How about some contests?
It's nice to have various contests from time to time to keep from boredom, keep interest growing from members and advertisers.
Here is some contests ideas:
*Member Review (testimonials): This could be conducted at the forum. Members could post their review in a topic. At the beginning of each month, a new testimonial topic begins. Every month, the member that has posted the best review/testimonial, wins. What do they win? Well it could be one dollar or several dollars or free ad credits or something, anything.
*Best Advert Display: There's several ways this could be done. Maybe with programming, when an advert is clicked in the 30 or 60 second displays, a question pops up in which the member must answer a question about the advert. How cool would that be? More would certainly want to advertise....or this could be an additional option/cost to the advertiser. The members that answer correctly, go into a draw and win something. The extra advert cost, goes to the winner or at least a portion of it maybe?
*Offers/Surveys: How about some sort of contest for this? There is one for Tasks, why not offers/surveys? This could be monthly or quarterly or something. It could be whomever does the most amount or the most dollar amount or both, win something.
*Most Helpful Forum Members: (moderators and admins not allowed to win) Every month or so, the admins and mods could get together and choose the member that was the most helpful during that period and that member would win something.
*Feature Implemented: Ok, it's great to offer feature feedback but what about when a feature is so good that admins implement it? What does that member get besides a thanks? Let's get those brains shaking and if a feature is implemented, that member wins something.
*Holiday Design: Oh I just love holiday designs. Hey, most of us are not good at creating holiday designs but I just bet ya there is lots of members here that can create some cool designs such as banners and headers. Whoever creates the best holiday design for that holiday, wins something. Ex: SantaSense banner, TurkeySense header, SpookySenseCat banner, etc
How about it? Let's shake off the ho hum and shake up the excitement!