Actually there's more now. It spiked the thousands quite awhile ago but they weren't active members, rather they were a mixture of that and the guests. The majority of the departures were because of members luring them away, bans, and people just getting too busy with work to continue being active. When I first joined these forums we only had around 12 to 17 active members per day. Now we are averaging around 35 -41 and reaching the 50's on a good day. Most of the members are hidden. I'm not sure if you guys have the same feature but each thread gets around 100 active member views and the really popular ones sometimes reach 200. So this site has been doing great over the last few years.