This is not a new phenomenon, of course ... on messageboards, particularly in the furry community, there's always an influx of new users. In the days of alt.*.furry, this also meant the inevitable new rash of obnoxious trolls. Veteran campaigners would just simply shake our heads, sigh, and say, "September." Obviously, a lot of it has to do with the start of the school year, particularly college for reasons that are probably obvious to anyone who's been there. I know that for me, college was a whole new life -- and a vast improvement over the crappy one I'd been living before.
Anyway, in the past couple of weeks there's been a noticeable pick up among the jungloid community. The portfolio pieces are getting a lot of discussion (for good or ill), and both my e-mail and the tip jar have noticed a sudden surge in activity. (W00t!)
Obviously, I'm excited about this. ^.^ But I'm also curious as to what prompted it, and how much of it is related to the renaissance of NeverNever.
In any case, I'm very glad it's happening. :) For a while, aside from the hardcore jungloids, it was a bit quiet out there. ;) But to be fair, SJ has not been at its best either. I hope to fix that, come September.