the hosting section is only used by people either buying or selling hosting.
I'm not going to give some kind of detailed analysis who who and what uses each forum section and when, I'm just going to say, go to the main page, and look at the last post,
there are posts in every forum, either today or yesterday, so clearly people do use these (more specialist) forums, even if those people are not people who spend all their time in the social lounge.
Sk8ngame do I assume from your lack of posts in the web programming / computer programming / hacking / networking / OS sections that the questions asked in there are just far too nube for you?
or are they just to difficult for you to answer?
the reason there are different sections is so that people with more specific knowledge can help out with more specific problems.
as an example, how long to you think a thread abut how to do some programming would last amongst the sea of what video card should I buy threads?
this was in the wrong section (social lounge, now moved to suggestions).
perhaps you should be venturing further than the social lounge, if only to start posting threads in the right place?