Not enough people to participate. Even the big BBs (5000 members) have hassles with not enough people in the chat.
I think we must finds ways to promote this BB to the cycling community somehow. I've been thinking about it. for now all i can do is tell my buddies about it but most of them have rather hectic jobs. As for me I've just been retrenched which is why I got too much time on the net at the mo'.
yes advertising is good. hey admin you should avertise this forum in aus ;D. the RACQ put a link to a Bicycle forum in its mag.(though the forum is dead as a rat ) thats free advertising and lots of ppl and crazy car drivers ;D read it.
Here I thought I was the first to suggest this, but I see Nicholas got there first! I was going to also suggest the chat option! You've asked what others think - I think there is enough of us now, to warrant it. We're posting, checking the reply, then posting back, and on chat, it would be instant, and easy to talk!
If it's not the cost that's a problem, but the people, then I say GO FOR IT! Let's have CHAT.
i have a idea to get the chat feature used more.
currently there is no way to see if ppl are in the chat room without going into it. There is mostly no one there so you give up. If under theInfoCenter section of the page you say if there are people in the chat room other people will then be inclined to chat. like if if said. People in Chat Room: 5 .etc.
also you should link to the chat page in the links up the top in my opionion ;D.
A Chat Room sounds a good idea. 8) Just have to be careful it doesn't become a substitute for postings that everyone can read later. Already having a problem keeping up and following ALL the topics and ALL the threads! :-[ Just don't want to miss ANYTHING on this great forum! (Admin & VO2. You're both doing a great job here!)
Yip, I think it's definitely a winner. A good idea just to get it off the ground would be to make a certain time and date where all parties interested could log on simultaneously for some good interaction.
That way, it can be seen as a trial run, and it can only get better from there onwards.