I think you'll find it was not just the issue of increasing posts but a way of just adding more drivel. There used to be interesting posts/threads/discussions but I cannot believe the amount of complete rubbish that's on here now. I still enjoy reading the local news but generally, the havering in the General section has IN MY OPINION hit an all-time low.
Blow away the dreams that tear you apart
Blow away the dreams that break your heart
Blow away the lies that leave you nothing but lost and brokenhearted