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Creating a thread for forum suggestions, etc.

     
2:17 am on Oct 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I've noticed about a ten percent drop in page views in my forum and have seen a disgruntled post or two.

I was thinking about creating a thread for forum suggestions, criticisms, ideas, etc.

However, once started it will be difficult to remove, and I have no idea what will be posted, good, bad, or indifferent.

Any advice?

2:45 am on Oct 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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My forums tend to have a whole topic devoted to community issues. One gets suggestions, complaints, questions, etc. I wouldn't worry about negatives too much - people like the opportunity to have some input.
12:36 pm on Oct 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

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go for it. Haqve no fear to listen to the people in your community. You can't affordnot to. if things aren't how they want it, they'll leave, end of story.
8:09 pm on Nov 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I think it's quite important that you don't get overly defensive about what is said in the "Your Say" thread; don't rush to justify your position or nix someone's perspective on things.