If you're going to blame it on anything blame it on poor ownership. Mike could care less about the forums existence. He's said it before and I'm sure he'd say it again. In fact he probably wouldn't mind getting rid of it because it's a "pain in the ass" and it's one less thing he'd have to deal with. He's a busy guy with a family and other priorities. which is very understandable. I don't want to speak for him, but I'm pretty sure he's too busy for techpb at the moment. To me it's just plain obvious now. It's on the back burner. I understand it though. It's just not as important as it once was, especially when you put it next to family.
Read the link and I understand what he is saying but it still kinda caught me off guard. If he is busy with family, work, etc. and if that is how he felt about the forums than yea I understand his lack of involvment with the forums as of late and in turn how this would negatively impact the activity on the forum.
In the past there was videos (yes plural) damn near weekly, weekly webcast videos, a busy chatroom, giveaways, clubs and a helpful staff... All of these have dwindled to it's current state of near non- existence. Understandable non-existence, however.
This is what I remember, the radio shows, the chatrooms, the videos, the countless hours
wasted well spent on these forums. Being able to post a topic or post and within minutes (if not seconds) there would be a reply. Just the interactions with people that I had never met before but being able to build a relationship with them through something as simple as a common hobby.
Feeling mighty nostalgic at the moment remembering all the good time I've had on here.
It really is a damn shame that this is what the forums have been reduced to and though this forum may never be like the glory days again, *cheers* to the memories