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Old 11-30-18, 08:47 PM
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Re: 10 members and 1100 guests

If there were a setting by which you had to login to see some sections that may increase participation however it would reduce the overall numbers to the site and therefore the advertising revenue. If the forum doesn't make enough money to break even it will die. Just commercial realities. The car forum I was on (same format as this) needed a revenue stream after the owner had a near death experience they decided they needed to fund it on separate servers rather than his so that if anything happened to him the forum would continue.

So a subscription fee was brought in and a lot of people left. But the forum still prevailled because new people came in. What I think actually killed participation was a long running hate thread that they refused to shut down, continued support of a business that was committing fraud and bullying by the moderators.

Most people leave groups because they have a falling out with someone (especially if it's someone in a position of power). They also leave when they don't like the direction of the group, when their friends have left and they cease to be getting anything out of it or when it just doesn't feel like a good place to be anymore.
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