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Offline saddler

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« on: October 06, 2014, 09:21:08 AM »
as you know our membership period runs from October to October.

The final membership figure for 2014 reached 545 the highest number of members the club has ever had, so well done and thank you to all of our members who make the club what is.  :-\ :-* :) :-* :-\
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Re: Membership Numbers
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2014, 11:10:14 AM »
WOW
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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2014, 11:41:55 AM »
Double wow.
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Offline keith rdc

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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2014, 12:33:14 PM »
3 x wow  ;) :-* :-* :-* :-*

Offline Michael Hallums

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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2021, 11:16:30 AM »
Is there a way of finding out how many paid up members and users are currently active please?
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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2021, 12:23:10 PM »
904 paid up members
how active they are who knows ?
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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2021, 07:16:16 PM »
I think that you may find that some people ( members ) use the site as an easy way to get information and free advertising, where else could you get all this info that you members give for the cost of membership, you'd pay more for a haynes manual and probably struggle to understand most of it, and if you want to sell something, adds are free to place on here, the value for money is superb. Put on top of that, the assistance you get from Paul Dawkins on dating certificates etc it's the best money i've spent in years. I read the new post's daily with interest and every day I learn something new, non members can read these as well free of charge and they get the information for free, they don't know how beneficial it is to become a member, the friendship from members is worth more than the subscription, put on top of that, all the other benefits, it's a non brainer. Thankyou to the team for running the club and thankyou to all you members for the help and support that you have given me in the past.

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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2021, 10:05:39 AM »
Interesting. I was asking to compare alongside the XJR1300 OC as this site seems to be very active and helpful. Especially on the technical side. As soon as a post goes up for help, responses come in thick and fast. Unlike the XJR forum with same sort of member count.
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2021, 10:01:29 AM »
Dont get confused by "Membership" numbers. We have over 900 "paid up Club Members" who basically pay for the Club to operate but there are over 5500 registered Forum Members. We really should then have 5500 " paid up Club Membefs" so get your hands in  your pockets Forum Members and help this Club out !!!!!
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« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2021, 12:57:05 AM »
Dont get confused by "Membership" numbers. We have over 900 "paid up Club Members" who basically pay for the Club to operate but there are over 5500 registered Forum Members. We really should then have 5500 " paid up Club Membefs" so get your hands in  your pockets Forum Members and help this Club out !!!!!
The AJS/Matchless club only allows a very short time to access  their forum before you either pay up as a club member or are booted off. They have the view that why should people who don't contribute to the club benefit from the knowledge of those that do. I had many run ins over this with the stalwart, archaic committee members who are living in the past stating this attitude was never going to encourage young blood into the old bikes and bike clubs but just ended up banging my head against a brick wall.  I am very knowledgeable on my bike(not that many around) and know it inside out having done every job possible on it and liked helping out others but ended up leaving the club because of this.  We of course are a lot more friendly and open to fellow RD owners and it is the quickest forum I know for replying to posts but YES.. A FEW MORE £15  FOR A UK MEMBERSHIP WOULD HELP OUT THE CLUB IMMENSELY, IT'S A NO BRAINER!
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« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2021, 03:35:17 PM »
If the tech help sections were moved to be in the club members section we’d probably see a fair few pull £15 from there pockets!
1 in 5 seems quite a low ratio..

Of course the fly in the ointment is that the club, forum and (FB pages for that matter) are associated but not strategically aligned or managed.

Apart from goodwill and general enthusiasm, there is no motivation for the forum to be actively developing the club or the club to develop or influence the forum.

Knowing both as I do, and having had my fair share of corporate strategy projects across the years, my comments are just ‘obvious’ facts of life.

However ....as they say...if it ain’t broke don’t attempt to fix it!

I suspect however that even without active differentiation embedded in the forum architecture, club members get treated slightly differently to forum members by the members themselves based on a raft of metrics...

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« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2021, 07:19:30 PM »
"If the tech help sections were moved to be in the club members section we’d probably see a fair few pull £15 from there pockets! 1 in 5 seems quite a low ratio.."

That seems unfair to me Peter as we are then asking £15 for technical advice which we always try to give each other for free ? Its always difficult to balance what Members should get. Del' s input with WelllArd and the Xmas Calendars is worth the Membership fee alone in my opinion.

BTW, Membership numbers are at an all time high of around 920 +. When I took this over we struggled to get past 450.

"Of course the fly in the ointment is that the club, forum and (FB pages for that matter) are associated but not strategically aligned or managed."

How do we "strategically align or manage them" ?  Forums and Social media are two completely different concepts of communucation.
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