I'd say the level of typological discussion has actually improved significantly.
A couple years ago, the enneagram seemed to rise in prominence, with interest in instinctual variants, tritypes, etc.
Now it's pretty much par for the course for noobs to already know their MBTI type, enneagram type, tritype, and instinctual stacking.
Blackcat and I, and others, got into the correlation between MBTI types and enneagram types (see here, here and here).
I made a blog, as well as some threads on astrology (an oldie but goodie you should recall: here; and two others here and here).
Then there's forum drama, which, frankly, I'd rather not go into, because it would probably then infect this thread.
Let's just say the term "misogyny" started getting thrown around a whole bunch, and many people found it obnoxious.
For not just that reason, but others as well, the level of hostility on the forum seemed to be rising for almost two years.
Various members, myself included, had essentially figured out how to sidestep the FAQ, but still insult one another.
This then led to the rules being revised, such that "hostility", very broadly defined, was now against the rules.
This led several members -- Lark? others? -- to leave, as they felt it restricted their speech.
Kalach left, too, due to his disagreement with the mods on who owns his posts (he wants to be able to delete them).
The main suspects in the hostility issue -- myself, Salome, and marm -- reduced their posting significantly.
Calm seems to have returned to the forum, but it was boring as fuck from what I could tell.
This rule-change drama stuff took place over several months during the fall of last year.
Various romantic relationships have formed, and unformed -- both online and offline.
Various members had their names turn not blue, or blue, and some turned back again.
Some members got married, some members had children, some members broke up.
I came back a few weeks ago, as I was sick, and taking time off from work.
I've been posting for the last couple weeks, but may soon cut back again.
Highlander recently took over the forum, and let you back on.
That should more-or-less catch you up-to-speed.
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