In another thread, Brianman posted the following: I'm not sure why he thought I'd be the better person to start this thread, but what the heck...the thread has been started. As @brianman requested, let's make sure to keep discussion in this thread limited to things that we as users can do. There are other threads in which to discuss the forum design issues. As for the problem, it does seem like a lot of long-time posters, like @brianman, are spending less time on TMC than they used to. Is this an unavoidable result of the community growing too large? Does the size of the community adversely affect the sense of community? Could part of the problem be that there have been lots of heated discussions about issues over the past year or so, when perhaps in the past there weren't as many contentious topics? I don't have the answers, and I probably don't even have the right questions. But the thread has been started, by request, so have at it!