As someone else said, it's summer time. People are out training dogs, taking the family on vacation and such so participation is down. Happens every year.
In the winter more people post, there's more content but there's also more snarkyness as people get cabin fever.
I agree that some needed to go. I also agree that RTF is not what it once was, both for experienced training advice and just the atmosphere of the place. In part, IMO, because some have left for one reason or another that added content and flavor to the board, a handful of classic/mainstays of RTF have passed, and there are WAY more thin skinned members over the last couple of years that sick the mods on posters at the drop of a hat.
Like everything else, there is an ebb and flow to RTF. You either ride the tide or get out of the water.
There are so many forums out there these days. I'm certain those who don't agree with the way Chris chooses to run this one could find one run the way they would prefer a forum be run. Or maybe even start their own....
This is perhaps the most useless thread of all time.
"Junior Modding", "Backseat Modding", or "Forum copping" can refer negatively to the behavior of ordinary users who take a moderator-like tone in criticizing other members."
I have noticed more than a healthy amount of this going on by a few...........So from now on when you see me post BM to a quoted passage...be carefull you don't always confuse it with the generic BS which of course it may also be;)