turning newbies into actives.

Rickj
Rickj
Jun 24, 2008, 6:20 AM |
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i welcome new members through welcome games, but often as not, the game only lasts a few turns and the newcomer looses on time, often after only one move.Stastically , I've done 50 of these games and of these welcome games, 13 went more than one move and 5 more than 5 moves.

Even cutting and pasting a link to my welcome post didn't make anything change.

http://blog.chess.com/Rickj/welcome-to-chesscom

I guess a lot of people join and then forget passwords/drop out. I wonder how many multiple accounts there are on here? A few I'd guess.

The question I'd like to ask is "how can we encourage people to become active?"

I'd take a guess that a high percent of active members are paying the membership in one form or another. What are the statistics for new members per day? and how many of these visit again? and how many of these visit frequently?