With the Forum software upgrade we gained the feature of having the text of new posts emailed to us, instead of just the "a new posting exists" message. While I think I like the feature, I've noticed that it has changed how I use the Forum.
In the past, I usually went to the Forum every time I received a notifcation, and I would usually hang out, read a few posts, and maybe even submit a post. (i.e. Lay's potato chips..."Betcha can't eat just one.")
Now, I find myself reading the post email, and usually deciding to visit the Forum at a later time.
Maybe it's just me, but does it seem like there are fewer posts recently?. Maybe there's a posts/day graph that would correlate this?