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5 August 2009
6.26pm
BillyShears
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I am surprized that with a site of a quality of this one's calibur, a total of three posts makes you the top poster in history  of the site. I have added a bunch of new topics in order to hopefully spark ideas, debate.

9 August 2009
1.26pm
Joe
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Hi Billy. The site's been up and running since March 2008, but I've nevr really put in much work into promoting the forum. It's quite hard to get forums off the ground anyway, and I've been spending more time on getting the features and articles done instead.

Recently I added a link on every page to the most recent forum postings, which has meant more visitors registering to post. I'm confident that over time the traffic will grow - it's just a matter of waiting! But many thanks for dropping by and posting; it's the users of the site which will hopefully make this a really nice community.

But yes, three posts shouldn't have made you the top poster! That's a bit sad, isn't it?

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10 August 2009
10.39am
mrs mustard
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Its quite a gem you got here Joe. And yeah Billy I kinda noticed the same. But hey fourms gotta start somewhere. Im surely planning on sticking around. Eventually it'll grow. If not jus know I fully appreciate it.

23 August 2009
11.43am
Alissa
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I agree, I just started posting, and find I don't really have anyone to reply to my posts. -sings 'No Reply'- Haha, anyways.

The articles on the site are great, and I'm hoping that eventually others will discover the forum to keep it alive. I'll definitely hang around, there's so much information here that I just eat up. Thanks, Joe.

Tongue, lose thy light. Moon, take thy flight… see ya, George!
23 August 2009
2.29pm
Joe
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Hey Sun Queen - thanks for posting. Your contributions have been appreciated!

I'm glad you like the site, and please do take a good look around. I'm always adding new articles (see the Twitter update for the latest activity).

Here's the latest post, a feature on Rubber Soul: http://www.beatlesbible.com/al.....bber-soul/ - please add any comments you like to the article. Smile

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11 December 2009
9.08pm
skye
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I was thinking about this and decided that it would be cool to have beatlesbible.com banners for myspace, facebook, and forums in general. You know, publicity. Here's what I've been working on all morning. What does everyone think? (Thanks for the idea, Joe. Kiss)

banner

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11 December 2009
9.28pm
Joe
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Oh wow, I really like that. You have been busy!

Do you have a larger version you could send me, to joe at beatlesbible.com? I'd like to use it as one of the banner pics.

In the past I've shied away from going overboard on publicising the site, mainly because it's not finished and I didn't want to become an irritant. I'd only like to do it if there was something really worth plugging (I know a few people who have started Facebook fan pages for their businesses, and it seems a bit forced and unnecessary).

Perhaps I should put together a few banners and buttons which people can use on their sites, though, if they want to. What do other people reckon? In honesty publicity isn't really my strong point - I'm more of a writer, and all I really think about is the next article Laugh

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12 December 2009
4.27am
skye
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Sure I can do that. What size do you need? (Is it possible to go overboard on the internet?) If it makes you feel better, I honestly think the site looks professional.

Edit: I sent you a larger copy through my gmail account. Don't delete any emails from an "Elise".

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14 December 2009
1.55pm
Joe
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Got it - thanks!

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14 December 2009
5.15pm
BeatleMark
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I rather enjoy the site!  Great job!  I just created an account so I can respond to post in order to have "more traffic". 

Sunday's on the phone to Monday, Tuesday's on the phone to me.
14 December 2009
6.05pm
skye
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BeatleMark said:I rather enjoy the site!  Great job!  I just created an account so I can respond to post in order to have "more traffic". 


Yay! And from the US too. Welcome!

Ad hoc, ad loc, and quid pro quo! So little time! So much to know!
14 December 2009
6.10pm
Joe
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Hi BeatleMark. Thanks for joining the site (though I know you've been commenting on the song articles for some time)! It's great that this place is attracting some real fans of the Beatles.

Quick site update: traffic's steadily building on the forum, certainly compared to how things were a few months ago, and I'd imagine that after a while it'll pretty much take care of itself. A fortnight ago I was on page 10 of Google for the search term 'beatles', but now I'm around page seven and (hopefully) rising. The more people that come and visit, the busier the forum will be and we'll have plenty of conversations going on, making it a lively place to visit.

In the meantime it gives me a while to iron out some minor issues, and to keep adding content (which is how people will find the site). I've just about finished writing about key dates up to 1970, so I think in the new year I'll work on improving the image galleries and fill in the tour dates I've missed out - the Beatles Map is already looking nice and full, but it'll be great when it shows all the countries the band visited, such as the Philippines and Japan tours.

Suggestions for improvements are always welcome though. I have a to-do list as long as your arm, but I'm happy to add more! It's just a question of finding the time...

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29 December 2009
11.25am
SugarPlumFairy
Cloud Cuckoo Land
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I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the right place, but hello everyone. I stumbled across the site earlier this morning while doing a Google search for Ringo's new album. What can I say but that I'm seriously impressed with everything I've seen so far, though I'm still working my way happily through the various sections. I think I can safely say this is a Beatles home on the internet that I've been waiting for since, well since I've had the internet! Congratulations Joe! 

Hopefully the forum will become busier as time passes, but I have to say it's refreshing not to have to wade through endless threads about whether Ringo wore nicer socks than George to find something interesting!

Do I sound like a grumpy old fart now?

29 December 2009
7.05pm
Alissa
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Welcome to the forum, Mark! I have to agree with you; there sure is a lot of Beatle nonsense out there, and I love that we all have opinions that differ, I'm hoping with more people it will even get more lively!

And on that note, reminded by Mark's post, thank you, Joe! You have an excellent site, I've had it bookmarked for at least 3 months now, and I've been visiting it and posting everyday. Keep up the awesome work, and I'll be sure to read all the articles! (The Manson one is quite well done!) Smile

Tongue, lose thy light. Moon, take thy flight… see ya, George!
29 December 2009
10.35pm
Joe
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Hi SugarPlumFairy (and Alissa). Thanks for saying such nice things about my site! I'm taking a bit of a Christmas break from adding content, but I'm glad you've been able to find plenty to enjoy reading. The main part of the site is fairly well-ordered (song articles, albums etc), but the forum's a bit of a free-for-all, so there may well be future threads about The Beatles' socks - I'm happy with that, as long as people care enough to write about it!

Please do send any feedback my way, good or bad. Though if you could send me more time I'd be even more grateful. There's so much I'd love to do here, but real life gets in the way sometimes.

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30 December 2009
6.57am
mjb
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SugarPlumFairy said:

Hopefully the forum will become busier as time passes, but I have to say it's refreshing not to have to wade through endless threads about whether Ringo wore nicer socks than George to find something interesting!

Do I sound like a grumpy old fart now?


No you don't! I can see exactly where you're coming from.  There are other sites I joined that were just nonsense so I no longer go there. On here you get some serious, knowlegeable and really interesting stuff (and that's just the Forum). Joe's site as a whole is unequalled....

So don't feel grumpy one little bit Smile

"If we feel our heads starting to swell.....we just look at Ringo!"
31 December 2009
7.52am
Henry the Horse
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mjb said:

Joe's site as a whole is unequalled....


This site was a case of "stumbled across it" for me, and I'm glad I did. I have about 20 favorite Beatle sites bookmarked, but this was the first one I've added to the lineup in a few years.

I'm still rather new to the site, and I've been jumping back and forth between the wonderful song analyses and the biographies of people I never knew much about.  Well-researched, organized, and presented -- and, say, this Joe can write!

It's fab, gear, and all the other pimply hyperbole.

JBL

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