There is a cycle with everything, and internet forums are no exception. People will come and go, and interests change. Sometimes life just gets in the way of having fun.
I was pretty active for the first few years, but then some medical issues caused everything to come to a halt for about three years for me. Once I got past all of that, I was promoted to a new position at work and really put alot of myself into being successful at that new position. I've become comfortable in my current position and the medical issues are behind us. From 2014 to 2017 I didn't have full use of either of my shoulders. They've been rebuilt, as well as one of my knees, so I'm good to go now.
It was the passing of "Gunnr", my namesake, this past spring, that got me posting again. And then losing Tika last month, I just started to try and stay connected more. If there was going to be a place where folks would understand what the passing of your Vizsla can be like, it was only going to be here.
When I first joined, a lot of the folks were having some fairly serious issues with their dogs. For many of them the Vizsla was their first dog as both a person, and a family. Some had never grown up with dogs, and just did not know where to start to learn how to train their own dog.
This forum was valuable to them, I hope, because other folks more familiar with dogs, and the Vizlsa in particular, explained the basic, and also advanced, concepts to train their dogs and get them under control. I believe that if a person were to research those old threads, and posts, it would take them a long way to being able to train their own dog successfully. It's all there for any one to find.
The advent of other forums of social media have also had to have had an impact. I know that there are more than a few facebook pages for all dog breeds.
Things go in cycles, but don't believe that a lack of daily posts is the only metric with which to measure of the value of a forum like this.