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Ideas for increasing our readership?

Post by admin » Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:05 pm

:idea: Anyone got any bright ideas as to how we might increase the number of users on here?

We don't want to spend a fortune, but are willing to spend some money if it seems likely to be effective.

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Post by DaveA » Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:11 pm

I could always stick a link to here on my website if you like
Another way would be to start people on other forums talking about this forum, but that can backfire :o
Let me know if you want the link ?
Oh, and no I won't charge :D

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Post by admin » Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:20 am

That would be great, thank you!

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Post by DaveA » Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:51 am

No problem, I'll get it in place later today

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Post by DaveA » Sat Jul 26, 2008 5:26 pm

Better late than never :D now done. The link comes up at the bottom of the page, though you might need to refresh the screen until it shows here. Let me know if it's alright or if you want it amending
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A forum for each make &/or class of yacht?

Post by Boreades » Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:05 pm

Here's a suggestion for you... a specific forum for each make &/or class of yacht. I've noticed that most of the Owners' Association websites that are for specific makes like Beneteau and J-Boats seem to lean heavily towards the US market. It would be good to encourage communication closer to home in Europe.

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Another suggestion - X-posting to YachtPals

Post by Boreades » Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:09 pm

I've noticed that people on YachtPals like to chat a bit about what's going on. "Regional Info & News & Events" would be a good place to post a full article, then post a snippet on YachtPals with "full article here -->" (link to YF article)

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Post by admin » Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:19 am

Thank you for the ideas.

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Post by Boreades » Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:28 am

There are some sailing charities in the South West that do good work and could do with more publicity (like Horizons in Mayflower). Maybe a forum for them here could be a focal point for them and giving them more publicity, with x-links to other sites to bring traffic back here.

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Post by Boreades » Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:38 am

OK, what kind of fora does the "YBW forum" not offer? How about
- self-build designs, plans and resources
- navigation equipment
- onboard computer hardware
- marine software

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Post by admin » Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:30 am

Liking the idea of posting topic snippets with "full article here..." links.

Adding more and more individual fora for specifics just doesn't work unfortunately. When we first opening the forum we had _loads_ of them, including regional ones. Problem is that all the information is too segregated and it makes the whole site look a bit empty. If posts built up on a particular subject I'd set up a specific forum then, otherwise I genuinely believe fewer is better.

Keep em coming! Thank you!

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Post by quimby123 » Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:56 am

Send an email to all yacht clubs asking to publish a link in their Website, if not already done!

I will request our Club to insert a link! Chepstow District Yacht Club

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:11 pm
The above is the first item in reply from Dave!
This reply will be shown as the last!Friday July 17,2015 11.16am
IMO its the wrong way round. New postsngs should be top of the page.

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Post by Jeff » Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:15 am

Thanks for the idea and thoughts. Link much appreciated!!
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