So, AvSiShop community! (Side note, when I first wrote that, I just abbreviated Avatar and Sig Shop completely, took a good 30 seconds for me to facepalm and scroll up to change it!!)
I was going to request a thread banner be created for my forum game and wanted input from people on what it should look like! All the requirements I have are sci-fi feel and the name on it. I was thinking adding the 5 mana symbols ( WUBRG )as well but not sure yet.
Also I was considering a page break image pic. When I do updates I list an update for one character then just a plain old line break then in the same post update the next character and so on and so forth. I was thinking about a small (well short, but long) image I could use to separate instructions to different characters instead of just using Tildes ( ~~ )
Yes, we need more traffic, shops, and just general fun in here.
Part of ze problem could simply be the nature of a shop forum. Aside from this offtopic area you don't really go to a shop to chat, you go to make a request then leave.
Perhaps instead of contests revolving around artists (as those seem to come and go alot) you could have a concept contest where you encourage non-shop runners to post by having them submit concepts that are later voted on and the winning concept is made into sigs/banners/etc by more than one artist just for kicks.