I definitely hope that the forums don't go the way of the dinosaur. I do talk to a lot of the PoP!ulation via Facebook, but I still like the forums. They are totally on life support, but there are people on here that I'm not friends with on Facebook. Also, it's easier to have a discussion about a comic book issue or a new episode of a TV show on here than on Facebook, IMO.
I definitely need to start using Twitter more. I just don't like it all that much. I need to clean up the amount of people I'm following. My Twitter feed is a mess. Anyway, I follow a lot of PoP! people on there, and some follow me, but not everyone does. Granted, those same people never post here, so it's kind of a wash.
If the forums are deemed a waste and you guys nix them, I'd understand. I would still be upset though.
As for drawing more people to the main site, I do think having more news would be good. I personally wouldn't care if other sites scooped you, I'd rather come here for the news. If nothing else maybe you could start putting the PoP! Top Six Pack that you do for the PoP!-Cast on the site like you used to do. I know you guys hate Bleedingcool, but even if you reported rumors and gossip like that, I'd be okay. Maybe have a feature like PoP! Scuttlebutt or something where you list a few rumors going around and then comment on them. Stuff like who is being rumored to play Batman or something. I know you occasionally do things like that, but if you upped it a bit it might be cool.
I also think that more reviews would be a HUGE thing. You guys have really really gotten away from doing them. Sure, there is the odd Hidden Gem or something, but new reviews of TV show episodes or comics are all but non-existent at this point. Hell, I'd be willing to review things for you guys if you want (and it wouldn't all be "I loved it"
). I truly think that if you guys could get out 3 or 4 reviews of new comics every Wednesday/Thursday as well as reviewing new episodes of nerd friendly shows each week, that it could help draw people in. I know Jared has the Retailer Privilege videos, and those are great, but I still think written reviews would be a great thing. Also, his videos don't deal with TV shows.
And like I said, I would be happy to write a few reviews for you each week if you guys don't have the time or energy or desire to write reviews yourselves. Despite the fact that most of my reviews on the forums consist of "I loved it" or "I hated it", I can actually write.
I just chose to do quick things like that on here. You guys could also open it up to other users if you wanted. Now, I'm not trying to butt in on the site or anything. It's your guys' baby. So, my feelings won't be hurt if you'd rather I not write anything. I totally get it. I just thought I'd offer to help.