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    robbo203
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    I notice some new features are gradually being introduced to improve the forum  like the “Additional Forum Statistics” at the bottom of the page.  (This, incidentally, reveals that there are now 893 members on this forum; is there a way of contacting each of these members  periodically such as other forums like RedMarx do, to encourage more active participation?)

     

    What other features are being planned for the future?   Would it be helpful if users of the forum could contribute suggestions to improve the layout and functioning of the forum?

    #176059

    vincentM
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    Please let me know if this discussion is for members only.

    Robbo said:

    Would it be helpful if users of the forum could contribute suggestions to improve the layout and functioning of the forum?

    The previous thread makes quite a few suggestions here.

    New SPGB website??

    As I have said the forum skin can be replaced with one with all the basic functions. or there is nothing stopping the party setting up another forum almost free.

     

    • This reply was modified 5 months, 3 weeks ago by  vincentM.
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    robbo203
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    I notice some new features are gradually being introduced to improve the forum like the “Additional Forum Statistics” at the bottom of the page. (This, incidentally, reveals that there are now 893 members on this forum; is there a way of contacting each of these members periodically such as other forums like RedMarx do, to encourage more active participation?)

    Just to clarify what I mean by the above here is an example of a recent email I received from RedMarx,   In the case of the SPGB forum the Admin could select a few examples of popular threads like the one on Climate Change and send a syndicated email to all forum users every few months or so to encourage participation

     

     

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    #176318

    Matthew Culbert
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    893 members on this forum; is there a way of contacting each of these members periodically such as other forums like RedMarx do, to encourage more active participation?)

    Robin I can’t do this for a number of reasons. We used to have a newsletter was sent out, it was mainly Party news type of stuff, but this fell into disuse. The advantage was that members opted into this. We don’t harvest email info which is in our data base, in the way others do.

    It is a good idea but one which would have needed to be incorporated into the original setup where joining members ticked an assent box for regular updates.

    I personally don’t do this as regular occurence on lists and fora I am a member of, as it is not dissimilar to the Left-wing ‘sign a petition’ sort of activity.

    I would take the 893 members figure with a large pinch of salt.

    We managed to save all of those who had signed up on the original site Forum and alerted them to the this one but that does not mean very much.

    #176319

    Matthew Culbert
    Keymaster

    I reluctantly added some more features about users online and so on. I see a potential problem with this for  some users. If so use the Contact Forum admin link.

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