I’m gonna pull a product owner move (thanks scrum methodology!)
What are your requirements? Collectively, everyone. If you don’t have a set of things you’d like to see, ie, required functions or necessities then there is no clear outcome or way to measure success.
I don’t disagree, would love to see this place being used to its full capacity, but without knowing what would make it so, then it’s impossible. This is why we do things like the tournaments and track of the week - we tried forum member of the week, all of these things were to help with engagement but what happens every time, without fail, is that interest tapers off. So it’s obviously not the fix.
I myself don’t have full administrative powers over the forum, but anything within my capacity I am willing to try if it makes sense and would help make things around here more enjoyable.
In short, I’m willing to apply more donc as needed. But without knowing what the donc is, then there is nothing I can do to help