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Every member gets a member...?

Discussion in 'Forum Issues and Suggestions' started by Claes Gefvenberg, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. Claes Gefvenberg

    Claes Gefvenberg Moderator Staff Member

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    As with all new sites, it is important that we swell the ranks in order to reach the "critical mass" necessary to make the discussions gain momentum. We all know people who would like and benefit from this place, and I suggest that we try to reel them in using the "every member gets a member" gimmick".

    Obviously, there are also other ways to attract people. Suggestions?
     
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    All former Covers should rattle their social media cages, and post a message including a link to this site!
     
  3. Andy Nichols

    Andy Nichols Moderator Staff Member

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    Indeed! I've linked a few groups on LI and Tweeted a few people. I have to be careful, since I would rather avoid attracting unwanted attention, but if anyone else would care to post on LI...
     
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    Jennifer Kirley Moderator Staff Member

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    I've been reaching out too, but selectively. There are a couple of old Covers who seem more comfortable going elsewhere.
     
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    I know Andy posted about this on a LinkedIn forum. That is how I found this. I have already sent out a couple emails. I will also be brining it out in my internal auditor classes as a way for auditors to develop professionally.
     
  6. Andy Nichols

    Andy Nichols Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks Dave.
     
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    Pancho Active Member

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    Up on my Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter.
     
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    I, too, have been reaching out selectively, mostly via emails and private messages to present and former colleagues. Still a bit leery about casting a wide net at this point.

    Your "gimmick" reminds me of those old shampoo commercials from the '80s, Claes. "I'll tell two friends, and they'll tell two friends, and so on, and so on,..."
     
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  9. Claes Gefvenberg

    Claes Gefvenberg Moderator Staff Member

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    My point, exactly: If we all do that, we will grow like crazy, because the need for a place like this is just as great as ever. My next move will be to tickle a few colleagues who were not part of the old place. :D
     
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  10. Tom Waite

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    Getting the word out for sure. I have received a lot of helpful insight from a lot of you and others throughout the years on the Cove and I hope I either have or can return that to you and others. Let's get the word out and make this a great resource for Quality!
     
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    Thanks to Somashekar for putting the link on LinkedIn! I've already passed the word along to others.
     
  12. Andy Nichols

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    Perhaps someone in the LI ISO 9001 Group would post it - it'll be interesting to see who responds. It's a big group.
     
  13. PaulJSmith

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    Already at 129 members! This is outstanding.
     
  14. Reluctance

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    What is the social media policy for looking for new members (aka poaching) from another forum?

    There is another forum that was started up by a former Cove member called qualityrecord.com. I don't know who started it and they only list themselves as "admin". The intent of that site of course is very much the same.

    I joined that forum first because it was available sooner than this site. They use MyBB forum software and the formatting is... well, different.
     
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    That's an interesting question. I don't think of it as poaching but I do have my own web site and will be sending attachments here that also are linked there. I have seen the other site and am not sure about the membership - I do not know which of the Covers I knew were signed up there.

    I suspect each will find its niche and there's room for the both of us if we each provide adequate value.

    I, for one have been suggesting the site to people I know and some who pop up and voice their regrets in the LI "End of Elsmar" threads.
     
  16. Andy Nichols

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    You are free to join whatever forums you want - however, as we know happened with the ASQ example, more came to the Cove... Since no one person is going to be ranting and raving over their particular biases, I believe THIS forum is more likely to be the most successful, for example.
     
  17. Claes Gefvenberg

    Claes Gefvenberg Moderator Staff Member

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    Clearly a relevant question (I had not seen the other place, and I have no idea about who is running it), but personally I see nothing wrong with being part of several forums. It's not as if you have to transfer from one team to the other as with sport teams.
     
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    This is a great idea! Spread the word!
     
  19. Claes Gefvenberg

    Claes Gefvenberg Moderator Staff Member

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    I have started to pester my work mates now... :D Two of them are on there way here as I write this. Right David & Mari? :cool:
     
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    It is ok! Now I am a member.:)
     
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