The Cafe used to be busy, but now it is very un-busy. Look at the first page and you see heaps of threads whose last posts were days or even weeks ago! What happened?
Well there's this http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=434
And the other distro os forum.
There was a time when I used to get replies within seconds (no exaggeration) and now sometimes it takes days and often there are no replies to the most simplistic kind of threads.
Ubuntu has become more user friendly and there is already enough documentation online so users don't visit the forums like they used to or a large number of user have moved to Mint and using their forum.
I think the combination of these two factors is the cause.
free showing high ram usage ? Read this
When people say "you've changed " there's a 95% chance that you just stopped acting the way they wanted you to.
Source: http://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/welcom...-is-about/1215Welcome! This is discourse.ubuntu.com, our new discussion platform. This is a place where you can hang out and talk about Ubuntu.
How's this different from other sites?
Ask Ubuntu, the Ubuntu Forums, and project mailing lists are where we do our tech support. We recommend those sites for questions about how to configure and use Ubuntu. This is a place where you can share screenshots, talk about your favorite desktops and tools, and in general hang out with your Ubuntu friends in a friendly, relaxed environment.
If you remember what the first few years of the ubuntu "warthogs" mailing list was like or use the Ubuntu subreddit, that's the kind of vibe we're shooting for.
Maybe there are a few lurkers. Reading stuff and finding solutions. But this was a surprise.
Most users ever online was 104,751, October 21st, 2013 at*07:11 PM.
Last edited by philinux; December 15th, 2013 at 09:46 PM.
Ever since the site got hacked, things haven't been as active IMHO. Seems like the same dozen or so posters rehashing the same conversations ad nauseam. Discourse doesn't seem much busier: 4 threads with posts in the last 24 hours.