To much inactivity in those forum i suppose ?
Yee i know that fealing, i still standing still with my forum
One thing i havent understood is that, volunteers that is known for being activists in some ways.
Is the absolut most inactive on the web (the only global volunteer forum and none uses it) i really don't get that one...
What do you think, should i stop it now and delit all or continue alittle more ?
Is 3 years enought, or when should you breake up a forum ?
When is enough enough ?
The forums were reasonably active, but I think they will be even more active if they are in the one place
If you are the only one in your niche, then I would consider doing everything in your power to make the site popular. If you are considering closing the site down, you might as well go all or nothing and try and make it successful.
There are a few options, I think you should try any or all of them.
I would suggest doing what I have done with the merging of forums. It looks like you have about 30 different forums? That is far too many for a site that isn't on its feet. I would try and cut this down to about 3 (three), perhaps:
-General Site News
-Volunteer Discussion (English)
-Volunteer Discussion (Swedish)
If that fails, it may be worthwhile dropping support for the Swedish language. You say it is the only global volunteer forum... if you want to target a global audience, that pretty much means you want to target America. If the Americans jump on the bandwagon, you are destined for a higher degree of success. On the flipside, you might decide you only want to target Sweden - which is fine too - but I'd hazard a guess that America has more volunteers, simply due to the larger population. English language also targets UK, Australia and a myriad of other countries, so by concentrating on English I think you will be better off.
Another tip would be to keep things simple. You can start with the portal - http://www.volunteerforum.se/forum/portal.php
- I actually don't mind the look of the portal, but a lot of people would think it is too big and too complicated. I would consider dropping the portal and writing something custom made, and keeping it very simple. Also, include a lot of content. What I am struggling to find (although I may be missing it) is the site content. I see the forum, but you have nothing on the main website outside of the forum context. Including content will ensure you get a higher spot on Google, as well as more people finding your site through searches.
Finally, advertising. You could use Adwords or other types of advertising to get your name out there