The forums have been going for about 12 years now. As with most groups, we've had peaks of activity and the more quiet times.
What's apparent to me is that a core group here have a common passion for amateur film making. We don't get paid for what we share here and it's all done for fun. Whilst we all, in some form or other, have good business knowledge, and may even have paid experience of film making, we are here for fun.
On a related note, although there's normally relatively few cases of aggression in the forums, they usually occur as a result of "professional" matters.
So putting those two things together, I'd like to keep these forums strictly amateur from now on. There are a number of forums for wedding videos and commercial videography, and I would like to keep this site solely for amateur filmmaking.
If you see threads deleted or closed that relate to paid or otherwise professional work, this is why.