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I remember when this community used to have monthly themes. With that we got so many more post, and I learned so many interesting things. I know we just had one mod that owns a clothing store so it’s hard for her to keep up with this site. Still I like this community too much to see a new post every few weeks.

So I elect we bring back themes. We could post here the topics we want to see and starting March we could put the most popular to a vote or something. I really hope that others are interested to bring it back!


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Feb. 19th, 2011 02:42 pm (UTC)
I’ll make my own list to start off:

Book reviews
Interesting articles
Interesting websites
Themes related to the month
Greeting cards
A party you put together/attend
Your favorite quaintrelle item you own
Feb. 19th, 2011 03:03 pm (UTC)
I used to love doing the themes, the only reason I stopped doing them was because people stopped participating in them, even after the last conversation on theme when i had asked people to submit themes they'd like to see, no one contacted me.

If we can get participation in the community up I'd love to start doing the themes again. I guess if I'm honest it just didn't seem that people cared much for these communities any more.

I'd love nothing more than to have these comms (here and my_quaintrelle) become active again, I love them too!!! But has to be a concerted effort by everyone to make them lively and interesting places to visit and post in again. Which means we all (myself included) need to start posting, no matter how trivial it may seem.

So I guess if we can get things active, I'd love to carve out some time for themes again.
Feb. 19th, 2011 04:04 pm (UTC)
Big edit:

I wonder if themes have actually hurt the community? I mean above are some great ideas, but, not one has made a post about them even though they could have.

I think it would be best to just each make a post about say our favorite Quaintrelle Item (for example) I know I'd love to read it, and as a community, if some one makes a post that is interesting or inspiring like that, follow on!

If one person posts their favorite quaintrelle item, and you want to share yours, make a new post about your favorite, and if any one has a good idea for a theme, don't make it a theme, just post what you would post and people will be inspired and make posts on what they would like to share on that topic as well.

I feel there is too much reliance on themes, we should feel confident in what we have to say, and be encouraging when people make the effort to post. I think it would be a great and organic way to grow the community, one autonomous good idea at a time.

We have the tags at the side we can all use, and because every good idea would be easy to find on it's own, new posts can be added beyond that one month to whenever anyone has something new to share.

I'd love to please give this a go.
Feb. 19th, 2011 06:48 pm (UTC)
I agree. The themes put too much pressure on what you "should" post. I never felt like I had anything to say that fit, or if I did, that theme has already come and gone
Feb. 19th, 2011 07:33 pm (UTC)
I see your point. There have been times when I didn't post because I didn't have anything on theme. I do remember how someone posted something then asked people to post similar things and it seemed to start a trend for awhile.

I agree that everyone should start posting more. As with more post = more people wanting to post!
Feb. 19th, 2011 06:39 pm (UTC)
That would be really good! I love seeing themed posts.
Feb. 19th, 2011 06:41 pm (UTC)
That would be really good! I love seeing themed posts.
Something along the lines of ADIML would be fun.
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