I wanted to have it on a Monday as its been a popular night the past few weeks. Bahlye said that statistically Wednesday and Thursday nights are best, so I chose Thursday because that's the typical 'late night' part of the week that is still a work night, and doesn't constitute part of the weekend where people might otherwise be doing something.
With the above thing about days... I find more people tend to join on Friday and Saturday nights without needing an event to attract everyone. The events are to fill the server on the quiet weeknights.
Upon further discussion there is a movement to keep the server unlocked.
My opinion is this completely destroys the idea of a forum member skirmish and just makes it like any other night, and effectively removes the point of signing up in the first place. I always saw the signups as a sort of agreement that people would join the server at some point during the night to help out.
On the other hand however, a locked server with 20 players will make the potential forum recruits just join CIA/HOG/whatever server has a good amount of people.
Need some input into this because at this point I'm personally leaning toward keeping it unlocked tonight, but still retaining the same maps