Perhaps a stupid question, but I was just wondering. I've seen lots of people with forums with over 100k threads here. What's your secret? I've started several sites, both forums and general blogs, about different subjects, but they never grow large. I've started the forum, added a nice title for my forum and a good ~150 character meta description. Added my site on Google Webmaster Tools. Uploaded a sitemap. All that jazz. Added a site on facebook. Added it on a few link sites. ... Then what? You just populate it with content, or do you have another suggestion on what you do to get those first members. That's where I fail, every time. Sorry if this has been posted before.