Kind of do...
Morning boys. I was expecting pages and pages to have whizzed by. Not sure what everyone is doing, but whatever they're doing, they're not doing it here.
Thanks for trying Ditch.
I haven't been around for awhile, so I'm not sure if it's the pandemic or the social media sites that are siphoning people away, but CG is dead compared to what it used to be.
I remember when a thread would roll off the first page in an hour or so.
A lot of people have as you said "been away", they pop in say this and leave again
Make of that what you want, but there are boardies who post all the time and a rolling established boardies that come for a bit
There are plenty still that just read and have no need to post though, and it's been that way since the boards changed over to the new format late 2016
It's probably partially due to the new format...people really hate change. But that format change coincided with the huge explosion of social media comic book sites, so it's probably difficult to determine the influence of each. I've seen web-site based forums take BIG hits to their activity levels in other non-comic areas that I'm involved with.
Yeah the Golden Age of the boards was probably 3 to 5 years ago. That's when there were so many people on that messages would scroll off a page in hours instead of days. When a Friday thread could get to dozens of pages before Friday was half over.