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Forum Moderators: rogerd
One thing to watch out for are password e-mails that get zapped by overly aggressive spam filters at AOL, Hotmail, etc. - perhaps some signups never got their login.
Something else to check, if you can, is how many of the non-posters have returned to visit again - if your software sets a cookie upon registration, it could update the "last visited" date for you to look at.
Even I face the same problem here. Many users vist my site and register, And post nothing.
I feel that they feel find hard to find a way to post in the forum. May be they don't know.
What do you think if we have some tutorial or some simple presentation file in the site to educate them to post.
If I get enough traffic I will peek in to see if they are stealing bandwidth or just to see what people are saying or prompting them to jump over to my site.
Very rarely do I ever go back, unless the above happens again.
This feature would be annoying if overused, but might be a stimulant to first-time posters.
One possible application would be an "Introduce Yourself" thread which enabled members to read about each other only after they had posted their own bio/introduction.
Anyone tried something like this?
I like the "Tell us about your nick" type threads too. Or those which ask about age, what part of the world you're from, what pets you have and the funny things they do, what hardware you own (um. MACHINES, guys! That is, y'know, COMPUTERS....!) What's your favorite car? Why? What's your fav music/movie/band? Why?
Human interest in a machine oriented world.
rogerd: I haven't so far needed to do your tricky thing with introductions. Most people are only too happy to add their bit to such a thread.