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MarkCo MarkCo is offline
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Should we Build a Community or Not?

You may or may not be aware of our venture 'Mission to party'

The concept is a website were (young) people can join for a minimal fee and receive loads of discounts from bars, clubs and eating establishments. these discounts include the main attraction which is penny drink vouchers.

Members can download and print one penny drink voucher a day to use in participating venues throughout the UK.

We are planning to add a sticky addition to our site so to build a community from our member base. After all its a social site. It will be an online and offline community, so profiles and forums, groups etc all able to interact

These are just a few of our ideas?

What do you think?

Mission to Party

Make New Friends >> Arrange Nights Out >> Party!
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Calco Calco is offline
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How would you ensure only one penny voucher was downloaded + printed per day?

Also, other than your current website, how are you planning on promoting your community? and what will you offer the bars/ clubs as payment for the free drinks?

If you can sort these details then i think its a great idea. Best of luck
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MarkCo MarkCo is offline
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These details are sorted.

I do not need to give away our key business aspects on a forum.

The workings of the site are all set, tried and tested.

I am looking for feedback on the community idea?
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Mark,

I think it could work quite well. When it got busy you would have to keep an eye on it to make sure it wasn't being abused, which would obviously take time, but I'd of thought it would be worth it, especially if it kept people on the site.

It would be even better if you could get individual bar/club owners/managers posting, as they'd be able to further promote the services. It might also be a selling point to the bars if you said they got there own area on the forum for posting info on events etc.

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Josh
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thanks Josh,

yes, will take time and effort to build and manage, but the rewards would make

It will essentially be a community of nightlife.

Not sure if its the first, but will be one of the only online online and offline communities.

All other profile, forum sites are online, we will actively encourage people to meet, arrange online their nights out with others.

Its a great way for non geeky people to get a larger circle of friends
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Nottingham has a magazine called Left Lion (if you've been to Nottingham you'll know where they got the name).

Over time they've developed a strong affiliation with pretty much all the major clubs and bars. Promoters will regularly post about upcoming events and will often offer a printable flyer that you can get free drinks/ admission with.

Its my understanding that there are quite a few of these communities around different cities. It'd be worth researching this as they are doing essentially what you want to do and would be your main competition.

Also my earlier questions where rhetorical...
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No penny off drinks for us old fogies( over 30s). i suppose we can afford our own.
who said a bald head isnt trendy.
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