I quite recently joined the Audi forum, i posted in their newbie section with pics of the car - in the 3 months i have been there i have had 1 reply and that was admin saying welcome to the site, now i know that site is free but i have also joined other pay sites where the fee is nominal and there is no hardcore to them, because it is cheap they only use it as a library and dont tend to stick around they just pop in and out when they need something
To all admin or mods this is what this club needs more of lively debate, with ideas and moans being listened to and if possible acted on and coming up with ideas not locking threads let people speak that why we move forward.
Yes but it would be nice if more forum users joined in, I know it's late now but I think a lot of people just sit on the fence as they will get hammered by the longer standing members, if they join in and suggest ideas we move forward and improve.
I dont think anyone is not willing to move forward with good and sound ideas and all are willing to listen, but when fingers are pointed and things said in the heat of the moment it doesnt help get anything sorted.I am not disputing how friendly this club is Mike, quite the opposite. I am just trying to make the point about trying to make the club more attractive to Cougar owners and ex owners as well.
This club needs all the help it can get right now as it is slowly dying, if nobody can see that then what hope is there for the club if people are not willing to listen or change. It has to evolve, or it will die.
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I fully agree with this Terry, I will say it is nice to have a good debate without any name calling and people getting angry when it is not needed. This is after all only healthy for the club.
So are you saying only 10 people visited the site that were potentially new owners Andy ?
I would like to think that number would be much higher.
I dont think anyone is not willing to move forward with good and sound ideas and all are willing to listen, but when fingers are pointed and things said in the heat of the moment it doesnt help get anything sorted.
Not all good ideas are good and not all bad ideas are bad if you see what i mean but i do agree that ideas should be brought forward and i am sure that if it helps the club then something would be done BUT it would have to be an idea that the majority of members thought helped the club
Go and look for yourself Peter.
Unfortunately that is how it is.
We can't make people come here, we aren't a physical entity with a captive audience, we have to rely on passing trade, on people actively seeking the site out because they have bought or are going to buy a Cougar. That is if they are computer savvy, have any interest in an online forum or an owners club, so many variables.
Everyone has to eat; very few have to drive a Cougar.
Peter i am (as i always do) talking in general as i am sure you will agree that many a discussion on this site has ended in a slanging match because some wont listen , or agree to disagree.Mike, I do not believe I have pointed a finger at anyone here, I have also not lost my temper or made this debate heated in any way at all. I think I have conducted myself with dignity and respect for everyone who has posted up a reply even if I have not agreed with them on all points made.
Peter i am (as i always do) talking in general as i am sure you will agree that many a discussion on this site has ended in a slanging match because some wont listen , or agree to disagree.
But i must admit tonights discussion has been good
Mike, I do not believe I have pointed a finger at anyone here, I have also not lost my temper or made this debate heated in any way at all. I think I have conducted myself with dignity and respect for everyone who has posted up a reply even if I have not agreed with them on all points made.
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I am not saying that you can make people come here, what I am trying to say is when they are here, hook them in, use the cheaper membership as bait, catch there interest and reel them in. Trust me, it works. I will give you an example.
I do this every-week in my business. I get family's of 4 walking into my restaurant because I am saying "kids eat free"
So now I have got 2 adults & 2 children. The adults pay £7.95 each, the kids would normally pay £5 each. I give away £10 on each family eating. The whole family eats for £15.90 but here is the thing, I then sell them starters, desserts, tea/coffee, and I am good at it, so before you know it I have managed to sell the whole table say desserts @ £3.50 each. So I gained £14.00 on a table of 4. I gave away actual food costs of under £1 each child because they eat next to nothing.
Can you see my point now. By lowering the price of membership to £5 you are making it attractive to pretty much anyone who crosses this site in the future. Nobody will bat an eyelid at £5 for a whole year, £15 is a little bit different.
This is type of comment that gets people's backs up (much more important things to do) and putting up and shutting up? Is this anyway to speak to forum members like myself and many others who have tried and in vain most of the time, because you are either shouted down or your thread blocked or removed or great ideas just totally ignored by most of the inner circle bods.
I think the time had come as Pete as said to get things changed we need more people who have the club interests at heart and who will work to get things to happen, so I for one would be more than happy to try and help from my soap box to help re build the club and listen to people's ideas not just shot them down.