Mr.BishopYeah cults were the shit. I think it was a mixture of over-shooting the complexity of what we wanted to do - but also a massive change in viewing behavior.
Twitter / Facebook / Etc have all taught people to just sit there and wait for content to come to them vs. going out and looking for it. The very nature of forums - and especially private ones - is to go there and actively participate in discussion.
Blame for phone for killing cults.
I would love to see a thread get started up though about ideas that could breathe some life back in there. For sure we're ditching things like Cult News, photos, videos - but putting some work into the conversational part of it could be cool.
Either that or just pick the handfull that are still cool and make them into subforums of the main site.
I feel like if you could revive a few of them and get them rolling some of the others might come back to life.
The regional cults were the best but those probably wont return.
Maybe if we got a group of people together and started all posting in a cult for a few weeks and inviting other to post there. Got some conversations happening, we could kickstart them.
People don't post in cults because they look dead, but if people don't post in them they will be dead. The build a jib cult is a great example. People post in SG because their are more threads but they're asking the same stuff from build a jib and every thread in build a jib still gets good replies.
Had some stuff going in park designers as well. Maybe if we got a group and really made a point to read and post in one of the cults we could bring it back. Use the watch feature you guys installed to help with that. 10 people doing that could probably make it happen.
Here are some ideas that might all suck but just trying to think of anything.
Maybe a short video to send people when they join explaining the cults, the main features, how they work, and the follow button.
Maybe making a 1 day period where when you make an account you can only post in cults.( that could end up bad though)
Idk, I just want to see even a little life out there.