Agreed. While traffic on message boards is increasingly siphoned off to Facebook and social media, I think there is still very much a place for reflective, thoughtful, supportive discussion. That's what I see on NOM, and that's why I like to hang around here. We will always have a lot more lurkers than we will have posters, because some church members in faith transitions want to remain anonymous on a message board. I find NOM to be much more inspirational and thought-provoking than any Facebook page.Right now, I think a lot is seasonal. It's summer and people are out doing stuff. Yard work, projects, vacations, etc. We are not inside as much where hopping on NOM is as good a way to spend time. Also, thinks have been pretty quiet on the LDS front lately. Nothing more than the normal level of BS. Not as much to spark a conversation.
In a few months when the weather grows cold, the computer becomes more interesting way to spend the time, when the church drops a bomb of one sort or another, we can expect to see an uptick in posting.
I remember last summer as being very quiet here ( and on several other message boards) but I do remember that conversations picked up as we moved into the autumn and into October conference.
As far as the FMH board goes, Mormon feminism had the wind taken out of its sails after Kate Kelly was ex'ed. The movers and shakers went on to other endeavors, leaving the "Stay LDS" people behind, and they're writing very little of interest. JMO -- Wndr.