Community: Turn that Lurker into a Poster?

By Kathy · Feb 17, 2004 ·
  1. Kathy

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    Kathy submitted a new Article:

    Community: Turn that Lurker into a Poster?

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  2. TaReK

    TaReK ShaDoW OF DaRKNeSS

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    Very helpful.
     
  3. snowcrash

    snowcrash loafing

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    Yes, nice article, with some good tips.

    It's easy to forget (or not even properly think about) what it's like for someone new joining your forum

    thanks Kathy
     
  4. Big Boss

    Big Boss Snake Eater

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    Thanks. Very helpful!
     
  5. BiReL41r

    BiReL41r TheBuySellTradeForum

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    Another good article, I've done everything you mentioned but the people that view the forum, stay for about 5mins but they never register. In a week I've only got 53 members registered! Whats wrong!
     
  6. simsim

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    Your forum is just doing great & there is no need to worry about it!
    I checked it, & noticed that you launched it at 11-19-2005. Having 140 members in about 2 weeks is really great. & even they're increasing by geometrical sequence: 53 on 1st week, 87 on 2nd week :)

    Well, if I am to advice you about attracting more members, I would tell you to change the grey-based skin you're using. Since your board is a Buy/Sell/Trade one, you need colors that reflect movement & interaction.

    Also, I think you need to do more visualizations to the site. For example, add a unique image for every sub-forum in the Buy/Sell/Trade forum.
     
  7. Pwn3d

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    Thank you. This helped me a lot. :)
     
  8. Doris

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    A Fun way to turn Lurkers into posters

    We started a monthly "Meet and Greet" event. We involve the entire site (we have two chat rooms) and have fun games and a themed scavenger hunt. The hunt also draws people all around our rather large forum The event is normally 12 hours - with various activities during the day.

    We normally will also start a new forum that fits the theme of the event. (This month's event is Viva Las Vegas) Last month we had a Luau - we archive the event forums for a few months after the event.

    Many of our Lurkers will start posting then.
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2006
  9. ftumind

    ftumind Neophyte

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    Amazing post, this help my forum a lot. Thank you
     
  10. PocketGnome

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    Most helpful thread on this site.
     
  11. Dreamz

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    very very usefulll, thanks for posting such a good content :).:wave:
     
  12. blakey

    blakey Neophyte

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    That is really useful

    Many Thanks
     
  13. bcm

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    fantastic tips, thanks :)
     
  14. jGas

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    great..i'm printing it :D
     
  15. Fac1

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    Thanks for the tips, Kathy.
     
  16. FaNtEcH

    FaNtEcH Aspirant

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    I'm sorry because i am bringing this thread from the dead, but i had to thank Kathy.
    Thanks! This is the best article that i have read on increasing traffic. And probably the most interesting one too. It's one of the few that i've fully read!
     
  17. Dell970

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    Good Read. Most people know this aready, Like me ;P
     
  18. Elle1971

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    Very helpful. Thank you! We are doing most of it... but some of it we haven't - but will be trying soon.

    Thanks again!

    Elle xx :wave:
     
  19. HardHead

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    Thanks for the helpful tip. Will help me and my admins alot :)
     
  20. nostromo

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    Great post and that I have found usefull already
     
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