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Re: * Gathering New Members

Postby ToxicShadow » 05/30/2011 4:07 PM

I tried to arrange a free adoption group a while ago, which had different retired/special Evelon pets basically for free that users could get given to them. In most cases, they didn't have to do too much to get them, either just ask or offer up an idea that they had for a character for it.

Perhaps this could be seen as helpful for new members? It's basically giving away some rarer pets for free.

I honestly like the idea of giving new members a few pets to get going with, though, I'm sure everyone slightly fears that person leaving and having the pet go to waste. =/ On sites like Wayas and Aywas, there are newbie boards where people give pets away, but their pets are much more easily attained there then they are on Evelon.
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Re: * Gathering New Members

Postby Freezair » 05/30/2011 4:10 PM

I think ninety percent of us have hoards of old retireds we could easily part with. Sure, they're not worth much to us, but I'm sure they'd make someone happy.

And other things, too--I mean, the Sundae Kuhnas and the Sweet Tooth Kuhnas are basically common as dirt, so I bet those would be good adoption fodder, especially since Kuhnas are quite popular with newbies.

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Re: * Gathering New Members

Postby Moofius » 05/30/2011 4:28 PM

Yeah, I still have all my old retired adoptables that are really common. Like dreamsnares and stuff. I could give up a ton of those for newbie giveaway fodder for sure. c:

And I have it linked in my Journal for sure, no worries about finding it. We should get a functional document going for what we had and discussed though.
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Re: * Gathering New Members

Postby Freezair » 05/30/2011 5:25 PM

I was reading through and had to chuckle. One of the things we suggested was pretty much the Rental Listing, although we thought it was too ridiculous. XD

Although I think a number of our early ideas were pretty good. We make a questionnaire, and ask for applications... That sort of thing.

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Postby Kyrit » 06/06/2011 7:13 PM

Just wanted to post to let it be known that I have been watching over the thread and reading every time someone posts. I did remove the staff account activation. I'm hoping that it like that for the time we did has run off the spammers at least for the next few months. We haven't had too many issues since I removed it at least.

I also really like haunting's idea of people giving some form of advertisement(could be in the form of art, writing, or anything of the like) on other websites like deviantart. I don't like the idea of giving people prizes for referrals though, as someone could join because their friend mentioned it and then disappear after just a week. That doesn't mean that I don't think people should get something out of spreading the word about us. I think we could maybe put a twist on this idea and when people give us advertisement on dA or some such similar site they could be entered in to a raffle of some sort. So sort of like a mini-contest in a way where the only way to have a chance for the prize(s) would be to try to advertise for us and link to it in a contest thread.

As far as affiliates go... that's currently a bit hard for us since we can't change anything on the adoption page. xD; Though I personally wouldn't mind more affiliates. And you're not crashing the party or anything, Azura. I did mention that this thread is also for ideas of how to hold on to those newer members once we do entice them to poke around the forums. I am liking the idea of a newbie adoption of sorts, but it'd definitely have to be user-run, yeah. We're basically a staff of three people and it's a wonder that we actually get the things done that we do get done. I could see it as working as a subforum of the Hellos and Goodbyes or the Help section. Probably the help section. This wouldn't be until the kinks were worked out though. Toxic's little adoption group could even be a stickied thread in there or something.





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Re: * Gathering New Members

Postby Feint » 01/25/2012 11:19 PM

I think one big reason new members stay is the lack of open roleplays.

There are maybe two active roleplays per forum, both private.

Roleplays that are started by singular members and left open for all are seldom joined.

...I myself am having a hard time staying here. : / There's just no one out there anymore. It used to be that open roleplays were twenty or so strong in at least Terrace Park if not seven or so other places; now there aren't any.

Open roleplays need to have a bigger reward than just a couple of KS per post. Evelon will die without them, and they just aren't appearing anymore... I fear for the site, truly.
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Re: * Gathering New Members

Postby Shieba » 01/26/2012 12:05 AM

Feint, now that we have a RP advertisement section, no one really needs to make open RPs anymore. It's just way easier to post there with the pet(s) you want to RP and see who is interested first before making an open RP that no one joins, really. Checking for interest first is always better. We had enough hunts in the last couple of weeks that were created as a RP and advertised in the RP advertisement sections both and people always joined and then the threads were marked as private. And it works very, very well that way.



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Re: * Gathering New Members

Postby Phoenix » 01/26/2012 11:08 AM

I don't think that lack of roleplays is the problem. I currently have *quick count* over 10 that are fairly active and going strong. And I'm pretty sure all of them came from the Roleplay Advertisements Thread. I never really like just jumping into open threads, because there's really no plot involved or anything. I like putting at least a bit of planning into it.

I don't think that Evelon will 'die' without open roleplays; in fact, I know it won't. To me, open roleplays are just awkward, confusing, and either turn out hectic or pointless. It'll either be that there is no plot since nothing was pre-determined, or someone will over-compensate for lack of plot and throw the roleplay into one mess after another. I mean, there's nothing wrong with adventure roleplays, but when you're trying to start an open roleplay with a calm character who likes to stay where its safe and read, or a nervous character who freaks at any hint of trouble, then loads of adventure isn't right. Plus, someone can join the roleplay with a character that either doesn't get along with yours at all, or one that's so much like your character that it's boring.

That's all my opinion, of course, but I just really don't see a desperate need for open roleplays.


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Re: * Gathering New Members

Postby Feint » 01/26/2012 2:52 PM

Kitsumi Mahon wrote:I don't think that lack of roleplays is the problem. I currently have *quick count* over 10 that are fairly active and going strong. And I'm pretty sure all of them came from the Roleplay Advertisements Thread. I never really like just jumping into open threads, because there's really no plot involved or anything. I like putting at least a bit of planning into it.

I don't think that Evelon will 'die' without open roleplays; in fact, I know it won't. To me, open roleplays are just awkward, confusing, and either turn out hectic or pointless. It'll either be that there is no plot since nothing was pre-determined, or someone will over-compensate for lack of plot and throw the roleplay into one mess after another. I mean, there's nothing wrong with adventure roleplays, but when you're trying to start an open roleplay with a calm character who likes to stay where its safe and read, or a nervous character who freaks at any hint of trouble, then loads of adventure isn't right. Plus, someone can join the roleplay with a character that either doesn't get along with yours at all, or one that's so much like your character that it's boring.

That's all my opinion, of course, but I just really don't see a desperate need for open roleplays.

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Re: * Gathering New Members

Postby Toon-Souseiseki » 01/27/2012 5:27 PM

Um....  Would it count If I told people at my school about this site?  Because I got a few that are interested in this place.  Already, One of them has become a Newbie named: RazzX44 (She goes to my school and happens to by my friend)

I hope this'll help get more active people, yes?
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