Reasons for the forum going quiet?
The only one that springs to mind is that historically UK forums have a history of being at their quietest in the two weeks at the end of January, irrespective of the subject matter. Peak time is around late August (now I'm being boring)
Perhaps its post Christmas blues? or SAD due to the British weather.
The interesting point is that the website statistics overall show an ever increasing trend in number of views per month. for both the main site and the forum.
In the past the site was hosted by a company called Fetish hosting, however they turned out (at the time) to only be resellers of hosting. They also hosted a number of sites that had been blocked by various search engines, unfortunately that seemed to have a knock on effect to other websites hosted within the same block of IP addresses.
Ess & Emm has been hosted by an American Company for some time now (Jaguar PC) not only is the overall service (bandwidth and speed) faster for the site but the site is now significantly better placed in search engine ratings (that helps greatly with the number of people finding and viewing the site)
Its interesting that the forum has gone quiet recently, but the number of views of the forum is up month by month, the main website views are up over 400% since changing host and everything at Ess and Emm is busy.
I guess the forum could be made very busy by allowing all of the new requests for registration, on average that's 10 plus potential new members per day. Membership requests from anyone who appears to want to join the forum for a genuine reason are happily accepted, but vetted carefully to avoid the quality of members being eroded. Would the established users of this forum want daily posts advertising Russian washing powder, penis extension aids, hair replacement or Ukrainian time share sales?
To give you an idea of the number of requests, the following user names were not accepted for membership yesterday:
anehisi, LutherHip, Leonidsa, YeseniaEt, RobertBut, WillardMt, nohnigepefgi76, PharmellaSw, Annetteweep, nohnigepefdp82, Russtllki, JannalSr, AlexGavs, DanielZics, Isaacm1983, MichaelTilkfaiff, nohnigepefez71, BogdanSi, nohnigepefxp89, Thomasmn, nohnigepefnk71
Has anyone any ideas of what they would like to make the forum busier?