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Discussion in 'Questions, Problems, & Feedback' started by Northwest Firearms, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. Northwest Firearms

    Northwest Firearms Pacific Northwest Site Maintenance

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    I can't tell you how happy I am to see how well we're doing already. It may not seem like much, but after only three
    days we're already up to 24 active members. In addition, I've received a surprising number of messages of support
    as well as a ton of excellent ideas and suggestions for the future.

    Now is a critical time for the site, as this is the point where most new sites either sink or swim. It really comes down
    to whether or not you able to keep up the initial momentum in order to get the site off to a good start. I've seen sites
    with as many as 800 members die out for various reasons, the most common being a lack of enthusiasm from the
    members. According to what I've seen from all of you so far, I don't think we're going to have that problem.

    However, enthusiasm isn't enough to keep a community active and growing. If we're going to make this the
    awesome community we're envisioning, we're going to need help from every member here. For this phase of
    growth, we need three things:

    #1 - More Members - This community is by and for Northwest firearm enthusiasts. We need to let others know
    it's here and get them involved.
    #2 - Active Posters - The core of this community is the forum section. We could have a million members, but
    if they're not active on the forum this site will die.
    #3 - Features & Content - We need to make sure the content, features, and services of the site will keep
    members here and active, as well as attract new members.

    Over the past few days I've been working on tweaking in the forum specifics, researching what it'll take to add some
    of the new features people have suggested, making sure the site is submitted to all the major search engines, and
    telling people about the website in an effort to get new members. For those of you willing to help me work on the
    three items above, I've made a list of four simple things you can do to help.

    Tell Others - In person, by phone, text, IM, PM, email, any way you can.
    Link - Add a link to your signature in other forums or convince website owners to link to the site.
    Print - Print a flier and hang it at your local range and/or gun shop. I'll have a PDF available for download soon.
    Think - Continue thinking of ways the site can improve.

    If you can think of anything to add, please PM me. As always, I really appreciate your help.

    Thanks,
    Joey Link
     
  2. fingolfen

    fingolfen Oregon Member

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    Added a link to my blog...
     
  3. NWLIEN

    NWLIEN ORCHARDS/VANCOUVER, WA Member

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    Hey joey--

    you still interested in a table at the little 'arms collectors of sw washington'(fka the 'barberton') show????

    This saturday, 8-2 (10jan09) at the square dance center, in vancouver, wa......

    Hope so, i reserved you a table, as you requested a couple of weeks ago....

    Let me know.............call 360-263-7511, or hit www.acsww.org for directions and info..........
    --carlos
     
  4. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Thanks Carlos, we'll be there! :D
     
  5. NWLIEN

    NWLIEN ORCHARDS/VANCOUVER, WA Member

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    Set up starts about 7........i should be there by about 6:45 or so..........

    Stop by the kitchen and i'll point you in the direction of which table it is...
    --carlos
     
  6. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Awesome! Hot dogs for breakfast? :D
     
  7. NWLIEN

    NWLIEN ORCHARDS/VANCOUVER, WA Member

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    Breakfast of champions....................
    --c
     
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    JennyC Portland, Oregon Member

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    Carlos is not writing in caps lock!! What's going on here!?! :laugh: :D
     
  9. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Thanks for the table carlos!
     
  10. NWLIEN

    NWLIEN ORCHARDS/VANCOUVER, WA Member

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    Some bloody filter..........

    It shames me to type like e e cummings............
    --carlos de la caplock, and proud of it.....
     
  11. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    I am impressed with this reference. We is becommin' quite hoity-toity are we not?
     
  12. NWLIEN

    NWLIEN ORCHARDS/VANCOUVER, WA Member

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    I'm much smarter than i look................

    Which is very lucky for me.............
    --carlos
     
  13. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    N'yuk n'yuk, n'yuk, Moe, larry, the cheese! :biglaugh:
     
  14. NWLIEN

    NWLIEN ORCHARDS/VANCOUVER, WA Member

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    Yo joey--

    are you going to bring a bunch of flyers to the acsww (not-barberton) show??? I originally was gonna run off a couple of hun on the office copier, but right after i said that, the thing sorta went tango-uniform........it only will make single copies, so if you want more than one, you have to stand there and push the button(no more f.a. 99 copies at a time).........

    They have 'promised' a new one, and a sign went up last week saying we were getting one this week, but when i left today, still the same ol pos sitting there...so i don't know if i'll be able to make the batch in time for saturday's show...........
    --carlos
     
  15. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Yep! See you in the morning :)