I understand about being emotionally pulled into a discussion- and not getting/obtaining one's goals in life. That said, not everyone is here for the same reason or at the same time in their life.
Originally Posted by tpdncr4christ
Another reason I can see for a lull in the forums is a genuine lack of interest. Everyone, it seems, has heard all of the arguments both for and against homosexuality, and all of the different interpretations of scripture and ideologies of how much a government should influence social practices. The majority of the American population is starting to ignore these issues. Aside from the battle in California, we take the sidelines for everything. There really isn't a great passion for gay rights in this country anymore. Too much else is happening, society is too busy to focus on gay rights, so it would make sense that a forum of this nature would have a lull.
For me- this is the most serious argument to be made.
Is the population starting to ignore gay rights? And is there a lack of passion for gay rights?
My own sense is that there doesn't seem to be a 'taking it to the streets' kind of involvement any more. I've even heard this remarked about by gay activists such as Andy Humm and Ann Northrop here in NYC.
Could be a good and bad thing. Good because gay rights may be figuring less and less - negatively that is- into politics. Bad because everyone is too occupied with chasing the brass ring. As such, our culture of comfort may be killing us.
You last point about people not knowing about SF is perhaps the most salient one. And one which the 'office' is most concerned.