Stuff that happened to you today but isn't worth a thread

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  1. Innocent159

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    Being new to the industry I am trying to learn and adopt this from seniors. Basics first.
     
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    I was a bit too keen to put it in the tank, and didn't pre soak for long enough.
    The water had a distinct yellow tinge for many weeks :eek:
     
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    Purigen is supposed to help with that
     
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    Multiple water changes eventually did the trick :thumbup:
     
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    Love harvesting java fern plantlets from all the beat up, dying leaves I just chuck into my QT.
    With trident fern it must really feel like free money.

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    We've been without power since 8am this morning. It was supposed to be planned maintenance from 8am till 4pm, but nothing yet. Trusty generator to the rescue!
     
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    Hopefully its back now
     
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    Eventually came back at about 10:30 last night
     
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    Am so not in the mood for Monday morning :(:mad:
     
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    Is there any link with the facebook page? How can we get more traffic from FB users on here or vice versa?
     
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    Ouch :eek:
     
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    Facebook link is on the bottom of the home page
     
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    I am not sure what's the tie between this forum and it's Facebook page but I know for another forum which I designed which was basically like this one I had a plug in installed so from the forum you could view and post onto the Facebook page, also an option to post on the forum and the Facebook page. Not sure what the program that drives this forum is capable of but I know it is not the same platform that I used to design the other one.

    What I can remember though (this was a good few years ago) that the forum admin were not likely to have that Facebook option available as this would move users towards using Facebook and not the actual forum.
     
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    That is basically what happened here as well if we look at the activity on the Facebook page.

    Personally I think it is link to the ease of usage. If the forum was easily accessible via the Facebook page and mobile friendly, it may result in more traffic through the forum.

    If we could have something similar to what you mention in a dedicated forum (Facebook post) would be nice to lure more people on to the forum. Forum is not too bad to use once you get used to it and I like it more then the Facebook page due to the more formal nature of the threads (no unnecessary post)
     
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    I agree with you entirely and from what I feel also a forum is more mature as you're bound by terms and conditions and no smartchop replies like in a Facebook comments section.

    A car forum that I was a part of used their Facebook in a different way they would choose a certain topic (based on their own discretion which I am unaware of ) and post to Facebook like this:

    @Innocent159 is looking at options for stocking his new 1.5m tank get in on the conversation at {link to thread goes here} this would encourage users to join in on the conversation. The option to sign in with Facebook was also on this forum so no registration required on a separate email address so was pretty simple and engaging
     
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    If there is interest we could give it a go because that will definitely help to get fb users to browse the forum.

    Is here any admin from the Facebook page or is it a separate entity?
     
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    I am under the impression that it's currently unmanaged as I've tried to join months ago and have not had my request accepted. However I could be mistaken.

    I agree with you that a certain amount of work can be put into having users engage in the forum
     
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    I left all the admin an inbox. Awaiting their response. And then we can take it from there. Any moderators on here is welcome to comment whether it is feasible and allowed
     
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    @Reedfish @A new day @Zebra Pleco please advise on the above
     
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    The FB side of TASA has their own set of mods and also a set of Terms and Conditions. @Zebra Pleco oversees the FB part too and perhaps they have other admin as well.

    I don’t know... I get the impression that the TASA forum and TASA fb have different ‘personalities’, with the forum being more in depth etc. Which draws different people in most cases, although I’m sure there are members who belong to both?
     
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