As of now, Jay C, M Scott, and Jordan are officially the new moderators. In theory, their term will extend to December 27, 2014.
This is a long time, and from experience I can say that the job can be thankless, which makes it longer. Please then have a heart and give the guys as little work as possible.
It is also a good time for a round of thanks to our former moderators. They did a great job, and for longer than they expected too.
It is useful to note that The Forvm has been losing traffic for a number of years. It is hard to say exactly why this is and we've discussed it before. Part of it has been effective spam filtering. But it is clear that the community is now smaller than it was originally.
Yet, the traffic trend has reversed these past few months, though by no means have we recovered our former glory.
As we head to the 2014 mid terms, traffic may even pick up further. Personally I still find information here that I do not find elsewhere; this is not a credulous bunch. I don't know that anybody should make a special effort to attract people to the site, but keeping up the quality can never be a bad thing, for us, for those who lurk, returning exiles, and perhaps even for a new participant or two.
In a word, don't just keep it classy, try to make it interesting too.
Let's give a warm welcome to the new crew! Go.