« on: March 13, 2016, 11:37:16 PM »
Once and if a website become popular enough, then (as a snowball rolling in the snow) it is getting more visited, hence more popular, etc. I can give you example with Alexa's Top 500 websites. If your forum/blog/social net/... enters there, then other websites' owners probably may include it in their articles, comments, etc. (like we did it right above there, when we talk about VK) This will make the website more visited, more ranked, more popular. The process is like this one related to business and money: The first $1 million is the hardest.It takes time and effort to build a following for a forum. It's not something that is accomplished overnight. You have to groom your pet and provide it with constant care before it rewards you with returned love.
We do exist for years (I think from 2011), but we were surprised of the lack of good participants (as you and a few more). Later on, we learned more about Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Reddit, VKontakte and other social networking websites, which are the one and only competitor of the forums. We met people online, who are engaged only in one of these networks (for example only in Facebook) and they even have no idea what's a forum. It was ridiculous to see that a moronic guy online said that this forum is a... blog. In such online status it's easy to get visitors (they're finding us via Google, Yahoo, Baidu, Alexa, Yandex, Bing and other's search engines or they're finding us via some of the mentioned website above: Facebook, Pinterest, some Chinese social networking websites... and rare from some another type of website like some personal blog).
We're worried about a lack of future capacity, because almost all of these visitors are not going to join us; they're going back to Facebook or Google and so on. (I forgot to put in this list other two big categories of netizens: the ones, who only watch videos in Youtube, Youku, Tudou, etc., and the ones, who are online only to play games/the gamers.)
I mean that only visitors are enough, if their quantity is impressive. (The best is when the visitors are also members like Mojo, MSL and some others among us, but it's impossible, so the realistic is to hope for and to attract more average visitors using our simple method, which is posting about everything. It's the Wikipedia's way. And it's one of the most visited websites in the world.)