I'm wondering if any of the folks in charge here have approached Empire Avenue http://www.empireavenue.com/eahome to perhaps become part of their group of sites?
It's kind of far fetched I realize but there are some pretty avid people on there (myself included) who would take advantage of an opportunity to boost their Empire score. In this case it could be every turn taken or forum posting you gain some EA points or similar.
I think it could be a boost to Conquer Club in adding members as well as increasing the speed of taking turns.
Just throwing it out there.