Whats going on with SL? Is it failing? in General Discussion Forum Posted February 13, 2017 Perception of time has always been hard in SL. I haven't read the whole thread, falls below my interest. But, quickly, my two cents are that what's happening makes sense - users are aging out slowly, at just-barely-below replacement rate levels. Whether it be from lack of interest, hardware failure or the other 30-3,000 structural issues that eventually become too annoying (I assume this thread has plenty of examples already). Continuous growth isn't possible for any online platform, everything has a TTL. Important thing is it keeps away from a cascade effect - like the sort that can happen (and has happened elsewhere) when operators take their eyes off the ball. This risk has actually decreased in recent years, which should enable the slope to continue (at the rate it has done until this point) for a while yet.