It’s like sitcom actors not wanting new characters to be introduced to ensure that the “original” cast and crew can continue to dominate and generate all the laughs and entertainment.
Soon they will move on so they can be the “originals” on a new site, until too many new people join and they have to move on.
Internet nomads looking for the site that allows them to forever been known as the original overlord’s, only ever interacting with others who know all the inside jokes. Never having to deal with annoying noobs with their ignorance of past events and jokes and non-conformity to their accepted high standard of comment!
Ugh, I wish people would stop talking about wishing the old members would come back. Besides Boz and Mr. Haiku, the place was still filled with idiots. And we have tons of awesome commenters now, way better than before. I used to only come here for the entries, now I prefer the comments.