posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 11:03 AM
Unfortunately there's very little we can do about this problem.
Sometimes people stop posting on forums for different reasons. Maybe their computer went bust, maybe they got bored of the site, maybe something
happened to them... unfortunately there's no way to tell.
About the only item of information that we have at our disposal is the last time the person logged in. Not very helpful overall...
I've spoken about this in chat a few times... sometimes an online community drops the "online" term and really becomes a community of friends. In
the many years I've been here I have always felt that ATS has done just that. It's really a community of people who in many cases interact on a
daily basis and consider each other to be friends, or sometimes even family.
The best suggestion that I can give to those of you who are concerned is that it's probably best for you to exchange email addresses with one
another. It's a lot less likely for someone to stop checking their email than for someone to stop visiting our community.
I know most of the people I talk to often know my email address, and I know many of theirs...
If I haven't seen someone on in a bit, I drop them a line.
That really is the only thing I can think of to do...