I see what you are saying, CG... about being here but not posting, but most people join forums because they are social, not because they want to be a fly on the wall. Unless of course it's one of those forums that hides its pics from guests, then maybe they will join just to view the pics of whatever they are researching.
I go by posts, not simply logging in or just being here. Twas a time when you had six or so mods/admins regularly posting, which kept things moving along. If someone joined and asked a question they got welcomed and their question answered by mods, which of course is more "welcoming" than having their question only answered by another member who just joined themselves, which I see quite frequently. And then they both disappear shortly thereafter
Of course, the recent forum glitches doesn't help either. Nobody likes having to repost several times before it takes. And I know Kylie seemed upset because her post count went down after a thread got deleted/closed or something.
Tough to say, but something is going on behind the scenes.
And where the heck has Andy been all day?!