We are trying a new profile system on the site right now that promises to help us gain new members. It is called Zoints Local. Here is a description from the creators website:
This system is still in its infancy. We are going to try it our for a while and see if it will work for our forum. Please go to the Zoints drop down menu in the navbar and start editing your profile. Let us know what you think. For more information on the the Zoints project check out Zoints.com.Zoints Local is the most powerful social networking and profile enhancement script on the internet. Fully installed on YOUR forum, it allows you to create an infinite amount of "pages" and "blocks" for your members. Highly configurable, you can choose to allow members to create and share profile styles, have a personalized homepage, drag and drop blocks and pages to different locations, and much more. Your forum is about to become a niche social network!