There was an initial euphoria when this new board came up. Everyone looked and posted. If the expectation was that it would be just like the old golden days of Chowhound with the number of posters and posts, then some’s excitement met with the reality that getting traction is always going to take some time.
The group that this board appeals most to is people who are interested in cooking and general topics first, and then regional second. Even our most populated regional boards are still really only starting out. So I am not surprised to see some dropoff if some’s primary interest is regional action. Unless there are a few regulars who stand up and declare they go somewhere else and the group of followers are sizable enough, regional is always going to take time.
And I think there are more longtimers who stop posting for good vs longtimers who start over somewhere else because of how the events transpired since they put in so much sweat equity into Chowhound.
Perhaps Charles and others can share some insights too.