Well, tbh, it has always been dead. I check it daily so if anybody has a question they will
get a hopefully helpful answer fast
(you can check older posts and their dates), but it's not much of a place to just drop in and work through a pile of the new posts. At its current state it's more of a "ask the Murphy" place than a real "ask and someone will answer" place like a forum should be. If more people were interested in a "ask the Murphy" place it would grow to become a "ask and someone will answer" place, but I neither have the fame, the authority, or even the expertise to draw more people in.
I tried to raise a bit of awareness in the big forums whenever I had a new bunch of tutorials ready and with the recent contest but I don't want to spam and toot my own horn at every occasion. If I can help someone in another level editing forum I just help them there without even mentioning my forum (unless I maybe link to a tutorial here). This might be the wrong approach from a business point of view, but I feel it's the polite thing to do.
I hoped the Sharing and Caring section would be interesting to people, because there is no other website that offers custom content to use in Unreal maps/mods. This was supposed to be the meat of the forum. The plan was to build a community that isn't only about mapping and helping each-other out with technical questions, but a community that would share and comment on custom content, post pictures of scenes where they used someone's content, or even requests content if they need something specific. Unfortunately I am the only one who ever posted content in there.
The content was meant to go with this scheme. Someone (me) provides content and others can put it to creative use in their maps. As you are still the only contestant the contest might never see the light of day.
In short, if you are a visitor and you are reading this:
Yes, the place seems dead and empty, but don't be shy! Post if you have a question, a request or something to show off. You will
get an answer!