Hi @Moderators @CatMan ,
Would it be possible to 'rejig' the site slightly? I think currently there are a few too many sections on the front page which might be confusing / intimidating to new users (e.g. too much choice about where to post something and not enough traction / momentum in any single section to get a discussion going).
As an example, the SE23 forum - http://www.se23.com/forum/ - has a lot of traction in Forest Hill and only has three sections on the front page:
- SE23 Topics
- Wider Topics
- Offered, Wanted, Lost & Found
For catford.co.uk I would suggest maybe removing:
- Announcements (perhaps this same functionality can be achieved with 'sticky' posts elsewhere)
- Local business discussions
- For Hire / Help Wanted
- Comments & Feedback (yes, I get the irony )
- General Discussion (maybe renamed to Catford Discussion)
- The Lounge (Wider Discussion)
- The Market Place
- Local events and services (Local Events)
I think that this site is excellent and really want to see it succeed and become the place to discuss all things Catford & I think that making some small changes could help achieve that.
Please let me know if you'd like to discuss.