Trading Post Activity?

MustBeJewel

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I don't know enough about forums to speak to popularity, but this caught my eye! I was on Instagram and I was looking at pony photos, and I saw an account named 'MLPTP' pop up. So I guess someone already claimed that handle!

For me, I think I originally joined the MLPTP for the contests! :} So maybe that's a good draw! I like the laid-back energy too, although I do wish there was more chatter/replies in general. I really like how you can 'agree' to topics!
Instagram is one of many upcoming projects ;)
 

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I don't know about everyone else, but, the feedback systems on Facebook don't work too well, in my opinion. I feel safer and more confident buying, selling, and trading on here. I also just love the contests and swaps. I don't see how a fb group could handle those.

I love the sense of community and almost family (definitely family with some) that there is on here. Even though my collection had to be vastly diminished and I'm on hiatus from spending money for a while, I still feel welcome and so happy to see my friends getting awesome deals.
 

MustBeJewel

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Alrighty, now that we're at least base-upgraded, I thought I would chime in here :)

As far as the activity here versus other boards, much of it has to do with their joint history. The MLPTP was the biggest MLP forum around, founded in 1996, until it suddenly went down in 2005. When it didn't resurface right away, MLPTP members created the MLP Arena as an alternative until something was figured out. But by then, faith in the MLPTP to rebuild itself from scratch, with members having to rejoin and start as 0 posters again, had faltered, and many (most?) chose to stay at the Arena. It's no secret that our numbers have had trouble since then, especially with the previous owner taking an extremely long absence during the MLPTP's current incarnation.

I certainly have my work cut out for me, don't I? ;)

I don't really get this feeling from this thread, but I just want to advise against any "us versus them" mentality in general-- we all mostly came from the same place, and are by far mostly the same people. ;)

If your looking to gain more foot traffic here, maybe an instagram or Facebook page for the group may help? Lots of people seem to be going this way for buying/selling toys these days.
Our Instagram will be launching shortly, so stay tuned! :) Bear in mind though the current "MLPTP" user is not us. And we are a bit befuddled by it.

We're also working on developing a Facebook group, with some careful precautions that have been echoed in some of the comments in this thread. The goal of any of our social media endeavors is to bring activity TO the MLPTP, not take away from it. The mods are having lengthy discussions about how to best go about this.

So, how can YOU help?

Once we have all of our features updated (hitting a few speed bumps in that regard at the moment) and our social media presence established, it'll be greatly up to you to share our posts and spread the word that whole new rebirth of the MLPTP is upon us! ;)
 
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