You see, you can't just make the forum with many topics unless you have those type of people for those topics.
Here at ComputerForums.org we have a very general but unique topic, which is obviously computers. Meaning we can have a woodworking section and some people talking in it.. But we are not going to get enough people in it to bother.
I do believe the forum needs just a little rearranging, mainly because if you notice a lot of people will restrict themselves to General
I believe if we tweaked the topics just a bit the forum would get a more wide range of use in each topic.
Now being strictly a white hat computer forum we are cutting out a few topics of course. But I believe we could rearrange the topics into many "general" topics that are unique from each other. I believe this would be a much better 'fix' if you will to the ghost town topics.