To put it bluntly, this site is in need of some serious help. Engin Kayral (Graywolf) has been the only active staffer for some time now, and officially he is now all alone on the staff roster. We could obviously use some assistance from within or outside our community to reinvigorate the site and the forums.
If you have time please take a minute to either respond to this survey about HFM and your online experiences, reply to this thread, or both.
And if you are interested in helping out please contact me and I would be happy to discuss with you the ins-and-outs of being a volunteer staffer.
I will be looking to recruit both a Managing Editor (who will control virtually all aspects of the site and mange the staff) and Associate Editors (who work on adding content like news, reviews, feature articles and more). As many past staffers will attest, this is not for the meek of heart. It is a volunteer job, but has its perks and rewards like most do.
For the record this site may not be growing as fast as some of our other scale modeling sites, but it is growing. Over 110,000 unique visitors came to HFM last year (2009). About 12,000 on average per month. If that was a magazines circulation number (for scale modeling) it would be right up there with most of them. So nothing to be ashamed of in other words...