I thought I would open this thread as a way of getting the communities ideas on how we can not only improve this site, but allow it to grow and flourish.
NOW I DO NOT WANT THIS TURNING IN TO A FLAME THREAD BECAUSE THAT WILL JUST GET IT CLOSED DOWN AND NOTHING WILL GET ACCOMPLISHED
Some ideas I had were to branch out in to different mediums.
-We had once talked about doing a podcast but that got eliminated pretty quickly. I think that a weekly/biweekly podcast could be a great thing where we talk about upcoming games, videogame related news, reviews of older games, e3 and other convention coverage etc. This would not only be a boon for the site, but it could also give people experience in radio, writing, web-development etc.
-Another idea was to start a Youtube channel for the site. This would be for game walkthroughs, let's play, maybe if someone gets access to PAX or E3 they can take some video and post it to the site etc. I know Lasombra is doing stuff like this for his new site and it is just another way to get our name out there.
-Make competitions mean more to the site. We have quite a few competitions on right now, but they are tucked away at the bottom of the forums page and people forget they are there. If it wasn't for people like myself, john, GDT, user011010 etc. spamming those threads then people may never see them. I say put a section on the front page for them and advertise them on the facebook page.
-Make the site more user friendly. I've mentioned this before but it bares repeating. If I am someone new who came here for the Sorcery trophy guide, I might leave after I got my but what if the Sorcery review was linked to that guide as was the forum to discuss the game. Right now if you go to the trophy guide the link leads you to the trophy guide sub-forum, and from there you have to figure out how to get to the forums page to discuss the game. It might seem easy to us who have been here for awhile, but to a new person they might not bother putting in the extra steps and we lost a potential user.
So these are just some ideas, I encourage everyone though to please post some of their own, and discuss what others have said. If you like someone's idea and know of a way we can implement it please post that as well.