i think a good way to make the site more active would be to give incentive for making posts. like how some forum websites i've been on allow you to gain like, experience with the amount of posts you make, or give you like a currency.
maybe we could do something like that? i think the bells would be the biggest incentive to post, not anything big though. maybe 1 bell per post, and 2 for threads?
i can see how this would possibly encourage spamming, yes, but now with the chit-chat board i think it would only help it become more active since the spamming could kind of turn into actual discussions or meme related things there.
and yeah, i can see how this could definitely cause inflation when the release of the bell shop does hit, but i think if we keep the incentives low, maybe even a bell for every 2 posts, that should help to prevent that.