The problem with this forum!
I am very disappointed with the Southwest Forum right now. A half dozen posts without a response, followed by a long list of old posts with only one or two responses, and a few of those ancient ancient ones that have racked up a list too long to read.
This forum was the reason I got into Gardenweb a number of years ago, but it seems to have really lost it's members.
If the old faithful members are like me, they have gotten tired of seeing the same messages stay up for years it seems, without any new responses. They may also be tired of seeing posts that don't relate to the Southwest, but are added because they have to do with some genera of plants that happens to exist here.
I kind of see the Southwest Forum as filling a gap between the California and Arizona Forums and the Texas Forum. In other words, New Mexico and other nearby states without their own forums. It could be such a great source of regional dialog, but right now it just seems like a black hole into which one-time posters drop their questions that don't seem to belong anywhere else.
If you want to see a great forum, look at the Fruit and Orchards Forum, I only wish "ours" could be as useful.