We need something new and fun.
This forum is approaching 20,000 members, and we still only have 40 main continuously posting members.
We need something to liven the place up..
Sigs and avatars are out.
I still think avatars should be implemented because the mods can moderate them.
Or sigs should be implemented, because the new infraction system lets us give a specific infraction for a signature violation.
Something that would be cool, and could be done with out stress is new smilies.
Something like this..
just a bunch of random ass things that are fun and would liven up the forum. trust me, it needs it. this forum is teenage, and preteen based. they have short attention spans. its not an adult from that needs to be kept professional, you need something to grab them and keep them here.
also another thing that we need to look at is the forums. we have social lounge and general computer stuff.
those are the only two main ones that get used
what you should do is break up the hardware/software into two different sections on the main page and then break it up into big, small sections.
it would look like this..
Talk about non computer related topics, share interests and hobbies or, if you have just registered, come and introduce yourself.
-General computer talk
[show off your rig etc etc.
The sub forums here would be media, reviews, and gallery
-CF suggestions comments and feedback
Talk about anything computer hardware related. intel vs amd and nvidia vs ati
Sub forums here would be ati vs nvidia and intel vs amd
Discuss anything from photoshop to windows to gadgets
-Shared and Dedicated Hosting and sever administration
-Web programming and design
-review and advertising board
take out completely security and backing and operating systems.
then get a fresh new skin. have a variety for people to chose from.
See this is the best comparison I can find.
Its 1:02 am pacific time.
we have two members on. myself counting as one.
this other site, happens to be ephatch.com has less members then us, but 163 members on.
we dont even get that during the day here. but yet they have that many at 1 in the morning.
am i making my point clear? that we dont have enough long term members for the number of members we have.
that something can be done to improve the forum. and we need it as user friendly as possible. make it look interesting, and look fun.
i mean we have the people here to keep a member, but the lack of interesting things and entertainment is driving them away. from time to time i find myself bored here, wishing more was happening.