Perhaps because fewer accountants seem to be using it, questions from "the public" are becoming more of a feature of Any Answers. Isn't this at odds with AW's mission statement (from the About page on the site)?
"AccountingWEB.co.uk is the largest independent online community for accounting and finance professionals in the UK - providing award-winning content and online engagement between members in a true community environment.
Accountants in Practice represent just under half of our visitors and we reach 75% of firms outside of the top 20.
Accountants in Business represent the remainder of our audience, typically working in smaller to mid-tier businesses."