How to attract more members?

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  1. Thorlifter

    Thorlifter Well-Known Member

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    I was just wondering.......

    How could we go about attracting more members, other than people doing a search on Yahoo or Google?

    I know we have discussed a T-Shirt since many of us visit airshows and such.

    How about business (web address) cards to hand out?

    Other thoughts?

    Admins, if I'm overstepping my boundaries here, feel free to delete this thread and accept my appologies.
     
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    Well some of my friends..absolutely love WWII aircraft I could talk to them.......All my other friends don't know I like WWII aircraft shhhhh!
     
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    Word of mouth. Mention it when you go into model shops and the like, even make up a flyer and print 20 of them off and leave them there.

    But then again, there's 18,000 members, and probably 150-200 active at least once a week. So why are they coming, joining and never posting, or never coming back? I know it's the way it goes with all forums, but still.
     
  5. Lucky13

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    Get some of the lassies from "Breaking News" thread as members! 8)
     
  6. Thorlifter

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    See!!!! That's why I like you, Jan. We think alike!!!! ha ha ha
     
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    To be honest I thought the amount of 'active' members on this site was pretty impressive.

    Then theres people who have enough time for their interests but not say a forum. Still pushing the name can only work for the positive. :)
     
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    Of course spreading the word is a good thing but in some ways it can be intimidating to come to a forum where the main participants have known each other for a couple of years. As a whole though I would say the forum is doing very well and it will continue to grow whether or not we spread the word.
     
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    I tend to agree with Gnomey. This forum will grow with or without active
    work by the members to entice people to join. People do a Google search for
    an airplane picture or info, and they can be directed here. I'm hoping the
    Tee-shirt thing will get off the ground.

    Charles
     
  11. Thorlifter

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    I agree also, and please don't misinterpret this as something negative. I am simply trying to think of ideas to make sure we are the best (not necessarily the biggest) site on the web. I wish nothing but success here, thus the 4 years of my life I've shared with you goons. :)
     
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    Ya look at the User's list 97 % don't have ONE post
     
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    I'm not so worried abount quantity of membership as quality of membership. Its a high standard here that I keep trying to reach (sometimes not effectively! :))

    Looking through other boards, this is the best.
     
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    Somebody may have alluded to this already... but, I'll toss it in the ring.

    My son-in-law is a computer web designer guy.

    He taught me the necessity of creating what he calls" "hyperlinks" - the meaning of which I have not got a clue.

    However, it has something to do with making sure the name of this website gets linked whenever ANYONE is searching for any of the words that the human mind might be thinking when searching for info about such things as:

    WWII
    airplanes
    air combat
    air forces
    USAF
    RAF
    aircraft
    military aircraft
    historical aircraft
    airplanes in war
    etc
    etc
    etc

    Somehow, there is a way to put together a huge list of such words, and then tag or connect this website WITH all of those words in cyberspace.

    I don't know how to do it, but he did it for my private professional website about 3 years ago, and my hits saw a steady and regular increase in number every single month thereafter.

    BTW, he also had a way of keeping track of my hits on graphs.
    :?: :?: :?: :?:
     
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    Well..:-k put on a Barbie and crack a few tinnies......that will attract MORE Aussies!!:lol: :lol:
     
  17. Thorlifter

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    What the hell is a Tinnie?
     
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    How about we put Lucky out on the sidewalk wearing nothing but a little thingy from Victoria's Secret?
     
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    That's Aussie for a can of beer....
     
  20. Lucky13

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    Then nothing but women will sign up and this will turn around to knitting discussion forum.....:lol:
     
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