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Post by Suz on Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:03 pm

We've now got 85 members, but only the 'Usual Suspects' post regularly. Any idea's on how to encourage new and quite members to participate?

Here's my thoughts so far, but would welcome suggestions -

1. Send PM to all inactive users, reminding them were still here, getting busier and would love to hear from them
2. Admin/members greet new members on registration in welcome board rather than waiting for them to introduce themselves - (Ice-breaker Very Happy)
3. Now I'm stuck Smile Smile Smile Help appreciated

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Re: Silent & Inactive users

Post by 2steps on Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:30 pm

I think they are both good ideas. How about sending a newsletter type thing by email with a bit of information, some photos and maybe little snippets of the last 10 posts or similar. It would give a variety of information so might be more likely to get more peoples attention and bring them in. Another forum I post on does a newsletter once a month. If you don't want to receive it you can opt out in your profile or through a link in the email

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Post by Suz on Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:40 pm

Thats a great idea Claire.

Any volunteers?

I'm beginning to think its about time the forum got an Admin team Smile

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Post by internet_nobody on Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:10 pm

Well we are getting more and more regulars though which is good.

I think giving people a welcome would be nice - I felt a bit timid when I first joined as it looked like everyone already knew each other Razz
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Re: Silent & Inactive users

Post by Horsley-Anarak on Thu May 15, 2008 11:15 pm

I think that the monthly news letter is great it will remind people of what is going on.

In todays busy world we all spread our time thinly over many different activities, more so if we have kids.

I get regular emails from all sorts of people ranging from LandRover parts to Antique auctions.

It reminds me of my interests (never let it be said they are eclectic).

Sorry Suz if it is a pain to do.

Thanks

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Re: Silent & Inactive users

Post by internet_nobody on Thu May 15, 2008 11:48 pm

I'm not sure if we've had a newsletter since you joined, HA. Keef was doing a lovely job, but unfortunately personal circumstances have called him away in the last couple of months. It was good though, and did get a lot of people on checking the forum, even if they didn't post.

If anyone has anything they would like to write to go into the newsletter (even if you think it might be of no interest to other people!) i'm sure Suz would welcome a bit of input Smile
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Re: Silent & Inactive users

Post by dan on Fri May 16, 2008 12:02 am

well maybe forget about the silent members and look for new members!i only found this forum by chance,maybe poll everyone on how they found the forum to try to advertise it a bit more???just a suggestion


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Re: Silent & Inactive users

Post by riverside-quails on Fri May 16, 2008 12:06 am

ya good idea i found it through derek telling me so best ask him how he found it . i must say i really enjoy this forum and consider you all
part of my quail friends that are alway here if ever i need one of you
wonderful place great advice very friendly what else can you ask for.
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Post by Klaire on Fri May 16, 2008 12:14 am

Same here, I came across is just by luck. I'm glad I did find it or I wouldn't have got my quails! Nobody around here has any, and I have nobody other than you lot to natter about my madness Very Happy
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Re: Silent & Inactive users

Post by Horsley-Anarak on Fri May 16, 2008 1:11 am

I found through Google.

After looking up hatching quail eggs bought from Waitrose.

That kicked it all off with the help of Ebay and Joy.

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Re: Silent & Inactive users

Post by internet_nobody on Fri May 16, 2008 12:21 pm

I think I found the site after trawling through pages and pages of google - its a bit nearer the top now!
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