Montmorency, it's good to see you posting here. No, it isn't a fluke. It's because so few people are using the site now. HTLAL is a mere shadow of itself these days. It's a "dead forum walking". It's still alive, but its life has gone to here. People finally got fed up enough to do something about it. Hope you enjoy the new forum!
Thanks @iguanamon . It's certainly nice to see so many old names, and some formerly "banned" returnees.
It's understandable that people have stopped being active on the old forum. My worry about that is that this perhaps makes it more likely than otherwise that FX will finally pull the plug on it. And as I think we all know, there is still a wealth of good stuff there, that it would be a shame to lose forever.
I don't see a solution for this. Well, I see a few theoretical solutions, but none of them will work without the full co-operation of you-know-who.