51 months ago
Greetings from a fellow old soul :) I'm interested to know why you guys aren't as active anymore!
I used to be comment pretty frequently on these forums (multiple times a day), but I don't nearly as much anymore. Every so often I stop in the forums to see what's up and I can't help but notice how I don't recognize anybody's username! It's a little sad but cool at the same time, because it shows how much this website has grown over the years.
So, why aren't you more active? For me it's kind of twofold: 1) upperclassman college classes and worrying about internships/research/experience now kills my free time, 2) in the free time that I do have, I find that as time goes on, the more and more you clarify stuff or provide info to people, the more you feel like you're saying the same things and doing the same routine over again. I guess after a couple years and in this day and age of computer parts most stuff is generally already well-known or easily found out through some research - even more so than it was when I was more active. PC configuration slowly became less exciting to me, or perhaps I now focus more on what I do with my computer (photography and video) and the equipment ecosystems associated with that rather than what goes inside the computer itself.
In any case this website was the start of many things for me and I'm sure it had the same impact for a lot of people, so thought it might be cool to catch any of you lurkers who might read this!