As someone who's recently started studying Latin again I find these boards most helpful, especially for help and advice in translation. However, I completely agree with the OP. I was looking through posts from a few years back (yes, what an active and exciting life I lead!) and was struck by the variety and vitality of the conversation. There were new and interesting topics every day, whereas now, if I happen to post a few questions at once, they remain on the first page for days afterwards. There also seems to have been a sense of community which has since been lost. I don't know how you'd go about rectifying all of this (although targeting those of us with slightly er, odd, avatars is a sure way not to do it!), but I do know that there is an appetite for a resource like this that isn't being reflected on these boards. I had thought that that the site might have a low Google profile but, after checking just now, that's not the case. I agree that there is a need to attract more members, but it is just as important, in my opinion, to have a diverse membership, reflecting the full range of aptitudes, from novice to master. At the moment, even the most innocuous posts can veer quite suddenly off into the realm of the esoteric which, I know, can be slightly intimidating. If the desire is to boost membership and active participation, then new members must feel that they can partake in the conversation rather than just post questions and receive answers. Of course, the challenge would be how to go about this without compromising the quality of the contributions themselves. It's a good sign though that this debate is happening. Hopefully it's produce some answers as to how the board can be revitalised.