During 2003, it has seemed to me that the interests of the JC membership as a whole has changed from how it once was. In the past, possibly as a function of being a smaller site and community, there seemed to be a stronger interest in the membership regarding what happened with JC issues. Communications once teemed with more life and opinions, and there appeared to be more people interested in how things work on the boards. If you check out archive.org and take a stroll through a few old Communications first pages, it's wildly different from how it is now. A great many threads that would be instantly locked today (and rightly so in most cases, based on what I've seen) were open then, which to me points toward a more diverse community interest in the health of the JC. Related to this is a drop I and some others have perceived in the number of truly good or standout moderator candidates. In the past, there were often or even usually times when there were numerous candidates you strongly felt would make a good moderator. Now, it seems that we're lucky to find even one of these in each forum. We still have many good forum contributors, but those aren't automatically the same thing as people who are interested in the overall JC, how things work or those who might make good moderators. Why is this the case? I'm of the opinion that the overall JC membership is less interested in issues that relate to the JC itself (not necessarily administrative concerns) and prefers to post without getting much involved in how things work here. There are still exceptions of course, but my point is that such a thing is becoming the exception, and that it's a cause for concern for the boards and their future. Thoughts?