Fellas, fellas, fellas.
Don't forget you can make
the forum, too.
You can influence regular members by PMing them to relax and not argue with the dummies.
You can link interesting news stories that you come across.
You canlink interesting stuff from other forums.
Pick a book, pick a topic, pick something you think might be of interest or a benefit to others. Law. Ballistics. New ammo. New gun. Start a thread asking if anybody has experience with your handgun. Something. Anything. The forum is what we make it.
The best part is that the faster you contribute and the more you contribute, the faster the junk moves to page three and four.
Separately,John and Mike work. Well, John works. Mike, we're not sure what he does.
(He's a law student.) Even when we had more moderators, the mods often were not policing until they got off work. Much of the day there was no moderator to put out fires.
John and Mike will respond to PMs about fires or idiots.
For a self-moderated forum, I think we do pretty well.