I have noticed that when I log out it still shows me logged in, even when I refresh the page. Not a huge problem, just a time-based inaccuracy perhaps.
Eh, I don't know about that. I'm still thinking about Paul's Metal Song Contest, and that's enough "project" for me. I figure if I come up with something I'll participate, and if I don't I won't. Not stressing it. There was some discussion about the forum direction, but we didn't really hear back what your vision was. I think that's important, even essential. I don't want to promote "circus" demagoguery, but pushing things in a certain direction might be helpful. A monthly "focus" on certain recording or mixing skills might be helpful, or some 'challenge'. It doesn't have to be a contest. The TeeThomas thing of recording "old school" is pretty interesting, any type of "what can you come up with" in a more informal thread might stimulate interest. Really, it's like lunch time in Middle School - what do you have interesting to talk about while we're feeding our human survival needs?
Timing is everything. You have to present meaningful topics in a certain period of time. And keep them going. To a degree, that's just "shizzing" about stuff we already know, but keeping the energy going is half the battle. You have to give people a motivation to even log in and see what's happening, and then you have to give them a motivation to comment on relevant content.
Jonathan, your studio build thing with lots of pictures was really interesting ... but it didn't engage anyone to really go anywhere with what that meant to them or where they could even apply it in their own experience. You were talking about light switch energy options (which I actually like as an energy-conscious person) but not about what actually happens in the audio recording process with bands or artists. That's what people here care about! Give them something they can use now, or in the near future! I love intellectual knowledge as much as the next person .. but when you can get new ideas and apply them to improve your process you're naturally inclined to gravitate toward those ideas, posts, and threads.