post exchanges, this is possibly the best way to keep a forum going now and days. I believe the only way these work is if the person does a active exchange with another. One other way that works is that if you do a bunch of short exchanges but these only bring you more inactive members and not very many posts. However you do it, do you use post exchanges for your forum? p.s. I'm always up for a active/active so drop me a PM if interested.