Why has the RAL textboard gone inactive? Just look at how many posts there were in 2019, 635. We're basically half-way through 2020 and [Chat] only has 180 posts. That will total up to 360 by January 2021, more than half of last year's total posts.
I remember there was a period of spam, and the board kind of went dark after that.
The verbosity of posts went up after the character-limit was introduced, which kept the number of posts lower than what was regular a few years ago
What was the character limit before this? I notice there's a new minimum character limit thing, so that may have increased verbosity of individual posts, but I don't see how that makes less posts because posts are indicative of a dialogue, which a new character limit wouldn't effect, as ideas are being signaled.
Novelty probably wore off for a lot of people. I barely check this place every few months.