Since I have been here there has been cycles and periods of lulls - I think since mid January there has been a definite lull - Some big names have left and others have gone really quiet, a couple of people I interact with haven't been here for days.
No.. you are absolutely right. The commonly visible gagers left , maybe because of the update and removal of downvotes. Its quite quiet. One more thing I observe (maybe you havent) is increase in under 18 users... The place is getting boring... and the quality and quantity of opinions are degrading every new day... @Ihave2fart @Missnowhere @Squidward and many interesting people left.
Yeah, either that or people are on here 24/7, no matter what time of day it is I always see same people replying lol. I guess people get bored after a while of same old questions but it can be useful to people who are new & still is for me at times.