The internet forum craze has long since died. Well maybe not, only the sites with professional software are doing okay. We are currently on open source software smf. Sure it is okay. However it's format has long been dated. We are experiencing a lack of active and participating members. This isnt 2008 / 2009 anymore.
1. Archiving the current forum.
2. Implementing open source social networking software that has forum capability like ELGG. Customizing the theme where it fits in with the rest of the site. It will allow members to have their own blogs, share content, have tradition forum use, and communicate just like facebook or like GNR's Night Train . It will allow users to join via their facebook accounts (making it easier to join in) and share their own, others, and site content to other social networking site creating more exposure for this site. It can be moderated just like it is right now too. Plus it will allow users to block people and make things easier for moderating. It would also have video section for new videos and possibly user videos for GNR related topics or maybe even streaming from other video sites.