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    Musicaholic Forums Moderator ForeverAutumn's Avatar
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    Ideas to revive AR

    This place is slumping worse than...well...I don't know of anything in a worse slump.

    Maybe it's summer, maybe it's frustration, maybe it's just beating a dead horse...but this place is slooooooooooooooooow.

    So, let's get creative. How about some ideas on how to revive AR and put some life back in this place.

    I'll start...

    To increase awareness, we can organize a series of concerts, one on each continent. Filled with big stars and, of course, the best sound systems in the world. The whole event can be sponsored by AR but we get a different audio company to sponsor each show and use their equipment for the sound. Then people can tune in via internet, jump from show to show and compare the different systems...all the while running the AR banner at the bottom of the screen.

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    Altec Lansing sponsored one for our town last month. Did you miss the invitation? They will have another one next June. I'll save you a seat.
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    How 'bout instant messaging?

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    I had a pretty bad year this last school year so I was pretty much 24/7 on AR. It helped a lot so thanks!
    This summer I'm making up for the bad/boring/depressing times and socialising a lot, seeing my best freinds etc so I'm not here very much these days.

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    I know that your " solution" was made in jest but, yes, it has been pretty slow. I know for my own part, that I have been remiss in my duties as cheif instigator and general antagonist. You may feel free to chastize ma at will.

    Quote Originally Posted by audio amateur

    This summer I'm making up for the bad/boring/depressing times and socialising a lot, seeing my best freinds etc so I'm not here very much these days.
    Yeah. There's alot of truth to this sentiment in these parts as well. Been alot of work, alot of play, alot of shooting and golf, alot of good people and a few road trips. Music, especially new music has neither been at a premium or a high priority.
    So, I broke into the palace
    With a sponge and a rusty spanner
    She said : "Eh, I know you, and you cannot sing"
    I said : "That's nothing - you should hear me play piano"

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    How 'bout a little Inbox cleanup there sticky...

    Here's a concept: Live up to your promises Adam.

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    We could do an AR sponsored side by side comparison of all of Spanky's speakers tried to date. That should generate some traffic.

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    That would cost a fortune!

    Quote Originally Posted by noddin0ff
    We could do an AR sponsored side by side comparison of all of Spanky's speakers tried to date. That should generate some traffic.
    Granted, they are only $50 speakers, but there were a million of 'em.

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    As in a Democracy where you get the government you vote in, you get the site the members build. Technically I don't think there are any tweaks that need to be done or a push button that can be pressed that will instantly resolve the issue. IMO we have a very good committed/knowledgable (I exclude myself from that last category..) core group but it is an extremely small group. I am not sure how you can expand on this group other than to say that one thing I would say is that in the past and still on occasion this site engages in flame wars much more than other sites I visit. I know some of it is made in jest but some of is not and when members post a thread and are sometimes attacked or in a more common scenario other members use the thread to attack each other it tends to drive people away. Just my two cents.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobsticks
    I know that your " solution" was made in jest but, yes, it has been pretty slow. I know for my own part, that I have been remiss in my duties as cheif instigator and general antagonist. You may feel free to chastize ma at will.



    Yeah. There's alot of truth to this sentiment in these parts as well. Been alot of work, alot of play, alot of shooting and golf, alot of good people and a few road trips. Music, especially new music has neither been at a premium or a high priority.
    Safe to say a bunch of the ar.com regulars have been MIA at times this year, and that hasn't helped. Even I haven't been on here nearly as much as usual. I missed about 5 when things at home got crazy, but, knock on wood, I'm still here.

    We seem to have lost a lot of the new members asking about speakers, subs, receivers, TV's, amps, turntables, etc. That was always ar.com's lifeblood IMO, because the "old guard" inevitable comes and goes over time. Need something that attracts them. Don't know what that is.

    I do most of my posting these days in the OT, Fav Films, and Rave Recs forums. Dunno if that's right, don't care. Might be useful for us to engage new members into visiting though, but then, maybe they aren't coming to ar.com for those reasons?

    Sorry FA, I don't have any answers. Wish I did.

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    Many see this a sa resource, not a community.

    They have a problem. They search the net for answers. This sit pops up as a place to get answers. They join, get answers and leave. They don't even stick around for a cigarette.

    Welcome to the virtual age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobsticks
    I know that your " solution" was made in jest but, yes, it has been pretty slow. I know for my own part, that I have been remiss in my duties as cheif instigator and general antagonist. You may feel free to chastize ma at will.
    .

    HEY! I resemble that!
    Who are you, and why are you taking my job?
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    JSE sticks his head through the watercooler room door........

    Sticks and Kex are fast asleep leaning back with their heads falling off the back of their chairs and snoring, GM is yammering about be not being the cheif instigator anymore but no one is listening, FA is calling Michael Jackson's manager about a concert (Pssst....FA...watch the news!), Auri's getting an "instant happing ending" MarkW is being all "Rational" and all, and MIA Rich just beatch slapped Adam.........

    JSE will check back later.........................

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    You funny man....You so funny....

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    (GM walks out into the hall just in time to JSE leaving. JSE has a trail of T-paper hanging out of the back of his pants. GM calls all the workers out into the hall to laugh at JSE. One girl leans on the water cooler. Laughing hard, she knocks it over)

    Hey! It's wet T-shirt party time!
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    I for one have just had too much going to post on a regular basis. That, and doing budget work for the State of Illinois has been "challenging" to say the least. Not that CA is doing well, but I don't work for them.

    If things calm down then I will post more.
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    We need Lex/perv to come back.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.J.
    We need Lex/perv to come back.......
    How do you know he's not currently lurking among the newbies?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woochifer
    How do you know he's not currently lurking among the newbies?
    Cause he doesn't know how to keep his mouth shut. If he was here, we'd know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GMichael
    Cause he doesn't know how to keep his mouth shut. If he was here, we'd know.
    It actually took a while before perv started up. His cat fight with Pix is what started his mouth going. We always suspected, but that confirmed it.

    Peruvian Vs. Pixelthis

    His hatred for Wooch will pop up eventually if he is here. Sorry Wooch, couldn't help it

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.J.
    It actually took a while before perv started up. His cat fight with Pix is what started his mouth going. We always suspected, but that confirmed it.

    Peruvian Vs. Pixelthis

    His hatred for Wooch will pop up eventually if he is here. Sorry Wooch, couldn't help it
    True, but we would at least have a new member starting a bunch of threads. At first, they would seem thoughtful. In time, a pattern would show. Then someone would dissagree with something he said and, WHAM! All h.ll would break loose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GMichael
    True, but we would at least have a new member starting a bunch of threads. At first, they would seem thoughtful. In time, a pattern would show. Then someone would dissagree with something he said and, WHAM! All h.ll would break loose.
    When did you hit 11,000 posts? It seems like just yesterday that we celebrated your 10K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ForeverAutumn
    When did you hit 11,000 posts? It seems like just yesterday that we celebrated your 10K.
    Oh that? It was a while back. Not many milestones left after 10k.

    Hey LJ, thanks for the link. It was a fun read. I really enjoyed the additional links to some of Lex's meltdowns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GMichael
    Oh that? It was a while back. Not many milestones left after 10k.

    Hey LJ, thanks for the link. It was a fun read. I really enjoyed the additional links to some of Lex's meltdowns.
    Oh....I didn't read that far...lol. I forgot about superpanny707.....

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    Boy, whatta mindfull!

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