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IceDragon
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:33 am    Post subject: Spreading the word Reply with quote

Guys you are all ugly and I'm tired of seeing your faces Laughing

Nah, of course I'm kidding, but I really think that the forum could use some new members to keep things (specially our beloved trivias) interesting.

In another forum that I'm on, we make extensive use of social media accounts (hashtags and FB page included) and "monthly mailings"* to inform both old and possible new members of what's going on the site. The flow of new users isn't overwhelming, but we have yet to spend a month without someone new registering in there. Maybe we could take advantage of such things for our own, personal benefit as well?

I do have a spare Twitter account to donate (aka, changing its information so it says the name and URL of this site -although, I haven't used it in a whole while. Hopefully, it still works-) and maybe we can set up a FB page in no time... but one thing has to be clear: the FB page should NOT overshadow the forum, so maybe we should do something to control who posts on it.

Another thing that has proved extremely powerful a tool was the creation of DeviantART groups, but I can't help in the set up nor implementation of this one. Still, if someone else is "DA junkie", it could work.

What do you guys think?

* I can try to bring our personal Monthly Writer to here if the idea goes thru.



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Captain S.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Spreading the word Reply with quote

IceDragon wrote:
* I can try to bring our personal Monthly Writer to here if the idea goes thru.

I have been summoned. Mr. Green

Hi everyone, I'm Captain S. I'm a moderator on the forum IceDragon is talking about, and he invited me to join. I'm glad to be here; I hope to be a positive gain Smile

If the idea goes through, I will be MORE than happy to write the monthly mailings (basically, newsletters to the members) for this site.

IceDragon has other noteworthy suggestions to consider. Whatever happens, I would love to help. I know I just joined and this may seem weird of me to say, but I'm the person who cannonballs into the deep end. I've got no time for slowly inching into the shallow water. Just let me know what this forum could use and I'll see what I can do Smile



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forums, Captain S.! Glad to have you with us! Very Happy Cool
Thank you for your willingness to help with the forum; I'm sure you would do an awesome job at it!

Great suggestions, IceDragon! I have also seen other forums where social media accounts seem to have worked well- but you are right in that it is easy for the social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) to overshadow the forum itself.
But that could certainly help bring in a number of new members and that's always a good thing.

I would generally be okay with such things, but I would of course have to defer to Aurora on those decisions as she is the creator and Web mistress of the site, after all.

Sounds like a plan though- good to see things in motion. Hopefully it will work out.



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Captain and Mac Smile

Of course I won't move a finger until Aurora says otherwise, but it is nice to see that I'm not the only one who believes that we can actually accomplish something by using such methods Smile



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While we wait for an official word, I have decided to take matters into my own hands in hopes of attracting more people to the site.

I have changed my contact info on other forums to list this one as one of "my" sites and I have also put this one in the links section of my personal page.



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool deal! Thanks for helping promote the site, ID. Smile Cool



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My pleasure, Mac. I just hope it works Smile



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for your willingness to help with the forum; I'm sure you would do an awesome job at it!


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