Over in the 'what should the forums be' xmas thread, Tube wrote:
It's not particularly easy to put precise statistics on this, but I track forum CTAs (ie the Club PA message at the top of the forums) and they don't move the needle. I literally don't think a single person has ever signed up through that link.
As far as I can see, the clubpa banner doesn't contain a link, it's just plain text; the last two banners have real links in there, but not that one:
Also, I only see those banners when I'm not
logged in; as soon as I log in, they vanish, so I very rarely see them; it feels like people logged into the forums are more likely to want to support them than people who aren't, if you see what I mean, so if there were some way to make that one stay around even when logged in, I'd be more likely to see it and click on it.
(and one final minor thing while I'm here -- I knew what club PA was when I did see the banner, but didn't realise there's a special explicit 'support the forums' level of patreon-ness there -- if I'd known there was a way to actively support the forums, I would have joined long ago. From discussions in that xmas thread, other people seemed to feel the same, so it might be worth updating that banner to call out the existence of the 'forumer' tier)