There is a good saying, Unique ideas and factors bring success and happiness, but on the other hand, taking someone Else's ideas brings failure. Let me specify the main reasons why this community has a low chance of success, and trust me i don't want to be arrogant or anything, it is the reality people from other boards see it. 1. This site is based with a false "Goal" which was supposed to bring people from NM to here as a shelter , which wont happen. 2. People don't want to start over, where everything is the same as in another dupe board. 3. The features and the skins are too similar. Nothing to explore at all 4. No WOW factor ! 5. Why join when nothing is new? Things that can be done to increase activity. 1. Offer something unique! 2. Use a Unique Skin 3. Add Goodies for the members to benefit from. 4. Spend some $$ to improve the Advertisement. 5. Make this board unmatchable to the others. 6. Change the whole Anime system into something more RPG like and make it fun! 7. Award the members with unique ranks to make them feel proud to be part of this community. After all that's the main goal of a board! I could go on , with all the ideas on how you could improve the whole site. The problem lies within the staff, you have to agree that im right, and that false allegations go against you at places like NM etc... If you start over with a domain, Rebuild the whole forum system you have here, Spend more time than necessary to bring those changes up and running! The resources are unlimited, nothing to hold any of you down. You can divide specific jobs to several staff's and accomplish the upcoming goal. Advertising is just a matter of funds and marketers. Think about it, after having many boards my self, i realized the main factors that bring success. As i see it now, 2-3 month's and this board will completely resemble NM which is stupid?