When I joined a year or three ago this forum -for a while- had plenty of people (enough for “critical mass” i would have thought) join in short time frame. There were a lot of interesting posts and good discussions and threads as well. But now for quite some months it seems really dead by comparison. Very few (longer) posts, interesting discussion or interaction at all! Was this forum only viable during height of the pandemic or something?
Example: the Shadowdark (love it or hate it, doesn’t matter!) kickstarter and everything related to it is one of the biggest things to happen in OSR sphere for a while. Yet despite me posting about it more than 11 days ago, not a single response. 100 Views apparently, but nobody has an opinion (even just, “I dislike SD because ABC”) or anything they want to share with the community about it?
Or, Knave 2e, another really big and interesting development in the OSR scene, by one of the best known figures in the OSR scene, Ben Milton from the popular Questing Beast channel. I don’t see anybody talking about this.
Or hell, about any of the stuff people used to chat about here, doesn’t at all have to be about Kickstarters, there is generally just barely any new threads much less longer ones with longer replies that are thought-provoking? Why? What happened?
Also with Reddit really being in trouble right now -by being scummy- and a big exodus from there (including from OSR centric subreddits) you’d think there would be people keen to connect on this forum?
Anyway, I am just trying to understand, and if possible do something about the above.