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.snowstorm said: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.
Fair comment stone.stone said:6.5x55 and basil
its at this point of the thread i feel that i can add
i shall use robin as an example as i am sure he won't mind, if he does he will soon tell me
robin is member 171 joined jan 07
untill the quex trip this year he had not made a post due to difficulties in loggin in and also not being very computer minded ,robin wanted to come to quex and the only way he could let us know was by turning up , since then he has learn't to post and get around the site with a lot more ease and confidence , but told me that he looked at the site most days and learn't a lot from it , just because members don't post does not mean that they are deadwood or should be deleted , a lot of silent members are learning from those that post ,as what is posted is often helping those that are not in the know,
yes i agree i wish more members would post as you can only get out from what you put in,
but on this site, a lot can be learnt just by reading past posts,
as lots of new stalkers may be intimidated by those of on site who hav knowledge coming out of there ears and are to frightened to ask incase they are made to look stupid
that is why all old and new members should be made to feel welcome if possible ,