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Notices: User has not posted a message for at least X days:

Discussion in 'XenForo Suggestions' started by CyclingTribe, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    In an effort to encourage more interaction I was looking to display a notice to members who haven't posted for 30 days - to prompt them to get stuck in!! :D

    I couldn't find a way of doing it (XF 1.2.4) so have popped in to suggest a new option:

    User has not posted a [forum] message for at least X days:

    Shaun :D
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2014
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  2. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    This can already be accomplished somewhat with notices: "User has posted no more than X messages"
  3. Daniel Hood

    Daniel Hood Well-Known Member

    Not entirely, if they join and post 50 messages in the first week and then don't post again for 30 days..... I guess you could set it to 51 but not only is that a weird number but "Hey, we see you haven't posted lately" when they just joined and haven't posted yet wouldn't work.
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  4. Mr Lucky

    Mr Lucky Well-Known Member

    If they haven't posted it could be that they aren't visiting the forum, in which case they won't see the notice. It would be sueful maybe to email those people, though they may see it as spam.

    I used to get emails from some forums, TAZ It think, saying something like, "we are missing you, please come back!"
  5. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

    Some combinations of conditionals would be useful as well, e.g. has logged in within last 5 days but hasn't posted within last 30 days. These could be used quite nicely to encourage more posting from lurkers.
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  6. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    The primary aim here is to encourage more posts from those who lurk whilst logged in (some people will register to lurk because it allows them to see member-only content!). (y)
  7. Mr Lucky

    Mr Lucky Well-Known Member

    I think lurkers will always be lurkers, a notice won't make them post.
    I would recommend giving something for people with x number of posts or trophy points, e.g. resources to download or other content that is not just member only, but only for members with x posts, or y frequency of posts (not sure if that's possible, but there must be an addon)

    Above all keep the forum active, there's nothing like good content to get people joining in and sometimes the forum owner must be pro-active in getting the discussion started and flowing.
  8. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    There is another reason for wanting User has not posted a [forum] message for at least X days: that some admins might want - usergroup promotions.

    I think it would be great to be able to reward more active users and this is one way of doing it. If they are active and have posted in the last X days, they get promoted and get some extra privileges. If they don't then they don't get these.

    I'd like to see a slight variation on this to:

    User has posted X messages in the last Y days

    This could be used in the way that @Clickfinity wants (he'd set X to 0 and Y to the number of days). I could also use it but rather than have someone who comes back, makes a post to get promoted and then disappears again, I could set it to say User has posted 10 messages in the last 30 days. That way I can more accurately award the more active members of the community with a user upgrade.
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  9. Mr Lucky

    Mr Lucky Well-Known Member


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