Wow, haven't been around here in a while. Not only am I surprised to see the clan chronicle still running, but to be acknowledged by jagex.. that's pretty cool. Haven't got to read these articles yet but i hope to when i can.
No. Tip.it died because of the moderators back in 2005 that dealt with the clan section. It was nazi central that resulted in DI boycotting the forums and at the time they were the trendsetters. When I was active in RS (two years ago maybe), tipit had plenty of traffic. Not the same as zybez (or as it was in '05), but still a steady traffic. Unless i'm missing something, i'd blame it on the clan world. Everywhere seems dead compared to what it was.