Seems like we've seen less activity here lately. EDITED (8 days later) Nope. After 12 pages of replies and opinions I'd say that confirms we're not actually "dying out" here, just a slowdown and everyone still visits when they can according to many postings. Naturally there's a slight drop in participation every year during the summer months due to family vacations, better weather, outside activities, etc. But has anyone noticed a significant change in the number of topics, postings and general overall participation here lately? Seems to me like it started around the time advertising was implemented awhile back. A number of folks mentioned annoying pop-up ads or trouble viewing the board and it's content on their phones, tablets and PCs. Many longtime members no longer post or have left entirely. Right now at 11: 45 am forum stats show 98 actual members online Total: 717 (members: 98, guests: 461, robots: 152 Weren't the number of members online much higher on an average weekday morning? I remember when they were. I don't know if new postings and overall participation dropped after the software upgrade on 10/12 but it seems like it did. I can remember a time when we'd have 200+ members online during almost any weekday morning, that's actual members not including 'Bots' and 'Guests'. The New Topics page used to be a lot longer before, too. I'd like opinions, guys. What do you think?