I blame - surprise, surprise - the efeds. Not blame
so much as attribute responsibility to. Here's why; it takes real brains and guts to post on real topics and put your opinions out there to be possibly taken issue with. The people that are still posting and making new threads do so in spite of that and since a thicker skin is needed to be able to take on criticisms, we have seen the rise of a new breed of borderline troll posters, like the ones who push their vlogs.
A poster can hide in the efeds; one of the benefits of that section is that there are no wrong answers - it's posting for dummies. I mean that in the nicest possible way but come on, when you are ICing it up, you've got that distance between what you're doing and reality. And since it's such an insular community, there's a spirit of "protect your own" which is admirable and yet also borderline cultish. Safety in numbers and away from prying eyes.
So, in between all this ICing, there is a fair amount of tidbits of conversations to break up the monotony. That removes the need to come elsewhere on the site to shoot the shit, because some (or a lot) already have a place where they do that. Most of the traffic we experience is efeds. This site has become an efed site with forums attached on the side. But that's cool, it's evolution baby. You either get with it or get run over by it.
There's also the fact that the IWC is hyper critical of any opinion not their own.