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Post  TP on Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:29 am

Does anyone know how to get more people on board here. Have told alot of people on MSE! They dont like you posting links to other forums so its abit hard.

Anyone got any suggestions on where else to promote it?

Thank-you stay at home friends.
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Post  knitmylife on Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:17 am

hi im louise

just an idea how about promoting on facebook.

also ideas about expanding the content of the forum. how about sections on money, recipies and for me personally a stay at home wannabee.

im working towards it but at the moment have to stay in work unfortunately.

off now to have a look round.

thanks for setting this up xx
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Post  juliapenguin on Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:04 pm

Maybe we could send private messages to people on the thread on MSE? I think we're going to get closed down there for extreme naughtiness like being off-topic....
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Post  wendy on Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:44 pm

I feel this is a better idea than being on MSE anyway.

However much I love MSE...I have never found my 'niche' so to speak on there. I pick up loads of ideas etc. but often the threads just disintegrate into extreme ideas, then 'off-topic' etc etc....and so it goes on.

At this time of year (harvest), and especially since all the girls have left home, I do feel quite isolated. I look after the GC, but I find myself doing precious little else!

I just want to be able to come on here and get myself organised, along with others who are of the same mind. I also suffer from depression and a feeling of worthlessness for not having a job, but I love to be at home.... just need a kick up the bum sometimes!!

Well I feel i have rambled on enough lol

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Post  Bitsy Beans on Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:51 am

Definately think that Facebook and Twitter maybe (not that I use the latter) is the way to go, plus it's free which is the very best MSE Smile

Who ever runs this forum could in theory set this page to their homepage on their user profile thereby allowing people easy access. It means at least you won't get into trouble posting the link frequently.

I love MSE, especially OS boards but I do find them phobic about going off topic. I can understand if things decend into an argument but general chatter I don't see the problem with.
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Re: ideas on how to expand this forum?

Post  helen jelly on Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:58 am

Bitsy Beans wrote:

I love MSE, especially OS boards but I do find them phobic about going off topic. I can understand if things decend into an argument but general chatter I don't see the problem with.

Couldn't agree more!! Its often when things go offtopic that I learn the most.

I'd "like" this page if it was on facebook to encourage more to join, but, I quite like the cosiness of there not being too many on here too - decisions, decisions, glad they aren't mine to make lol

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Re: ideas on how to expand this forum?

Post  froogs on Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:07 am

Hi Smile pleased to be here.

There's a group on facebook called 'UK mum's who make' they're all stay at home mums who make things for a living. It has thousands of memembers who silently tag their pages to get people to like their pages.

Once the page has lots of likes then hopefully word of mouth would get more users on here, or you can just post on UK mum's who makes wall the forum web adress. I could do this if you like?

Also advertise on twitter using hash tags #WAHM #SAHM #housewife #homemaker etc but we might run the risk of getting world wide sign ups?

Anyway, I'll help out where you would like me too Smile

I too haven't found my niche on MSE and the off topic thing is really putting me off posting now I've read all the thread.
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Post  TP on Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:57 pm

thanks for all your comments very helpful.
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Post  TP on Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:07 pm

mags50 wrote:I feel this is a better idea than being on MSE anyway.

However much I love MSE...I have never found my 'niche' so to speak on there. I pick up loads of ideas etc. but often the threads just disintegrate into extreme ideas, then 'off-topic' etc etc....and so it goes on.

At this time of year (harvest), and especially since all the girls have left home, I do feel quite isolated. I look after the GC, but I find myself doing precious little else!

I just want to be able to come on here and get myself organised, along with others who are of the same mind. I also suffer from depression and a feeling of worthlessness for not having a job, but I love to be at home.... just need a kick up the bum sometimes!!

Well I feel i have rambled on enough lol

wendy

whats the gc wendy cant think at the moment?xx
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Post  wendy on Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:20 pm

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Re: ideas on how to expand this forum?

Post  TP on Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:23 pm

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Post  TP on Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:47 pm

frugaliciousness wrote:Hi Smile pleased to be here.

There's a group on facebook called 'UK mum's who make' they're all stay at home mums who make things for a living. It has thousands of memembers who silently tag their pages to get people to like their pages.

Once the page has lots of likes then hopefully word of mouth would get more users on here, or you can just post on UK mum's who makes wall the forum web adress. I could do this if you like?

Also advertise on twitter using hash tags #WAHM #SAHM #housewife #homemaker etc but we might run the risk of getting world wide sign ups?

Anyway, I'll help out where you would like me too Smile

I too haven't found my niche on MSE and the off topic thing is really putting me off posting now I've read all the thread.

thanks for your post going to have a think about it all.
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Post  TP on Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:00 am

juliapenguin wrote:Maybe we could send private messages to people on the thread on MSE? I think we're going to get closed down there for extreme naughtiness like being off-topic....

you can do that if you will that would be great.
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Post  Admin on Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:45 pm

frugaliciousness wrote:Hi Smile pleased to be here.

There's a group on facebook called 'UK mum's who make' they're all stay at home mums who make things for a living. It has thousands of memembers who silently tag their pages to get people to like their pages.

Once the page has lots of likes then hopefully word of mouth would get more users on here, or you can just post on UK mum's who makes wall the forum web adress. I could do this if you like?

Also advertise on twitter using hash tags #WAHM #SAHM #housewife #homemaker etc but we might run the risk of getting world wide sign ups?

Anyway, I'll help out where you would like me too Smile

I too haven't found my niche on MSE and the off topic thing is really putting me off posting now I've read all the thread.

yes that would be good if you would silently tag the page.

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Re: ideas on how to expand this forum?

Post  froogs on Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:49 pm

I'll do that now Smile
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Post  Admin on Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:52 pm

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Re: ideas on how to expand this forum?

Post  froogs on Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:54 pm

This is what I put

#SAHM #WAHM #homemaker #housewife #frugal a new onlie community for Mums who stay at home homemakers.forumotion.co.uk come chat with us Smile on twitter and I'll go post on UK mums who make on facebook

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Post  life_in_termoil on Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:31 am

Could we have a "diary" section..so we could all if we wish have our diary to just vent on if needs be?
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Post  froogs on Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:35 am

I would love to have a diary section, fab idea.

I have been on a bit of a journey of late and feel like it would be good for me to vent anonymously. MSE is too big and too many awful people around it too. I just don't feel comfy opening up to be trolled etc
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Re: ideas on how to expand this forum?

Post  lollyfin on Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:16 am

I like MSE and have got so much information and tips from it but I love it here. I think everyone is pretty much on the same page and want to help others, not ridicule them, which is something I think maybe MSE has lost a bit. I like being able to ramble on and know someone else will have an opinion or know how im feeling and I thought that was how our thread (see getting all protective of it) on MSE was going to be I didnt know that wasnt allowed oops. So I think this is my place now and much as I want others to know about it and benefit from it I dont want it to lose its comfyness and become less personal
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Re: ideas on how to expand this forum?

Post  TP on Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:17 am

yes i think we should have a diary section then. No doubt nearer the time we will have something on Christmas. I dont know about anyone else but i think for now we should not have two many sub-boards as some forums have loads and they seem so huge. :no:
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Re: ideas on how to expand this forum?

Post  Rosie on Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:42 pm

frugaliciousness wrote:This is what I put

#SAHM #WAHM #homemaker #housewife #frugal a new onlie community for Mums who stay at home homemakers.forumotion.co.uk come chat with us Smile on twitter and I'll go post on UK mums who make on facebook


I'm not a SAHM, well I'm a Mum, but she's well & truly flown the nest, I'm not a wife either.
If I hadn't been directed to here from MSE I wouldn't have come along as I don't fit into the above categories.
I know that you can't cover every eventuality & "Spinsters of any Parish who spend all day sat on their arses due to ill health & apathy" isn't that catchy is it?
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Re: ideas on how to expand this forum?

Post  lollyfin on Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:03 pm

Hi Hermum
I think you will fit in here just fine
Not everyones kids are still at home and not everyone here is at home all the time
we just like to have a chat and be cheered up for the day or a vent and know others here will be nice to us
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Re: ideas on how to expand this forum?

Post  TP on Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:30 pm

i was just thinking while ironing wouldnt it be good if i could run a few small competitions with some small prizes for our users. I dont know how i would go about it though. Wink
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Re: ideas on how to expand this forum?

Post  alec eiffel on Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:33 pm

Maybe a blog to go alongside the forum would be a good idea, people might look for housewife/housekeeping blogs more than forums so a good blog could help direct people here. Lots of blogs run giveaways/competitions when they reach 100 followers or whatever.

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