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Dynamike

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Any suggestions?
« on: September 23, 2012, 10:31:36 PM »
What are your suggestions for improving the Family Show forum?

I have a few listed below:

1. Having a message to email a member when someone posted after his/her post.
2. Contest for members.
3. A signature box.
4. Each member receiving a $1 for each post they make.

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Re: Any suggestions?
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2012, 11:20:00 PM »
Thank you. Those are great suggestions. Let me address them one at a time.





1. Having a message to email a member when someone posted after his/her post.

If you click on Profile (under your info at the top, after "Home" "Help" and "Search") it will take you to a new screen.

If you hover your mouse over "Modify Profile" a drop-down menu appears.

Click Notifications (Fourth choice down).

From there you can select if you want to be notified by email and you can even have the text of the reply sent in the email.

This must be enabled so that only the people who want to get the emails get them.





2. Contest for members.

We are working on some contests (and lots more stuff that I can't go into yet). We want to get a few more people registered before we do a contest.

I really think you will find this to be a fun and interactive place to discuss, hangout, and have fun. Stay tuned.




3. A signature box.

You can easily add a signature to your profile.

If you click on Profile (under your info at the top, after "Home" "Help" and "Search") it will take you to a new screen.

If you hover your mouse over "Modify Profile" a drop-down menu appears.

Click Forum Profile (Second choice down).

That has an area for your signature text.

Also, on that same page you can do other customization such as pick from some preloaded pictures for your avatar (of course you can upload your own picture).

You can have personal text that will go in the square by your name on each post, add a website, and other stuff you want to share.

Of course all this is optional.




4. Each member receiving a $1 for each post they make.

Great news! We are going to give everyone who posts $1. You can be first.

Simply send a private message to me and I'll tell you where to write to get your free dollar.

Then, send me a self addressed stamped envelope along with $9.95 to cover shipping and handling and I'll mail you a crisp one dollar bill.  ;D






Seriously, thanks for those suggestions. I hope this post helps and I look forward to seeing what other suggestions users come up with.

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Re: Any suggestions?
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2012, 08:20:35 AM »
You are welcome. Thanks for all the information.

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Re: Any suggestions?
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2012, 07:46:02 PM »
Here's a preference of mine--not a huge deal, but something I like.  After replying to a post, I prefer to be directed back to the page that contains all the replies, instead of going back to the page where all the threads under that topic are listed.  Does that make sense?

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Re: Any suggestions?
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2012, 08:44:02 PM »
I agree with you Plywood. When I post something I would like to be redirected on the same page so I check my content immediately.

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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2012, 12:55:19 AM »
Here's a preference of mine--not a huge deal, but something I like.  After replying to a post, I prefer to be directed back to the page that contains all the replies, instead of going back to the page where all the threads under that topic are listed.  Does that make sense?

Great suggestion Plywood and Dynamike.

This can be set in members preferences.

But, I know there are a lot of choices and ways you can customize your experience on the Family Show Forum.

So, here is what I did. I set the default for everyone to do like you suggested. Now if anyone does NOT want it to work that way they can change it.

But I think most people would want to go to the topic they just posted in rather than the main index. So, it is set to that.

Again, thanks for the suggestion. This kind of input is vital to make this forum not only the best, most fun place to share with other family and kid show professionals, but a forum that is easy and user friendly as well.

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Re: Any suggestions?
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2012, 08:18:58 AM »
Thanks buddy. We appreciate your support.

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Re: Any suggestions?
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2012, 01:09:27 PM »
Thanks buddy. We appreciate your support.

Without all of you I'd just be talking to myself. You are most welcome.