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Old 01-13-2010, 09:35 PM   #1
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Exclamation How would you like to see our community grow?

Well it is a new year, and our community continues to grow. Just over a month ago we made the move to our current platform and now is the time to decide where we should focus our effort to enhance the community. As a member of the community, you have a say and now is the time to voice your thoughts as to how you would like the community to grow. We are open to any suggestions that members would like to make, but just so you know, not all will be implemented or if they are implemented, it might not be for a while. It is just that things take time and will have to be planned for before things can fall into place. We will leave this thread open for a while and after a week or so will start a poll to see which idea should be looked at first.

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Old 01-14-2010, 05:09 AM   #2
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Default Re: How would you like to see our community grow?

Wondering what people think about a live chat type area.

So you can talk with many people that are online now in a pop out window or something.

I'm not a coder so dont know how hard this actually is to make.

Just throwing it out there
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Old 01-14-2010, 05:13 AM   #3
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How about if we had a competition to choose the front page picture? Like a 'hamster of the month' sort of pic?
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Old 01-14-2010, 05:23 AM   #4
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How about if we had a competition to choose the front page picture? Like a 'hamster of the month' sort of pic?
That's a good idea
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Old 01-14-2010, 05:53 AM   #5
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Default Re: How would you like to see our community grow?

Souffle, thats a good idea. I can imagine Peanut will enjoy being a cover star!!

I like the live chat idea too.

How about a search facility, so we can search for past posts in a specific area? And a 'Threads I'm on' option, so we can keep track of threads we've started or are on? I make a comment and then forget all about it!
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Old 01-14-2010, 06:01 AM   #6
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Default Re: How would you like to see our community grow?

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How about a search facility, so we can search for past posts in a specific area? And a 'Threads I'm on' option, so we can keep track of threads we've started or are on? I make a comment and then forget all about it!
I think we already have a search facility littlepeanut - its along the bar at the very top of the page. Also, you can see your own past posts/threads by clicking on your name and then going to 'statistics' in the middle of the page. You can then view all your posts. Hope that helps!

I also love the photo comp idea, and live chat would be good - especially if you want advice quite quickly on something!
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Old 01-14-2010, 06:17 AM   #7
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Theres already a 'threads u r on'...you go

-User CP
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-User CP
-You Profile
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-Find all posts/Find all Threads started by Little peanut

Sounds alot but its easy to click through once you know it.
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Old 01-15-2010, 07:32 AM   #8
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Default Re: How would you like to see our community grow?

i like the idea of live chat as well...and maybe a list who is online or who wants to chat (not everbody wants to chat when online )

i would also find a search facility helpful to look for members who live in the same area i do...dont know if other people would like that or prefer not to
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Old 01-15-2010, 01:44 PM   #9
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Could you advertise for more members?

There seems to be a number of long term members than a lot of people who only visit for an answer then move on. not sure what the key to this is but it would be good to have a balance of long term members, regulars and quick fixes.
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Old 01-15-2010, 03:13 PM   #10
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Souffle, thats a good idea. I can imagine Peanut will enjoy being a cover star!!
That is very do able and would be able to get started right away.

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I like the live chat idea too.
There a a couple problems with a chat room as we would not be able to monitor it, not to meantion that we can live half way around the globe so would be on at different time.

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Could you advertise for more members?
I do hope we will attract more members, and will look at ways that we can do it. It will take time though, but we are off to a good start.

Here is a suggestion I do not think anyone has mentioned. How about a gallery so we can show off our pets and setups?

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