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  1. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    i was wondering if maybe nike+ could have a bigger role in the forums here, or at least something where more people see it. every month we have our macrumors challenges, and it's only around 50 people or so.

    there are tons of active members around here, so most people probably don't even see the thread.

    and people that just walk are welcome also. it's great for people who need to lose weight also

    maybe a Nike+ sub-forum?
     
  2. Doctor Q Administrator

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    It's a chicken-and-egg issue when we wonder whether a given subject area has enough followers to deserve a subforum, yet the attention that a subforum gets may be necessary to achieve enough participation to qualify in the first place.

    While acknowledging that, I'll say that I don't think we're likely to have enough Nike+ threads to need a subforum for them. You wouldn't know it from looking at the forum list these days, but we do try to keep the number of forums manageable.
     
  3. arn macrumors god

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    not sure he meant sub-forum, so much as more exposure.

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  4. Doctor Q Administrator

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    twoodcc did suggest a sub-forum, but how to help with exposure in other ways is a valid question.

    We made an effort in that area in March, when we helped set up the Overview: MacRumors Nike+ Challenges thread and the Notable Community Threads thread that links to it, with the latter thread made sticky in the Community Discussion forum. The goal was to reduce the number of competing sticky threads while still letting people know about the group activities such as the Nike+ Challenge, the MR Weight Loss Challenge, and the MR Push-Up Challenge.

    What other suggestions are there?
     
  5. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    i see what you're saying. out of those we tried in the past, the most successful was when we had the Nike+ challenge thread made a sticky in the community section. at least it was in my opinion.

    maybe a sub-forum isn't the answer, but it seems there has to be a way for more people to see the thread and know what it is.
     
  6. arn macrumors god

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    oops. :) I'll try to read better.

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    The number of new bods appearing to join in the challenges was greater when the Nike+ thread itself was stickied in Community rather than being stuck in 'Notable Community Threads'

    Now, so long as we all start talking about progress regularly, and bump it up to the front page of Community, we do get occasional new members.

    I guess another idea would for for those of us who use it, to put the thread into our signatures to encourage others?
     
  8. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    i agree (i said it earlier in this thread)

    yeah, i guess that's all we can do for now. hopefully some other action can be taken
     
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    ha, this is this thread :confused:

    maybe it will help a little. i just think since there is so many people on these forums, i'm sure there are some who would either be interested in running, or at least walking to lose weight, and participate
     
  11. BigPrince macrumors 68020

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    I would love for there to be more encouragement for Nike+. It would of probably helped me stay more motivated.
     
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    If it means anything, I didn't know there was a Nike+ section on macrumours.
     
  14. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    yeah, what happened to you? you need to come back! we have new group challenges and stuff, you might like it better :)

    something is better than nothing

    well, it's not a real section yet, but we do have Macrumors challenges and stuff. you should check it out
     
  15. BigPrince macrumors 68020

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    I know, I got 19 invites the other day.
     
  16. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    so what are you waiting for? :)
     
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    yep i joined back up too after a while off :)
     
  19. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    glad to hear it! ;)
     
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    Note that I didn't say *I* would be one of them. (; Although, I might.
     
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    Just for statistical sake - perhaps a daily poll to get information on who actually frequents this site and has a Nike+. Based on that information it would provide a realistic view of what the possible Nike+ MacRumors universe could be.
     
  22. liketom macrumors 601

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    if we had our own sub forum under say ipod & itunes then we could spread the word about nike+.

    at the moment for any discussions regarding the nike+apple system, or techie questions/advice i have to search- and sometime i miss threads.
     
  23. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    you better ;)

    there's an idea. it's at least a start

    yeah, i think a subforum would be something better than what we have
     

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