I login just about every day. Yes it has been quiet, but I figured the season is just coming and soon there will be lots of questions and showcase posts. Yes the site is busier when there is a draw (which I hope to some day win one), but isn't that part of the purpose of a draw?
Welcome to the Canadian fireworks industry! here you will find lots of people that are willing to share their knowledge and experience. Several that treat it like its some kind of exclusive cult, and a few that think that they should be the only ones allowed to participate and will do everything in their power to shut everyone else down! LOL
Honestly, I don't think it is just this forum, but forums in general have started to loose their appeal. I am on several different ones, on various hobbies/topics, from cars to fireworks to model steam engines, and it seems that all of them are getting very quiet over the last year! The western Subaru Club forum used to have in excess of 100 posts per day, an is down to maybe 3-4 lately!
I think it is losing interest except for the diehards. And you guys are right, people come here to sign up just for the contests and not see them anymore. Talking with the site owner he doesn't know if he will do another contest because of this reason. Sad.