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Old 05-21-2017, 06:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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We have too many subforums.
This is a common mistake forums make thinking it will offer everyone a slice they like.

But most discussions overlap anyway and alot of synergy gets lost when everthing is split.

Also makes it harder to find a discussion one either is curious about or that one might be interested in w/o realizing it (yet)

The dark default background I think is also not helpful.
For those consumers who prefer this they can always set their own skins.

just my respectful 2 cents on how I think we can work better
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Old 05-22-2017, 02:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Trying to think of something that can revitalize the forum, can start looking into this suggestion.
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Trying to think of something that can revitalize the forum, can start looking into this suggestion.
There is no reason this forum should not be able to grow given the growth of firearms sports in this country.
I used to run successful forums...

too many subforums was common issue
Issue #2 a less than friendly default setting for skin
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Forums I can help with, Shaggy will have to work with the skin
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Lets change the skins and start merging some forums.

For example

There is no reason the "range" and the "Training" forum should exist as seperate entities
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I need to bump this.
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Making those changes is above my pay grade. Without going on other gun forums how would someone go about promoting this site?
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Originally Posted by SilvrSRT10 View Post
Making those changes is above my pay grade. Without going on other gun forums how would someone go about promoting this site?
Google ads.
Are not expensive and have been used successfully in the past.

but we need ot chnage the skin and do some sub forum housekeeping first so the people who come are more likely to stay
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I've seen one suggestion, is there more. There is the option of just making a series of housekeeping changes simply based on activity
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- Housekeeping.. to dramatically reduce the numbe rof subforums ( even I often struggle to find a thread I just posted there there are so many legit places to put it, think of a newbie!)
-The dark default skin of the forum projects unfriendliness and darkness .. it needs to change.. people in general prefer to "meet" in well lit rooms.
This skin give a claustrophobic feel. It psychologically raises the bar on how badly you want to make a post before you actually make one (i hope I explained it right)

These are not hard fixes..
And once they are made do goggle ads, which are not terribly expensive at all.
Guns are hot right now should be no issue...

But dont do google ads until you made the other two primary fixes.. as otherwise you wont get nearly the full benefit from any of the new traffic u might attract from that.
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