As a fairly recent member to the forum, I thought that some of the background of how I came across the forum may help in working out how best to attract other members (or not as the case maybe).
I had been taking part in FT/HFT at a club - not seriously, but enough to go along to a few competitions. I enjoyed both, however I also started to get an interest in target shooting.
I did quite a lot of googling etc, to try and find clubs, or other sources of information - along the lines of 10M, Olympic etc etc. The only site I came across seemed to be TargetTalk, so I posted a request for further information on there. (We are talking a concerted search effort, not a casual few minutes of searching).
Some of the first responses were from David Levene, and Rob Stubbs, and they pointed me in the direction of this forum. (something which I'd like to thank them for again!)
It turns out I had visited the unregistered section on earlier searches, but thought that it was no longer active, as I didn't realise that you had to get registration/ approval to access the most useful areas. Its not a criticism really, as being a member of a number of shooting forums, I have come to find that all though the frequency of posting on here is lower than most, the level and quality of posting is very high.
I have to also say - and this is in no way a criticism of the forum, that target shooting in general is much more difficult to find information about, than say ft/hft.
I'd thank everyone else for postings and Neil for hosting, but it would sound like a BAFTA or something!