So yeah this is a bit of a bland topic, but I guess most stuff in the "ccmfans.net" bit will be. We're currently looking at ways of growing the forum, increasing numbers of posts and people posting - as well as lurking - and the post count in threads has come up. I think there is a bit of a perception sometimes that the forum is dead, even though there are 250-1000+ posts per week on here. Still a far cry from the early days post-count wise but with less in-jokes and general shit, and generally better quality and more interesting content (hopefully). Just scrolling down the topics list of "Central Coast Mariners FC" shows threads with a high number of replies, but it doesn't take long to get to threads that haven't been active for quite some time. The last thread on the first page is about Usain Bolt and last replied to in July! I think this gives the appearance of being far less active than it is, and maybe part of the reason people get turned away from posting or reading the forum is because they think it's dead? A lot of our topics also divert and change direction a lot, so whatever the topic title says ends up being a long way from what is actually being discussed. Some threads could really be split up into half a dozen or more separate threads. I think this makes it hard for someone who casually comes across the site, doesn't want to read every post; it's not obvious looking at the topic title what is actually being discussed... or if it gets into the season and I want to see what people were saying about a specific round, I don't want to wade through hundreds of posts to get to it. Also from a technical, SEO point of view, it makes more sense to have better, well defined topics. And finally, there is some development underway to move to a more modern, real-time type forum, which probably needs smaller, more digestible threads... That probably doesn't make any sense right now, but I am aiming to migrate users and posts and stuff across, and have a test forum up and running pretty soon, so we can evaluate it and see if it's the right fit for us... things should be a bit clearer then.