My favourite group, Runrig, wrote a song titled "Empty Glens" referring to the lack of people in the Scottish Highlands and islands. I use the title "Empty Room" to refer to the lack of people in the chat rooms on this site.
Time was you could turn up in the room at any time day or night (regardless of your time zone) and find someone to talk to. Not so now. Newbies are turning up. No welcome. No company. No assistance in navigating the site.
So what has changed? Yes the format changed a while back. No i didn't like it. No I wasn't the only one to complain, but a little perseverance and a look at the video guide (which I found excellent) and now? I quite like the new format.
So how do we get people back into the room? How do we get the friendly ethos (I hate that word) back?
I'd welcome suggestions.....and I suspect "the management" might too, because the Empty Room is a cold, cold place to be all on your own.