Would making this message board more social increase the user base or just cause more problems?
What do you mean by "more social"? Forums like this (it seems to me) are already social. Or, am I missing something?
chuckt wrote:Would forum software that incorporated Facebook or Twitter profiles bring more people?
Would subjects other than computers / electronics / micro controllers help bring people to the forum or just cause problems?
Granz wrote:I have a Facebook account, but don't follow it very well. I use it to see pictures of my kids and grand-kids, and to publicize my book.
Twitter: never had an account; may get one for my products/books, or maybe not.
If there are many other fields, other than electronics and microcontrollers (and related) then I would probably drift off. The main reason that I follow ZappBots is to see what other electronics people are doing, and to get motivation. ...
@ Chuck, thank you for your suggestion, I am glad you want to see the ZapBots Forums grow and prosper.
@ Granz, thanks for your feedback on the main reason you follow ZappBots, and your prospective on Facebook and Twitter.
I myself don't use Facebook or Twitter, maybe sometime in the future I might use them. Maybe adding the option of allowing people to sign-in to the ZappBots Forums using their Facebook or Twitter or Google+ credentials would make it easier for some people to use ZappBots, as they would have one less password to remember. I am not sure if the phpBB software allows this. However, I don't think the lack of this feature is holding back the growth of the ZappBots Forums. Maybe promoting the ZappBots Forums using Twitter or Facebook would help promote the growth of the ZappBots Forums. I encourage ZappBots users to promote the ZappBots Forums by making posts to their Facebook or Twitter or Google+ pages.
RE: Would subjects other than computers / electronics / micro controllers / robotics help bring people to the forum or just cause problems? Discussion of other subjects is not prohibited. We have the General Discussion Forum
, which can be used for Open Discussion and Chatter [Non-Topic Discussion]. If there is enough interest in a new/related topic, additional Forums/Sub-Forums can be added to the ZappBots forums. Some candidates for additional Forums/Sub-Forums might include: Mechanical design and Fabrication, Programming; C Basic SPIN Assembly Language. What subjects did you in mind?