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The Motley Fool has gone into pretty sharp decline over the past 10 years in terms of overall posting volume. The pool of active posters is much smaller, and niche boards (like this one) have too small a % of that reduced population to generate much volume.

Libertarianism itself is still out there, but I think it's become more fringe and fragmented with the rise of the tea party. You have people in that group coupling Libertarian sounding ideas with a healthy dose of nonsense and so Libertarianism itself seems to have become sort of a muddle.

On top of that, and I can only speak for myself, talking politics became mind numbingly boring. Shouting back and forth with the objective being not exploring an idea, but rather proving the other guy is a hypocrite in some fashion just doesn't hold my interest - here or in real life. That wasn't specific to this board per se, but in general I think the silent majority of folks don't bother to seek out political conversations anymore.

Steve
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