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Posted Jun 1, '13 at 2:15pm

xeano321

xeano321

3,136 posts

Knight

Any updates?


My draft email:

Hey Ferret, a few of the frequent community users (including myself) have gotten together to present a few suggestions to the administrators concerning community activity.

Approximately 2 1/2 years ago, a constant decline in community activity began. While there are quite a few theories and suggestions as to the cause of this severe decline in activity, we are more concerned with how to find a solution, and restore activity to pre-2010 levels.

A multitude of suggestions and ideas was presented to the administrators around one year ago. Included in that presentation was the request that a new community manager be appointed. This request was fulfilled around 4 months later, and we are most glad to have you with us Ferret.

However, the users of the Forum have gathered together once again to present still a few more requests to the administration, in the hope that further cooperation can be achieved, as well as increased community activity.

Firstly, we would like to request that the Community link be renamed to Forums. After much discussion and deliberation concerning this topic, we have found that the word "Community" does very little to describe the forums, or the interaction between users. Most current Forum users only discovered the forums by accident.

Next, we would like more interaction in the community by the administrators. We aren't talking 60 posts a week, but would be nice if they would drop by occasionally and at least let us know that they acknowledge the existence of the forums.

We also discussed the possibility of implementing the use of Quests to stimulate activity in the forums. Such a plan would undoubtedly make the community easily noticeable to newcomers due to the want to achieve as many quests as possible, as well as insuring that they stick around and don't leave after posting 10 posts.

We also discussed the idea of you guys maybe using Facebook and Twitter to advertise the community. This would easily accomplish a fair increase in activity with little time or effort on the administrators part.

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That's all I got so far, I'm working on the close to the email right now. Any wording changes or suggestions are appreciated. =D
 

Posted Jun 1, '13 at 2:45pm

wflag10

wflag10

1,317 posts

Anyone notice the lil activity surge in the Tavern?


Actually I noticed the opposite, I've noticed that the tavern is slower and the WEPR section has come to a screeching halt compared to earlier in the year.

Anyways, nice draft Xeano. It's well written, so I like it.
 

Posted Jun 1, '13 at 3:20pm

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

10,090 posts

Wait..you are sending one too?

 

Posted Jun 1, '13 at 3:31pm

wflag10

wflag10

1,317 posts

Wait..you are sending one too?


Who are you talking to? 0_0
 

Posted Jun 1, '13 at 5:38pm

R2D21999

R2D21999

17,860 posts

Knight

So do we continue post count? If we do someone needs to do 2009 for me for I won't be here during the week.

Who are you talking to? 0_0


xeano.
 

Posted Jun 1, '13 at 10:44pm

Minotaur55

Minotaur55

1,397 posts

Knight

@ Xeano

Awesome job Xeano! Send it out! This is definitely progress. =)

 

Posted Jun 1, '13 at 10:58pm

nichodemus

nichodemus

13,625 posts

Knight

We also discussed the idea of you guys maybe using Facebook and Twitter to advertise the community. This would easily accomplish a fair increase in activity with little time or effort on the administrators part.


Added: Seeing that AG has more than a hundred thousand followers on Twitter (and already has the blue tick of verification), and close to a million likes on Facebook, we strongly feel that this would come to fruition.


Ending: We hope that our you would duly consider our suggestions into improving the site, and apologize for any trouble caused.

Regards,

Blah blah.
 

Posted Jun 2, '13 at 12:54am

xeano321

xeano321

3,136 posts

Knight

Wait..you are sending one too?


Lets both send one. Multiple emails presenting these views in our own ways will help the community out in our own way. Just think, these emails could change the community forever... Exciting isn't it? =D

So do we continue post count? If we do someone needs to do 2009 for me for I won't be here during the week.


Post count is still underway. I'll take care of 2009 for you R2, no biggie. You did an awesome job! You're officially relieved of all duties. Thank you for your most valuable assistance. =D

@My man Nicho

I'll throw that in there. I was having a little trouble wording that part out... I'm not much for long, flowery emails... I'm more of the short and sweet type guy.

Blah blah.


Blah blah BLAH!!! Man, I've done more blabbing in this thread then any other for a lonnngggg time.
 

Posted Jun 2, '13 at 1:00am

nichodemus

nichodemus

13,625 posts

Knight

I'll throw that in there. I was having a little trouble wording that part out... I'm not much for long, flowery emails... I'm more of the short and sweet type guy.


It's alright. I'm forced to send dozens of emails out at work daily. :S

Was wondering if we would want to add in the names of people wanting to send this email off.
 

Posted Jun 3, '13 at 12:26am

xeano321

xeano321

3,136 posts

Knight

Was wondering if we would want to add in the names of people wanting to send this email off.


That is up to them. If they want their name in there, then can let me know.

Attention Volunteers! I need some reports on the post counting! Let me know if you're completed or not. (Don't need everything finished tomorrow, but I would really appreciate it if you would please submit a progress report, if you're going to be able to finish, ETC... That would be much appreciated. Failure to respond means the project will half fail, and you will be dishonorably discharged from your duties.)

Also Minotaur, I've requested that the threads name be changed to your suggestion. =D