Don't know why but the Arizona board has always been tough to get jump started. I know. I was the one who started it a few years ago, when I lived there.
I came to the conclusion that there were either a lot of fishermen that did not spend much time online...or there were not many computer literate folks in Arizona that liked to fish. It was amazing how many people I talked to on the water simply said..."I don't use a computer".
On the other hand, Utah has an unusually large percentage of the population that are both fishermen and internet savvy. That has made BFT Utah one of the most active state fishing websites in the country.
There are quite a few states that are like Arizona. Good fishing but not many forum-oriented anglers.
But, if you think that's bad, take a look at California. It was somewhat active for a while, in the early years, but there is very little going on there now. The reason? There are millions of computer geek fishermen in California, but there are also lots of localized websites...that are specialzed by type of fishing and areas fished, etc. California is a big state but it is broken down into a whole lot of little states in terms of fishing.