People who sign up and only make 5 posts

Place for all feedback, suggestions, complaints, feature requests, etc. Guest posting is enabled in this section.
Forum rules
Please read the forum rules carefully before you post.

If you like AnimorphsFanForum.com, please consider making a donation. Any donation will go towards the cost of the hosting, the domain and any other running costs.
User avatar
gh astly
Djentle Djiant
Djentle Djiant
Posts: 9353
Joined: Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:06 pm
Gender: [Male][/Male]
Favourite Animorph: Marco
Location: The defrosting wasteland known as Upstate New York

People who sign up and only make 5 posts

Post by gh astly » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:57 am

So, when not posting here, there's a really annoying trend that I've noticed - people only signing up and making five posts in order to download the e-books. I know that people have complained about this quite a bit before, but it's something that's never really addressed. I got thinking about this when I signed in earlier today and saw just how many people were active over the last 24 hours. Now, I'm not saying that this applies to all of those people, but I can guarantee that at least a good third of them are going to make five posts (or none at all, even), download the e-books, and never come back. Don't get me wrong, I think that the idea of having people contribute to the forum to get the e-books is a great idea, but don't you think that there's a better way to get people to stay after downloading the books?
Animorphs: The Abridged Series. Post there so I'm not lonely.

So just shut your face and take a seat, 'cause after all, we're just talking meat. And music?

Well, it's just entertainment, folks.

User avatar
Elfangor
The Chee
The Chee
Posts: 14550
Joined: Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:42 am
Gender: [Male][/Male]
Favourite Animorph: Tobias
Location: New Zealand

Re: People who sign up and only make 5 posts

Post by Elfangor » Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:24 pm

There probably is a way to keep people active after they have the Ebooks. Though I'm not overly sure what it is. A lot of people that are active came to AFF for the community rather then for the books. There are some exceptions to that rule though, such as capnnerifer, who came for the books, but stayed for the forum.

If you have any idea feels free to post them.

P.S. The sheer volume of people over the last 24hours is due to a break in the CAPTCHA, allowing bots to get through. You are seeing any of their posts though, as the 5 post req blocks them all.
You all have guns
And you never put the safety on
And you all have plans,
To take it



Don't Take It

User avatar
gh astly
Djentle Djiant
Djentle Djiant
Posts: 9353
Joined: Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:06 pm
Gender: [Male][/Male]
Favourite Animorph: Marco
Location: The defrosting wasteland known as Upstate New York

Re: People who sign up and only make 5 posts

Post by gh astly » Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:26 pm

Ah, I was wondering how so many people managed to get in the forum yet the posting stayed pretty much steady.
I don't know how we can get people to stay. Maybe some extra downloads for people with over a certain number of posts or extra privileges for frequently active members (as in, active for at least a year). I really have no clue, I'm not that great at coming up with ideas for that sort of thing.
Animorphs: The Abridged Series. Post there so I'm not lonely.

So just shut your face and take a seat, 'cause after all, we're just talking meat. And music?

Well, it's just entertainment, folks.

User avatar
Elfangor
The Chee
The Chee
Posts: 14550
Joined: Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:42 am
Gender: [Male][/Male]
Favourite Animorph: Tobias
Location: New Zealand

Re: People who sign up and only make 5 posts

Post by Elfangor » Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:06 am

Hmmm. At the moment the only thing we really have for people who post more frequently is the titles that change as your post count goes up. And for 1k+ a custom title. Perhaps we need to brainstorm some feasible ideas.
You all have guns
And you never put the safety on
And you all have plans,
To take it



Don't Take It

User avatar
gh astly
Djentle Djiant
Djentle Djiant
Posts: 9353
Joined: Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:06 pm
Gender: [Male][/Male]
Favourite Animorph: Marco
Location: The defrosting wasteland known as Upstate New York

Re: People who sign up and only make 5 posts

Post by gh astly » Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:51 am

Unfortunately, I wouldn't be able to help much with that, as I really don't know of anything else you can reward consistently active users with.
I hope you do come up with something, though. We need more members!
Animorphs: The Abridged Series. Post there so I'm not lonely.

So just shut your face and take a seat, 'cause after all, we're just talking meat. And music?

Well, it's just entertainment, folks.

loosonghan
Warrior
Warrior
Posts: 146
Joined: Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:10 am
Gender: [Male][/Male]

Re: People who sign up and only make 5 posts

Post by loosonghan » Sat Nov 30, 2013 6:49 pm

The 1K post custom title isn't really useful as it seems just to far for a member with 5 to reach...

And I had no idea that Capnnerifer was here for the books like me :P
When life throws you lemons...
Keep them, cause they are free

A journey of a thousand miles begin with a step...
On a gas pedal.

He who laugh last...
Is the slowest!

User avatar
Tobias_Marco
Proud Uncle
Proud Uncle
Posts: 6069
Joined: Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:42 pm
Gender: [Male][/Male]
Favourite Animorph: Tobias
Location: Somewhere in the realm of time/space

Re: People who sign up and only make 5 posts

Post by Tobias_Marco » Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:21 am

<Maybe change it from first 5 posts to first 500 posts to get the books?>
<Cool downloads for people seems like a good idea, but you will have to keep coming up with new rewards every month.>
True education, true science, true religion is the search for truth.
Matthew 28:16-20, John 3:14-20

User avatar
Elfangor
The Chee
The Chee
Posts: 14550
Joined: Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:42 am
Gender: [Male][/Male]
Favourite Animorph: Tobias
Location: New Zealand

Re: People who sign up and only make 5 posts

Post by Elfangor » Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:24 am

Tobias_Marco wrote:<Maybe change it from first 5 posts to first 500 posts to get the books?>
<Cool downloads for people seems like a good idea, but you will have to keep coming up with new rewards every month.>
Realistically the 5 Post req is actually there to stop bots, not users. We do get a good amount of bots advertising all sorts of nasty things daily. There are other places on the internet that you can get the books without 5 posts, and without even being signed up. Though as this is a community it is better that we encourage a bit of posting.
You all have guns
And you never put the safety on
And you all have plans,
To take it



Don't Take It

User avatar
NinaRayquaza
Cyborg
Posts: 2363
Joined: Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:18 pm
Gender: [Female][/Female]
Favourite Animorph: Marco
Location: A Land Down Under

Re: People who sign up and only make 5 posts

Post by NinaRayquaza » Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:55 pm

Maybe we should make it just a little higher, say 10 posts? That way it still seems very easy, but there's more chance of a new user experiencing the community and wanting to stay.
I am from Australia. I am Australese.

On 10 May 2015, I became a cyborg.

Did I make an error when I said I was Australese?

User avatar
gh astly
Djentle Djiant
Djentle Djiant
Posts: 9353
Joined: Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:06 pm
Gender: [Male][/Male]
Favourite Animorph: Marco
Location: The defrosting wasteland known as Upstate New York

Re: People who sign up and only make 5 posts

Post by gh astly » Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:26 pm

^This.
Yes. This is an idea that I love.
Animorphs: The Abridged Series. Post there so I'm not lonely.

So just shut your face and take a seat, 'cause after all, we're just talking meat. And music?

Well, it's just entertainment, folks.