does anyone notice that alot less people are posting here on the forums?
I've noticed that a lot of people are being periodically suspended. Cryptic has started enforcing the rules, and very few people seem to be aware of the policies.
Also, things always get a little lull-some when there isn't as much to talk about. Since Season Four is still a ways away, and the Featured Episodes are on hold until after it releases, it's not unexpected that it would be a little quieter than it's been previously.
As Season Four draws closer and parts of it start to make their way to Tribble I'd expect things will pick up again. Or, of course, if a big bit of news drops that could help. As stands now all there really is to talk about that's new is the Breen Set, and the place for that is the Tribble boards.
Well, when you make a thread and it used to move off the first a page, in under a hour. Now when you make a thread and it stays on the boards all day and no one post in it. It's pretty obvious traffic has dropped.
You don't have to believe traffic has dropped off, if you don't want too.
I suspect it has more to do with fewer topics being posted to general discussion. Users are either following the lead of the Mods or the Mods are moving the threads to more appropriate sections of the site. Which results in less fires and that's a good thing. Especially during the weekends.