A forum is supposed to be for interaction, discussion and conversations. All I ask is for people to use it for what it is designed. If no one ever responds to anything, in most cases not even a "Thank You" to those who volunteer their time and efforts for the lifters, then it's time it goes away.
I love this forum because, as you stated, it gives us an up close and more personable contact with our most interested members. But when no one even comments, on anything.... At times this forum is like a patient in a coma and like most coma patients the plug inevitably gets pulled.