“Know your enemy” as the old saying goes. If you want to use the right tool to counteract inactivity, you’ll first need to find out what causes inactivity and in which area. An example: If your clan members barely visit your clan’s website and forums, countering this with organizing an internal ladder is not the best option – they won’t read the ad for it. It would be best to contact some randomly selected members on an instant chat program, such as MSN, ICQ and the like, and see what their personal interests are. With this knowledge, you will be able to group your clan members based on common interests. Therefore, starting some forum topics related to their common interests usually cures the forum downtime. The fact is: you will have to be creative to find the cause of inactivity. Chances are slim that a member will come to you with the message: “hi, you can cure my inactivity by setting up a blog for me”. If only it were that easy … 😉

10 tips to keep your clan active

This is probably the part of the text you are actually looking for. However, I would suggest reading the entire article as I cannot guarantee that the following 10 tips will work if you simply use them as misleading missiles.

1. Host internal or ladder tournaments

Usually an infinite ladder, reserved for members only, can be used as a preventative measure against inactivity. Keeps both the clan activity in the game and on the spot, i.e. the clan website, stable. This is because members will play ladder matches as often as they wish, upload the match result as a recorded match, and comment on each other’s performance, strategies, and the like.

2. Have weekly meetings with members

Many clan leaders underestimate the power of common conversation. Having a weekly or biweekly meeting with your clan members in a chat can do a lot of good for morale, not to mention the sense of unity, among participating members. Of course you should invite your clan members on a voluntary basis. Try posting the invitation for such a meeting in a place your clan members visit often. That is, if they don’t check forums often, use word of mouth instead: tell a member to arrange a meeting and he will spread the word to other clan members he meets. Having such an encounter in a chat program or teamspeak program – I personally prefer teamspeak over a chat window with my clan members as it increases the “sense of communication with another human being” rather than reading text from a chat window from a complete stranger.

3. Having topics going on in the forums, for example “forum games”

Having one or, if you wish, a few topics going on in your clan forums usually keeps both site visitors and clan members coming back. Just Google for the words “forum games” and you should find yourself an ocean of examples. Just to pick one for the lazy out there: The Neverending Story. One person publishes a few lines of a fictional story, the next poster continues the story with its few lines. This goes on and on. Not only is this measure considered fun by forum junkies and spammers, i.e. people who post a lot, but it also gives your clan members the opportunity to work on something together.

4. Have polls and discussions

Not all clan leaders are as talkative as your aunt. For those who don’t have a clue how to start a chat program conversation with other clan members, a survey may be the solution. You could use a poll or poll to find out what your members like, dislike, love, hate and similar. All you have to do is create the poll and design the voting options. If you’re not familiar with creating an effective survey, I’d suggest keeping it basic. Give your voters three options: black, gray, and white. Black is hatred or dislike of something, gray is neutral with respect to the matter, and white is a fan or agree on the matter in question respectively. With polls, you can usually start a discussion to find out why someone voted for a particular option. This deepens the survey and can give you valuable information as a clan leader about the likes and dislikes of your clan members. Just make sure the discussion doesn’t go off topic, though!UFABET 888

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