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Post by sjones_1 on Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:43 pm

Where is everyone? It's been very quiet on here recently.

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Re: Very quiet

Post by Flute on Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:55 pm

I've been wondering that too. I think Star has been having problems with her internet connection, not sure about everyone else.

We really need to figure out a way to bring this place back to life.
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Re: Very quiet

Post by Rusty on Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:01 pm

Sorry, i've been quiet due to the move and my pc being knackered (£500 paperweight)

But yes, we need to bring this place back to life, lets start formulating a plan guys and gals!!

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Re: Very quiet

Post by sjones_1 on Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:50 pm

I've been trying to keep threads up to date and starting a few new ones.

The way I figure it we need to do two things;
1) Encourage those who are registered to participate some more. Start some threads and/or comment on other threads. Everyone's comments are welcome on every thread and we may all learn something. i.e. this thread had 22 views but only two replies as of today.

2) Encourage some new members to join and be active on the forum.

I have no idea how to do either of these things though. Lol.

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Re: Very quiet

Post by Rusty on Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:33 pm

All very straight forward and good ideas.

Well after doing my weekly maintenence this weekend i'll take photos of my fish and start some convos up.

I also want to try and get my hands on more Krobia and Schwarzkehls for breeding.

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Re: Very quiet

Post by Flute on Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:08 pm

Been trying to do the same really, but it's difficult with only a couple of us active Razz

I think we need a massive brain storm to try and think of ways to make it appeal to people again. Think of some competitions to hold with a difference, etc.

I think a big problem with getting new members interested is that they'll look at the dates on threads that were commented on last and see that it's been weeks since the last reply.
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Re: Very quiet

Post by Rusty on Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:30 pm

I suppose one option is to go back to basics.

Scrap the current setup and go down to bare basics:

New world Cichlids
Old World Cichlids
Betta
Everything Else

General Chat
Announcements and Suggestions

That way there's less space for old/empty posts, and then we can expand as the site expands.

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Re: Very quiet

Post by Flute on Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:04 pm

Could do, yeah Smile

It's a shame really, before the old board went down it had a fantastic layout that really seemed to work for our members. Might be worth aiming to get back to that layout eventually when we get a little bit more active?
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Post by Rusty on Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:41 pm

Haha if I can remember what that layout was ^^;

But yeah i'd certainly build it back up.

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Re: Very quiet

Post by Flute on Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:12 am

I think it was pretty similar, but it was something like:

Introductions
Tropical Discussions
Emergancy

New World Cichlids
Old World Cichlids
Betta
Catfish
Everything else

General Chat
+Art
+ There were other sub forums but I can't remember what they were
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Re: Very quiet

Post by Rusty on Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:43 am

Well remembered Batman!


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Re: Very quiet

Post by sjones_1 on Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:13 am

Making things more simple is a good idea.

I will also be trying to make and update some posts. I have some changes coming so I'll get those up when they happen.

How many people are registered to the forum?

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Re: Very quiet

Post by Rusty on Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:35 pm

108.

But many of those are missing due to the site being moved about so much Sad

But we'll build back up, no problems.

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Re: Very quiet

Post by sjones_1 on Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:41 pm

Is there a way to send an email to each registered member? We had to register with our email addresses when we sign up. let everyone know the new address etc.

There must be someway to do it!?

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Re: Very quiet

Post by Flute on Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:54 pm

That'd be a good idea- see if we can get some members back, like Angel, Daemon, Tiff, etc?
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Post by Rusty on Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:12 pm

I would presume so, I will check the admin panel later. Have to readjust myself to this admin control panel.

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Re: Very quiet

Post by Flute on Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:31 pm

I don't know if it will help, but I've uploaded the betta painting I did for the banner to DA and have submitted it to loads of fish keeping groups on there. It might get us some new members Smile

Is that ok Rusty? I can take it down if needs be.
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Re: Very quiet

Post by Rusty on Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:33 pm

No its not ok Flute, I demand that you immediately take down your own artwork from all sites, including your personal DeviantArt.








bwahahaha. No, really, do what you like, it's your artwork, i'm the one privelaged to have it as a banner.

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Re: Very quiet

Post by Flute on Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:22 pm

Haha, nice one Razz

Nah, it's just nice to ask, ya know? Seeing as I did it for this place, and this place belongs to you :3
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Post by Rusty on Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:02 pm

Flute wrote:Haha, nice one Razz

Nah, it's just nice to ask, ya know? Seeing as I did it for this place, and this place belongs to us :3

Fixed.

But yeah, it is nice to ask.

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Re: Very quiet

Post by Flute on Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:06 pm

Haha, alright alright Smile

I doubt having it on DA will do anything, but it's worth a shot Smile
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