Craftster activity in general has been down for the past year or so. The swap board definitely seems to be reflective of that. I'm not sure why activity has been declining, as I have never found a suitable substitute for the amazing Craftster community. I'm very glad that the more "hardcore" Craftsters have stuck around because I don't know what I'd do without this place!
I do think lack of those willing to organize swaps is part of the problem, too (says a long time member, never organizer)...a lot of ideas proposed never seem to make it to fruition, even when there seems to be a lot of interest.
On a progress note, I finally purchased some supplies, and should be ready to get messy this weekend! Woohoo!
I agree, there is nothing like this place out there. Maybe it's just a phase... Maybe people will come back soon! Maybe I will organize a swap one day... probably not! I can't imagine organizing something that was supposed to be finished MONTHS ago. Or dealing with flakes... Ugh. what a nightmare!