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Attracting New Members

Post by Anji on Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:17 pm

Hello all! Very Happy

As this is a new forum, we are always looking at ways in which we can attract new members. Whether it be advertising via your Facebook status, on Twitter, or just through conversation, please help to raise awareness of the forum.

You can also use a promotional 'sticker' - an image to be put in a blog sidebar or on a website - if you like, those can be found here.

If anybody has any ideas on how we can promote the forum, please let us know. Very Happy

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Re: Attracting New Members

Post by Styphon on Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:38 pm

I know a bunch of you are planning to go to the feminist meeting in London next month. You could get t-shirts made up with the site and your forum names on them. Or if you don't want individual ones (in case of cost) you could just have the site details on them. That way you advertise the site to the general feminist community and can identify each other easier in a crowd.
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Re: Attracting New Members

Post by Annika on Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:45 pm

Thats a brilliant idea!

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Re: Attracting New Members

Post by Anji on Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:06 pm

I'm working on making up shirts on Cafepress right now. I am however going to bed, so I'll have to finish them in the morning.

Another idea I've had is to make up some business card type things to hand out to people at meetings and demos and the like, and perhaps some of those posters with the tear-off bits to put on the back of toilet doors in say, GP surgeries/midwife clinics.

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Re: Attracting New Members

Post by Liz on Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:47 am

I can ask at work if they mind promoting the website in my bf groups? You'll just get a load of Staffordshire people joining, that's all :p

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Also, I voted against making the site members only, because people often want to see what goes on somewhere before they will join, could we have a chat forum that is open to the 'public' for a taste of MFWL and perhaps some examples of good threads we've had available for people to read?

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Re: Attracting New Members

Post by Anji on Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:53 am

Liz that's a good point but it's a fine line between keeping people's private stuff private, and having the forum open to the public. Which subforums would you recommend to be opened to the public?

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Re: Attracting New Members

Post by Liz on Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:50 am

Of course...I myself have shared a lot I probably wouldn't want the world to know Smile Perhaps we could have a new 'demo' forum? Where good threads from the past can be pasted with everyone's permission? Is that possible? Perhaps you or Annika could copy and paste into a post of your own?

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