The thread gets generated automatically via an API, not much can be done, other than remove it altogether and doing it manually. I think discourse has this thing built-in, which makes things easy.
The feature is fine as it is, it’s the forum that needs more active users to spread out some of the system messages and give other users something else than just a sub feed for LLTV. The Level1 forums is one such example (although this auto-generated option was disabled in favor of manually written articles and wiki pages, which take more time to write, but are easier to update, unlike making a video, then a correction video, then another update video - one wiki page to rule all the update videos, with always up-to-date information).
It takes time to expand the forum with active users and it’s kinda up to Jay to do it. He does mention the forum from time to time, but it’s easy to forget the message. Again, bringing L1 to the front, the forum page is shilled more in the videos, with scrolling snippets through the latest feed on the main page, which shows a lot of activity. Also, Wendell is very active on his forum.
Now again, it’s up to Jay on what he wants this forum to be. From what I get, this is mostly a place to learn linux and ask questions, either regarding Jay’s videos, or general linux questions. Comparing this to other places, which have more users and more generic tech (and non-tech) categories, it’s easy to see why having a specific focus group (learning linux) would attract less people than a more generic tech-oriented website (hardware, software, be it linux, windows, or programs, electronics projects, even off-topic posts like music, tv shows and other threads for sharing user activities and news).
But I feel like having a focus would bring a certain quality / type of people here. Even if people only come here to learn linux and eventually learn it and stay, it would make for a better place to ask linux specific questions and maybe make kind of like semi-professional, yet casual atmosphere, where people can share their latest tips in linux security, platforms setups etc. Like a server-fault / linux stack exchange kinda place for q&a, but also a place with specific tutorials like Jay’s nextcloud and whatever else setup. I feel like the internet kinda needs a few of these kinds of ultra-focused user driven forum platforms (makes it easier to navigate than a stack exchange or quora and helps with back-and-forth conversations, instead of the static q&a).