It seems that you skipped a few steps before trying to make the forum popular Sorry for being a bit blunt, but there are tons of common mistakes that are obvious on your forum, I don't know even where to start.
I don't think the theme, or the niche, of the forum is really visible. I hit the link, I saw some really general topics, two about COVID-19 and a disturbing color scheme. I think any new community should have "something" to attract new members. I reckon yours is too general, with no added value compared to any other place on the internet.
The OP started this thread in April and got some good advice from jair101. Four months later the thread gets bumped which is perfectly fine but the forum in question has only 3 posts.
With no disrespect to the OP, this is a prime example of how not to start a new forum. You have to create masses of good quality, unique content to stand a hope of attracting new members. In four months I would expect to see at least 500 posts, that's less than 5 a day.
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