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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Gabby, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. Gabby

    Gabby Well-Known Member

    There are a lot of member here. How come these types of communities don't get together a register to each other's forums? For the sake of increasing membership if anything. Just wondering why there isn't some sort of mutual thing here. Maybe there is. I dunno.
  2. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    It's a good question, I'd guess that they don't because their too busy focusing on their own forums. That said, I wonder if it would benefit xenforo to have an area like "Community collective" where members can post to exchange posts, say for example x member requests 5 posts in exchange for 5 posts they'll make at their own forum. I'd say this kind of boost would be good for the person(s) and xenforo since when new people visit xenforo sites there would be more posts and a little more activity on xf forums across the inet.

    Though I know a few admin forums provide this service and not sure it would work here but then I haven't seen this kind of thing on company forums.
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  3. Gabby

    Gabby Well-Known Member

    Thanks Shelley, I was just thinking... seems like a good idea to me .. :)
  4. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I have to admit I'd like to see it here if not just out of curiosity to see if it worked and benefited all parties (xenforo, person requesting post, person receiving posts). That being said, I can't see an area like that being created here but xenforo has been known to be the one of "doing things first".
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  5. 0xym0r0n

    0xym0r0n Well-Known Member

    I've done post exchanges in the past and it's a nice thing, but I much rather register on a forum that I'm interested in and support it that way. I have registered with over a dozen forums that i saw on XF since I've had my first license. I'm not that active, mostly lurking but I did register and post on them.

    I also prefer people to join my forum if they are genuinely interested in the topic. I love when XF members join my site and provide in depth feedback too. They know what XF can do and if they see something that they never thought to do, it gives me an ego boost lol.

    An exchange is a great idea though! I'd probably love it as sometimes the topics on my forums get repetitive and freshness is appreciated :p

    Some people are poor sports with exchanges and do simple responses or responses that are irrelevant to the niche.
  6. Gabby

    Gabby Well-Known Member

    I would certainly sign up with the exception of gross porn sites. Gaming site, well I know nothing about gaming but I can say things like, 'wow that's cool." LOL
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  7. Gabby

    Gabby Well-Known Member

    P.S. Oxy... very nice site by the way.
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  8. Gabby

    Gabby Well-Known Member

    Hey wait a minute... I used to play Nintendo with my daughter... does that count. :) :)
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  9. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I think for quality posting you wouldn't participate in forums post exchanges that your not fluent with it's niche and participate in forums that you are comfortable with exchanging posts. Personally, forcing yourself to post on forums your neither knowledgeable on the subject matter would defeat the purpose of quality posting.

    Gaming sites I'd be happy exchanging posts since I game alot (l4d2), Infact, strike that off l4d2 is the only game I play excessively so it would need to be a valve or L4d2 related site. I could provide a number of high quality "Godus" rant posts on how hideously bad this game is and why Peter Molyneux should be slapped around the kisser with a luke warm, wet COD several hundred times, or frozen. :LOL:
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  10. Gabby

    Gabby Well-Known Member

    Ok well that's three of us. 47, 745 to go. LOL
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  11. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Post exchanges are so obvious and devalue sites, IMO.

    There's nothing worse than looking at the 20 newest threads on a forum and they are all by the same member with titles such as:
    What's your favourite cheese?
    What's your favourite bread?
    What's your favourite cheese and bread combination?
    What's your least favourite cheese?


    I join sites if I am interested in the subject matter, no other reason.
    Or at least I used to; no time these days.
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  12. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I guess if you ran a bread and cheese forum the questions would be great.
  13. Gazhyde

    Gazhyde Well-Known Member

    Going by a quick google, it's and untapped niche should someone be interested :)

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