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Erik
May 8th, 2003, 07:27 AM
I am doing what I can to promote this message board.

My belief is that we will eventually hit a point at which the growth of the board will be self-sustaining. Until then, I am actively looking for ways to attract new members.

I've tried a number of things which are already working, but I am very much open to new ideas that anyone might have.

Erik[/list]

CP/M User
May 9th, 2003, 05:50 PM
"Erik" wrote in message:

Hi Erik,

> I am doing what I can to promote this message board.

> My belief is that we will eventually hit a point at which the growth
> of the board will be self-sustaining. Until then, I am actively
> looking for ways to attract new members.

> I've tried a number of things which are already working, but
> I am very much open to new ideas that anyone might have.

Would you also have this messageboard come up in things like
Google. The only downfall with that, is people have to be wanting
to look into vintage things.

Maybe I can dig up some Turbo Pascal programs & try flogging
them in other groups, but the people want to see programs in
there own groups that they visit.

You could also try posting to other HTML based messageboards
& just give this messageboard a plug. Programmers Heaven has
one & so does Gameshippo (which is quite simular to this).
Perhaps emphasise that you can come here to discuss vintage
programming & languages & also games. The IBM group could
have a discussion about vintage DOS games.

Sadily, some DOS games are not really DOS games (well the
ones I'm referning to are in Gameshippo). Or perhaps setup
a little reviewing group where you could review some of the
games there & giving your opinion about it.

Anyway, they are just ideas.

Cheers.

Peet42
June 30th, 2003, 12:34 AM
I just posted a link to the board over on the BBC's h2g2 community site, in the Programmers' Corner...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A604937

It attracts the calibre of geek you desire, I believe... :wink:

olddataman
November 28th, 2003, 02:06 PM
Eric,
Why don't you add some catagories to the list of platforms. There are many active collectors of computers that were common from 1956 to 1976. For example, the LGP-30 was (in my opinion) the first true minicomputer, and between 1956 and 1965 over 300 were in use and there are still a few in operation ttoday. And think of all the minicomputers developed and sold during the roaring 60's and 70's, I would suggest a hardware catagory of "computers preceeding the Altair 8800 announcement," or something like that. Let's make an effort to round up a bunch of those people and learn something from them. Just think, a "BIG" IBM 7094 had 32 K-words of 36-bt core memory, no hard disks, no terminals, but often had multiple high speed line printers, card readers and punches and sixeen big magnetic tape drives, etc. And a lot of excellent software was written in Assembly Language without the benefit or need of a multimegabyte operating system for scientific computers ranging in size from the PDP-8 to the SDS Sigma series and many others.
Ray