First and foremost... ow....
Very grateful to Urban Monkey for his/her concern towards this forum. It really shows that there are people out there who take this forum seriously, and that they actually want to see it do better - it's a form of encouragement!
I must admit that I ceased putting in sufficient effort to keep this forum alive. It's terribly embarrassing! I have other commitments taking up my time. I haven't been frequently online enough, and when I'm online, most of what's in my mind, frankly speaking, is to keep up with what's happening to other forumites!
At the same time... I really don't know how to attract more activity in.
I haven't any idea how to get people to be more responsive... and I stopped emphasizing much on the ratings anymore. I started this forum plainly in the hope that I could gather music enthusiasts here for useful and constructive discussions, and didn't quite have hopes for it to be in the Top 20 Forums list. Initially I tried to boost activity by posting some booster threads, and then somehow in the middle of it all, it just died down.
Well umm, ratings aren't a big issue here, BUT it really does reflect on my feeble efforts to liven up this place, though. Heh.
And then also... I'm not as actively involved in the music scene anymore, except for kids' music!
So in a way I'm not updated enough to know what I can put in here.
(hint: good help needed!)
I don't know... but it's quite difficult to get people here actively seriously discussing music, because if people really wanted to talk about music, there are so many other forums on the World Wide Web that truly, and solely, specialize in music.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
Maybe Urban Monkey would like to share with MooKu, what the music forums you have seen do, because I really haven't seen enough yet!
I'm sure your precious advice would be extremely helpful!
SnowFlag had suggested a change of name some time back, because for a moment I'd intended to change this forum as a... uhhh, ARTS forum.
But it never materialized.
Last, but not least, many thanks to Urban Monkey. "mooku is a very nice person..." hee you flatter me!