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How to make this forum more lively
« on: August 07, 2015, 09:39:37 pm »
Pretty self-explanatory. How are we going to keep this forum from dying out before it's even grown? We need more people. I've already invited, like, the three people I think might play, and I assume everypony else has as well. But, as we can all see, that's clearly not working. How are we going to draw in more of a crowd? What do we have going for us, what makes us better then other RP sites, and what problems do we need to fix? I've got answers of my own, but I want to hear everypony's thoughts.
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Re: How to make this forum more lively
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2015, 12:33:29 am »
I could get in touch with my old friends from Cloudsdale, they might be able to spread the word. If the site was still up, I would promote there, but sadly CD has been shut down since January.
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Re: How to make this forum more lively
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2015, 01:52:19 am »
I don't know anyone else besides Choc that a bronies, perhaps put a call on EQD? Make art an other stuff for the website and hope it gets put on EQD. I can't ask anyone personally as I have no friends that are bronies besides Choc. Other than EQD, I don't know many other places where we can get attention. Maybe if we got a famous brony on the site though...
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Re: How to make this forum more lively
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2015, 10:32:40 am »
Hello everyone! It's good to be here and to see a lot of potential in this site. Now of course we need more OCs and people to attend so recruitment is a priority. In the meantime we should work with what we have in terms of members by creating and continuing threads that introduces everyone so that there's some familiarity with each other. When enough relationships are established, we could start a basic mini arc with who is available. This will continue traffic to the site and also show new members that there's stuff going on. I myself am gonna finish my OCs bio then get an intro thread going. If anyone has arc ideas please say so, never too early to plan it out.
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Re: How to make this forum more lively
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2015, 11:47:13 am »
Hello everyone! It's good to be here and to see a lot of potential in this site. Now of course we need more OCs and people to attend so recruitment is a priority. In the meantime we should work with what we have in terms of members by creating and continuing threads that introduces everyone so that there's some familiarity with each other. When enough relationships are established, we could start a basic mini arc with who is available. This will continue traffic to the site and also show new members that there's stuff going on. I myself am gonna finish my OCs bio then get an intro thread going. If anyone has arc ideas please say so, never too early to plan it out.

I agree with you, mostly. But I think you're over-estimating the number of players we have, I don't think we have enough people to get much of anything going yet. Let's put it this way. I'll call you active, since you seem to be. That means that we have nine active members. Two are admins, so let's take those out. That leaves seven. Seven's a reasonable amount, if it weren't for the fact that 3 of those are me, and there's no way I can use all three in one arc and keep up. That's means we can manage five, at best. That's assuming everyone who can play will play. I just don't think that's enough. I think we need to prioritize getting new members, then worry about playing among ourselves.

I don't know anyone else besides Choc that a bronies, perhaps put a call on EQD? Make art an other stuff for the website and hope it gets put on EQD. I can't ask anyone personally as I have no friends that are bronies besides Choc. Other than EQD, I don't know many other places where we can get attention. Maybe if we got a famous brony on the site though...

The funny thing is, this place WAS on EQD. That's why I'm here. I'm one of three...? Members who join because of that. For whatever reason, it didn't help, like, at all. We can try again, but I'm just not sure. I can probably make up an ad/banner for this place to send it along with info, but I'd need an admin's approval first. As far as famous bronies go, I used to have some connections, but it's been so long that they're probably a dead end.
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Re: How to make this forum more lively
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2015, 05:12:43 pm »
Those are pretty fair points, but I gotta ask, who are the other two that you are playing? I know Octavia, but who else? Just so we're all on the same page.

EDIT: Could we also mention about the RP site in the comment section? Not just post it on EQD?
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Re: How to make this forum more lively
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2015, 06:15:36 pm »
Those are pretty fair points, but I gotta ask, who are the other two that you are playing? I know Octavia, but who else? Just so we're all on the same page.

EDIT: Could we also mention about the RP site in the comment section? Not just post it on EQD?

Comment section? I'm not sure what you mean. I'm also playing Solar Flare in the Crystal Empire and Lunar Bloom in Ponyville.
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Re: How to make this forum more lively
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2015, 11:38:49 pm »
What I mean is posting in the comments section of EQD posts. Also thanks for clarifying
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Re: How to make this forum more lively
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2015, 02:53:04 pm »
Sorry for the latish reply. If you want to submit this site on EQD thats fine. I already did once, but hey if Octavia can make something and help us that isn't spamming places like comment sections go for it. As I said, refrain from posting this in the comments areas. Some people get annoyed and it also could lead dumb trolls here to mess with the site.

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Re: How to make this forum more lively
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2015, 04:01:43 pm »
Sorry for the latish reply. If you want to submit this site on EQD thats fine. I already did once, but hey if Octavia can make something and help us that isn't spamming places like comment sections go for it. As I said, refrain from posting this in the comments areas. Some people get annoyed and it also could lead dumb trolls here to mess with the site.

Sorry, yes, I was going to say something about the comments idea. Anyway, I'll see what I can do.
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Re: How to make this forum more lively
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2015, 05:13:07 pm »
Yeah, sorry about that. I just thought that since comment sections get a lot of traffic it would be a good place to post. Never mind, forget I mentioned it
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