getofftheoven wrote:I'm not sure it's awareness - lots of people visit cross-tables, and "forums" is right there at the top of the page. I think it's more that there's little content, and what is here is either not much different from cgp or is sort of an extended chat between friends (thus visitors might hesitate to barge in without a clear invitation). And since there's already cgp, LJ, ISC and other places where Scrabblers interact, it's hard to attract people to a new place unless they think it fills a need. So what does this place do that other online Scrabbly places don't? Once that question is answered more specifically, the next steps are easier to figure out.
millcake16 wrote:...if there was a notification to all subscribers that cgp was shutting down, and the place to discuss and post Scrabble topics was now at this site, we might get a little more action.
slipkin wrote:millcake16 wrote:...if there was a notification to all subscribers that cgp was shutting down, and the place to discuss and post Scrabble topics was now at this site, we might get a little more action.
Oh, I would really not like that. CGP should still be the main clearinghouse for important announcements. Heck, I'd rather that people use CGP for many of these discussions! What I don't quite understand is why it doesn't *happen*. If someone posts a position here, other people respond. Wouldn't it be awesome to post positions *there* and have more people see them? If it's there, why shouldn't people respond to it?
I'm very happy to have lots of CGP-unworthy (well, unworthy of the *ideals* of CGP, heh) topics discussed here, to avoid clogging CGP, which is a *linear* stream of messages. But for the main topics, I don't fully understand the dynamics of NOT posting over there.
(Yeah, I know, I'm doing a great sell-job on these forums I just like CGP discussions, too!)
getofftheoven wrote:I don't think cgp's near as bad as some people like to say it is. And even if it was, if you shut it down and moved the action here, the most irksome posters would probably just come along anyway. I do like the threaded structure here better, though. Question is, do we want this place to attract all Scrabblers (like cgp tries to do), or just the LJ types as it mostly does now? If it's the first one, then we have to accept that the tone of this place would likely be similar to what cgp has been. If it's the second, we'll probably see the low traffic we have now, since many LJers post things on their LJs (can post friends-only, can speak more freely) rather than posting them here.
3dnf wrote:What if somewhere on the homepage there was a feed of the 5 most recently posted threads? People could click to get directly to the thread and post if they were logged in, and people would take more note of the forum if it were on the main page.
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