My goal is to convey freshness yes. We currently do show last updated times and such. But my question really is, will it make a difference? Do people care if there are other people on the forum they are looking at? Is someone more likely to stay and post if they see 15 other people currently are on that same category? Basically I want to know if the people that come in from google searches are more likely to stick around a while if they see that other people are currently active at that very second that they are. Does that make sense? I've searched everywhere I could and can't find any studies or anything. We've added a new link in our bottom toolbar to a page that lets you see current activity.