Gergall wrote: ↑
August 26th, 2019, 3:48 pm
The second problem is that nobody bothers visiting or posting anything to the WP pages because they are empty. So I'll call this problem (Problem #2) the "Chicken and the Egg" problem. You could solve the chicken-egg problem by having a "Website Advocate" whose job is to post that stuff, at least for the first few months, and see if that starts to attract other users to start posting things for themselves.
Assume you are logged into both "systems" (hereafter to be referred to as "the site")
Assume the forum would be one "page" of the site, the event calendar would be another page of the site.
Assume navigating from the forum index to the tournament events page is just as simple as navigating from the forum index to the tournament sub-forum
Would you still use the forum to enter an event into a calendar where it can then appear on a widget across multiple pages of the site (including the forum page) and you can click on a calendar and see at a high level all upcoming events (dates, locations) with a link to a forum topic for further discussion or details, or would you prefer to only bury it in a topic of a sub-forum that typically requires reading each individual topic to find out high level info (date, location, etc.) and no way of knowing it's there without browsing/searching the forums (which many have claimed isn't that great)
I'm not wanting to eliminate the forums, but I do want to add features that make being a part of this community a better experience, which sometimes might include using features that are provided by WordPress and not by phpBB.
This mentality of "I will die before I use anything but the forums" is utterly ridiculous.
There are some WordPress widgets that will show the latest forum posts, making it easy to jump to the forums from other pages.
I am wanting to know how we can get people interested in contributing "static" content to the site that will reside as blog posts and articles. If no one is interested in contributing to that facet of the community, then you need to stop complaining about the website (outside of the forums) being "dead" because I believe that it's your own fault someone coming to the site for the first time would think that. It's not a one man job, it's the responsibility of the community to provide those resources.
I think that if someone came to the site and only saw the forums, they might not bother going any further (maybe I'm wrong though).