As it´s been mentioned, many left or stopped posting regularly because they grew apart from this site. With the influx of tens of thousands of newbies many didn´t really feel as comfy here as when CFC had less then 1000 or less than 10000 users. Some looked for other, smaller fora where they could feel more at home. And there is the reason for not telling you where they went. Of course it´s also against the site rules to advertise other sites that way. Oh one note about Starlifter though. He was a real veteran gamer, probably the best Civ2 SP player you can find. After he left for half year he returned briefly for a month or two. But in those months he more than TRIPLED his post count trying to catch up with posts as old as back to when he left.