Migrant, I guess.
>They have to know about the site
>There has to be discussion to contribute to
Check, and while I hate commies, and I'm not asking for anything like that, there seems to be... mostly one sided discussion just looking at the titles of posts. It's all old/pol/, for sure. I just am used to being against a tidal wave of nonsense, you know?
The only negative so far is that it feels like it lacks the shitposter/anime poster touch. I'd suggest /a/ makes its way here, even if it's just a slower, more low-key version, it'll help preserve general chan culture, which is important in having any chan. Same with /jp/. It's a chan, after all, not a western forum.
Outside of that, the poster quality seems okay, the quantity obviously needs help, but as you raise more people up, you're gonna get dilution (like myself). If you're serious about raising the population, cross-chan advertising in webring on bunker chan is a great place, so is 9chan on tor.
If you want to advertise on 4chan, which is what brought me over here, I'd highly suggest that instead of avoiding the bait posters, you search 4chan for good effortposts, post bait on 4chan, and drop a 16chan mention, and let the mod/janitor crew clean up filth.
Yes, it gives them more work. And yes, there's only so many hours in the day someone can give. So limit the name dropping. I've suggested this place to a few people but never made the switch. Seems like they're here and in the bunkers.
Lastly, about quality. Not everythig has to be a 10. In fact, it's probably better not to try and force perfection. Instead, aim for a general minimum standard, like 6+. That's what gets circulation, and I feel you lack the same feel of circulation and "being alive" that most people come to expect out of 4chan. So maybe post a few 8s, and aim for the moon. But don't worry so much if you make a 6. Anything less, delete it, but save for that, you're good.
Anyway, that's all the feedback I can give. Hope it helped, and good luck guys, I really hope we have a cozy pol that likes good ideas.
Try and make an OP. like a Gay Operation. Something cool and funny. I suggest pitting blacks against Jews, and playing both sides by making counter-signal propaganda. Something IOTBW tier, like "Slavery was worse than the holocaust" or "The Holocaust was worse than Slavery." Go IRL and post a few, and leave a paper trail that it came from here. Plenty of those quality people you talk of are looking for a good chan again. Give them something to get their attention.