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Old 02-08-2019, 01:42 PM   #1
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How to FORCE new members to sign up

I am kidding of course, but the idea is powerful to me, given the number of referrals I have sent this way over the last 4 years. In that time, perhaps I have had 100 or more people contacting me on YouTube asking specific questions about skoolies - how-to questions typically. I always refer them here but they rarely if ever show up here? Maybe I missed them? But I do see plenty of follow-up questions, and I always ask "Did you login to skoolie.net and ask there?" Which is alway followed by a "No, I had thing, and a .... blah blah." It has frustrated me to no end, so I FORCED a follower to join. It WORKED?

Well, just thought I would ask for suggestions, maybe I am doing it wrong? How do YALL do it?

I did make a video, a promo of sorts that I can share with the others asking the same questions. It was insightful, but pretty much what I was expecting - "I was intimidated, never used a forum before, etc."
Not sure I can solve the problem, but it would be nice to know it is not just me that has this problem with referrals?

Any ideas would be helpful too?

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Old 02-08-2019, 03:27 PM   #2
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But I can't get the vid to play!
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Old 02-08-2019, 04:13 PM   #3
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You can lead a horse to water...
But I can't get the vid to play!
love the humour about horses - 'wouldn't play for me either - I've joined some of the schoolie pages too, and they don't have enough 'meat' in them to hold my interest - I'm more interested in getting to where I want to go and home again in safety and some sort of comfort than I am in what colour/type/pattern the curtains are - maybe we could spend more time talking about curtains than getting our hands greasy or breaking the skin on our knuckles to attract more people to this forum? ( NOT! )
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Old 02-08-2019, 05:03 PM   #4
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love the humour about horses - 'wouldn't play for me either - I've joined some of the schoolie pages too, and they don't have enough 'meat' in them to hold my interest - I'm more interested in getting to where I want to go and home again in safety and some sort of comfort than I am in what colour/type/pattern the curtains are - maybe we could spend more time talking about curtains than getting our hands greasy or breaking the skin on our knuckles to attract more people to this forum? ( NOT! )
Have to agree with you there......the other schoolie sites have nowhere near the technical know-how on display here. Makes me appreciate all of y'all even more.
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Old 02-08-2019, 05:32 PM   #5
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Have to agree with you there......the other schoolie sites have nowhere near the technical know-how on display here. Makes me appreciate all of y'all even more.
WHAT?
You mean there are OTHER Skoolie sites?

Sorry bout the video, it should play now?
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Old 02-08-2019, 05:40 PM   #6
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What's nice about this forum is we cover ALL THINGS SKOOLIE, not just the topics you might be interested in. I like that we talk about different appliances and different interior design techniques, to each their own. I notice a lot of single woman involved who may not be interested in the greasy how to repair, but more interested in what they are good at, whatever that might be. I say everyone is welcome and no question should not be asked. If your not interest in paint colors, don't read the forum titled Paint Colors.
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Old 02-08-2019, 05:44 PM   #7
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Sorry bout the video, it should play now?
It's running.

Damn, dred.......are you 6'10", or is Leah 4'3" ?
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in addition to the things I'm learning about buses that I didn't know before, I'm starting to realise that I knew more than I thought I did about many of the subjects discussed because of experiences I've had in the past - that, and the new knowledge I'm gaining is making me more confident that a bus conversion, for me, is a practical and doable project
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It's running.

Damn, dred.......are you 6'10", or is Leah 4'3" ?
Column A and B

You gotta meet Dredman, he's one cool dude!
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I've found that death threats, bribery and blackmail are very effective at motivating people to stuff.
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