Hello to anyone whom is interested in sharing your thoughts on "What's new" for your forum in 2015. I have shared what I have been doing for the last few years to "spice up" my forum including: Monthly member of the month (well, actually cat of the month which my forum is revolved around) Yearly contest to win prizes, usually Xmas, Halloween and Easter. Daily picture thread- a random member (cat) picture picked from the community image gallery. The reason I am bringing it up is that I have recently got into a new hobby, and have signed up on a forum to share/ find information on this hobby and boy oh boy, what a bore! Ok, yes there is some good info on the site but man is it boring! Its an older VBulletin version, no alerts to your threads or posts, basically, its just a forum. So honestly, it seems just visiting to get some info and share is about all its good for. A very "small" community feel. Are you running just a forum? the same old song and dance? OR do you have an idea of how to build a better "community" feel where people go to your community first before heading over to Facebook, Twitter or instagram? So I ask you - whats new for forums, your forum in 2015? will it be the "same old" thing?