Hi, welcome, nice big avatar &c..
Yeah, well, it started with the forums going offline for a month after the old software got hacked, and I think most people went and found new hangouts during that time. We also have a culture of hating noobs (we seemed to get some really bad ones; idk why, possibly something to do with the nature of anime,) so we haven't really built up a good user community at all.
That's probably about it. Thanks for dropping in though; feel free to hang around and spam some threads or something.