to talk about lately except the microscope threads, but thats just me. Yes, it sucks when the older members pack up and leave. It was Mr. Charlie, Beatle Ed, and Al first, then Kevin, Paul, Raxo, Sondra, Mr. Mustard, and Marshall seemingly now. Sucks, but what are you going to do? I'm never going to leave (barring a ban that i've somehow ducked for years), and it'll pick up again eventually. We have some interesting newer members coming in now i've noticed so it shouldnt take long.
Participation is the key though. I suppose i'm guilty for not weighing in on some subjects, but those are usually ones that I dont feel like rehashing. Still blows my mind how thin the participation is in the microscope threads. That wouldnt have happened in the old days. I think we might just have a new, younger wave coming along that havent jumped into the solo stuff. Who knows.