Whoring ourselves out as you've nicely put it is pretty much showcasing the fact that we're beating a dead horse. Get Smogon users to play Smogon Mafia. If they don't want to, there won't be any. Getting the older community to join in again is similarly dumb because they left for the same reasons the '10 community left and so on. They'll come back if they want to. If you want my suggestion, it'd be to start from scratch -- make a very simple big game and advertise it across the site. If 50+ users play you bet that some of them will be hyped about playing more. ~ I may as well address what I think is the problem. The people that want to revive the scene are the same people that are just as (maybe slightly less) tired of it as the rest of the dudes. It's also the reason the whole #circus thing died. I can attest to have been guilty of this in the past. This won't happen if and when a new community takes over. ~ We could make the Make a Big Game idea a sort-of-project, by the way. Plenty of the oldies chipping in with designing and advertising. Having one dude do it defeats the notion of, you know, a communal revival.