So I lurked here for a while before creating an account, and after joining the community I can safely say I still love it. The aesthetics are great, the resources are fantastic and there are a lot of very talented artists here. However, it keeps nagging at the back of my mind as I browse through thread after thread that there seems to be a relatively low amount of activity. Granted the hours I spend on here are erratic, but looking at dates for most recent posts in threads clearly shows a low amount of consistently active users. How do we remedy this? Should we advertise or do we not want to invite unwanted people? Or maybe there's no funding for it? Perhaps we could incorporate a referral system? Or maybe we could be a little more creative with the advertising by "tagging" other websites and forums. Idk, just spit-balling really. Thoughts?
...or maybe ya'll just like it nice and empty in here.