I really wanted to add on to what @Nola_Applequill1 said, especially her 4th reason.
Once I got on, I could feel that the forums weren't exactly the same anymore, at least not when I was active. People seemed a little... reluctant. To introduce new people to the forums. It's almost like we've reached the maximum amount of newcomers. The Aetherlight Forums from what I can tell is almost becoming a VIP club. A place where only certain people are allowed.
Isn't that all a little bit... stupid?
The forums is losing its love. Its warmth. Its invitation to Christians all around the world. I'm not saying it's completely lost it, but it certainly doesn't have what it once had.
People are beginning to shelter themselves. Maybe that's why so many people are leaving. The forums have become a bit... dull, so to speak. Why?
...well, it's because us.
I know things are changing. Change is inevitable. But let's step back for a moment. It's not the forums that's changing. It's the people. Our goals. Our ways. Our warmth. Our love. People come and go. People have ideas. But can we keep just one thing?
Our passion for each other? Our love for all our brothers and sisters for Christ? This isn't a place dedicated to a few people. Everyone deserves the warmth we spread around here.
The forums are changing.
It can be difficult.
But don't leave because of that.
Because the forums needs people to reform the warmth we once had.
And that starts with you.
(Sorry this is excessively long, but I really wanted to get this point across. Please add on or do whatever, whether it be arguments or anything.)