Just a few thoughts
And we all know what Thought thought, Thought thought his feet were cold and got out of bed to tuck them in!
Sorry. Couldn't help myself.
On a more serious side, I noticed that we have a lot more people viewing posts than we have people replying to posts. This is normal in any forum, except here we have many hundreds of people viewing and almost no-one posting. What's the story there?
The "create account" and "login" aren't very scary. In fact they're almost identical to any other site with a forum.
The people that do reply to posts aren't scary, in fact I've found them to be very polite whilst also being informative and helpful.
The graphics on the site is both aesthetically pleasing and functional.
Is it because they all do this "chat" stuff these days? Sorry but I'm a genuine misanthrope that couldn't really deal with that, I like forums because I can pretend that I'm just talking to another computer instead of conversing with real humans.
Would a "General Conversations" forum get them started maybe?
I went through the "non english" forums out of curiosity, even though I can only understand 1 word in 20, and the same thing is happening there. 3 posts and 800 views. So it's not because the majority of viewers don't speak English. Judging by some of the posters, many of you speak English better than most people who grew up with English as their home language.
The only life experience I have that relates is when I was going to move to another city looking for better work. An old man that I worked with said "Melbourne? Why would you want to go to bloody Melbourne? No one will talk to you down there because they're all too scared they're going to get robbed or rooted.".
Sorry if this was a pointless ramble but I'm 3/4 pissed and enjoying myself.
Back to my game now.