2012 on Marathon Stadium!

Discussion in 'Forum Support & Site Announcements' started by jamesgould, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. jamesgould

    jamesgould Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    Hi everyone.

    I think we can all agree that 2012 feels like the start of an exciting new era for the Newcastle Knights. To make this the place on the web that Knights fans come to, we need YOUR ideas. What would you like to see on the forum, what innovations can you come up with?

    Things that support the team and make this an exciting place to go to to do that are what we're looking for.

    My initial ideas are:

    Adding "Like" and "Share" buttons for facebook and twitter, making it easy to spread the word on an interesting or informative thread.

    Bringing back the banner competition that spluttered out when we last had it.

    What else would get you excited about visiting the forum?
     
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    Pieguyfly Sean Rudder

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    At the risk of being serious: handing out flyers at games which have a competition on them saying that all you have to do is be a member and you get a prize. Then have random competitions running on the forum which give said prizes.
     
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    Joshhh OnARampageFuelledByGod

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    Maybe a forum for fan photos? Also, not necessary but possibly a private chat where 2 members can chat to eachother like FB chat? Nothing we don't get with private messaging & the chatbox though.

    Love the 'like' idea.
     
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    jamesgould Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    Not all at once! The chat feature is a possibility - but is it covered by the chatbox and pm?

    Fan photo sub-forum - I LIKE IT!!!
     
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    Have regular sessions where we can talk to players.
     
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    I'm against the private chat, I think forum numbers will drop. If you know what I mean.

    As in people will use the private chat more and disregard the forums.
     
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    jamesgould Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    It'd be nice ... Alicia knows the media person at the Knights, maybe she can ask about it - or even we send a certain player some questions and they reply?

    Yeah I tend to think the same thing ...

    Added after 3 minutes:

    I've added in the Facebook like and Twitter tweet buttons, plus Google+, I don't use it, not really sure if many do.

    Not sure if I should keep them on the main page, they look a bit obtrusive, but are handy to spread the word about the site! :)

    They look great up the top of each thread, though!
     
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    Have the count down set to Dec. 22.
     
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    jamesgould Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    Why then?
     
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    Vallabinho Beat Uate in 100m

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    The day the world ends. :crazy:
     
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    jamesgould Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    Any more suggestions?

    I'm working on something that will hopefully bring people back, but it's not going to be finished until the start of next season, and it's a secret!

    I was looking at the stats of the site the other day, posts per day gone down quite a bit (halved in our busiest months - June/July, but less of a drop in other months) since 2008 ... what can we do to get those people/that activity back!?
     
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    Joshhh OnARampageFuelledByGod

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    That may just be due to people not supporting the Knights anymore or not feeling passionate enough about them recently because the team has been, let's face it, sh*t for the past 2 years. By the end of 2012 & 2013 this place should be swarming with new members I reckon!
     
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    jamesgould Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    That can't be the only reason, because they were great in 2009 until late in the season.

    There's other reasons like Facebook becoming huge between 2008-now (where-as before it was hardly popular at all).

    I dunno though, I feel like I should be doing more, but what?!

    I think I miss lots of the old posters who don't come on anymore haha.
     
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    Joshhh OnARampageFuelledByGod

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    You should set up some Marathon Stadium Reunion of old posters then somehow haha.
     
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    Oh well, that's not going to bring in new people, so any good ideas for the future moving forward - keep em coming. :)
     
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    Well a weekly/monthly player blog is the only thing that I can think of that would bring new members. But I'm not sure if that's possible. Would be a great promotion though. Whattabout MS merchandise! :p Stickers, fridge magnets, shirts, mugs, hats! Haha naah but that'd be cool. Whatever happened to the MS jersey that everyone was so keen on ages ago?
     
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    jamesgould Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    We had it all set up for Cory Paterson to write us a blog at the start of this season (well, Alicia had) but the club vetoed it. :(
     
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    Weekly Signature Making Contests? Each week we pick two contestants who are given a picture that they have to make into a signature, the best sig wins.
     
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    Jekk Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    Didnt we try that sig making comp before?
    I think we need to get Dylan to run around handing out flyers :lol:
     
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    jamesgould Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    We had the sig making comp, the first month it went off, then the second month two people entered. :lol:

    But I'm keen to give it another go when the season starts next year.
     

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