One other thing the EC forum does is to invite recent active contributors to become forum moderators. Each section of the forum has different moderators. The moderators get some perks such as a mug shot on the forum, and page where they can talk about their business and link to it etc.
The moderators are expected to post at least 20 times a month. By having about ten different moderators I guess Evan and Kevin hope to guarantee themselves at least 200 posts per month (or double that since GT arrived!!
). The downside is that some people fade away as soon as they become moderators and eventually they are replaced by new faces. Right now we have a pretty good team in place (could it be because most are PPG members???)
I guess the forum gets about 300 posts from its current moderators per month, probably more. Also, I know that several moderators repay Evan by plugging the forum on blogs, other forums and on Twitter etc. I know GT does, and so do I from time to time (last time was yesterday!).