As a long time daily viewer of this forum, in recent months I can sense it is finally near death. Sorry, just calling it like I see it. I blame spam, Facebook, and smart phones. Dang technology... just when things are getting really good, it turns around and bites you in the buttocks.
Suggestion: Continue to come here on the NB forum like always, we do share awesome information here, but for those seeking more active response to homebrewing questions.... also consider joining the AHA forum. You do not need to be a member of the AHA to be on that forum either, so don't let that scare you away, no monetary dues are required or anything like that.
Disclaimer: I do not work for the AHA. I'm just a homebrew geek who goes wherever good homebrewers gather and have good discussions.... I'm on a lot of forums, not just one or two. As I see it, AHA is most where it's at right now at this point in time.
For many many many years, the NB forum was the best of the best. Sad to say, it's not anymore, IMHO. Times change. People move. People die. That's life I guess. But for whatever it's worth.... I'm still here, and I will continue to stay here for as long as good information continues to be shared, even if volume is down.
Best regards to NB and its administrators. You're still doing a good job, despite my healthy criticism.