Sadly, the forums have been in trouble for quite some time -- maybe around 3 or 4 years, actually. When people flocked here to share their 3DS Friend Codes, it may have seemed like a bustling little place. The problem with that, however, is that many of those people never bothered with the forum discussions. And then Nintendo starting using NNIDs.
But there's an even bigger problem with activity here.
If you look around, we aren't the only Nintendo community that's practically dead, for lack of a better word. I feel the majority of today's gaming society is more interested in cool phones, tablets, and new-age game systems. Forums as a whole, are quickly dissolving across the internet. Look around. There are very few Nintendo communities out there that continue to stand the test of time; many of those were established long before Nintendo Nerds was even conceived and, as a result, have a much larger member base.
Furthermore, I feel society is becoming more and more lazy. For example, you only need 140 characters (or less) to send out your thoughts to a worldwide audience, where there are millions upon millions of people. And many of those people share common interests, such as video games. Quite simply, evolving technology is making it easier for people to communicate more effectively with less effort.
I'm not really sure what everyone expects for the future of Nintendo Nerds as a community, but I haven't seen much life here in quite a while. The forums wouldn't be impossible to resurrect, but it's going to take a ton of energy to make that happen -- energy that I, personally, do not have. In addition to running the Nintendo News website, I'm extremely busy gearing up to move back to Japan in about two months.
I do appreciate everyone hanging on, however -- Chris, Vladimir, CG, and the few active members! And man do we all have some great memories. Inactive community or not, I truly appreciate each and every one of you.
Feel free to share your thoughts. I'm all