I present this not as a complaint. The board has ALWAYS had folks who posted very frequently. However, as many old-timers here have noted, overall participation -- both in terms of posting volume and number of active participants -- has gone down dramatically over the last 5 years or so.
In some cases, the posts are not missed, particularly with reference to the flame wars that used to run rampant here. Nevertheless, we've lost a lot of members who contributed a lot to my own (and I'm sure others') knowledge of palms & subtropicals.
Folks who are sadly missed include, in no particular order, John from Colorado, Gary Hollar, & Carl. Sam still lurks here and posts every once in awhile, though he used to be much more active. There used to be a whole contingent from Georgia. A Mr. Wolcott (CIDP in Atlanta and other rarities); a lady... Melissa or Marissa? Something like that. She lost a mature Palmetto in a winter that wasn't particularly bad. Around 2012. She rarely has posted since, but she contributed a lot here. Tom from St. Mary's kept us in the know about plants in coastal GA. And there was Phil. Phil rubbed a lot of people the wrong way, but he was unfailingly nice to me, and once sent me a palm for free -- simply because I said in a post that I wanted a particular palm. I won't defend him any further than that. I don't desire to revisit the board politics of that time. I'm just saying I miss a lot of the people who were here years ago. The board was a cooking place! But all things run their course.
The board of today is not dead. The folks here are WONDERFUL! I'm glad people still post. By all means, continue. I just wanted to give a tip of the hat to a bunch of good people who educated me for free about the world of growing marginal, out-of-zone plants. I learned a lot.