I will never leave this site and that's my final answer. It have been 5 years, it will been sad to let everything go now and starting over somewhere ( if that somewhere ever exist).
2. Find ways to make the gallery relevant again.
Can you specific "relevant" in this description please?
1. Why go to DaT for the gallery when there's better/more active galleries like Dan/Gelbooru?
My answer --> Dan/Gelbooru have many advertisements popping up, sometime the site will tell you to come back later when their server have overwhelming traffic. Also Dan/Gelbooru gallery system is not using categories based. They are rely on "who knows how many different tags" tagging system to identify each pictures. If any members who did not have a specific tag they know about then it is like searching a needle in a ocean. Also each scans at Dan/Gelbooru contains "who knows how many different tags" in one picture and those tags could also related some other totally non-related pictures in your search option. If a user do not like certain type of pictures then they could easily offended.
2. Why go to DaT for the forum community when there's much more active communities like Hongfire/etc?
My answer --> Hongfire forum is an active communities over the years their forums also getting alot more complicate to navigated and take more effort to try to find what you want also their rules are getting alot more strict and long. Dat forums still keep in everything in simple order, of course this advantage may change in the overtime but I remain hopeful that this site will shine one day just like hongfire and other anime community.
PS: Hongfire have place a limit for upload images to the gallery by only 10 per day! So where is the fun for only that amount per day?
Dan/Gelbooru also have forum community but since like I said they are not categories based so every threads will go to the same page. So if anyone looking for spam thread then you maybe out of luck in these two sites.
Last edited by Longbowwing; 02-21-2012 at 12:28 PM.