Some forums tend to die out pretty quickly and right now with social media increasingly getting more popular, forums as a whole are getting a lot less popular. However, could forums survive by regularly hosting competitions? I've noticed that when prizes for competitions are pretty good cash prizes, the activity for these competitions increase rapidly. This is especially true now because people tend to want to earn money online. If posting competitions are used then this can increase forum activity by a lot. This may also mean that people might stay on the forum if they like the community? Do you think competitions are vital to the success of a forum?