Yes, I am aware, but in this case we don't really have 1k members. The only reason sites like GAF survive the way they do is because they are huge already and it feels like everyone is already there. The reality is different, and most people don't come to forums like ours anymore.
If we at least have good software and a solid (even if tiny) community, people will potentially come and participate. On that note, I think it might help not having all of the baggage of the old forums, since it is plainly obvious that people don't post as often.