« on: September 11, 2015, 01:47:01 AM »
I find that small forums tend to be very clicky, old established members seem to get response from other old established members, new members find it very hard to get any kind of response whatever the subject matter. I think that admin members of any forum should encourage new members by adding responses to threads as a matter of course and because that doesn't happen a new member gets very despondent and eventually dry's up his visits until he/she ends their membership. I am a member of 5 small forums and also Facebook. Hypnos, EM portal are very select when it comes to encouragement of any new members to get involved or indeed adding comments to those same new members posts. Mod ESP forum is very similar although the admin there seem to keep on top of encouragement for new members and many of its members know each other in the real world too. I use Mutable instruments and Korg forums for technical advice on synths etc. that I own. Facebook is by far the best social networking site for all manner of reasons. People will eventually get fed up of visiting small forums when they find that nobody has bothered commenting on a recent post its human nature.