Nah it's because we all know each other too much. It's off-putting for new people, they feel like they can't fit in. We also don't recruit or advertise the site anywhere.
Although I think MarKhan was welcomed fairly well. As for advertising, everyone moved onto Discord and they will probably move onto the next app that comes up next year.
I can't even post on b.net - so there goes that recruitment avenue.
As for Loaf threads, if anything they would probably make a guest register an account just to point and laugh at the village idiot that is Loaf. I just wish he would make better threads. Like that one he has in gaming.