I joined IL in 2012, I visit IL regularly when I get a chance, I read a lot here but post very less. Since last 7 years I observed lot of people joining and leaving IL. Some of them gained good fame within a short period and won lots of hearts with their good write ups. Some people continue to stay here but some leave. What makes people to join IL – This is really easy to answer. I found IL while searching for something on google, read some interesting posts which made me to join IL. In my opinion, IL is a very good platform to interact with other people to get good advice, guidance and also a great tool to vent out your problems. I have seen lot of people benefited with the advice/guidance given by other members here. I think this is the primary intention of IL admin in creating IL. What makes people to leave IL – This is the most difficult part to answer. I know people who already left cannot answer this, but their friends who are still here may like to share. Its justified if someone is leaving because of busy life style or not finding IL any more interesting. But it raises lots of questions when a member leaves due to hurt. I do not want to pass any opinions here, but it’s always good to see the positive side. If some people are leaving IL because of hurt, then please re think is it really worth to feel hurt when your write ups are lightening up so many readers, and you already won lot of hearts. This is a big win & achievement for a writer and no other great titles gives this happiness. People remember titles for a short period, but they remember good write ups forever and you remain in their hearts as a good writer. Dear IL admin – is there any real need of these titles & trophies? I knew the intention behind this is to encourage people to write and participate more and more. But it’s time to think are these titles really encouraging or discouraging members? In a way this title game is creating a competition (not a healthy one) among members. As I know IL is not a competition platform, rather it’s created to bring people together and help each other with good suggestions and tips. It is a virtual family. There won’t be any competitions in a family, no one is great and no one is less. We embrace & treat our family members as same irrespective of their different abilities.