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Recruiting More Members

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:53 am
by Brian
Hi, Everyone. :)

I'm hoping to turn over a new leaf in the new year, and pull more users into the forum. Anyone have any ideas? I've promoted on Facebook, and we got a few new members, but they don't seem to stay.

Ideas?? :)

Re: Recruiting More Members

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:50 pm
by shimmy
Can try to get Karen, Criss back etc?
but they would probably want their own forum (maybe by invite only?)

Re: Recruiting More Members

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:30 pm
by silverpop
how would having them back help 24 is the question?

more forums is not what is needed but to make those forums we have more alive and interesting

Re: Recruiting More Members

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:49 pm
by shimmy
getting them back and having their own forum, they probably would post in other areas of the forum?

Re: Recruiting More Members

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:24 pm
by silverpop
ok

what is needed is a well thought out plan with ideas from forum owners and members on how 24 should be redone

get their ideas and feelings, get a sense of what they want to see and not to see before anything else and go from there

that way you have ideas from a wide range of people and then pick out which would be good and such

then get with the forum owners and see how to make those plans come to life

this way we have some sort of guideline as to what is needed and what is not

Re: Recruiting More Members

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:48 pm
by shimmy
I have some friends that do mostly dog adoptions, maybe they would be interested in running the pet forum? Not sure if Linnea would mind, she has not been here in 6 months?

Re: Recruiting More Members

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:49 pm
by silverpop
i'd suggest trying to get hold of the forum owners and chat with them about this and see what they want done with their forums then if they don;t want it either delete or find new owners

as for new forums i'm not too keen on having 24 looking cluttered with new forums when we still have the old ones which aren't used

Re: Recruiting More Members

PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:48 am
by Brian
I think one thing we need to do, if we have new forums, is put them to a vote. What I want to avoid is having 100 new forums that are all someone's personal pet project, and then 99 of them go away if the person who wanted them loses interest. I want to have at least two people interested in a forum before I put it up to avoid that kind of situation.

Also, could we use screen names instead of real names whenever possible when talking about members? I don't remember the real names of some of our members, but I'll remember the screen names. :bigsmile:

Re: Recruiting More Members

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:23 pm
by shimmy
another one added Luvdawgs a friend , she will try to get her friends to join...

Re: Recruiting More Members

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:57 pm
by Brian
Great! Thanks, Shimmy! :angelbn: