- Black Belt
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Those are great suggestions, Michelle, and they need many more members participating in this forum to get them off of the ground. Speaking of the Invention Gallery, where are all those members?
It's almost as if they're just riding on the backs of the ones who DO keep the forum going. It would be nice if they were all somehow obligated to contribute something to the forums. I'm not talking about people who will join this site in the future. I'm talking about the 500 or so, who have been enjoying the free advertising the whole time, without having ever posted a single message in the forums.
Maybe they just aren't clever enough to realize yet, that their own projects will benefit much further, as a result of a collaborative effort. I don't blame them for not having recognized the potential of doing that. But, would you want those same people to determine the success of this website, in effect?
No, there must be some way to get them to participate here...some fair trade-off for all the free exposure. If we put our heads together, we ought to be able to come up with a good way to get them to contribute. There's gotta be some way...
Because, once you get a critical mass of creative individuals all working around the very things you are suggesting, they will be realized. That's pretty much a guarantee. The question is, are you ready for that, Michelle? There is no telling what will get accomplished for you, when you can allow yourself to act on the more practical approaches. And, if they can't be applied to the members already registered here, how would you expect to be able to apply them to new members?
Hardball can be a very exciting game...