Change the name of the Political Forum to Debates. Make it more wide open for debate on other topics like religion, world issues, enviromental issues, etc. Trust me on this, it works, I've seen it. Lots of people are turned off by politics, so they won't bother to go into a political forum. However, if you make it so that ALL debates are welcome, and you change the name to indicate that, you're in business. Trust me. Dooooooo it!!!