Compaq saidWhat's the huge decline in membership?
What was it before, and what is it now?
Do you mean a decline in profiles, or just people who participate in the forums?
Both. When I logged on today, it said there were about 800 people online; a couple years ago there would typically be over 2000.
And btw, those numbers seem inflated. If I had to guess, looking at the threads today, it would seem like maybe 15 people are actually here posting.
Total members is about the same as it has been for years at just under 400,000, but online participation is way down. I remember 2,500 or so at any one time many times in the evenings just a couple of years ago.
Some of that could be due to the horrific flames wars that were part of everyday life here. I'll take partial credit for those numbers. Since I've mellowed out a bit into what is actually me, and many others have done the same, we don't provide the spectacle that we used to. I bet popcorn sales are down too.
I think that's the reason that we overall had so little censorship here .... those massive fights drove numbers.