Some part of it is summer holidays but also agree that @NeilB used to be the life and soul of the forum and everyone who experienced his input I am sure misses it.
I know people whose mortgage payments have doubled and so have gone from comfortably well off with plenty of free time, to working every hour God sends to make ends meet. I am certain that this will have an impact on the forum too - and peoples’ capacity to invest.
Like others, I tend to lurk a fair bit. I’ve still got plenty to read and learn on here without adding to the noise.
I tend to drop in every few weeks, as and when I have time.
I agree the forum used to be a lively place but I think that relates to both the market activity and the company fundraising activity.
Now that the latest crowdfunding round has completed, maybe people will start to re-engage.
Anyway, I find this community a great source of wisdom and it is a pleasant place to drop in and out of.
However, as there is always so much to do on the ‘net and offline, I don’t see a quiet forum as being a bad thing. Sometimes it can just be refreshing to have some little discussion now and again - like this one!