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Getting us Back on Our Feet

Postby Sir Michael Le Fanu » Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:16 pm

You're getting sick of me, aren't you, Blake?!

I honestly can't stand seeing this place in such a 'mess.' Not really a mess, but not 'out there' I guess.

Sometimes I go into the Archives to see what I missed out on- and what we're missing now. Try this- we're missing 1800+ members that were on the old forums. There's only about 30 active users out of about 230, so that's roughly 15% of our registered users being active. There was WAY MORE than that on the old forums.

I'm happy with this place, just not pleased. We NEED users. We NEED builders. We NEED to show the community/empire that we spacers/rebels can succeed once more/win this war!
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Re: Getting us Back on Our Feet

Postby Borgador » Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:31 pm

It's hard for forums like ours to compete with sites like Flickr. When our old site got hacked our active users were already falling off. The old site crashing was a big blow and most people just never came back.
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Re: Getting us Back on Our Feet

Postby Sir Michael Le Fanu » Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:34 am

Thanks for the input- I appreciate the thought.
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Re: Getting us Back on Our Feet

Postby Blake » Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:40 pm

The most important things we can do are to continue to post great MOCs here, and to comment on each other's posts. If all the action happens on flickr, no one will have any reason to come here. It will be an uphill battle, but it's doable. I've heard before that classic castle continues to coexist with flickr, so there's no reason that we can't do the same. It will take time, though.

Publicity is good. Don't spam other forums, but don't be shy about putting a link in your signature. If you have a blog or Web site, or even just a Facebook page, put up a link.
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Re: Getting us Back on Our Feet

Postby Sir Michael Le Fanu » Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:19 am

Good thoughts Blake. Thanks for that.
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Re: Getting us Back on Our Feet

Postby Stargorger » Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:41 am

Definitely.

Sorry I've been gone for a bit...the nasty Ralmiri stormed-through my hunting grounds again. Killed another couple o' my buds. This has so gotta stop. ;-)

Anyway. I dont really post much on other lego forums. And I'm not sure the folks at the guitar site I post on would take kindly to me advertising for Lego lol. But when I post on spots like MOCpages I will keep it in mine :-)
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Re: Getting us Back on Our Feet

Postby Purple Wolf » Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:07 pm

Yeah it has been quiet. I am a little sad I haven't posted much but just wait I have some Robo-Force mocs coming soon so be ready.

As for other sites it is true that classic-castle is an active forum (I know I'm a member). Why people stay at CC and not here probably has something to do with the fact that in CC there is always something going on like the 'Lands of Classic Castle" which as far as I can tell is a role playing game were you build mocs. Also there is the yearly Colossal Castle Contest. Both of these inspire people to build here there's nothing that inspires me to build but that just my opinion.

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Re: Getting us Back on Our Feet

Postby Blake » Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:38 pm

I've been thinking about setting up a Wordpress blog here to blog interesting space MOCs. It might help draw in some activity. Anyone interested in contributing?
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Re: Getting us Back on Our Feet

Postby Purple Wolf » Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:26 am

Blake wrote:I've been thinking about setting up a Wordpress blog here to blog interesting space MOCs. It might help draw in some activity. Anyone interested in contributing?

Possibly it all really depends on one thing, now I may sound weird but what is a Wordpress blog?
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Re: Getting us Back on Our Feet

Postby Blake » Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:19 pm

Purple Wolf wrote:
Blake wrote:I've been thinking about setting up a Wordpress blog here to blog interesting space MOCs. It might help draw in some activity. Anyone interested in contributing?

Possibly it all really depends on one thing, now I may sound weird but what is a Wordpress blog?


Wordpress is blog software. It would be like a home page, separate from the forum.
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