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#1 Coconut Man

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:17 AM

We need a way to hook in guests so they create an account. Maybe just reading the forums is enough, but I joined because I wanted a forum for nerds, clicked this site for the first time and joined. Not everyone is like that however. Some of you are with us today because you found this forum interesting. Let's attract more guests!

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#2 SushiKitten

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:51 AM

I've always figured the content we create in threads would hook in any guests.

#3 Calvary

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:35 AM

There's really no way to get anyone who sees the forum and doesn't like it or isn't interested by it. Simply, if you don't like something you're not going to do it. if they do like it they'll join.

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#4 SpleenBeGone

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:35 AM

I've always figured the content we create in threads would hook in any guests.

This. The best way to get guests to join a forum is good, high quality content.
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#5 Affray

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:52 PM

We do pretty alright for high quality content.
I have noticed a little jump in new members recently.
Not bad.

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#6 abanerd10000

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:49 PM

WELL YOU CAN... DRUUUMS!!! (The muppets)
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#7 Thought Crime

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 02:18 PM

It seems guests have nearly all the capabilities members of this forum have except for communicating with members and posting messages. Is there an option to disable some of those things, like, viewing members profiles? I don't know what the options are for various forum software, except a few.


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#8 Guest_ElatedOwl_*

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 03:09 PM

We can indeed turn that off - but I'm hesitant to. If it's a privacy concern, I can make a setting to hide your profile from guests if you choose.



#9 Thought Crime

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 03:44 PM

You have mod or admin capabilities? I thought there was only one admin.


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#10 Guest_ElatedOwl_*

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 04:21 PM

I do a little bit of development for the site so I have admin/mod powers and there's another user with mod powers. It's not a big deal and I believe we both count ourselves as members first so we don't tout a title or anything.



#11 Thought Crime

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 04:32 PM

If for enabling those restrictions for guests, wouldn't be a bad idea.


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#12 SpleenBeGone

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:32 PM

I feel the best way to get guests to register is to let them read the threads so that they want to interact. Also, I'll have to check, but unless something got changed in the update, they can't see profiles.
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#13 Thought Crime

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 11:29 PM

I don't know how much it affects a forum if it is private, somewhat private or mostly open, or completely open. Some have certain areas of a forum that are private. 

 

And I logged out to see if I could view my profile as a guest, and I could.


Ugh . . .


#14 Thought Crime

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 05:59 PM

Will settings be kept as is?


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#15 SpleenBeGone

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 05:06 AM

I might change it so that guests can't see profiles, but there's really no sensitive information in them.

 

Otherwise, I don't plan on limiting their viewing access. 


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#16 Thought Crime

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 01:12 AM

I am fine with either way. I was just going to PM the question to you, but, a prompt said you are not accepting messages.


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#17 SpleenBeGone

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:03 AM

Apparently my inbox was full. >.>

I am now accepting messages. 


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#18 Calvary

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:07 AM

What happens if I send 1000 messages saying hello? =3


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#19 SpleenBeGone

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:11 AM

Only 50 will get though. 


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#20 Calvary

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 07:01 PM

Yay!

 

50 'ily' messages coming up.

 

nooo but not really.


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