I'm sending out this notice to the membership to see if we could re-ignite the network. I know I personally have not been as involved as I used to be. Mostly because I have gotten busy with other things and not because my interest in classic films has waned. I know life often gets in the way of the things we love and enjoy. I'm certainly going to make more of an effort to be more involved when possible.
That said though I want the members to be aware that I am considering not renewing the contract with Ning this July when the fee comes due and closing the site down permanently. It's something I have given a lot of thought to because of the lack of active participation here anymore. I know many members probably use Facebook to keep up with friends and follow their hobbies. I know I certainly use it quite a lot, but I am thinking of deleting my Facebook account for various reasons. Doing so would probably encourage me to spend more time here at GAOH, but only if there is something to spend time for. For months now I have come by the site only to see one or two posts and sometimes no posts in a week. Most of the posts I do see have been by just a few people. I wish there was a way of recruiting new members without being considered spam because I do think some fresh blood could breath new life into the place.
Also, it looks like Ning's push to try and move everyone over to the Ning 3.0 platform has stalled out for some reason. I set up a sandbox account to migrate everything over to but they still do not have many of the features I like on this platform yet available and I am not going to transition over without that being done. Besides that though I like this layout better.
I hope to hear from some of you about this topic. Please feel free to add any comments and suggestions you may have below.