I noticed this from bigmike7 :- "with our dwindling participation by all our members across all of the forums" This is something I have noticed as well.
The consumer electronics forum is something I avoid 'cos it's real messy. myCE ? If that's what we are calling these forums and you can't justify things like the camera forum due to lack of interest, perhaps the name is wrong?
I'll go back to bigmike's quote. It does seem that a core of people post on these forums mostly, now that's not a bad thing in it's self, but perhaps if the admin ask what people would like to talk about or discuss that just might be a help.
I'm sometimes put off posting because of one forum member seem to like to take the piss out of my posts, perhaps I'm being paranoid? But I've blocked the person now, but annoyingly the block has stopped working even when I'm logged in. OK, so I don't have to read it.
We seem to communicate very well on trivia and some very interesting subjects, and the CD/DVD freaks part seems to do well. Great stuff, if you want to expand in to other subjects, more research is needed. SLR cameras are now a fairly specialized enthusiast thing overall, what do most of us use, yup, our smart phones.
The person that seems to harass my posts is obviously very young and of course never makes a mistake and knows all about everything. I hope they know who they are and stop, then I might post some more trash, at least I try, sorry if it's not always that interesting.
We are very lucky, generally I think we have some incredibly knowledgeable people here from all over the world, which is fabulous thing to have, c'mon Guys, lets try that bit harder to make it work,
Resources? What about a little light advertising that's relevant to the forum maybe?
(Off topic, I don't own a Smart car any more, so perhaps I'm just Vox now)