There are quite a few people saying, "this forum is dead"; usually from people who have already quit KO.
I don't really expect any of these ideas to be implemented, as I understand it there is only 1 active admin - but someone is certainly paying for the domain, so it's obviously not dead yet.
I was gone in 2014, but from 2011-2013 there was a decent amount of activity -- I would say ever since, activity has decreased to about half. Needless to say, if something isn't done this year, this forum is just going to die out like a mediocre KO private server.
The one thing that makes this forum so important and attractive is that it appears to be the last 'free' forum for English-speaking players of Knight Online. I say 'free' because the official forums are extremely censored; even now more than ever (making it utterly useless). We already know that official mods and GM's have stepped foot in this forum. Why not give them a reason to check back more than once a year?
It's unfortunate that some admins/mods have abandoned the forum, but we can only look ahead.
Option 1: Create a new website. G4L could create a brand new website. Perhaps a blogging website (since blogging has officially made forums out-dated) with an integrated social media network. I would expect some expert coding, similar to what KoK offered (god I miss that site), but with a Wiki-database of everything Knight Online.
Option 2: Maintain a social media presence. G4L could embrace Twitter for live feeds, Facebook for those who use it (I don't), Pinterest for screenshots, and Youtube for videos. This has been a proven method to increase activity, all it would take is active leadership.
Option 3: Transform G4L into game reviewers. OK, this may seem a bit ridiculous, but if you think about it G4L sounds pretty legit in its own right. It would certainly increase activity, but would be very demanding for the staff; KO would no longer be the ultimate focus.
Option 4: Create a better Knight Online platform. Similar to creating a new website, but maintaining the forum presence whilst adding better content. I guess this would take some strategic thinking and some in-depth collaboration, so feel free to post your ideas.
Option 5: Hold regular contests. I'm pretty sure this was suggested many times before, perhaps even held, but it's still a great idea. Regular contests could be held for people who post the best art, videos, or who do good deeds ingame. Remember that "Find the GM" game? That could be done as well. Don't need a damn GM for it.
You may vote for more than 1 option.
Post if you have a better idea.