Suggestion Idea To Get New Members

Stag

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I was just wondering, since I believe we are looking for new members right, is there anyway we can send out an invite from the AB to someone we may want to visit on a regular basis.

I mean obviously we can send an email or tell someone, but is there a way to set up an icon that would send a pre-formated invite to someone to check out the AB. All we would have to do is enter an email address and our handle.

When the person receives it, all they would have to do is click on a link and be taken right to the AB.

Just a thought.
 

Arik

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#2
A "send this link to a friend" link?

I'll probably look into it when I upgrade the board.
 

Bean

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Care to elaborate? I seriously think that is spam.

I hate getting stupid emails from my friends that basically say "check this site out". It's spam. It doesn't matter that the website managed to sucker my friend into sending it to me, it's still spam, plain and simple.
 

Stag

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OK, if that is how you are defining SPAM, then yes it would be. I was defing SPAM as just a blind emailing out of invites to dozens or hundreds of people.

I don't usually have people I know inviting me to web sites, and if I did, I would presume it was one that they thought I would be interested in.

Using my marketing skills, I thought if we sent something to an ondividual with a link, by clicking on the link they get to see the site and (like I did) troll around to see if they want to hang out. Rather then a verbal recommendation which usually goes no where.
 

Arik

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#8
Originally posted by Bean@Feb 26 2004, 06:48 AM
Wouldn't that be very comparable to spam??


:spam:
One man's spam is another man's...spiced ham?

Yeah it could be considered spam. But only by certain people. Other people might appreciate it (I'm not one of those, but that's neither here nor there...). And, since it's a free marketing technique, I'd be inclined to try it.
 

Arik

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I don't know. It's a completely different thing.

The group of men are filling your inbox, despite the fact that you may not care about human-animal relationships, promoting their site. You email them back, asking to be removed from their mailing list and you get added to twenty other lists.

This is something where, if you have a friend who sends it to you, you can always email that friend and tell them to stop filling your inbox with garbage.

It just automates something that's been available since the dawn of time.
 

Cymro

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This wouldn't be to someone at random, which is what spam is, and we could give the E-Mails a user-specific signature.

Besides, we're not a porn site, we sell viagra and penis enlargers, remember?

BTW: How's that debt repayment and college diploma idea of yours going?
 

Arik

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Originally posted by Cymro@Feb 27 2004, 03:18 PM
This wouldn't be to someone at random, which is what spam is, and we could give the E-Mails a user-specific signature.
Actually, my definition of spam is more restictive than that.

I define spam as unsolicited, unwelcome emails that, regardless of the source, serve only to inform me of a product, service, or news without any direct communication between the sender and myself.

There's a fine line in my book between sending out a blanket email saying "check out my kewl new website" (which I would find acceptable, as it's a direct request between the sender and myself, and it potentially creates a new link between them and me, assuming that I know the person), and an email that says "check out this kewl website i just found" which, in addition to being totally devoid of content (the sender could just drop in the link without the message and the email would be the same thing), it is also just an advertisment for someone else.

However, as it is the person who is doing the deed, and not the website, when I have problems with people doing it to me, I take it up with the person, not the website.

However, such a feature here would probably only be used once or twice a year, another reason why I'm not opposed to doing it. :D
 

Stag

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You know, using your definition, you could limit the usage of that capability to moderators or patrons and thereby creating the linkage you mention.

Just a thought.
 

Arik

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Yeah, but I'm not going to email you saying 'check out this thread on the Astrobar'. I'm going to trust that you're going to see it.

It'll be okay, not everyone defines spam as I do.
 

Arik

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#17
I can send you a few emails about it.

Let me just add you to my list, when I send out my next batch, yours will be there.

Guaranteed* to make it grow 8-10 feet. Please multiple women at once.


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*Not a guarantee
 

Arik

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#19
Okay. Here's how much I was paying attention. Above each post there's a link to 'email this topic' to a friend. :D