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Lost Members?
« on: March 28, 2010, 11:19:10 am »
I was just looking at the members list and there's so many members who've registered and have never contributed ever. I know quite a few lurk and post after some time, but there seems to be a huge number of non active members.

I was just thinking is it worth our moderators sending a bulk message to those who haven't posted in case they've lost the link or forgotten their forum name and password?
Is it easy to do that or too laborious a process?

It would be good to gain these members back. Shoot me down in flames if you think that's a silly idea!! ;D
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Re: Lost Members?
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2010, 01:29:57 pm »
I agree with you MJ and don't understand why you would join a forum and not contribute in some way so I have wondered myself why there are all those names with no postings against them.
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Re: Lost Members?
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2010, 01:35:09 pm »
Oh, I'm glad you feel the same way Judy! I think perhaps people forget the URL, or they get a new computer and can't remember the password or lots of other reasons. I would just like to re-connect with these people.
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Re: Lost Members?
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2010, 12:54:02 am »
Great post here. I think the same also... Thanks for reminding me about this.

I will send out an email to all memebers this week

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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2010, 04:11:04 am »
OH NOOOOOOO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  only kidding, just DH fried my computer over the weekend  :'( :'( :'( :'( and now I only have my iphone for the next little while to get on here. How exciting for us all that you are going to do that MM, think of all the new posts we could end up with very soon  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Lost Members?
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2010, 04:37:02 am »
Think MM did this a few months ago - but certainly worth trying to encourage more users.

We had book giveaways and other incentives before, but still the same old crowd.  At least the crowd has grown.
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Re: Lost Members?
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2010, 07:17:48 am »
I agree. I'm sure that for one reason or another people drop by the way side. If members don't wish to post they can still be forum guests. I know that I am not as frequent a member on a couple of sites I used to use since I got 'Termite'.
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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2010, 08:10:05 am »
if I log on as a guest I can't get the pictures, but if I sign in I can see the pics - maybe thats one of the reasons why people join.
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Re: Lost Members?
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2010, 01:35:57 pm »
Or they find out they are incubating no.3 :o after quite emphatically stating that '2 will do, thank you' to all and sundry and morning sickness has everything tasting like sawdust. Too ashamed to admit that Hermes was actually put in the cupboard for a while :-[ . Tonight he made me some steamed rice, so I think he still loves me. :)

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« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2010, 03:01:25 pm »
Yay, one came back to say hello.  Nice to hear from you LA Mummy and congratulations on No. 3 (oops).   Please sit Hermes on the benchtop so that you will use him more often.  You are lucky he cooked the rice for you OK - I'd go on strike if I was banished to a cupboard.  ;D ;D ;D  Hope you are feeling better soon  :-* :-*
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Re: Lost Members?
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2010, 03:20:34 pm »
Welcome back LAMummy! So, has No. 3 arrived?
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Re: Lost Members?
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2010, 09:03:38 pm »
congrats LAMummy. IME #3 is more often an oops than not lol (ours was too) hope you are feeling better
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Re: Lost Members?
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2010, 07:56:26 am »
Welcome back and congrats - hope that your taste returns soon.
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Re: Lost Members?
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2010, 08:05:33 am »
Oooh a baby, a baby, a baby!  *dances*  :D

Number 4 was my oops baby... not number 3..  ;) Shhhhhhh.  :D :D :D :D
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« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2010, 08:27:09 am »
Seems ooops are very common.  Mine was no 1 - been married 4 years but I'd just started uni.  When people ask whether she was planned, I say that yes we planned on having her, but she had a different timetable to her parents.
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