member participation




 
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May 27th, 2004  
Achilles
 
 

Topic: member participation


how could the forum induce its members[all 958] to be more active in some way, its just a thought but maybe ...................................
May 27th, 2004  
1217
 
Whoa, I don't know if anyone would really want that. I mean, If they all post 2 messages a day, the moderators would have to read about 320 posts per person per day. The bandwidth allone would cost Redleg a fortune, and we (the members) wouldn't be able to find our own posts on the forum.... I mean the total amount of posts would double in nine days!
Thanks, but no thanks. Evberybody's welcome in my opinion, but not all of 'm at the same time.
May 27th, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
I don't think it would be possible to make evryone post here.
Many just sign up of curiosity..

I think it's quite normal for forums that only 5-10% of the registered members are active posters.

But it would be nice to get more active members, so all suggestions are welcome..
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May 27th, 2004  
1217
 
How about this: Is it possible to award current members for getting a new member or a non-posting member to post? I mean like: Someone joins the forum, and in the form there's a question: "did a current member tell you about this forum?" The person who's name is entered there gets 100 MilBucks when the new member makes 1. Lieutenant or captain.
I don't know if it would work, but hey, you asked for suggestions, not for good ones.
May 27th, 2004  
Achilles
 
 
now theres an idea, but hey 1217 whats it like living below sea level or do you live more inland.

Mod edit: That IS off-topic, stay on topic. Ever heard of thin ice?
May 27th, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
It's possible to make some kind of affiliate system, where you can get milbucks for reffering new members..
May 27th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
I like the idea of that system (although it might result in a lot of spam).

Maybe 30 or 40 milbucks just for getting named as the referring party?
May 27th, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
I've seen one mod. like that, it's a link you have to post on your site, and you automatically get a certain amount of milbucks if someone clicks that link and registers here...

And you're right, it can result in a lot of spamming, that's why I haven't installed it (yet)..
May 27th, 2004  
1217
 
Glad it's not a completely stupid idea!
May 27th, 2004  
Achilles
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redneck
I like the idea of that system (although it might result in a lot of spam).

Maybe 30 or 40 milbucks just for getting named as the referring party?
but dont spammers get kicked off the forum, that would be enough to keep me from doing it.