I've been a member of this site for years. I was here long before that 'great crash' from 3 (roughly) years ago and although I've frequently gone through period of not using it, I've always loved this site.
Nowadays I come on every, say, 4 months or so and see a wasteland.
I've just been on the 'General Chit-Chat' section. Back in the day, there would always be like 45 people viewing it. Now there's 4. Once upon a time, every thread on the first page would have had a reply form that day. Now the last reply in the entire section is over a week ago.
This makes me sad. I spent a lot of (fantastic) time on this site in my past, and really got to love the community (even if I'm an unknown). Chambers35, DrMayus, NeroRadec (PS I stole that and turned it into NitoRadec for my Steam account), Timeless-Enigma, Bodigard, Bounce, Feral.....just some of the many great people who I used to love seeing on this site. I go on some of their profiles now and they haven't been on in months, if not years. I even miss the guys who used to annoy me (some guy called 'spoons' or something. OH and we can't forget about....I've forgotten his name....the Nintendo fanboy...'don't Google trypophobia' was once his bio..? PS360!!)
So what happened? Lack of funding? Another crash? Or, much like with me, people just started placing this site low down on their priorities list, and over time this gradually snowballed?
I miss the good ol' days, and unfortunately can't see them ever returning