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Trewsers

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Maybe we could start some new threads - with inviting titles? Even if we don't chip in too much it might entice a reaction and come up when someone does a google search?
 

newforest

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Why do we need to be thinking of things to get people talking again though.
I started a daily thread back when it was too quiet.

Maybe Mike could do a survey and get current members to answer. What are people looking for from a forum.
The thing is some people go to horse shows to watch and some to compete, we will always have those who read and don't join in.
 

Trewsers

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I just wondered if we made some threads with inviting titles then they might come up if say someone is searching for a problem they are having like for example, it they have cracks in a hoof? I know in the past there have been such threads but, they are old now. Just a thought?
I think that might be a good idea a survey though.
 

newforest

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It's taking longer for the pages to load for me, but that may just be me.

Imo it doesn't feel like a forum anymore, it feels like a horse related chat room with the regulars.
 

Sparky Lily

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I think people’s use of the forum will change from time to time. I post a lot less now than a few years ago, and I would not have described myself as a prolific poster even then. My circumstances have changed over the years. I no longer ride; I no longer have a horse, with all that entails with feed, rugs,etc; my ponies live out, unrugged, all year round, so no stabling or bedding; I only drive occasionally for short distances, so no clipping, presentation or clipping etc. So not a lot to start threads with! I live a very quiet life in Shetland, so not a lot to contribute socially either. I am not a “chatty” person. Oh grief, I sound so boring!
BUT, I do like to read what other people are doing, and join in if I feel I have something to contribute. I have found NR to be a comfortable place, generally. So new joiners may need some time to read and settle before joining in. Well, that’s my two penn’orth!
 

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I think people’s use of the forum will change from time to time. I post a lot less now than a few years ago, and I would not have described myself as a prolific poster even then. My circumstances have changed over the years. I no longer ride; I no longer have a horse, with all that entails with feed, rugs,etc; my ponies live out, unrugged, all year round, so no stabling or bedding; I only drive occasionally for short distances, so no clipping, presentation or clipping etc. So not a lot to start threads with! I live a very quiet life in Shetland, so not a lot to contribute socially either. I am not a “chatty” person. Oh grief, I sound so boring!
BUT, I do like to read what other people are doing, and join in if I feel I have something to contribute. I have found NR to be a comfortable place, generally. So new joiners may need some time to read and settle before joining in. Well, that’s my two penn’orth!

I think that's a very good point about new members wanting some time to settle in a bit before they start to post much, it's just how I feel with a new forum - I want to have a chance to see what people are like and also feel any undercurrents that I don't want to get caught up in. I'm certainly not the sort of person who joins a group and starts flooding it with threads, posting essays on other people's threads and resurrecting ones that are years old just to have a say - mind you those sort never seem to stick around long anyway.
 
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