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Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Good ideas, ta-ta.
The New Posts can only report what is really going on ... I beleive.
next week, when I expect to hear back about the possiblity of a chat room or not, I will ask them if we could exlude certain forums or theads. If we could do that, I would allow us to customize it a bit and hopefully draw more interest in other topics ... might help draw fashion people back.
The last suggestion about tracking the content and location of posts is not doable ... because our system cannot do that.
I do like the idea of special recogntion for those members who contibute in a meaningful way ... and we can certainly consider more of that. I like the badge idea ... wonder if there is something in our system that can add that to a users avi, username or profile. We have the means to at least give a custom title under the user name ... but that can also be changed by any paid member (if they wanted to cheat) ... so that won't work. I'll look into this too, after all our mgmt. and tech people get back to work next week.
We have already taken a couple of measures to encourage active particpation in other topics. One is the introduction of the Fashion In Depth forum which is very stringently moderated and power posters and fans "need not apply". Then, ChrissyM is doing a regular feature on the Home Page ... Forum Buzz. It was designed to give special recognition to interesting current topics and especially to those members who offer insightful comments rather than fan chat. Chrissy selects some threads (rarely a model's thread) that is currently having some lively and real conversation, then she posts quotes and names the members who made them, with a link to both the comment and to their profiles. We hoped that front page mention would be an incentive for all members to try to participate in more meaningful conversation.
Of course, I suspect that the model fans and the celeb fans that seem to be drawn here don't spend much time in any other places ... including the front page. So we are fighting an uphill battle here ....
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