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    Quote Originally Posted by arwkrite View Post
    Back to Stats...late 06 & early 07 was a bit of a disaster. What was that due to ? Sunspots or the Great Beer and Lager Drought ?
    Sorry about my slow reply to this!

    That is a good spot, the raw stats we have here do make it look like a bit of a disaster but that doesn't quite tell the whole story.

    In August 2006 we launched a totally redesigned version of the site. The old version was in a word rubbish (I think I'm allowed to say that since it was largely my fault!)

    One of the things I did with the old version was to place a big link slap bang in the middle of every single page telling people to register on the site - I think perhaps many of the people signing up at that point were expecting to find there would be more information available once they did, which there wasn't, so most of them never contributed and probably never came back!

    Once we launched the new version we were a lot more subtle about telling people to sign up, as in only when they actually wanted to interact with it. So at that point fewer people were doing so but at least they understood why they were doing it and more of them went on to contribute in some way.

    So oddly enough while that period doesn't look good it marked the start of us getting quality over quantity when it comes to new members and was when the site really started to come to life.

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    Thanks for taking the time to reply Dave. It did stick out abit and intrigued me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arwkrite View Post
    Thanks for taking the time to reply Dave. It did stick out a bit and intrigued me.
    <Frankie Howerd mode> Oooh err missus </Frankie Howerd mode>

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    Yes it would certainly have intrigued Frankie if it stuck out that far.

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    To be honest i dont think i have posted 1 review yet , but i have got about 70 to add , just dont seem to get the time , must try harder .

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    Well if there is anything we can do to make it easier or motivate you more, let us know!

    Anything we can do to make the site more enjoyable and easy to use is excellent feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conrad View Post
    Well if there is anything we can do to make it easier or motivate you more, let us know!

    Anything we can do to make the site more enjoyable and easy to use is excellent feedback.
    Free RAIAB* from the moderating team for every review please

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    The sad bit is just how much I walked into that one

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    Wetherspoon Gift Vouchers would be cheaper on postage, fit the letter box aperture and not make so much of a mess in the event of a heavy landing.

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    Would also force people to go out to the pub to use them, now all we need to do is convince Wetherspoons that they wan't to sponsor us.

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