I thought I'd dig this thread up and answer in it.
So what would you like to see?
Are there any topics we have skipped over that need to make an appearance?
I reckon a discussion about Piracy and realistic ways of reducing it would be a hot topic.
Would you be interested in competitions?
Oh yeah I love competitions, they are fun.
But lots of competitions of small prizes rather than a few big comps.
I bet you get lots of pointless stuff, promotions etc you could fob off in competitions.
What do you think of the format of the Loose Threads feature?
Yeah it's mostly good, but a button on the front page that points to a directory of all loose threads would be nice.
Is the way the forum is organized easy to use?
The new forum software is far superior than the old forum. yay!
What do you think of forum participation?
Would you like to hear more from the admin?
Not many regulars, but it takes time to generate a community.
More Admin involvement or promoting some of the regulars to mods to kick things into action helps.
If newcomers see lot of activity, they are more likely to stay.
If a newcomer posts and doesn't get an answer for days (or even aknowledgement), they are a lot less likely to stay.
There needs to be someone ( or people) who spend an hour a day scanning the forums and keeping it alive or it simply won't get any busier (or it will take AGES) I reckon.