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CountArach
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Hey guys,

 

First off, sorry admins if this is something you'd rather discuss elsewhere, but I just thought it might be good to get some thoughts on how we can get some more activity on the forum. I also really don't want this to come off as whinging without suggesting anything, or just creating more work for you guys. I know that would be a side-effect if anything is done about these things, but for the moment I think it is just a valuable discussion to have.

 

There has been a kick-up in activity recently, or at least it seems that way to me, but it would be great to see it back to what it was a year or so ago (before the software change-over, which I think may have coincided with a general drop of interest in the A-League). I occasionally go onto other team's sites and it is clear that there has been a downturn on some of those in recent times there as well. That, as noted, is likely just part of the league being in a bit of a rut, however.

 

One thing I've been working on is posting the forum previews for every game, and that format seems to be working for ensuring regular conversation (or so it seems to me). I've messages James and Jubal about getting the rights to put this on the front of the site as well (which would include links to the forum thread), which may help for getting more people on the site. Once that is in place, I'd love to see the Cove or SFCU's twitter account tied to posts on the front page, because currently the Cove's account has 3500 followers but is pretty much dormant. There's quite a large SFC twitter community already, and we could tap into that by using those avenues. I'm not sure how feasible this is, but I'd love to see it happen.

 

As for other ideas, I've been wondering if the forum layout could be streamlined a bit, but I'm not 100% sure how.

 

Anyway, I just thought I'd kick-start something which has been on my mind and see if people have any ideas.

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Posted : April 11, 2018 5:00 pm
Paulska
Sydney FC Fanatic Registered

Surely a simple email to the club, politely asking them to start screwing up royally would be more effective? 

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Posted : April 11, 2018 5:17 pm CountArach liked
Hybrid
SFCU forum Junkie Registered

It’s all been downhill since Arlo left.

Posted by: BlueRanger One thing thats easy to forget about Bobo's season is that he scored 15 goals.... while having to press for 70-80 minutes

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Posted : April 12, 2018 8:43 am
Jabbatron
Sydney FC Fanatic Registered

Bring back:

- Pineapple vs Beetroot

- Arlo

- forte

 

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Posted : April 12, 2018 6:59 pm
WhatWouldTerryDo
Sydney FC Fanatic Registered

Posting and liking posts takes a bit of effort since the reboot.. takes me on average 30 seconds for the post to go up, and about as long for a 'like' to register (on Windows 10, and Chrome browser). But I agree, our recent success has meant we have less to whinge over..

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Posted : April 12, 2018 7:24 pm
James23
Member Admin
Posted by: WhatWouldTerryDo

Posting and liking posts takes a bit of effort since the reboot.. takes me on average 30 seconds for the post to go up, and about as long for a 'like' to register (on Windows 10, and Chrome browser). But I agree, our recent success has meant we have less to whinge over..

Yeah its a combination of issues with this forum software and our hosting. It certainly needs to get fixed. Off season is coming up so will review how everything is going.

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Posted : April 14, 2018 3:16 pm
marinermick
Sydney FC Fanatic Registered
Posted by: WhatWouldTerryDo

Posting and liking posts takes a bit of effort since the reboot.. takes me on average 30 seconds for the post to go up, and about as long for a 'like' to register (on Windows 10, and Chrome browser). But I agree, our recent success has meant we have less to whinge over..

The issue for me is that I need to constantly log in despite ticking "stay logged in button". This often deters me from posting and I CBF going through the log in process.

 

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Posted : April 16, 2018 12:46 pm
eddie
Sydney FC Fanatic Registered

I find that that happens when I switch devices. If I'm streaming the game I use my phone to browse the forum and when I go to post I have to log in. After that the next time I use my laptop I have to log in again.

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Posted : April 16, 2018 3:30 pm
marinermick
Sydney FC Fanatic Registered
Posted by: eddie

I find that that happens when I switch devices. If I'm streaming the game I use my phone to browse the forum and when I go to post I have to log in. After that the next time I use my laptop I have to log in again.

Ahhh, this is what it is. I use three different devices to access this forum.

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Posted : April 17, 2018 7:31 am
  
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