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Re: Self promotion

PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:56 pm
by garrettendi
Yeah I can't see it either. Presumably not everyone has been added in yet.

...Or I'm just not "community minded" enough! :lol:

Re: Self promotion

PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:03 pm
by Forum Admin
The clue is in the only topic there which says: Not Activated.

Re: Self promotion

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:02 am
by Folderol
Well, maybe I'm losing it, but I can't see a topic that says Not Activated :(

Re: Self promotion

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:14 am
by zenguitar
Folderol wrote:Well, maybe I'm losing it, but I can't see a topic that says Not Activated :(

That's because you should be looking at the forum index where you will see a sub-forum that say's 'Not Activated'

;)

Andy :beamup:

Re: Self promotion

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:21 am
by blinddrew
Suspect that's mods and special people only though, nothing visible here.
Not that this matters of course, because it's inactive. :)
I should really go and do some work.

Re: Self promotion

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:31 am
by Folderol
zenguitar wrote:
Folderol wrote:Well, maybe I'm losing it, but I can't see a topic that says Not Activated :(

That's because you should be looking at the forum index where you will see a sub-forum that say's 'Not Activated'

;)

Andy :beamup:
That's the first place I looked... repeatedly.

Re: Self promotion

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:44 am
by garrettendi
Yeah, same as Folderol!

But as you say, it's still inactive so I can wait!

Re: Self promotion

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:49 am
by ConcertinaChap
ore_terra wrote:where is it? I cant see it

Forum Admin wrote:Ran out of time to configure it fully so keeping locked until ready.

It was only visible for a while, very good promissory note, though. :)

CC

Re: Self promotion

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:40 am
by Wonks
I suggest setting the post count at 5000, to keep the riff-raff out. Wouldn't you agree, CC? :)

Re: Self promotion

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:54 am
by ConcertinaChap
Ooh, fancy that, didn't realise I was over 5000. I talk too much.

CC

Re: Self promotion

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:06 pm
by Forum Admin
Heads-up chaps. It's going to be early next week before we can make this new forum active to qualifying members.

The 'threshold' post count won't be set too high -- just enough to keep fly-by YouTubers et al away (who don't contribute to the SOS Forum and simply want to promote their site).

Re: Self promotion

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:27 pm
by garrettendi
Forum Admin wrote:Heads-up chaps. It's going to be early next week before we can make this new forum active to qualifying members.

The 'threshold' post count won't be set too high -- just enough to keep fly-by YouTubers et al away (who don't contribute to the SOS Forum and simply want to promote their site).

Going to try and keep me away with a 612 post limit??? ;)

Re: Self promotion

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:00 pm
by Alba
Will this be visible to the 'world' as with the P&IN board, or just to the old tossers like me who hang around the ML?

Re: Self promotion

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:38 pm
by Hugh Robjohns
Forum Admin wrote:Hugh, what sayeth yee?

Sorry for the delayed response -- I've been working away and have only just caught up with this. I think it all sounds very promising. A members only subforum is definitely the right way to for, and with a minimum post count to ensure it's a benefit to genuine contributors and therefore impossible to spam.

50 posts sounds a little low to me. I'd be happier with a level of 100 (or maybe 613...no 614...no 615... ;-) )... but that can be debated later once the technology has been put in place.

It's definitely a good idea, though.

H

Re: Self promotion

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:12 pm
by garrettendi
Hugh Robjohns wrote:50 posts sounds a little low to me. I'd be happier with a level of 100 (or maybe 613...no 614...no 615... ;-) )...

Just get the forum directly connected to my post count. I hope to one day make it so no-one can ever post on it!


ENGAGING SPAM MODE.... *beep* *beep*

Re: Self promotion

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:18 pm
by ConcertinaChap
Oh dear. I think I know how Frankenstein felt.

CC

Re: Self promotion

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:16 pm
by blinddrew
"And you might ask yourself, 'My god! What have I done?'"

Re: Self promotion

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:28 pm
by ManFromGlass
I have already written a Post Acceleration Spamalizer Program. It will grant you 1 more post than what Hugh has accumulated! That way you can get some sleep. (Unlike Hugh who must get by on 12 minutes of sleep a night in order to get a post count so high! :bouncy: )

Self-Promotion forum now open

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:49 pm
by Forum Admin
OK, got there in the end.

Every forum visitor/member will be able to read posts in the Self-Promotion forum, but only registered members who have contributed 200 or more posts to the SOS Forum are able to post in the SP forum. This is to keep SEO spammers at bay and encourage greater participation in the main forums by registered members with post counts below 200, who we value fully, of course -- but a boundary had to be set at some threshold.

Note: SP posts will not show up in the forum's Latest Activity sidebar in the righthand column of Forum pages. This is deliberate, so that general forum post titles take precedence.

We haven't found a way to grant automatic membership to members who attain the 200 post count, so we'll rely on you sending a PM to one of the mod team and requesting that you be added to the SP group.

Enjoy it, and make good use of it to publicise what you are doing with your music, gigs, events, etc.

Re: Self promotion

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:53 pm
by garrettendi
I can personally testify that great quantities of work went into getting this forum up and started.

Thanks to all the team!