Some people came. Some people went. Some people were thrown out the door (while some smugly cheered). Some people became mods. Some people stepped down. Some people became mods and then stepped down shortly after (see: doing an "Everton"). Threads were created lamenting that the forums were dying. Threads were created saying that the Golden Age was behind us (again; or is that again, again; or again, again, again? I've lost track). Threads were created saying that the slowing down made things better and more intimate. Various sections of the boards fought with each other. Cliques were clique-y. Some forums became welcoming. Some forums became toxic. People vowed to keep posting and never meet anyone except online. People hardly posted but partied it up when meeting in person. The JCC is still spam. Pick your start and end points and I'm sure all the above will apply.