It is the circle of life,
Platforms come and go.
IRC ---> ICQ ---> FORUMS / MESSENGER ---> FORUMS / MYSPACE ---> SOCIAL MEDIA (FACEBOOK/TWITTER/ETC) / REDDIT
Social media has rewired brains to have shorter attention space. Most people just want all their info in one place Quickly scroll and be like yer cool whatever move on.
This place is pretty active compared to other forums who have died off..
Also when this place started we were all much younger and had more time. Now we all older. The younger gen don't care much for forums.