I have just created a forum for a new local community website, but the forum is not yet visible to the website's visitors.
The plan is to build up the number of visitors, and collect email addresses from them so that we can notify them when the forum is live. I currently have about 30 email addresses and the new site has received just over 200 unique visitors in the fist week. There are a number of on-line and off-line efforts to increase the website's visitor numbers.
I now have the dilemma of deciding when there is sufficient momentum to launch the forum. The forum can be seen at www.nightmareonflores.com/forum/
I would appreciate any tips that you may have for starting a forum and any methods for keeping things going.