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Offline David

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Future of the forum again
« on: December 17, 2017, 02:36:36 AM »
I started this site in December 2006 to try and offer some support to the sport and a place for people to talk about the sport and have run it at my cost ever since...There are no ads and I receive no income for running it out of my own time and money.

So I am trying to determine if there is still interest and a need for the forum ...Has everyone moved on to Facebook and Twitter etc and there is no demand for the site anymore and I can can get some of my time and money spend back lol ;-)

Let me know what you think

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Offline croc

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Re: Future of the forum again
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2017, 12:46:50 PM »
You could try and redesign the forum, maybe have 3 or 4 sub forums instead of dozens.   

Why not youth football, league football, international football, anything else.  Ideally it would be linked to a wider website on womens football with articles etc.   

As it is though I'd say there is no point. 

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Re: Future of the forum again
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2017, 01:14:38 PM »
I haven’t been here long, but it would be a shame to lose the forum. I am not aware of too many other places (On twitter or Facebook) for actual discussion on Women’s football. There are club sites and there may be places I am not aware of

I would like to see this forum stay open, but I would ask people that IF David chooses to close it (Please ONLY do this if David says he is closing. It would be unfair on him to do so if the forum is to continue), then please can people post details of where on social media, there are interesting places to discuss Women’s football

In the meantime though, I hope the forum continues and appreciate the hard work and expense that goes into running it. Thank you David
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Offline Cabbages

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Re: Future of the forum again
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2017, 03:16:59 PM »
I dont do Facebook or Twitter and believe that the forum should stay but not if David is losing bags of money on it- how about allowing adverts to help towards costs. Not sure there is another forum that provides the same opportunity for people to discuss the Ladies game in quite the same way- it is not like a fanzone which is attached to one particular club.

I guess that the site is only as good as the people that contribute- Shekicks have one attached to their website but its a lame duck if you ask me. So, we either dig in and make this work for all concerned or we turn out the lights, shut the door and put the cat out with the milk bottles.

I am willing to give it a go but cant do it on me own.......

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Re: Future of the forum again
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2018, 08:12:09 PM »
[ 1 ]  I enjoyed the fantasy football competitions in 2017: the Spring Series fantasy league & the Euro 2017 Predixit

[ 2 ] I think forums are better than facebook and twitter -- you can write longer and more expansively on a forum.

[ 3 ] There is reader interest in the  Womens Football Forum -- the guest number is  often a double digit number at any given time. Perhaps people a just shy about posting their thoughts.

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Re: Future of the forum again
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2018, 06:53:07 PM »
Hi David,

Im new here but I really like that there is a place like this.

What I would expect to happen is that former players, current players, and others involved in the womens game, would pitch in - and invite others. Also, dont girls who play football have any interest in it?

It seems very strange, but as usual, Im baffled by the sentiment 'we need to grow the popularity of womens football' when those who say that make seemingly no investment whatsoever in that cause themselves.

Due to the still niche nature of the sport, could you tell me why those involved in it havent been promoting this forum?

And I dont use Facebook either, but maybe people from here have surrendered to it. Why would be totally beyond me