Starting a FF isn't easy. Especially when you're only getting a few posts a day/week, new people often won't go to a forum that looks absolutely dead. And if they don't get a response back ina few days, they're likely to not come back. There are legal ways to bring life to the dead, and increase posting in a forum. I'm not encouraging spamming, but it is legal to ahve off topic, fun and silly threads ina forum. Take the pants game for example: Replace key words with "pants". Example: "I find your lack of pants disturbing". Other ways are to have "GTKY" threads, or "Get-to-Know-You" threads. Talk about who you are, what brought you here, and what you'd like to see out of your FF. There are tons of other ways to bring life to a dead forum, what has worked for you?