I don't think it is as much the topic as the medium as to why we are seeing lower numbers. I have noticed forums everywhere are being less utilized, and many groups have moved to Facebook Groups. The couple woodworking groups out there have quite a bit of activity from a lot of people of all ages. The younger crowd isn't going to come to forums, they grew-up with Facebook. That is what they are going to use.
One of my other forums moved to Facebook. They did it for financial and manpower reasons, but it was a mistake in my opinion. Not only did I have to break my rule of never using Facebook, but the forum has lost it's value as a repository of information.
Facebook forums have no organization, and horrible search functions. If I want to go and find something, I usually don't succeed. Very frustrating. Even though that group is smaller than this one by far, I don't think I have made as many connections there as I have here.
All the above posts are right, just take a look at "my friends" many, if not most current members won't recognise too many members names. The forum now is nothing like it was. So few members show HOW they made their project. Just another reminder that a picture is worth a thousand words.
**** and Harry--- I know I am guilty of not taking enough pictures! I am usually halfway done before I think, "I should probably have taken a picture of that".
I am getting a little better, I think.
You could get a good start outfitting a shop on what some families spend on cell phones and their cell service contracts. But, who am i to talk? A decent bottle of single malt is $100 or so.
I enjoy the beverage strictly for medicinal reasons.... but I am frugal, I have been told. A couple of good ones well below $100
Glengoyne 12 yr Highland is a great Single Malt for the price
Auchentoshan Three Wood is a real tasty bottle I try to grab every I go to Glasgow (lowland)
Bowmore 15 Year Old Darkest is one my wife (teetotaler) loves the smell of, tastes great too! (Islay)