Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 37

Thread: Where are they all??

  1. #1

    Where are they all??

    I`ve just looked at the member list and there are nigh on 1000 members but contributions come from the same 15-20 members. With so much knowledge available on here, all i can think of is those non posters already know it all.
    basil.

  2. #2
    Distinguished Member tartinjock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Nairn, Inverness-shire
    Posts
    2,610
    I have asked the same question some 4-5 weeks ago to Beowulf.

    I suppose some people forget about the site, forget passwords etc....

    I did suggest that a generic email/PM gets sent out to all members about the march and shoot, this would maby then prompt others to return who have not logged on or used the site for a long time.

    This was all during the HOTO of the site, it might happen now though.

    TJ

  3. #3
    TJ, I do believe that two emails were actually sent out detailing the march and shoot and suggesting a visit to the site would be worthwhile. I guess that it was not just me that received the emails, they must have been generic.
    In the early days, there was not a lot going on on the site and so many people probably got bored. I do not know why some newer members do not post though, especially after going to the hassle of joining the site. Never mind.

  4. #4
    Funny isn`t it? I only spoke about this earlier to someone, why would anyone want to become a member and then never post i mean you can openly read the posts without becoming a member.


    wadas

  5. #5
    Basil, you have a marketer's instinct.

    I saw with concern the same thing. Works well for (us) active posters. But from a commercial point of view it doesnt bode well that we have xxx members but only 20 or so active (advertising), and any paying sponsors for the new owners can see the fact for themsleves.

    Thereby always lies the conflict.

    As an active deer bloke I want to keep it small + focussed, but as a site owner I would want it as big a possible. You can keep it small but have it look big. Suggest mods change it to list top 20 poster only and hide the rest and delete this thread! I wont complain, anyone you sell ad space to will do due dilligence and search the archives to see what they are buying advertising on.

    I wonder what the business model is, and delete this thread for the sake of the site.

  6. #6
    I think the fact that the site has almost 300,000 hits a month will tell the advertisers most of what they want to know. 1000 members, whether posting or not, are small potatoes!

  7. #7
    lets hope that the buyers of the site will not sell out to commercialism regardless of number of active posters or number of hits

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by snowstorm
    Basil, you have a marketer's instinct.

    I saw with concern the same thing. Works well for (us) active posters. But from a commercial point of view it doesnt bode well that we have xxx members but only 20 or so active (advertising), and any paying sponsors for the new owners can see the fact for themsleves.

    Thereby always lies the conflict.

    As an active deer bloke I want to keep it small + focussed, but as a site owner I would want it as big a possible. You can keep it small but have it look big. Suggest mods change it to list top 20 poster only and hide the rest and delete this thread! I wont complain, anyone you sell ad space to will do due dilligence and search the archives to see what they are buying advertising on.

    I wonder what the business model is, and delete this thread for the sake of the site.
    I`m happy for the thread to be deleted, it was just something i picked up on. Maybe a good thing to delete the earliest non posters, just an idea.
    basil.

  9. #9
    This is a good debate Basil, you are spot on.

    I mean the threads are searchable. Any potential advetiser probs doesnt want to read that we think there are only a handful of posters. Thats why for the benefit of the buyers, who will want to sell ad space (and why not) this specific thread, my comments included!, should be binned.

    The delete idea is a commercial thing.

    300k hits - that's a lot for a specialist site, 1000 a day? are they 300k unique visitors or page impressions, and how many bots in there?

    It's for the good of the site I say these things.

    It's for the good of me that I'm going to bed now. I'm all databased and referential integritied out

  10. #10
    Is there anyway you can analyize the hits! are they just robots looking for search words or are they specific to SD? I am no computer expert and don't know if this is possible!
    regards
    griff

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •