Yes, the forum has lost its vibrancy and the podcast is more than a bit erratic (but still higher quality than several, more active, podcasts).
I mainly come back here just to fight of the occasional avalanche of spam (I hate spammers more than most, apparently).
If you really like the dilapidated atmosphere, then I'd apologize for replying, but you dragged me here on a separate issue so you deserve it.
If you really don't
like the dilapidated atmosphere, then feel free to try and drum up participation.