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    Increasing userbase

    We can all agree that CSFBL is an amazing game and brings great enjoyment to all of us reading this I'm sure.

    I think a really good goal for the community is to try and double the userbase this year. I believe the community can greatly benefit from more users as many leagues are fairly inactive and total activity in the game is down, which has a domino effect of making most leagues less fun than they normally could be

    Let this thread be for ideas on how to get more users to the game and build a larger community. Because IMO, a larger community would bring more enjoyment to the current userbase, as more users = more activity, trades, posts, and competition.

    Anyone have any bright ideas? What are some strategies we could implement as an alternative to doing nothing

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    Re: Increasing userbase

    Personally, I believe a little effort into social media marketing, and campaigns, and efforts to seek funding for these via donations could work well.

    I think a team of users who all have the same goal -- that are willing to donate their time and energy to the cause of attracting new users could be a great plan.

    This could include outreach strategies on other gaming sites.

    It would be great to have a team such as this working together with whoever is currently overseeing the admin role of the game. If this Admin was part of the cause, and also helped setup the channels for users to help improve the game, it could be a win win scenario for everyone involved

    I'm not saying I have all the answers. I'm just pointing out my observations and floating some ideas. I care about the game and want to see it grow.
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    Re: Increasing userbase

    Find a way to get the guys that run the site as guests on the Effectively Wild podcast. The folks that listen to that podcast would likely really love playing CSFBL. In the MLB offseason Effectively Wild has all sorts of non MLB (but baseball related) episodes. They recently had an episode on Strat-o-Matic.

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    Re: Increasing userbase

    I don't know what CSFBL management did in the past. I only know about 18 months ago I found this site and there were many Mentor leagues just starting. As a newbie I probably would not have stuck around long since I was clueless. I think Mentor leagues are crucial for bringing in new players. This game is great once you get the hang of it but I can say firsthand it can be daunting to a new player.

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    Re: Increasing userbase

    It's sad nobody sees increasing the userbase as priority. I think it's critical for the long term growth of the game and to improve it. We should always strive to constantly improve.

    I believe with my new league there will be a renewed interest for CSFBL. Maybe we can funnel that energy into a group effort for something amazing, where the community can develop a system of increasing the userbase.

    We should have a team of people running an instagram account for sure.
    Here to beat you down, CSFBL style.

    LEADER of the WIN EVERY SIM crew

    Unrecognized Creator of the Anti-Tank Movement in CSFBL.

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    Re: Increasing userbase

    Quote Originally Posted by Rando View Post
    We should have a team of people running an instagram account for sure.
    I'm a statistician turned copy editor that deals with clients looking to increase web presence and brand recognition. I take on a ton of social-media curation projects and I have to say Instagram is useless as far as curation and web-presence is concerned. I think the big issue is mobile accessibility. Let's face it, this game is pretty much geared to desktop applications. You can get players to try the game, but once they realize there is no app beyond the forums they fade away. An easy to use mobile UI is the only thing that will generate a consistent new player base and generate revenue.

    I don't think any one league will increase user base, accessibility is a pretty big issue. It's going to be a case of adapt or fade away....

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