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Brad
11-04-2006, 03:07 PM
I just saw this posted on the forum.

"Most users ever online was 70, Today at 09:23 AM."

Nice to see the activity is going up. Folks are finding the forum.

Bill O
11-04-2006, 07:37 PM
It's a direct correlation to the reference in the daily comments. All those users online only generated 1 new topic, which is a little sad.

Sorry, I can't resist, but that new topic would have been a perfect fit in the "Photographs" section, but I'll take what we can get.

tkahike
11-05-2006, 06:06 AM
It is tough to get forum going. People have an interest, but are afraid to post. They feel as if they might sound stupid, or something might have already been covered. And once they do sign up for a forum, only about 10% of members will post, the rest lurk.

rockin rex
11-05-2006, 07:13 AM
I agree. People come, look but don't post. Would love to know what keeps people from posting. This is a great forum for all of us who love the white mountains. Come on folks don't just look, post. This is a forum that takes in so much with both the weather and hiking aspect. Would really enjoy seeing more people post.

Brad
11-05-2006, 07:36 AM
And there are sections clearly set for other topics. One should not be afraid to post - even just to say "thanks".

Brad
11-05-2006, 07:50 AM
It's a direct correlation to the reference in the daily comments.
It is amazing the web traffic the MWO web site gets. Last year a link was provided off the daily comments to a set of pictures I had taken. That day I had over 35,000 pages viewed on my photo web site!

Bill O
11-05-2006, 09:28 AM
And there are sections clearly set for other topics. One should not be afraid to post - even just to say "thanks".

I certainly don't want to discourage posting, but I think we should strive for meaningul replies. I'll take one word answers for now but in the long run you want to see some real substance.

Brad
11-05-2006, 09:32 AM
I certainly don't want to discourage posting, but I think we should strive for meaningul replies. I'll take one word answers for now but in the long run you want to see some real sustance.
Yup

(lol, the 3 letter reply above was declared "too short". A post must be at least 10 characters. We are saved by technology.)

Charlie
11-05-2006, 07:35 PM
well thanks a lot for the info on this forum .
i have posted and i am interested in volunteering up there but still looking for more info .

thanks charlie

Gorque
11-09-2006, 09:44 PM
First post here. It's not that I'm afraid to post, it's just that I don't believe I have anything that is meaningful post.


Other than this post, what was made to let all know that I'm not afraid to post. :D

PS: More smilies are needed. :)

Brad
11-09-2006, 09:57 PM
First post here. It's not that I'm afraid to post, it's just that I don't believe I have anything that is meaningful post.


Other than this post, what was made to let all know that I'm not afraid to post. :D

PS: More smilies are needed. :)
We welcome you to the forum!

Maybe some of these from another forum will work here...
:cool:

:rolleyes:

:eek:

They work, but they show up differently than on the other forum software.

Andrew
11-10-2006, 08:05 PM
up to 79 users at once :)

Gorque
11-15-2006, 06:51 PM
We welcome you to the forum!

Maybe some of these from another forum will work here...
:cool:

:rolleyes:

:eek:

They work, but they show up differently than on the other forum software.

Thanx for the heads-up on the smilies and for the welcome. :)

Bill O
11-30-2006, 01:57 PM
We seem to be heading back to the doldrums this forum suffered during the summer. I'm not sure why, the number of members continues to grow.

So, all you new members please post! Favorite trails, weather conditions, White Mountain stories, Mount Washington news, trail conditions...whatever.

HikerBob
11-30-2006, 03:09 PM
My view regarding the low post traffic is that many of the members already belong to one or more hiking related forums and feel repeating posts on yet another forum to be bad form.

Perhaps the same goes for other areas of interest such as meteorology (did I spell that right?).

I for one only recently found the forum following a more prominent mention on the main page so visitor awareness is another issue.

The opportunity for dialog with MWO personel has a lot of potential for inviting more activity. Where else could one ask "What are conditions like on the Rockpile?" and have the response be, "Hang on, I'll pop outside and take a look!"

Bob

Bill O
11-30-2006, 06:49 PM
My view regarding the low post traffic is that many of the members already belong to one or more hiking related forums and feel repeating posts on yet another forum to be bad form.


It is in no way bad form to repeat topics across entirely different forums. I actively contrinute to only two forums. A storm chaser/weather forum and this one. I'm not involved in any other hiking forums, and I find Time For Tuckerman to be full of too much noise (entire threads of smileys, and only smileys).

It would only bad form to cover the same topic in two different threads on the same forum.


The opportunity for dialog with MWO personel has a lot of potential for inviting more activity. Where else could one ask "What are conditions like on the Rockpile?" and have the response be, "Hang on, I'll pop outside and take a look!"

I'm not sure what the current policy is on this. I know the observers are very busy during the day, especially when there is bad weather. There also might be some liability risk if the observers are saying, "weather is great, head on up to the summit."

HikerBob
12-03-2006, 10:55 PM
I'm not sure what the current policy is on this... ...There also might be some liability risk if the observers are saying, "weather is great, head on up to the summit."

My suggestion was rather flip but intended to illustrate the unique fount of knowledge available to this forum.

Though I have seen woefully unprepared hikers in all situations I would hope nobody would base their trip planning solely on a single source. Particularly in winter I gather as much recent information about my intended routes as possible.

Trail conditions reports, trip reports, various weather forecasts are fine but when I leave home at 2am for the long drive up to the Whites some more immediate information would be useful. The new current conditions (http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/conditions.php) page is a real boon.

Bob

Brad
12-04-2006, 05:54 AM
It would be nice, as funding and membership grows, to have more real time data and images available to us off the peaks - not just the summit. Maybe the huts can be a base to provide the data feeds back to the summit for broadcasting to us.