I hope this doesn't sound overly negative but I find the website to be not very user-friendly. Especially since the last design change.
The forum has a huge number of categories. (I still have no clue how to get access to the TJF specific section.) This makes it hard to keep track of everything. On the previous design I would just look on the right hand side to see the last 10 (or so) discussions that had been posted on. Now I'm not sure how to do this. The main content on the homepage seems to list the most recent topics that have been posted but not the most recently updated (or "posted on" / "replied to").
I'd propose that the website adapt to the lower levels of activity and lock most of the forum categories so that it is easier to keep track of. (Or shove that stuff in some kind of archive.)
It would also be really helpful if there was some mechanism of subscribing
to the site. That way I could receive updates on my phone when someone posts something. A mobile friendly site would also be a huge help. I'm afraid I don't know the best mechanism for doing this. I know there are things like "Tapatalk" but I haven't used them and so they could suck big hairy buffalo balls for all I know.
In terms of the technopedia and club directory ideas for the site... I think they could help increase traffic to the website but as mentioned they will represent considerable work. In my opinion Drupal
is great for building stuff like that. (I've been really
impressed by it.) But I have my doubts as to how well it could handle the forum. (It also has a steep learning curve.)
With regards to Facebook, please for the love of all things holy don't hide content away on Facebook. Not all of us use it a lot, if at all. Also, some of us like to hide our identities so we can more effectively FIGHT THE POWER
so putting lots of content on Facebook would require us to make a second account and I doubt the mobile phone apps can even handle that. In my opinion Facebook should be used to promote the website not the other way around!
I hope this was constructive at least...
P.S: I like PJ and am still here (kinda).
P.P.S: I'm sceptical that YouTube comments could ever be more useful than PJ!!!