SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) It will be quiet in here until the end January when people want help with their rank lists, and after everyone blows a load telling us where they matched, it will be dead in here again next interview cycle. I've seen this forum go from dead as dead, barely any action even during interview seasons, and expand from there over the years. Hard to hold onto any regulars. I don't know if that makes me lame or mentally unstable for continuing to post in here regularly. While we do get the occasional "pop-back-in" usually to flame someone for daring to say anything even remotely negative about a residency program. I tried starting a clinic thread a few years ago. No real dice. Even case based thread die very soon. Is it that IM people are just that ****ing lame in general? I know certain personalities tend to self-select off into varying specialties, and maybe some of those personalities tend to post more on forums than others. I mean look at the anesthesia and EM forums, they talk about all kinds of stuff from politics to finance to guns. Am I really nuts for wondering why we can't have that kind of community in here too? Maybe it's just the existential angst getting to me again.