bluelook - 9:08 am on May 27, 2010 (gmt 0) [edited by: bluelook at 9:10 am (utc) on May 27, 2010]
Main value: Trust on the great content posted here.
Moderators could select some of the best articles or even individual posts and create a compilation guide.
In another aspect I believe that many members usually spent much time without returning to the forum, it happens to me. With rss feeds and mailing lists I usually get most of the information without even going to a forum. There should be something more to attract members here every week at least.
And yes we can say that the information here is valuable for itself but in the end people want something extra. "What's in it for me?"
Because signature links aren't allowed and they bring some spammers, we have to replace that with another thing. Perhaps special offers from advertisers would be an option? More revenue and more visitors at the same time, I would visit that section often to see what's currently there.
That forum would be clearly marked has having ads from your paid advertisers and no one else, to avoid confusion.
[edited by: bluelook at 9:10 am (utc) on May 27, 2010]