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#1 Ghostship702

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 12:37 PM

So I noticed this last night--

The TechPB Youtube Channel has 15,550 subscribers.

The TechPB Forums only have 6,770 registered users...

I thought that was interesting... Does anyone have any theories as to why? what about ideas to bring more users in?

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 12:56 PM

I think a lot of people who subscribe are people who spend a lot of time on Youtube but who do not necessarily want to be part of a message board. That is weird though, I would expect maybe a few more subscribers than members in these early stages, but twice as many?
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Posted 24 November 2008 - 04:23 PM

Youtube is more popular than forums?

I'm pretty sure most people aren't interested in reading threads, making posts, and the like.

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 06:16 PM

Thieves :dodgy:


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Posted 24 November 2008 - 06:27 PM

I also think that a lot of the viewers and subscribers on Mikes, Techpb page just simply arn't dedicated to the sport as much, or arn't interested. Or simply they believe that its a hassle to be a member. They're could be alot more growth in techpb, if Mike had a techpb promotional video up for people to see.

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 06:40 PM

He's kinda got a few, where he mentions the forums are up, but those are mostly in the "news" videos, where the average non-dedicated paintballer isn't as likely to look.

I assume that most newer/curious players only watch the gun review shows, to help make descisions.


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Posted 24 November 2008 - 07:14 PM

youtube is easier than a forum, so It makes sense
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Posted 24 November 2008 - 10:33 PM

If it weren't for one boring ass day I probably wouldn't be a member. Its easier to watch an informative video then to sign up on a forum to sift through lots of crap. This forum is new, useful info here is few and far between. I have said this once before and will continue to stand by it, techpb-mike is known for his videos, it should stay that way; forums and everything else a distant second. You want to sift through a bunch of crap just go through the other major paintball forums and there you go...

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 01:48 AM

This forum is new, useful info here is few and far between.


I'm really gonna have to disagree with you on that. I find the forums EXTREMELY informative.

Even with all the crap, just use the search button and it looks for you
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Posted 27 November 2008 - 02:35 AM

People must just be lazy/ not know what a forum is
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Posted 27 November 2008 - 06:52 AM

People must just be lazy/ not know what a forum is


Sounds Roman to me...

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 12:47 PM

ya if omly mor people were dedicated
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Posted 27 November 2008 - 05:50 PM

Well, I'm still new-ish to pb and was researching overboring vs underboring since everything the local's told me seemed contrary to my own tests. I found cockerboy and Mike's videos on this, subscribed, then came here and registered.

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 09:52 PM

A vast majority of players are not into the forum scene. Hell I probably know more people offline than online and I know a lot of freaking people. Lets not forget the youtube chan has been around longer.

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 11:30 AM

I'm really gonna have to disagree with you on that. I find the forums EXTREMELY informative.

Even with all the crap, just use the search button and it looks for you



Like I said "this" forum is new and good info "here" is hard to comeby not because people are to lazy to search for it but rather because it hasn't yet been posted here. My point being why sign up here to learn little (compared to other forums) when your already a member at a forum thats well establish and a search can yeild many pages of results relating to your topic compared to here where a search would show up with no results or a few threads which are heavily spammed with outragously false info children claim to be true.

This forum, if it continues to maintain current activity, will slowly continue to grow, but until we see a huge wealth of posted information your not going to see the boom of new users like people have expected from the begining.

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 12:07 PM

subscribers just watch and make youtube comments like

"I LOVE MIEK YAAAAAAAAAYYYYY"

thats all they contribute, theyre probably too lazy to get in here and actually help out

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 12:14 AM

Ok, now lets break it down even farther. We have that many subscribers, and that many forum members, what about players club members?
of course I cant say much, becuase I havent got mine yet. (Not till christmas >.<)
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Posted 29 November 2008 - 12:33 AM

subscribers just watch and make youtube comments like

"I LOVE MIEK YAAAAAAAAAYYYYY"

thats all they contribute, theyre probably too lazy to get in here and actually help out

If thats all they have to say, do we want them on the forum at all?
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Posted 29 November 2008 - 03:16 AM

You need to be patient. Mike has a ridiculous following on youtube. Google themselves gave him producer rights for his content, and viewer ratings.

The forums is a small part of the TechPB whole. Most people are content to just watch the videos on youtube. You would be very surprised about how many people dont even use forums. They are the top 10% of the fanatics in general. Plenty of people are car enthusiast, but do you see new mini forums with 10k members.....nope, not really. Most people are content to just play the sport, or mod their car/computer and google something every once and a while, but not actually register and talk.

I would be interested in how many hits TechPB is getting daily, weekly etc..

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 11:06 AM

You need to be patient. Mike has a ridiculous following on youtube. Google themselves gave him producer rights for his content, and viewer ratings.

The forums is a small part of the TechPB whole. Most people are content to just watch the videos on youtube. You would be very surprised about how many people dont even use forums. They are the top 10% of the fanatics in general. Plenty of people are car enthusiast, but do you see new mini forums with 10k members.....nope, not really. Most people are content to just play the sport, or mod their car/computer and google something every once and a while, but not actually register and talk.

I would be interested in how many hits TechPB is getting daily, weekly etc..



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