Hey Shaggy, If letting Gamerenders die is no option, I have a unique yet simple proposition to get this place up and running again (and I feel it will be highly effective.) Sure, Web 2.0 media has taken over, but there are still many successful forums still out there. Gamerenders used to be a forum for people interested in graphics primarily - that niche has essentially become obsolete and our old member base has left to (hopefully) do bigger and better things. That should no longer be the focus of this forum in my opinion (though it can be a sub-section to leverage the forum's existing resources and core competencies.) Leveraging our previous membership base, this forum should be a more versatile forum with several sub-divisions.. this forum doesn't have to be niche. It would represent our versatile old membership base. There could be a forum for Finance talk (stock market, etc - and these forums have done very well), a forum for Technology talk (latest smart-phones/tablets/computers), and a forum for Video Games, etc. It doesn't have to be just one thing. Gamerenders simply needs a brand overhaul to encompass a multi-theme forum. Then, do what you just did (send an email-blast) and hope that a unique layout, strong active staff team (whereby each moderator is assigned to a specific section according to their interests), and a bit of luck is enough to get this place active again. You just need a really great marketing campaign (leverage social media and Web 2.0 platforms alongside the website.) Tons of forums do this - and quite successfully too. You'd share popular threads and articles on the Facebook page, and people would click it to read it in more detail. If anything, it should be easier now more than ever to make this place popular again with the rise of Web 2.0 media. And finally, the comment about "try to appeal to a younger market" - that isn't going to fly and it is easier said than done. Shaggy needs to leverage its existing membership base and appeal to that market IF it wants its existing users to return. It would be awesome to come up with ideas on how to gather youth to Gamerenders and keep the theme the same, but I honestly believe the entire market is obsolete. Gamerenders is in the business of being a forum to entertain users - that's how broad it's vision should have been. Similar to many companies that have experienced chapter 11/bankruptcy (think Kodak or Polaroid), Gamerenders had a very narrow vision (a vision of a niche market that was losing interest quickly) and I think that's what made it fall. My two cents. Best of luck with the site!