Jordan Posted January 4, 2013 Report Share Posted January 4, 2013 I can't be alone when I say this is one of my favorite sites and I check here on a daily basis. I'm always excited to see new content but the amount of new content never seems to be constant. This site is a great resource and without it I probably would have never made any connections to drive me deeper and the passion I now have for beetles probably would have faded. How can we create new content constantly and make this an even stronger resource? First off we need more members. I know some people might be against that idea and think that it is better to have no new content rather than poor new content to clutter the forum. I disagree and think even "poor" content will help others learn and lead to great content. I know many people on this forum are part of other forums and run pages with thousands of viewers so why can't this site also take off like that? If we share the word enough it will gain members but that is going to take all the current members help. I hope others will expand on this based on their own opinions and preferences but I think some of the strong content is stuff like: photos, breeding updates, care sheets, tutorials, videos, classified offers, and most of all QUESTIONS! Questions create the most new material because without them all the comments would just say, "Very cool!" One of the best things about this site is the strong interactions between people who are just getting into beetles and the people who have been breeding for years and have vast amounts of knowledge to share. With that being said I also think some of the more experienced members should show a little more patients and respect to the newer members. I will start trying to post more and answer others questions myself even though I only have a little over a years experience. Let me know what you guys think about trying to create great new content constantly and any ideas you have. If anyone disagrees with this post and would rather the site be small and close knit let me know and I will remove it. Additionally I am considering doing a giveaway if there is enough interest. Maybe larvae, maybe adult beetles, maybe dried beetles, or jelly. Something along those lines. If there is interest it will work like this.. To be qualified to get the free item(s) from me you most pick a BF member and ask them for their address and send them something beetle related. It can be anything as long as it relates to beetles. (If it is live make sure it is OK with them and the are expecting it) The person you send stuff to is not required to send you anything back but you will be entered in my random drawing. You should only do this if you are participating out of pure kindness and don't expect anything in return, but hey, you may get something back! :] Let me know what you guys think! Jordan Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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