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Membership recruitment drive

Discussion in 'Forum News' started by Jon, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    In an effort to generate more traffic and posting on OI, I have decided to start a recruitment drive. It will go a little something like this: the person with the most points at the end wins a $100 gift certificate to Andy's (or, if you aren't in the US, a US based OI user of your choice receives the certificate). Here are the details:

    Points:
    10 points for every person who you refer
    3 points for every picture thread that person starts in species or hybrids
    1 point for every other post that person makes

    Rules:
    1. To get credit for the referral, the person must mention your user name in the referral box when registering.
    2. Recruitment drive opens immediately and ends at 11:59pm 12/31/08 MST. All registrations and posts that occur before the closing will be counted toward your score. Any subsequent posts will not be counted.
    3. The referred person must post at least twice for you to receive any points.
    4. You can only receive credit for those people you refer. In other words, if you refer Carl and Carl refers Jack, you only get credit for Carl. Carl receives credit for Jack.
    5. In the even of a tie, I'll figure out an equitable solution.
    6. Anyone attempting to cheat me out of $100 will be disqualified (i.e. your referral needlessly posts 5 posts in the same thread, you sign up with multiple user names, etc).

    Notes:
    1. The $100 is coming from my pocket and not the OI operating fund.
    2. Be creative in recruiting people. You don't have to know the person to recruit them. Post links to this forum elsewhere on the internet. Tell your societies, trading partners, etc. Just make sure you get referral credit.
    3. This is meant to increase membership and posting on OI. Keep to the spirit of that, please.
    4. You get 30 bonus points if the person has an orchid named after him/her :cool:
     
  2. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    Bumpdate....
     
  3. Wendy H

    Wendy H Just me

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    Got my people out looking for other people. :D
     
  4. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    So.... if I get John Klinger to register and post a photo of Trisetella klingeri, I get 43 points? Dang. I'm gonna email him right now.
     
  5. Mary Jane

    Mary Jane New Member

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    I already have told everyone I know. NOW you start a recruitment drive. Thanks a whole pantload, Jon.
     
  6. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Um... I started this forum, so you can't count me, MJ. That leaves Dale & Forrest. Half of them started this forum, and the other half woulda scored you roughly 1386 points.

    Yup.
     
  7. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    WOW I see a bunch of new members registered today!
     
  8. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Jon, are you going to post the score daily?:D
     
  9. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Today has been incredible. Thank you very much for your efforts. :cool:

    Daily seems like a lot. Frequently is probably more realistic. :)
     
  10. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Here is the tally as of right now:

    22 new users today :cool:
    3 new users posted
    1 new user posted enough to warrant points
    13 new users didn't reference a current member for referral credit :(

    Tom_in_PA has 13 points
     
  11. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    Tom in PA went public, first! Good job! :)
     
  12. Tracey

    Tracey Interloper

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    As I don't personally know anyone else interested in this hobby I'm unable to help Jon & Forrest with recruiting. I want to help though (I love this place :) )so here's my plan. If someone gets a new Aussie here who turns out to be a genuine participant I will send US $50 to the forum's paypal account for Jon & Forrest to pass on to the member who lured 'em here
     
  13. piggy30

    piggy30 Free?

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    Thanks for luring me over Tom!
     
  14. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    My pleasure.....enjoy the new forum :)
     
  15. Charles B.

    Charles B. New Member

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    Hi
    I just joined,is there a membership fee,or just contribute some???
    Charles B.
     
  16. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    Hi Charles.

    No fee. This is a free forum. There is an option for you to contribute if you would like to help us with some of the cost of running it, but that is not a requirement.

    If you would like to donate to the forum, you can do so by clicking the donate button at the bottom of the home page.

    Thanks.

    -Forrest
     
  17. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    Welcome Charles....Enjoy the new sandbox and I hope you share some of your great pictures with us here!
     
  18. Doc Elly

    Doc Elly Member

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    Just want to confirm that Tom P was the one who recruited me, so he gets points for whatever I do. The signup page didn't like the way I typed in his name.

    Congratulations on the new forum!
     
  19. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    Welcome to the new sandbox Elly ;)
     
  20. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Tom has been added as your referrer, Ellen. Welcome aboard!