Ok, my turn to pitch in with some opinions:
I like the idea behind the reboot thing, but I understand people want to keep characters and storylines going. I think that was the idea of starting a Volume 2 thread in the first place, and it did draw a few people in. So perhaps it's time for Volume 4 to begin soon?
Secondly, I think you're right that we could do with a membership drive of some sort. Depending what it is, I wouldn't mind running some sort of "event" in the other forums, for example, to draw attention to the noir. I'm open to ideas on this one!
It's probably also worth bearing in mind that the nwar has taken on something of a life of its own with regards to the rest of the forum. If any of you know people who would enjoy this sort of thing, why not invite them to come along and join?
I should also say that I think the slowdown has been made worse by all the 500 errors we've been getting lately, so I'd like to apologise and thank you all for your patience with these. Hopefully we'll have them fixed soon