You know, I only opened this thread today because you were the last poster.
Y a know....that's an interesting comment re partly why a bunch of regulars (other than normal, natural attrition) may be around less.
When I look at new posts, the last poster is the really visible one....and there are a bunch of trolls where, if I see that they posted last, it doesn't seem worth looking at the thread. Not so much because THEY are there...but because, (as I maundered on somewhere else recently) you can bet your arse that the thread has degenerated into an insult fest between the trolls and a few folk (often with the best intent) still see it as their mission (and they HAVE chosen to accept it) to fight the good fight against the trolls.
Also, there's a bunch of folk (a lot of whom haven't been around much or at all for a short or long time) where, if I see they have been the last poster (unless the thread REALLY doesn't interest me) I will always look.
Now, if I were really still enthusiastic about this (or any other) site I would be looking around much more for new and fascinating folk.
You really do get what you put in, I think.
A feature I am really hoping the gang get time for at some point is the micro-sites where a user can choose who gets in feature that was discussed early on.
Not so much to have a place where only people I like get in, but I'd love to be able to use it as a therapy discussion site for a bunch of folk in real life I barely get to see any more, but would really like to talk about work related stuff with.
Might well not work, as I don't think many of them are computer give a rat's arse...but it would be fun to try.