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alitan
Spread Xoops Project : Interested people,please post here!
  • 2005/6/11 20:22

  • alitan

  • Quite a regular

  • Posts: 399

  • Since: 2004/3/14


After days of working with XOOPS and dealling with many people, I realized that the number of people who know about XOOPS is not enough! (Although we have 30000 users at xoops.org ).
For instance, not many persian webmasters know much of Xoops. As a result, I thought may be if we can create a group who can actually advertise Xoops, it would be great. In this project we can make different things such as, wallpapers (pc desktops' backgrounds), flash banners, different xoops' logos and perhaps develop some firefox themes with the name of XOOPS or with the XOOPS logo in them. There are also lots of other products which we can think of them later!
This idea basically came from spread Firefox project.
So enyone who thinks s/he can participate, please don't hesitate to post here!

I have made a sample XOOPS banner to show how we can work this out:

http://farsixoops.superihost.com/xoopsbanner.swf
** the banner is in 500 x 100 so if the quality is not good, its because of the dimensions!

Feel free, share your ideas and lets go!

Alitan
Xoops Persian Webmaster!
Http://Www.FarsiXoops.coM

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Gambero[removed]
Re: Spread Xoops Preject : Intrested people,please post here!

Link is broken.

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wtravel
Re: Spread Xoops Preject : Intrested people,please post here!

That is a great idea Alitan. We could use some more attention using that kind of promotional tools. Bye the way, we have about 30.000 users, not 300.000 Although perhaps next year....who knows

Any ideas on how to promote XOOPS are most welcome.

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alitan
Re: Spread Xoops Preject : Intrested people,please post here!
  • 2005/6/11 21:06

  • alitan

  • Quite a regular

  • Posts: 399

  • Since: 2004/3/14


@Gambro:
Link is okay I have tested it twice, and now i tested it again.
@wtravel:
Oh, sorry, the number was a typo (changed it!).

Any way, anyone who wants to participate, your ideas are welcome! Please discuss them here!
So here's the slogan:
**Feel free, share your ideas and lets go!**

*** Gambro--> If you can not still view the link , tell me and I will upload to somewhere else also!

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alitan
Re: Spread Xoops Preject : Intrested people,please post here!
  • 2005/6/11 21:09

  • alitan

  • Quite a regular

  • Posts: 399

  • Since: 2004/3/14



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alitan
Re: Spread Xoops Preject : Intrested people,please post here!
  • 2005/6/12 15:54

  • alitan

  • Quite a regular

  • Posts: 399

  • Since: 2004/3/14


No more suggestions?

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Herko
Re: Spread Xoops Preject : Intrested people,please post here!
  • 2005/6/12 16:27

  • Herko

  • XOOPS is my life!

  • Posts: 4238

  • Since: 2002/2/4 1


Alitan,

Definately no disrespect intended, but my take on this is that if we're going to do real marketing for XOOPS, we should do it right. If we need to promote XOOPS, we need the Marketing Plan that Skara, wtravel and the other members of the Marketing & Promotions Team are working on. They, as experienced marketeers, can tel you that FireFox's marketing comes from a well considered and thought marketing strategy (our Marketing plan), and is executed in a coordinated campaign. This last is important, as this means all activities are aligned with developments such as releases, openings of new sites/looks, it has a consistant message, a profesional look and feel, etc.

The idea you have is very good, and I gladly invite you to join the Marketing & Promotions team and develop thisidea into a part of the XOOPS Marketing Plan, and setup a coordinated promotional campaign, like Mozilla did with Firefox. But doing it ad-hoc, spur-of-the-moment, and (excuse me, again, no disrespect) a bit amateuristic, will not help promote XOOPS -on the long run.

Again, I hope I do not kill this initiative with this post, and that you join the efforts to do this right from the start

Herko

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davidl2
Re: Spread Xoops Preject : Intrested people,please post here!
  • 2005/6/12 17:05

  • davidl2

  • XOOPS is my life!

  • Posts: 4843

  • Since: 2003/5/26


Your enthusiasm is great Alitan! Just what is needed on the team!

Firefox did a great job with their campaign... let's see what we can do

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wtravel
Re: Spread Xoops Preject : Intrested people,please post here!

Alitan,

Your help will be very welcome . If we are going to do this, we will need to do it right. So first we need to determine what how we want XOOPS to appear? What impression do we want to give to people who never heard of XOOPS? When will we launch this campaign? These kind of questions will need to be answered first and the Marketing & Communications team is working on it.

You are most welcome to join the team and help us out on these points. Can I add your name to the list?

Best wishes,

Martijn

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simeon
Re: Spread Xoops Preject : Intrested people,please post here!
  • 2005/6/12 17:36

  • simeon

  • Not too shy to talk

  • Posts: 104

  • Since: 2003/12/18


although it is absolutly important and necessary that some merchant strategies are worked out i think it is a good way to involve the community into that.
i really get bored with that comparison with firefox.same as with that logo thingy.
xoops isn´t firefox and the XOOPS found. isn´t mozilla.
i think it´s not just absolutly impossible for a OS project to manage things like a company like mozilla allready cause of the money but i think it is not the right way to imitate others and XOOPS doesnt need that too.
i dont think it is the goal for XOOPS to make it used by every second guy like mozilla does.

but back to the topic (cause like i said, i think it is the way of an OS project to hear what the mass said) i think one of the most important steps in spreading a project is to make it really global.a start page where i can select my language and will be guided to the accordingly support site, a unified corporate identity look and the same main content on these sites.conditions for the support sites like a fix crew structure of developers, supporters, translators and so on.
sure much things to do and many loyal users are needed but i think things like this should be one of the first in todo lost to take XOOPS out of the corner and make it more "professional".

sorry for just dropping out some lines but my english is not good enough to tell all what i thought.

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