It really has gone quiet.
Though tbh I think the time of great net forums is becoming a thing of the past.
People are more used to the fast pace of social media like twitter and face book.
The time of the mighty forums, giants of the internet, is coming to a close. unable to evolve and keep up with these smaller faster sites.
The first of the giants to die to these, new, social networks was the mighty Myspace, a being of great power, wrenching the internet crown from the corpse of older sites that fell to it.
The facebook, with its faster interaction, brought it to its knees.