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Suggestion for forum traffic?
« on: January 24, 2014, 11:15:56 AM »
Hi forum admin! (presumably ben?)  I notice theres not much traffic on the forums. I think a minor thing you could do to increase traffic would be to change the default user settings to enable "Turn notification on when you post or reply to a topic"  for new accounts.

Its easy for users to turn off if they don't want it (profile> summary> notifications> uncheck the box, or just uncheck the "notifications" box on each reply) and it makes sure that people who post in a topic remember to check for updates!

Back in the days that forums were pretty rad, I remember some small forums that made this change, and it very quickly picked up forum activity and created a great community.  With a small community like this, it shouldn't mean very many emails at all.
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Re: Suggestion for forum traffic?
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2014, 01:39:29 PM »
ok
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Re: Suggestion for forum traffic?
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2014, 01:52:00 PM »
errr scratch that. I don't know how.
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Re: Suggestion for forum traffic?
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2014, 01:56:18 PM »
Admin > Configuration > Themes and Layout > Member Options > Configure guest and new user options for this theme > Turn notification on when you post or reply to a topic.
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Re: Suggestion for forum traffic?
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2014, 10:48:36 PM »
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Re: Suggestion for forum traffic?
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2014, 10:52:20 PM »
Admin > Configuration > Themes and Layout > Member Options > Configure guest and new user options for this theme > Turn notification on when you post or reply to a topic.

I don't feel bad at all for not figuring that out.
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Re: Suggestion for forum traffic?
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2014, 08:41:51 AM »
I don't feel bad at all for not figuring that out.

yeah... SMF is kind of a mess. but its more secure and lighter than phpBB, so.... yeah.
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