When you hear the word community, what comes to mind first?
For me, it's a group of people making the best of their surroundings at all times. It's people pitching in, taking initiative and getting things done -- not waiting around for others to grab their hands and lead them in the right direction.
If you all want more fun things to do around here, then you need to participate on a consistent basis in the things we already have. Leave comments on reviews, write reviews -- if you see a really good review from someone give them a kudos on their wall. Start forum discussions that have a purpose -- whether it's to educate or entertain, both are great ways to get people to join in and get to know you.
The only thing to keep in mind is that we can't discuss certain topics like incest or bestiality and we should always be polite and open to another person's point of view, whether we agree with it or not. This is what fosters the community you all crave so much.
I try to play devil's advocate a lot to put both sides of the coin in a discussion, however I am only one person and it takes many voices to keep things alive.
If you see something that's interesting or a thought pops into your mind that you want to know more about -- post it!
I want to keep doing the rumble, but thirteen votes a week makes it seem like no one is interested. The greater the amount of participation, the more we will be able to do. Then perhaps we can bring back rewards like $10 gift cards towards an order or something like that.
It's really up to you guys to make this place what you want it to be. I'm here to give you ideas and suggestions (and to make sure things run smoothly), but if no one is participating what's the point in doing it? If there are no facebook likes or shares or new people coming in, the community will stay closed off and I really don't think anyone wants that. I know I certainly don't.
So we took a pretty big tumble -- there were mistakes made. No one is denying any of this, but it's time we move on. Let's be supportive of something that continues to be innovative and unique! We're always open to suggestions! Just drop me a line in a PM or post it on the forum to see what others think.
It's not all doom and gloom, unless you want it to be.