I was a browser of TP for awhile before I actually started contributed to the forums, and I was just thinking about where some of the old users have disappeared too. Have they gone travelling and wandered off into the sunset?? Wondered if anyone had any answers for the dissapearance of people like
[*]Airfix (starter of that infamous thread..)
[*]Sole (pretty sure he used to be a moderator?)
Sole, a she actually, still pops in from time to time. She's one of our oldest active members actually.
I haven't seen iloveflyin in some time now, not sure what happened to him.
Airfix, hmm, last appearance was about a month ago I believe.
That's one of the good things about a travel forum though... next time a trip is in the making, they'll be back
It happens on a lot of forums actually. Sometimes it's a type of 'burnout' in a way, other times it's just necessary to post less or because people are travelling or other things are happening in their lives, it doesn't end up being priority (or internet is hard to come by!). But at some time, they usually pop back in. I kind of like it that way. As a moderator I'm around quite a bit obviously doing little edits and stuff. Some weeks I don't post at all though. Partly this is because I am busy with a ton of other things on the site, but also I want to keep it fun for me too and I plan to be around for several years to come so I need to keep it interesting and fun and a break sometimes helps