The goal is users. Plain and simple. As much as I enjoy the conversation that goes on with the group we have now...the conversations are thin.
Simply put, the site needs to be much more attractive to new users.
Message boards in general are losing steam though. Social networking sites are slowly killing forums. So it's either make some serious changes, or fizzle out into nothing.
That makes sense I guess. I hate social media, but I love forums. Not sure why.
I'm the same way. I know forums are an older style of internet hangout, but I enjoy them because you can track them at your own pace, click on the threads you want, etc.