if me sending out meat mail is what will help, I am up to the task!
seriously, adding forums is out until we get membership up. it would make the place look like there is less posting than there really is. in fact, you can probably eliminate a couple of subforums so that there is more activity in ABF. the place needs to look busy to a new person
other than that, it will take a concerted effort by those that are here to do more posting until we get more people. Don't complain about what is going on with the other board if you aren't participating here in a place where you have the chance to shape it into what you want it to be
It's near impossible to make a free forum be anything with a lot of hits. The limitations of being a sub-domain and all. You can't add much of anything to the directory.. Ya don't get many web crawls and without random search results bringing people here, it's too steep to climb. Especially without a broad appeal. My .02
It's not about creating a board with thousands of posts a day. I don't want that, because the probability of getting a random asshat is very high. For me, the goal is to have a viable board composed of some of the best people from AFMB, plus a few more quality people.
What is happening is that people are going back and contributing to the OMB, which takes posts away from us. Monoxide did a very good job righting the ship after Tuggle and Banker screwed things up. But the result is that there aren't a lot of people here posting anymore. The best thing that could have happened to these boards is for them to have kept the stupid "no politics and religion" rule. But they didn't, and so people went back there. And now we've got this...until they screw up again.