"This could be an interesting community"
I'm thinking.. what if positioning this site as a GNU/Linux help site is not such a great strategy after all? Maybe there is in fact an easier and much more efficient way to guide it. When we urge that this site be a help site above all, we are setting ourselves in direct competition to LQ and LFDO (two other popular forums), not to mention a good deal of other smaller ones. While I do maintain that we have some things unique, it doesn't appear that a sufficient amount of people really care about those things so much to mass-switch to Nuxified.org instead of their current forum.
And maybe they never will. Popular forums are hard to become unpopular, even when they get sold out to some Lebanon millionaire and laden with ads (as a certain other forum), but the momentum of sheer popularity (or I could call it a "herd psychology") is hard to stop..
So instead, we could widen up the possibilites a bit. I think this community already has quite a few core people that make it alive and kicking, and those same people are mostly quite knowledgable GNU/Linux and Free Software users. We have a few people who are here to ask questions as well, and that's great too.
So, we could keep being a help site for those who get involved and need help, but we can opt for being more and advertising ourselves as such. We could be just a community of people doing interesting things with Free Software, experimenting, sharing ideas, working on cool projects.. We don't even have to have a one single common theme at all. We could be "unsorted". We could be the significant "rest" of Free Software users who happened to find this particular community by accident or as simply interesting to be in...
Or we could be whatever most of us want it to be at any point in time?
So, this is quite an open ended idea, with a bottom line of departing the insistance on being a "help site above all" and switching to something more open ended (not necessarily with lack of focus, but maybe only with a widened focus). Maybe a good new slogan to describe this could be "Free Software Enthusiasts Community" instead of the current "Free Software Support Community". Latter looks rather dull in comparison, doesn't it?
Also, being open ended means it leaves a lot for you to say, so what do you think?