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Savage
May 25th, 2012, 06:31 PM
There are many existing therian sites that can offer a choice of cultures and communication styles. How can we better drive traffic to some of these sites and help these intentional communities thrive?

What neutral or objective criteria can we develop to identify sites that are stable, functional, useful to the community, and good prospects for driving traffic to and supporting with community resources?

What support resources can we put together to offer other therian sites? Who has some good links to things like easy to use free forum or hosting sites and software, tutorials for that software, traffic building tools and other useful webmaster tools that would be applicable to our community's needs?

Brainstorm and collect open source resources here.

cheetah
May 25th, 2012, 08:25 PM
Activity levels would be a fair assessment of how useful or functional the site was, as well as how often it was down, how many trolls end up hitting it, and the extent of flaming present.

House of Chimeras
May 25th, 2012, 10:21 PM
Even if a links hub is something we don’t have like there used to be maybe make a thread somewhere where it can be seen by the public which can be edited in to add to a list of websites designed for either specific interests in minds for a subset of the community (such as Christen Therianthropy and Pridekin) or that are of a more spiritual flavor (such as Therianthropy Wilderness), and even those that sights which are slightly beyond what Werelist purpose is (vampire, otherkin, multiple sites).

Not so sure about tech helps as much though.

WolfVanZandt
May 26th, 2012, 03:48 AM
Aye, maybe a good description of the site plus a link per post?

Savage
May 26th, 2012, 11:59 AM
We're using the front page (www.werelist.net) itself for the "therian site roundup" of articles.

If you want to do front page article submission, ask helpstaff for permissions - I'm minutes from leaving. I had to close it to all but ambassadors and staff, because it was being pretty badly misused to post chatty stuff that belonged on the forums.