A friend and I were talking recently about how stale, and dead this place has become. Even "TMIFP" thread. It used to be weekly, and FILLED. Sometimes with 12 pages worth of work from all over the world, and really, REALLY inspirational work. Last month had like 6 fish pictures posted... and hardly any comments. Really sad . I got on here about 10 years ago. It blew my mind. I learned so much, and got to interact with so many of the people I had read about, and seen in magazines and such . It was the most influential tool for my entire taxidermy career. I met so many people on here, and a few I have grown to be best friends with. Some I have never met, but still consider to be good friends. Now its full of b.s. , negativity, advertising, and just nonsense. Stale work, nothing inspirational hardly ever. Nothing new. Nothing fun. Its just dead. Day after day, I scroll through this page, and find nothing to really even engage in, or click on to read. For the new members it really sucks, because they didn't get to see this place in its glory. When all the greats would post their work. There would be fun posts, and avid discussions. We wonder if it's just the nature of things, or if its in large due to the problems with posting topics, pictures, and such . It has went steadily down hill, and gotten worse over the years. We never used to have the "reload" and posting issues we have today . That just doesn't make sense. I truly miss this place, and how it used to be. Its no wonder myself ,and many others rarely post anymore. very sad indeed.