After reading LIlly-Ann’s post re updating profiles and Danforth’s post re long term survivors I thought about what they do on the Inspire forum.
Twice a year, they have chosen Valentine’s Day and labor (American spelling) day as update days. So people who do not visit the forum now or rarely do know that these 2 dates are the days to go on and give an update if they wish or see what others have done.
It would involve the forum administrators making the thread a “sticky” otherwise it would get lost in the forum traffic. It would not detract from the regular postings of the more active members but might encourage those occasional posters or visitors to the forum. It seems to work well in the Inspire forum. They also put in the update emails those threads that have new postings and indicate this as such. It makes it easier if you have thought you have read a thread to know if there have been new replies. I know you can opt to follow a thread but often there are so many on this site that it is not always feasible.
What do you think guys and administrators?
Any other ideas out there.