Oh, it had tumbleweed for quite a while. Then the *ahem* hit the fan. LOL! Wisconsin’s government went insane and the population soon followed. Then, while I was out of town for a week, another local forum, which is quite busy, shut down the general discussion forum because it was totally overrun with nasty posts. So all the refugees flocked to my site and it was a madhouse… While I was out of town with limited access. That was a bad time. Even when I came back, it was chaos and I didn’t do very well trying to handle it. It’s actually kind of crazy me trying to run a community considering I’m an introvert with social anxiety among other issues. Horrible fit. So, anyway, eventually one of the troublemakers got sick of the fact that I try to run a friendly forum and started his own site where anything goes and then a bunch went over there. Then one of them decided he didn’t like _that_ site, either, and started his own site. So it’s getting a bit fragmented and activity is way down on my site. But, then, so is the nastiness, so that’s ok.
At any rate, more viewers than posters is _definitely_ the norm. It’s not you! I’ve been on forums of one sort or another since around 1985 and have seen it again and again where you get a core group of active posters, a larger group of now and then posters, and a huge group of readers. Reading is easier than posting. Even when I’m active, I read more than I post. Not every topic is something where I have something to say. And sometimes I’m eating lunch or something where it’s much easier to read than to type. I may go back to a post later and comment if there’s something I _really_ want to say but, often, I never get back to it. I think, though, when I decide to be active on a forum I do make more of an effort simply because I know what it’s like to be on the other side, desperately wanting people to post and not being able to figure out why they don’t. It’s horribly frustrating to have people come and read the forum and then just leave and you don’t ever know why. Was it uninteresting? Offensive? Is there something you could change? Or is there nothing wrong and the person simply doesn’t like posting? No way to know because they don’t tell you. Drives me crazy. :(