Re: Why is this forum is not drawing people to join?
I've been studying the material at AskWhy! for maybe a year or more now, having read probably close to everything in the Christianity and Judaism sections (much of it more than once or twice) and I just now know of this forum's existence, stumbling on it by accident while browsing with my e-reader, which is slow enough that it couldn't just nuke the side-sliding pop-up window-menu instantly. The link to this forum doesn't exist anywhere else, as far as I can tell.
So: if no one can find it, then no one will visit.
The overarching problem, of course, is that the website is too busy; it needs a redesign, one simpler and better organized and without so many superfluous links and menus.
(And a new forum-- preferrably on something like vBulletin-- of course.)