One thing we've been doing here at SSP is creating localized forums for individual cities.
The California section already has localized forums but it's one single forum. Typical sub-forums for the cities look something like this...
- Downtown Developments
- Individual Suburb Developments
- Transportation & Infrastructure
- City Photos
- Urban Issues, Urban Design Issues and Heritage Issues
- Business, the Economy and Politics
- Arts, Culture, Dining, Recreation and Entertainment
- General Discussion
This has the potential to better organize material posted here as well as encourage newcomers to register and post. Another thing is that the sticky threads would be done away with, which makes it easier for lurkers to follow and further encourage them to register and post.