Is it just me or has the activity on the site dramatically dropped since the new look came out? This site used to be a hub of communication for poets from Vancouver to Ottawa to Halifax and everywhere in between. There used to be real conversations going on and I used to enjoy checking it atleast once a week. Now, I open it up and the threads are dominated by Skummilk and David Tripp and SPAM. I'm very happy to see we still have poets posting things, but what's up with the spammers and phishers?
I'd hate to say it and be "that guy" but the site kinda sucks now. It's a dead forum. It's almost like a dedicated poetry blog for Skummilk and David Tripp (believe me, I am not knocking you guys). A forum is supposed to spark discussion and be a place where people share ideas and works in progress. And there is almost nothing going on here.
I think we need to look at this and try and figure out how this could have happened. What made the torontopoetryslam.com Open Mic fall out of people's minds? Let's try to get it active again, because every time I open up the page now it just looks depressing as sh!t because I know what it was before.
Am I the only one who feels this way?