Hey, Aggie--because people seem to be drifting back here recently, which is GREAT, I have a few ideas about what might make the site a bit easier to navigate and less empty seeming.
On the "Groups" tab, a lot of the groups which show on the first page have not been active for years, and some which have been active recently are lost on later pages. As boss man, is it possible to ask Ning to fix the faulty "Sort by: Most active" function so that it brings forward active groups which people can actually participate in now. It would make things feel more lively and less confusing. Or has Ning stopped fixing such things? Also, maybe you can be sure that all the "featured groups" are active.
Same deal with the "Members" tab.
I've been joining groups and activating some old groups lately to do what I can to make things look more lived in and appealing. ツ
Thanks for all your work. I'd only just realized that you're now the "owner" of TBD. DUH! I can be VERY slow on the uptake sometimes.