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Post by JuvenelCuore Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:37 am

In total there are 99 users online :: 31 Registered, 4 Hidden and 64 Guests

I was on another forum, a Juventus one based in Italia, and they had a neat feature. You went onto the forum, and it would have a dialogue-type box where it would ask you if you wanted to sign up, and gave a little brief summary of the site, etc. and if you wanted to, you could do so, but if not, you could just exit it and continue browsing as a guest.

Any way to do this ? I mean, it is the best of both worlds. You do not constrict guests from viewing and checking it out, but at the same time, you increase the chances of expansion on the forum.

Just a suggestion because I was noticing the forum has gone down quite a bit in traffic from what I remember.

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Post by TalkingReckless Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:39 am

the reason the site has gone down on traffic is the chatbox.... we used to get 100 of threads on Matchday in the General Section....not that much anymore...
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Post by JuvenelCuore Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:25 am

imalegend wrote:the reason the site has gone down on traffic is the chatbox.... we used to get 100 of threads on Matchday in the General Section....not that much anymore...

But I mean even in the general section. Seems to be a lot less posting in general though, and it is relatively quiet at times.
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Post by CBarca Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:52 am

I'm fine with where it is now, to be honest.

If you're going to have a pop up like that, you will get more people to sign up, I don't think that's debatable (perhaps it is, idk) but your going to have a lot of people that are going to just not even post.

We have quite a few of those already (go to 'introduce yourself thread and see for yourself'), I think as we have it now, if someone goes through the trouble of signing in, they are more likely to stay with us. Perhaps I'm wrong, though.

I personally think it's fine. If they're lurkers they're lurkers, if they really wanna join they will.
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Post by RedOranje Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:00 am

The chatbox is not directly tied to the apparent drop in traffic.

The number of new users and posts in general have dropped because we have moved out of the honeymoon period where the forums were new and fresh for everyone. People are now dropping back into their normal posting habits and have other parts of life taking up more time with school or work.
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Post by Vibe Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:48 am

Still don't understand why this forum needs a chatbox...Matchday commentary system was perfect.This way you lose epic quotes and can never go back on those threads...
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Post by guest7 Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:05 pm

VibeTribe wrote:Still don't understand why this forum needs a chatbox...Matchday commentary system was perfect.This way you lose epic quotes and can never go back on those threads...

I second this
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Post by beatrixasdfghjk. Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:19 pm

Yes, especially since it doesn't work properly with Chrome/Chromium. D<

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Post by CBarca Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:55 am

omarish wrote:
VibeTribe wrote:Still don't understand why this forum needs a chatbox...Matchday commentary system was perfect.This way you lose epic quotes and can never go back on those threads...

I second this

I third this. Have been doing matchday commentary in threads forever. Imagine my surprise when I came on and saw a chatbox...

Didn't make the connection until one saturday, going to watch the Barca game, decided to have a nice chat in the matchday commentary section. No thread. "WTF?!"

It's fine by me personally because I didn't get involved too much, but it was still nice. I'm not going to complain though. I'm fine with it.
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Post by JuvenelCuore Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:58 am

I fourth this...though this has run off a bit of a tangent.

I agree though with Red, I find myself posting a lot less now because the honeymoon period is over and I am dropping back into the routine of school.

Thanks for the input, all.

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Post by Camurrìa.Sto.Stronzo Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:50 am

Juve section died, the forum is dying because of it. We played a majority of the posts, topics, and members. Oh well, tobad so sad.
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Post by zarola Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:52 pm

Unfortunately a lot or people who posted a lot didn't know how to not get banned and wait out their bans...

I'm saying if we host an ultimate team tourney we could get a lot of people from EA sports FIFA forums to join
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Post by S32TABLANCA Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:05 pm

IMO we have witnessed this big drop because we didnt act on all those interesting plans we had when we first created the forum. Some people thought of writing articles (I dont agree with that, but w/e), creating highligh videos (we have people who are very good at that), extensive marketing campaigns (on twitter, fb, even spamming goal.com lol).

I think we really need to do some of these things, not only will it give the forums another level but also create a stream of new members. If we dont do that, we are essentially a closed community, unlike the old goal.com forums. We will eventually stagnate and die, and nobody wants that.

My 2 cents.
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