We take a look into the WishList Insider Forum and share an interesting and informative selection. The Forum Focus post can be accessed on the Home page.
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An online forum is often used to ask questions and generate conversations about “what if…” scenarios.
What if I need to create a course in a short time frame? What if my members don’t fill out all the fields in my registration form? What if the volume of content overwhelms my members?
These types of discussion starters are great and usually lead to some interesting solutions.
But, there are also the types of questions that are more specific.
In fact, they deal with a specific issue on a specific site.
The forum is a good place to start these conversations too.
Hmm, that’s a good question.
I have that thought quite often when reading messages in the Insider Forum. There are always plenty of solid conversation starters within the various threads.
Often times, there isn’t a definitive answer to the question.
Various points of view on a particular topic can lead to solutions that may not have been considered otherwise.
Perhaps this will be one of those instances.
The question has to do with possibly changing a pricing structure and looking for data to help inform that decision.
It is a very valid request.
Site owners will decide on a way they want to provide access to their membership and have a fairly clear idea on how to achieve their goal. But, there are one or two things that aren’t quite falling into place and require a bit more functionality than the systems and programs they are using.
So, what exactly are they trying to achieve?
If “this” specific action happens, they want “that” corresponding action to happen as well.
The actions are different for most sites but the common desire remains.
Creating an automated chain of events triggered by a catalyst.
They want to “set it and forget it” and let it do its job to make things easier for members.
How can something like this be set up?
A similar situation has likely happened to many of us.
We are working with a program or system and setting things up according to the instructions. Everything is falling into place and the last step is completed. So, everything should look correct and function, right?
Usually, that is the case.
But, there are those other times when something just isn’t right.
“Why does it look like that?”
That question typically means something is off. We retrace our steps to ensure each was completed correctly. We double and triple check. Still no luck though.
What is the issue? It just doesn’t look right.
You might need to check the CSS.