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CityTownInfo
04-20-2004, 12:35 PM
Hi fellow owner of a lifeless phpBB board. Mine is at http://citytown.info/Forum/ I like your smilies :? :cold: . Say your avatar size is even smaller than the guy at aardvark See "Avatar Size >Larger Please" discussion on aardvark http://www.aardvarktravel.net/chat/viewtopic.php?t=4771

I worked so hard to make a nice 100 by 100 avatar.

http://www.CityTown.info/Logos/United-States/United-States-7.gif

Anyway just testing out these phpBB boards. Need experience since I am new.

JerseyDevil
04-20-2004, 03:19 PM
Hello from New Jersey :wave:

Hi fellow owner of a lifeless phpBB board. Mine is at http://citytown.info/Forum/ I like your smilies :? :cold: .

I'm glad you like them. I figured for a travel site - especially one dealing with New Jersey - it would eb good to have ones that represent the weather such as the :cold: :sun: etc


Say your avatar size is even smaller than the guy at aardvark See "Avatar Size >Larger Please" discussion on aardvark http://www.aardvarktravel.net/chat/viewtopic.php?t=4771

I worked so hard to make a nice 100 by 100 avatar.

http://www.CityTown.info/Logos/United-States/United-States-7.gif

Well I agree with Aardvark on the avatar size. I went with the size that Entmoot uses - which is 60x60. You know - you can easily reduce down that avatar without losing anything. With the number of users here I really don't see the need of increasing the size anyway.


Anyway just testing out these phpBB boards. Need experience since I am new.
Well I hope you might stick around or come back and post sometimes. The board has only been up for a month and a half. Right now I'm working on a postcard application. I want that done by the end of the month. After that I need to work on an event guide, hopefully bring people to the site.

BTW - I went to your board, you only just started it up. It does take a while - saddly.

Nurvingiel
02-01-2005, 05:03 PM
I wouldn't worry too much about members. You have 52 members JD, that's nothing to sneeze at. And CTI, don't worry about your board either. If you build it, they will come. ;)

The most important thing about a message board is a core of regular posters. Potential newbies will then see this activity, and be insipred to post themselves. That's my theory anyway.

I just started a new board too - back in October. We now have 15 members. :cool: Check it out! My Board (http://com4.runboard.com/bnurvingielsmsts)
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JerseyDevil
02-02-2005, 02:26 PM
I wouldn't worry too much about members. You have 52 members JD, that's nothing to sneeze at. And CTI, don't worry about your board either. If you build it, they will come. ;)

The most important thing about a message board is a core of regular posters. Potential newbies will then see this activity, and be insipred to post themselves. That's my theory anyway.

Well that's my theory too - it's a matter of getting enough regular posters though. Can you believe I made Jonathan an admin and he has nevere even posted here? I did it out of friendship and he can't even take the time to post. :mad:

As for the 52 members - that's mostly people who signed up but didn't post or signed up and did one post. It's frustrating because New Jersey has so much to offer and I thought this would be a good way for people to talk about tourism in NJ.


I just started a new board too - back in October. We now have 15 members. :cool: Check it out! My Board (http://com4.runboard.com/bnurvingielsmsts)
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I'll have to check it out.

Nurvingiel
02-05-2005, 09:35 AM
Well that's my theory too - it's a matter of getting enough regular posters though. Can you believe I made Jonathan an admin and he has nevere even posted here? I did it out of friendship and he can't even take the time to post. :mad:
Well it looks like Stephanie Plum is all the admin you need. She's actually active. With yourself as well, I'm sure you can handle 52 folks.


As for the 52 members - that's mostly people who signed up but didn't post or signed up and did one post. It's frustrating because New Jersey has so much to offer and I thought this would be a good way for people to talk about tourism in NJ.
Don't worry JD, I'm operating on my Field of Dreams analogy here. Even if 40 people don't post at all, 7 people post occasionally, and 5 people form your regular poster core, that's still a solid basis. The 40 0-posters will make your stats look good and serve to encourage people to join.

Maybe it's like in karate - if 100 people join, probably 20 might advance up to green belt, and one will make it to black belt. Of the original 100, it's hard to tell who the (statistically anyway) future black belt is.


I'll have to check it out.
w00t! Cheers. Specific-topic message boards, unite! (Mine is slightly more obscure than an entire state, but I think it's quite entertaining.) Feel free to ask us any questions there, none are too small. :)