Yeah, times change. When I lurked the RP area one or two years ago, things looked very different from now. But at least the RP lounge didn't really seem to be needed; the Rp discussion thread pretty much takes care of it all.
I guessed that much. I'm sorry to hear activity went down so much. One thing, maybe; when posts length standard is set that high, it might become a bit of a project to write a post for the RP. Eventually you might feel you don't have time... *is guilty of this somewhere way back in slls81's RP, if I remember correctly*