Forum posts don’t reflect at all the PM’ing and emailing between those who post and those who have questions or comments to the poster. Silence on the forum doesn’t mean they aren’t communicating or participating.
For each poster- the posts vary in percentages for opinions, helping others, and questions-so the numbers don’t mean a thing. In my art studio thread, those are helping posts. Elsewhere, they are HELP ME! I’ll be an ADDICT before I ever get to ambient occlusion….
And number of forum posts- who is to judge someone’s totals? It’s apples and oranges in people’s situations so far as if it’s a hobby, or a career, or a project they are working on, or if you work full time or are retired, or if your health limits what you can do otherwise… or…. or…..
You get the gist. My apples don’t give me the right to judge your oranges, and vice versa. Post how often you want (or NOT), keep it pleasant, ask for help when you need it, help when you can, and just be glad we live in countries that don’t shut down forums and sites.
If you’re shy, go ahead, PM me. I’ll ask for you! (Because you can bet I probably don’t know EITHER)
I love everyone’s opinion voiced so far, it’s nice we can have discourse on topics like this. Thanks OP!