I think that one reason why this site may seem dead is that there are too many forums spread out in a shallow structure. Here's my suggestion for reorganization. The goal is to make the front page more attractive, to make it show higher post totals, and to focus the individual forums more effectively. Code: +Site Related --Announcements/Rules --Suggestions and Feedback +Community --Off Topic/The Lounge --Games +Contests --Prose --Poetry +On Writing -+Prose --+The Short Story ----Reviews --+The Essay ----Reviews --+The Novel ----Reviews ---Story Telling ---The Art of Language -+Poetry ---Reviews The basic forums (The Short Story, The Essay, The Novel, Story Telling, Poetry) are general discussion forums for those particular types of writing. They each have a relevant sub-forum for reviews. Contests can be placed into those individual forums where they're appropriate. That's just an idea, of course, and by no means do I think it's perfect. With some reorganization, this place could certainly be more appealing. It's quite annoying to have to scroll down the page for so long to get to what I want. All those forums with below 1,000 posts seem vacant to the passerby--my idea would condense the forums into more popular, though slightly less specific subforums.