I've seen a lot of "dead forums". It's sad to see those fine ones that you want to sign up for, but then you see the last posts were from almost a year ago. This one is still kickin' fortunately.
It's still the slow time of year for my business. Real estate is my main source of income for now and it's much easier to manage than this bakery. Sigh....
Government's all over my bakery, local, state and fed, every time I turn around. I'm constantly filling out complicated tax forms, unemployment contributions reports, annual and quarterly corporate reports, inspections reports, argghhh!!!
Bakery production and coffee forums is the fun and easy part.
I don't think this forum is dead, but it looks like the postings have slowed down a lot recently. Most forums have peak times and slow times.
I've learned a lot by exploring some of the older postings. There is a wealth of knowledge and experience posted on this forum.
Many of the topics get revisited a lot. Sometimes newcomers ask the same questions that were asked before. I guess the "old timers" get tired of answering the same questions over and over again.
Maybe the experienced forum members could re-direct the person to a part of the forum where they could find the answer... instead of just not replying to their posting. No one likes to post a question and never get a response.
This was a very lively week on the forum, and it was centered around one topic that kinda got redirected into another direction.
It's worth checking out. It's called "What to do about campers and electric."