The heart of the forums is the programming section. It's the most active section of the site by far, and it has been for as long as I can remember. With time, internet culture is changing. Most people nowadays don't view forums as places to discuss things; they view them as places to seek out tech support. They'd rather discuss things on Discord or Twitter or Reddit. I don't really like this change, but it is what it is.The forums are probably dying because I don't post game updates anymore. ):
Edit: Seriously though, it feels like the WIP section's front page has had the same games on it all year, so it feels really boring and stale in there. Are the same projects always on the front page because no new games show in WIP, or because the people on the front page bump too much? I wonder if we could do anything to make the WIP section more lively? It feels like the heart of the forum to me; without new interesting games, how are we going to attract new members or inspire current ones?