Honestly, I see pros and cons of each community out there (including this one - although I’m biased and think what we have built and what we CAN do with this community makes it the best).
I think the key is really us… We all know other Ute fans, invite them to join us, invite old board members that we’ve enjoyed back and most of all create great Ute based content. I think if we keep the tone positive here (we don’t need to be homers, of course) and participate the people will come.
That being said, I honestly believe that despite things fracturing after this site went into disrepair, that different communities serve different people and purposes. UteNation on FB is probably the easiest in that it is in the flow of what a lot of people are doing already. Places like Utahby5.com are great for more in-depth discussion. Twitter is a great place for quick takes and fit guys like Mr Crimson. UteZone has great content and recruiting news.
In the future I’d love to have this be a place for original content and ‘insider info’. A thought I’ve had is to find some budding journalists who are in college and giving them a forum to write. We’d also like to reestablish some positive interaction with the school and athletics that have long since been severed.
Much to do, but as mentioned, start posting, start inviting and I think things will turn out great.