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YaBB Master (Colin)
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« on: February 26, 2023, 09:37:34 PM »

Well I've left it for a year, but it seems this dinosaur of social media is still being used, but I am going to trim it down.
It seems that people still want somewhere to post with no adverts and can't be tracked.

So to start with:

All posts over 500 days old will be deleted.
Popular topics will be made more prominent, like the 'Arts' section and others dropped.
Only topics relating to Fairport will be visible to non-members.
New members by request of current members only.  
Members not logging on for a year will be deleted.

So how does that sound?
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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2023, 10:52:25 PM »

Sounds fine to me.

Would you also archive the Q and As with special guests? That stuff is priceless.

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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2023, 07:11:15 AM »

Sounds good to me also.
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2023, 08:22:40 AM »

Sounds good to me. Making it slim and trim but keeping the precious core.
Thank you.
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2023, 10:06:04 AM »

Thanks YaBB. Sounds good to me as well.
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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2023, 10:43:15 AM »


Sounds good to me. Making it slim and trim but keeping the precious core.
Thank you.


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Sound great to me, Colin/YABB - many thanks for all you do...........
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2023, 11:42:07 AM »

Good. Whatever keeps the place going. Thanks Colin.
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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2023, 07:18:01 PM »

Smashing Colin
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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2023, 07:26:55 PM »

Thanks Colin!
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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2023, 09:20:03 PM »

Sounds good to me! Great that we’re staying - thanks Colin  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2023, 09:57:11 PM »

Thank you Colin, as others have  said ...so glad we are staying. Will DMs still exist in the new world?
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« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2023, 08:38:04 AM »

All sounds very reasonable. Thank you for all you are doing to keep things going.
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« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2023, 09:56:16 AM »

Thank you YABB, it all sounds perfect x
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« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2023, 01:09:15 PM »

A good way forward, be a shame to lose this board forever.
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« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2023, 08:22:24 PM »

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New members by request of current members only.


I think this is most likely to kill the board.
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« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2023, 09:29:42 PM »


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New members by request of current members only.


I think this is most likely to kill the board.


It may actually increase board usage.

Looking back through the most recent new members, the vast majority never post. Those that do seem to be connected to existing members or share some connection with the bands or the festival. Active membership had for a long time been through word of mouth.

Meanwhile, Colin and I spend a lot of time looking through new applications, finding that almost all of them are from spam and phishing accounts. So the current membership system isn't really working that well.

So strangely enough, A membership system that is more in the hands (or word of mouth) of the regulars will likely lead to an increase in newly active members.

Cheers

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« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2023, 06:31:52 PM »

All fine by me...
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« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2023, 07:56:40 PM »

I'm happy with that.
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« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2023, 08:19:11 PM »

It was mentioned before that gurus and Dan's were ok. Colin says that all members are ok. Does that mean senior members and full members? The thing is once anyone is shut out, how do you get in touch with those on the board you know if you dont have their personal e mails etc  to ask to be a member??
I agree there are scammers and phishers about but can the genuine peeps have a chance to request this from the gurus who are allowed...what will be the procedure? I give many thanks to Colin and Nick who have over the years spent much time working on this board. Most people are positive and friendly.
I do hope we can continue with the genuine fans of Fairport and the alternative comments on here.
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« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2023, 09:53:38 PM »

Thank you Yabb.
This is a place that has made such a difference to me, and has opened up my life in so many different ways. I am so thankful that I idly clicked on the link years ago.
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