What do you perceive happening if we don’t try to force growth. Monetarily can the site survive - what are the operating cost?
start a mailing list. Start by doing the small things first, get the Tip of the week going (great idea BTW). A good site will attract the right kind of interested people. If IRD is seen as a friendly tight knit group, then folks that are wanting to be apart of something meaningful will climb on board. Water seeks its own level. With level headed direction we will attract level headed members -future and existing alike. I would expect more existing members to come out of the woodwork and participate. The home recording industry is probably only a small proportion of the general population. and with only so many to go around??? If IRD begins to stand out as a unique, thought provoking, supportive tight knit community, well!