There sure are a lot of forums out there with specific genres, and some with the same exact subject at mind like General Chat, Admin Forums, Tutorial Forum etc. There are a lot of these types of website floating around, some are successful, some are just growing, others not so lucky to even get a single signed up user. The questions that go through each web owner, is "why isn't anyone participating in my website? How can I change this around to appeal the visitors?" Time and time again this has happened, and sites die off before lifting from the ground. This can be for a large number of reasons as to why visitors yield to your website and pass by without noticing. Either your content does not match what they are looking for;Content lacks such as posts, topics, and articles;Targeted wrong audience;Your vision is not clear and not vivid enough to impress a new user;or you are using a overused theme that people always seem to see.If you manage to fix those 5 problems, you may find your self a swarm of new visitors and content being made by people. However it may not always be the case, you take a large portion of the site responsibility as the administrator. Try not to look like a staff member, but more of a approachable member like the people who decided to sign up, this is a great way to relate to your new members. No one really wants to see the admin trying really hard to make content, like asking questions, or talking to them selves. The forum or blog has to just be there and provide an environment for the people to use. Another big question is "how do I encourage people to come back, and use the site more often?" People are often busy in their lives, work, school, family at home, and other personnel agenda. The only reason they may return is because they like not just the content you have, but the other users respect. When context comes into play it can discourage someone or encourage them to be active. You need to treat everybody like they have a high impotence to the site, they they feel that they have a bit of ownership in a way. This creates friendships among the masses of people. One tip is to empower some users as moderators to certain forums if they are actively making a great impact to a specific forum, have them run it so that particular forum is not dying. Dead on Arrival website is not always a good thing, when starting a new site, try not so hard on the content, but the appearance, and reasons behind it's existence. The open forum aspect helps out a whole lot. Provide the appropriate "standard" and the appropriate "undertaking" to strive the site forward. I do hope that this helps a little bit, and if it did, let me know. Feedback is always great, thanks, and best wishes to your new website!