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Dear All

 

The Coming Events Forum - https://www.fun-fairs.co.uk/forum/593-coming-events/ currently has over 400 events listed.

 

The Coming Events Posters - https://www.fun-fairs.co.uk/gallery/category/3-coming-events/ currently has just ONE poster displayed

 

It would appear that the Forum is far more popular with members than the posters and I can see why - easier to search, alphabetical listing etc,

 

Do we want to keep the Posters section??

 

All the best

 

Bill

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Roger Peatman

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Based on those figures, probably not.

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What I would like to see is the lessee listed where known.

 

Also I wonder if it's worth listing so many events when some may only have a handful of children's rides etc. present (not that it's always possibly to tell without prior knowledge of an event). 

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I agree with Owen's post above, however, all the events are provided by the forum members themselves and as they are posted in advance, the Lessee and type of fair is often unknown at the time.

 

If we made it a condition of posting that the Lessee name must be included and the type of fair, it could well diminish the amount of listings members post, including Larger type fairs.

 

A lot of the events are gathered from social media, which doesn't always give the information mentioned.

 

It is something the Admin team will discuss though.

Thank you for your input.

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Quite a lot of the posters do have the lessee who organise them stated. Posting of  children's fairs after all it is still an event that people looking up events may be interested in taking their families to. If it can help bring visitors to these small events it can bring a bit of a living to the assorted organisers of that certain small event.

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30 minutes ago, Dave said:

Quite a lot of the posters do have the lessee who organise them stated. Posting of  children's fairs after all it is still an event that people looking up events may be interested in taking their families to. If it can help bring visitors to these small events it can bring a bit of a living to the assorted organisers of that certain small event.

I don't disagree about families visiting the fairs, but how many of these fairs are visited and reported/photgraped on by the core majority of the forums membership? I.e fairground enthusiasts.

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I can't see any reason why a Poster can't be posted in the Coming Events Forum and do away with the Posters Gallery. 

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20 hours ago, Owen Ralph said:

What I would like to see is the lessee listed where known.

 

Also I wonder if it's worth listing so many events when some may only have a handful of children's rides etc. present (not that it's always possibly to tell without prior knowledge of an event). 

I can see where you are coming from with this Owen but we are trying to cover most types of events that Showmen open at. I can also remember a certain children's Christmas Fair in Manchester many many years ago where a certain imported ride was built up ready to debut for a few day's before the council decided that it wasn't a children's ride and it had to pull down before getting open, now not many people will of witnessed that or got any photos of that happening. I wouldn't want to miss a chance like that again. 🤔🤔😁. Oh the ride I'm on about was Steven Hills first Miami. 😉

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We just need to understand why we the forum has a coming event listing, its simple to inform the membership of events that we might like at attend, this forum is not about informing the greater public there are other platforms for that 

 

As far as I'm concerned if a Showman is attending an event however small we should support them, however I don't want to travel 50 miles to find 1 x bouncy castle,

so post about your local fate with 1 bouncy castle is properly not appropriate,

 

You can normally tell from the poster, if it stated Children's fair or only shows Inflatables (you generally know what you are getting)

 

if Lessee name available that's great but what does that actually tell you ??  just because you know the lessee name that does not tell you who else is attending, some lessee's may not have any equipment at that event  

 

I also agree with Steve that there is no reason not to allow posters in the Coming Events Forum, that way the membership can post the easiest option for them 

 

 

 

   

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10 hours ago, Andy H said:

I don't disagree about families visiting the fairs, but how many of these fairs are visited and reported/photgraped on by the core majority of the forums membership? I.e fairground enthusiasts.

i on several occasions along with others have posted reports and photos from fairs with no major attractions although a Fun House was the only large attraction. I agree with what you say not many have been reported on. It does not really mean we should not promote these events and give the show people some positive advertising time.  

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17 minutes ago, Dave said:

 It does not really mean we should not promote these events and give the show people some positive advertising time.  

Who are we promoting to on a members forum, not the general public! So see little benefit to the show people in terms of generating interest for an event 

 

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6 minutes ago, Shaun Martin said:

Who are we promoting to on a members forum, not the general public! So see little benefit to the show people in terms of generating interest for an event 

 

Fair enough I know what you mean thanks 

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We regard to the Coming Events Posters section, over the last couple of years I've been happy to add any posters that I've seen on line, but decided that my time in doing this was limited this year, so sadly have not continued the practise. I was rather surprised that no one continued, but as the posters tended to be used in Coming Events anyway, I suppose the posters section wasn't needed.

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2 hours ago, Shaun Martin said:

Who are we promoting to on a members forum, not the general public!

 

Almost all of the forum is "member only", however the Coming Events forum is available to read for anyone who stumbles across it. They can see all the events, but cannot comment unless they are a member.

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