Improving on the old DSF

#1

starting to miss the spammers
at least they brought a new perspective
I know, give it time
but should we collectively be making an effort to garner new contributors
and how?
Ok, Dubway & mods are open to being less about dubstep & more about emerging electronica
which is fair enough
but how do you attract nascent producers & fans to this site?

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#2

We’ve had a chat about this in the moderators chat and have a few ideas, we’d love to hear any ideas from you guys though.

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#3

were people still signing up for dubstepforum before registration was closed?

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#4

https://www.dubstepforum.com/forum/memberlist.php?mode=&sk=c&sd=d#memberlist

spammer accounts were straight deleted so that should be pretty accurate.


in other words, yes, but look at the last 100 legit accounts - highest post count from any of them is like 14

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#5

is there provision in the system to display the time of a post as well as the date?
I would appreciate being able to see this info.
Also, I just realized there’s no counter for numbers of posts…I suppose this is a good thing because there’s not the motivation for making posts to up the numbers.

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#6

if you hover over the post date it shows the time

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#7

ah, ta figs

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#8

love the new site btw.

if you’re trying to attract new people, you probably mean things like marketing & promotions, right?
if so, i suggest doing things to increase awareness like:

sponsoring nights, doing your own nights
merch, t-shirts, hoodies (they still legal?)
google ads
partner with music schools
make documentaries
put out records
stickers

getting too commercial might mess up the vibe though

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#9

We are actually joining up to do nights past our first birthday. Might help!

Also allowing emails rather than just social media sign up should help, @4ndY is working on that.

I’ve no clue if there is any budget for the rest tho as that’s dubways ting

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#10

A dsf night would be banter, should include a plug dj set imo

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