I do remember doing that World Cup sweepstakes in 2014 and getting loads of interest but for some reason the old board started to wane in the last few months...the switchover to here didn't help but that's not saying this platform won't work.
One of the charms of this place was that most of us knew each other from way back....for instance I started in 98 and that created a bond between all of us but there were too many new UNIQUE people joint the group so as as people have gotten older and moved away from posting on here the traffic has diminished.
Should just point out that people left for much different reasons....for some it was a personal choice...some just grew out of it, some lured away to other sites / social media, some left because of infighting, some got banned like Greg and fat neck etc etc
It is a shame...you would remember when I myself was in some trouble pretty much everyone on the board helped me out...even non Arsenal fans...I still have an amazing reference written by Bluepunter...never met the guy and he was a City fan yet still went out of his way to help me out.
I think that camaraderie we once had has gone....do we even still meet up at the Woodbine?
The fortunes of the team hasn't helped...i mean we've been through the bad times on the old board but the year in year out 4th place mediocrity probably just made people way to bored to care about coming on here anymore.
About Social media...maybe it's time to recreate that old AWIMB GROUP on Facebook?
Also...the Arsenal on Reddit gets insane traffic so they're clearly doing something right.
One thing that might help is maybe a fornightly video / podcast with some of the regulars...maybe do a link up on Arsenal Fan tv...lets get modd and DT in the same room together
I think that's another problem...Arsenal fan TVs...fans chat about Arsenal on there in the YouTube comments and the banter can get quite insane.
Just some thoughts from my side...generally it's a case of us losing members and not replacing them....