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Post Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 7:36 pm Reply with quote    Back to top    

Should the forum be available to guest users? Allow people to view threads without having to login (or signup). This would give the site greater search engine saturation, currently the only pages from the site on the google search index are the non-login pages such as profiles, news pages and testimonials. Opening up the forum may add all other pages to Google search and bring more people to the site.

These are the current Google dsxchange links:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&safe=off&q=site%3Awww.dsxchange.com+inurl%3Awww.dsxchange.com

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 1:27 am Reply with quote    Back to top    

Vincent,
If we make everything available, why would anyone want to join?

I think if we want more exposure or insentive for people to join,
perhaps making the FAQ Forum available as a taste of what is in here might be a good Idea

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 2:41 am Reply with quote    Back to top    

If the site develops more content, let's say downloads, white papers, example code etc. then make the forum exposed and accessible to search engines and make other features available to free members and premium services to different levels of paid members. The forum threads cover just about every DataStage term and error out there so it will bring a lot of people in. You can also start focusing on success as a measure of site hits rather then simply membership.

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 11:52 pm Reply with quote    Back to top    

Again I'm with Roy. There's no cost in signing up - you can see the list of forums without signing up. Maybe making just the FAQ available without sign-in would be ok.

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