I didn't "give up on it". It still stands, as in, if people think Yappi is for HS sports, they're not going in expecting a "general board". If that is the case, and it appears to be evidenced by the people who have been on the site for a while but never noticed the GB, then steps have to taken to change that perception if the goal is to maintain traffic in down seasons. Since the GB apparently lacks in visibility, there are people who continue to assume this is a place for HS sports only. Solution: increase the visibility of the GB.
I'm sorry this is too complicated for you.