Running the boards and keeping things going is a job. Moderating is a job too..... Moderaters burn out and leave all the time. Why wouldn’t pursuing other things in life be understandable. Instead of being on call 24/7 to make sure the servers were up or if things went crazy. Not having to deal with that would be a nice change if you had kept things running for many years. If you are talking philosophically and in terms of some sort of activism you missed my point.