I'm not actually adverse to either of these suggestions. I do like it when I get a new clan game or whatever and it counts in a club as well.
However, as you lower the number of members needed for active ratings you also lower the chances that any new game will be against a fellow club member so I'm not sure if it will make much difference.
As to forums, I have a few with many more members which are still inactive and I wonder if they would really be used at all with such a little pool.
That said, I see Miss O's in, so just in case Russ is listening I'll see if Greenpawn will accept me