I love the graphics. I have to second mismodliz. I didn't even know there were links until I got real close to my monitor to check it out. Maybe you could use the green color that highlights the box around the link or maybe a lighter shade of it. I like the color of the font, but there should be a little more contrast between the font and the background. As it is, it's a little difficult to read. I would also choose one more color for your color scheme. One that you would use in very small quantities, say, for links and such. Perhaps a bright shade of yellow or orange so that it really pops.
The first pic on Loki's page is great. Big, burly, tatooed man with tiny kitten. Makes me blush.
Does anyone know how I can attract people to my forum? It's been up for over 6 months, and I know all the members on a personal level.
I took a look at it, and there's definitely nothing wrong with looks/setup/design. My guess is that with no clear topic, (ie catforum, or a baseball forum), that it will probably only be frequented by people you know.
Maybe you can get your friends to pass it to some of their friends that you don't know. And so on. You could end up with a large network of people that all know each other somehow... I belong to a forum like that, I'll PM you with the address.