btw AJ was always shit. There have always been angry nerds on this site, especially considering the fact that the posterbase has likely aged as the game has gotten older. A lot of us were like in high school/middle school during TBC, and now we actually have to work to pay for a WoW subscription. The difference was that in the past, there was so much activity in TBC/Wotlk that you could gloss over all the shitposting everywhere and still have a lot of solid, informative, or at least genuinely funny posts to + rep. When there are only 10 posters on AJ, you are forced to focus heavily on bobbychang and friends.
the most significant was probably during the transition to Cata when AJ was integrated into this new Curse site. Not only did we lose our sick ass logo at the top, but we also lost like 2/3 of the poster base, and all the BG threads died overnight. This was only exasperated by removing BG queues altogether. There was an usual spike in activity during the infamous xandyn incident, but that was an anomaly for sure. Somehow during the last 2 expansions, most US posters (and probably pvpers) seemed to have quit the game, while the lowest of the lowest EU scum continue to post on this site.
btw I recognize that I am a useless poster as well but thats my 2c anyway