Do to a variety of research I have really tried to get my forums to be attractive to new members.
I have a decent skin it doesn't look like everywhere else.
I have dummy accounts whom I have post to get discussion going.
I have recruited friends who would be interested in the subject matter.
I have been part of link exchanges.
I have used my site in every sig in every forum.
I have even bought advertising in the form of AdWords.
I will soon have a recruiting contest
I get people to the site but no one goes the extra mile of joining.
My friends actually like the forums and come back nearly everyday and post on topic good posts.
However I get no new people from the wilds of the internet.
Now it has only been 2 weeks. I have 22 members (5 of which are really active) and over 200 posts.
Am I just not being patient? What else can I do? Should I be worried?