Well there's nothing wrong with doing the bare minimum IE putting the new URL in the sigs of other forums that we're members of, that's how Sly Boots saw the place and I should do the same again at AVforums as it's so much larger.
I honestly can't remember!
I remember lurking for a while before posting, then getting involved when Prey and Mantis set up a web-mag about six years ago and I wanted to try writing a few bits and bobs for it. I also remember being a bit nervous the first time I emailed Mantis about it... I think he was probably about 18 at the time.
I don't really know about the name. It feels like it would be weird having something else, but I can see the sense of the argument for change. I don't really like Praise World though... we'd probably get loads of people signing up thinking it was a Christian website.
Not sure I ever posted at AVforums, as I'm not entirely sure what those are. I posted a lot on the PCG forums before they went to the dogs though, I think I found PWF when someone posted a link or something to it there. My memory is very hazy though, I must admit.