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    Ranger 50

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    Fallen Army's Purpose

    Post by Ranger 50 on Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:21 am

    Ok, I was thinking about the site and what changes could be made to it to attract new visitors/members.

    I have come to a conclusion about why the joining rate is quite low as is the traffic on this site.
    Perhaps it is because there is no solid purpose to our site?

    I don't know about the way you guys feel, but this is just a social, friendly hang-out for people who have already known each other since almost a year back. You see, when this site was (apologies) an AQW-based clan, it gained popularity and awareness because that was it's purpose - a forum for members of a clan in an online game where one could find guides, tutorials etc.
    I'm not at all saying we should go back to that situation, no thank you.

    What I am saying is... If we as members of this site do want more people to take an interest in this place don't you think we should be starting to find a way to attract people to it? Not just the traditional 'go and recruit' thing, all we pretty much need to do is get it out there of the purpose of Fallen Army, and for people who's needs match our purpose - whatever it may be - they will start coming here more regularly, and we can once again have that same level of activity as we once did.

    Obviously, none of what I have said really matters if you guys want to continue as we are now - that's also fine, it's just if any of you are at all wanting newer faces to talk to or to brag to about being a solid member of this place, then perhaps this theory should be considered?

    Over the years I've browsed many forums, and most of the ones that have high activity are the ones that are based around a single certain thing - be that art, music, gaming, hacking, etc.
    We have some art here, gaming still floats around in terms of console-games, people talk about music sometimes, and we've not really gone into the are a of hacking BUT my point is - we could try to focus on a single topic rather than lots of different ones? That way people can discover that Fallen Army is a place where one can do this, not where one can do this,that,more of this,some of that etc.

    Feel free to comment, or suggest any theories of your own.
    Like I said, if you oppose to us being a mainstream site then that's no problem - I'm neutral in this situation. Just letting you guys know of the possibilities our site can have for the future. :)
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    Re: Fallen Army's Purpose

    Post by Sold Out on Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:16 am

    Okay, for starters, I don't get why everyone makes such a big deal about having a lot of people here. Apparently seeing this site empty seems to depress some of you for some reason I can't get behind, yet you are at the same time not willing to invite anyone.

    And hey, if a site is small or has only 5 or so real members, it's fine, ain't it? It doesn't make your opinions count less; it actually makes you more important. And yet, you still don't have to do anything.


    Weeell, it's rather been like that because I used to invite every single member to this site personally. And most big forums (except for about 40% of them -.-') are big for having a purpose.

    Yes, it is mostly sites that somehow allow porn, as simple as that. Either that, or it's...
    The ones that don't are filled to the brim because they have been the last few years.

    Thing is, if this site suddenly specialized on something, we would not get any more or interesting people; it doesn't work like that. And like I said, when I was still curing some people of a certain cancer called AQW (a game that came coupled with a nice dose of self-hate :D), no-one came here on their own. I had this site on lists for forums and really, what we got out of those were two spammers with an @godaqw address who lurked and sent me PMs (the poor bastards; I would help them, yet I am too busy laughing.)

    You want to site to grow? Apparently you do.
    Would you be willing to make the effort of inviting people?
    Nope, eh? Oh, I got better at this guessing thing? Sweet.

    Then go invite some people *you*, yes you, whoever is reading this now, know.

    And now, you want the people to stay?
    Oooh, that's quite simple. Write something interesting, reply to the new guy's threads, whatever. With the current two posts a day, no-one will tho. And believe me, this forum works better than most clan forums outside of the ESL or WoWfags. If new guy willing to stay for more than 10 posts, he's probably willing to stay for more than 20. Then 50, and then, maybe, something closer to permanent.
    Our little site has got one real problem: We seem to need a common goal as there is no agreement whatsoever, no matter what topic you post. May it be flashgames, tutorials, freebies, cheap hoes, music...

    Also, no-one browsing through the web would willingly go to a forumotion site. Seriouslah. Sheesh.

    And really, if you want to make this a gaming site again, be my guest. Suggest a game. I personally consider myself quite good at CoD4, or you could get TF2 for free. Something like that. I'll be fine with it as long as it ain't a crappy browser game, a crappy "free" mmo, a crappy non-free MMO, or... nope. That's it.

    I'm also always inviting everyone here to help my classmate, his friend and me make a flashgame. It is something we have planned, and it will fail horribly because we have no-one doing the original sketch-art, but at least we're trying. That's nothing you can base a forum on, but that could be a start; no matter how bad the outcome.


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    Castle

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    Re: Fallen Army's Purpose

    Post by Castle on Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:40 am

    Soldy, after all this time you think we don't invite people? I've posted links, invited friends.. and quite frankly I just ran out of people to invite. e.e I don't want any morons running around here like I was when I first joined. Anyway. I'll invite again as much as I can. I do care enough about this place to do so.

    Ranger, I like your idea as well. I've got no idea on a game, the main games I currently play are Minecraft/Terraria. Soo... Yeah.


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    Re: Fallen Army's Purpose

    Post by PsychoxLetter on Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:52 pm

    I'd love to make this a music site because I don't like gaming but whatever you go for sold ^^
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    Ranger 50

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    Re: Fallen Army's Purpose

    Post by Ranger 50 on Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:28 pm

    Like I said in the original post, we don't have to make this site into anything. I just wanted to see if there was any of you who wanted to see this site grow.

    Frankly, to be honest I prefer having the site as it is. I mean sure, we can grow or suddenly specialise in something but I'd rather much have the few original members of this site I've grown used to hanging out with than new kids who just want to leech or troll. Plus, there probably aren't many forums out there like us - we are quite unique in that forums where people come on a regular basis just to hang out or get the odd conversation going or two are quite rare.
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    Re: Fallen Army's Purpose

    Post by Castle on Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:56 pm

    Aww.. I feel that same way Ranger. It's hard to find fun people these days.


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    Re: Fallen Army's Purpose

    Post by NKDZ on Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:51 am

    Having no purpose is a purpose itself.

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