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Postby dzineminded » Sat Jul 02, 2005 12:33 am

No offense, but the forums are pretty weak. There is not much activity on the posts and checking in once a month would be sufficient. You need to attract people to the site somehow and I believe that there is potential for a real community here.
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Re: Forum Help

Postby sw101 » Sat Jul 02, 2005 12:42 am

define "weak"? this is a pretty well-trafficked site considering how specialised it's content is. the irish architecutral community is quite small.
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Re: Forum Help

Postby GrahamH » Sat Jul 02, 2005 3:16 am

dzineminded wrote: checking in once a month would be sufficient.


Ah now - you'd be back three pages at that rate on Ireland, though perhaps you are referring to the UK, Canada etc in which case you are not far off the mark I suppose, though as sw says this is to be expected given the content and the community in Ireland especially.

I wonder though: has the sudden increase in new members in the past year or so got to do with increasing awareness of the site or increasing internet access - particularly the spread of broadband?
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Re: Forum Help

Postby sw101 » Sat Jul 02, 2005 3:23 am

Graham Hickey wrote:Ah now - you'd be back three pages at that rate on Ireland, though perhaps you are referring to the UK, Canada etc in which case you are not far off the mark I suppose, though as sw says this is to be expected given the content and the community in Ireland especially.

I wonder though: has the sudden increase in new members in the past year or so got to do with increasing awareness of the site or increasing internet access - particularly the spread of broadband?


i would imagine awareness. this site doesn't lend itself towards needing broadband, being mostly text and smallish images.
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Re: Forum Help

Postby GrahamH » Sat Jul 02, 2005 3:32 am

Hmmm - well I remember when Paul used to post four pictures in a row on a thread and I'd be ready to throttle him for having sitting there for half an hour waiting to see them :)
I recall Pearse St Library in particular taking over a minute to upload, with the thread jumping all over the feckin place when trying to read text as each image appeared - so certainly broadband has made life much easier in that respect!

Though yes in the site proper, images are more conveniently sized and the enlarging option is handy for dialler-uppers.
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Re: Forum Help

Postby sw101 » Sat Jul 02, 2005 3:40 am

i'm on diallup at the mo. 3kb per second most of the time. it works fine, until lexington posts an enormous image.
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Re: Forum Help

Postby GrahamH » Sat Jul 02, 2005 3:50 am

:D

Forgot to say - the word on the street is that congratulations are in order :)
(yes okay I was lurking over there)
So you see it fit to tell that lot and not us - well fine, if it's gonna be like that...*huff*

No wonder the mortar board analogy with Smithfield came to mind :)
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Re: Forum Help

Postby sw101 » Sat Jul 02, 2005 4:08 am

tanks, tanks. you should de-cloak. it's far less "weak" than here, apparently.
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Re: Forum Help

Postby GrahamH » Sat Jul 02, 2005 4:14 pm

:D

Alas I am but a recreational user, a lurker if you will.

One needs a bit of cheering up after threads featuring the likes of...

Image

or this...

Image

...something that P45 does rather well.

Haven't stopped laughing in the past week at seeing the latest smilie Image, one I think that would be a very welcome addition to the Archiseek repertoire :D

Anyway, every succes and all that sort of thing - may thee of the straight line brigade design many a cubular edifice.
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Re: Forum Help

Postby sw101 » Sat Jul 02, 2005 4:56 pm

cubular orifice, in most cases.

cheers.
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Re: Forum Help

Postby PTB » Sat Jul 02, 2005 11:35 pm

dzineminded wrote:
checking in once a month would be sufficient

I spend 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours a week on this website and usually end up skipping a few threads

Graham Hickey wrote:
Alas I am but a recreational user

Recreational?You have 1991 messages :confused:
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Re: Forum Help

Postby GrahamH » Mon Jul 04, 2005 5:37 pm

lol - what a funny misunderstanding.

We were referring to another website PTB :)
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Re: Forum Help

Postby Paul Clerkin » Thu Jul 07, 2005 5:30 am

dzineminded wrote:No offense, but the forums are pretty weak. There is not much activity on the posts and checking in once a month would be sufficient. You need to attract people to the site somehow and I believe that there is potential for a real community here.



any constructive suggestions? or just criticism?
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Re: Forum Help

Postby sw101 » Thu Jul 07, 2005 6:33 am

dzineminded wrote: You need to attract people to the site somehow.


there y'are paul. he's the guy with all the answers.
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Re: Forum Help

Postby dzineminded » Fri Jul 08, 2005 8:49 pm

I counted less than twenty posts today. The other forums for other related topics that I frequent have that happen in an hour. Oh, and I see you have to be Irish or interested only in Irish architecture to participate in this site. I suggested that you attract more people to the site, what do you want me to develop the advertising campaign!! I will start passing out flyers today but meanwhile why dont you add a United States forum.
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