Not sure just where you are headed with this ??
Now that all of the CRAP is gone along with the REALLY SICK posts of one in particular, I think the forum is just great.
I see a lot of names back, folks that post periodically when they have something to say or ask but don't spend the day posting.
I think the current world turmoil has cut back on some trading with many standing aside a bit while some dust settles.
I don't miss wading past 80 percent of the posts that were pure trash/garbage/back biting at all.
And, yes, I think more will return, but not as you suggest "streaming back" but will over time.
I don't think Mike Ritchie has tried to discourage intelligent NTR discussion either.
If it is "flaming people" that you are missing, I don't know quite what to say. I certainly don't miss seeing it !!
Have I misunderstood you ???