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12/4/07 11:36am - Reply: 'In case you hadn’t noticed....'
VETTERBOB Lifetime Member
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DUNEDIN, FL - USA

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1969 COUPE CORTEZ SILVER, BRIGHT BLUE INTERIOR 383 cu. in. 512 HP. Hooker headers w/ side pipes PS PS AC AM FM STEREO. 68,000.MILES C5 5oth Anniversary Coupe , auto.350hp

Joined: 10/22/2004
Posts: 823
THATS ABOUT 233 NEW MEMBERS THIS YEAR. HOW LONG IS THE TRIAL MEMBERSHIP GOOD FOR?

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12/4/07 12:01pm - Reply: 'In case you hadn’t noticed....'
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Eagleville, PA - USA

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Used to own a 1979 Corvette now owned by JB79

Joined: 11/1/2001
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More specifically, it is 191 Paid members so far this year.
Standard 87
Gold  96
Lifetime  8
Trial is good for 90 days.


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12/4/07 12:06pm - Reply: 'In case you hadn’t noticed....'
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JERMYN, PA - USA

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1977 #s matching Orange L48 4-speed and a 2000 Black FRC 6-speed BOTH SOLD :(

Joined: 11/6/2001
Posts: 284
Great questions Vetterbob.  I was curious as well.  I always see many "Welcome so and so" threads and wondered how many actually joined. 
 
Adam, what's the retention rate for standard and gold members over the years?  I'm guessing it's close to the rates for trial members that you listed a few posts ago.  Our membership now is almost 920.  How much have we grown over the years since the membership fee was instituted?


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12/4/07 12:13pm - Reply: 'In case you hadn’t noticed....'
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DUNEDIN, FL - USA

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1969 COUPE CORTEZ SILVER, BRIGHT BLUE INTERIOR 383 cu. in. 512 HP. Hooker headers w/ side pipes PS PS AC AM FM STEREO. 68,000.MILES C5 5oth Anniversary Coupe , auto.350hp

Joined: 10/22/2004
Posts: 823
THAT WAS MY NEXT QUESTION BIFF. 15-20 CONVERSION IS NOT BAD.
 WHAT ABOUT PARTICIPATION. IV`E NOTICED , JUST IN MY STATE ,THAT THERE ARE MEMBERS THAT HAVN`T VISITED OR POSTED IN 2YEARS.


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12/4/07 12:57pm - Reply: 'In case you hadn’t noticed....'
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Klamath Falls, OR - USA

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74 coupe 4 speed 350, 54K actual miles, all original; paint, interior, engine, split bumper. #'s match. 2nd owner, no stress cracks.

Joined: 2/1/2006
Posts: 1059
To me, the current 15% conversion rate is good, but not great.
Anybody have any ideas? to increase the conversion rate?
I see the free conversion memberships.  Any more ideas?
 
The only other thing I see, is that we are competing with the other
 "free corvette sites" like covetteforum.com.  Might be hard to do?
But at least we are devoted just to the C3Thumbs%20Up....
Just my 2 cents...thinking out loud....THANKS


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74 coupe 4 speed 350, 54K actual miles,
all original; paint, interior, engine,
split  bumper. #'s match. 2nd owner, no stress cracks.
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12/4/07 2:09pm - Reply: 'In case you hadn’t noticed....'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

Joined: 11/8/2003
Posts: 19449
Competing with other sites?
There is no competition for C3VR!

Possibly, some folks may conceive C3VR as something different, and are not used to seeing folks get along nicely, compared to the "other" sites?
This time of year is when a lot of us work on/update our cars, so there doesn't seem to be as much chatter as we see in the cruizin season. Just an observation.
Perhaps if some C3VR members start Welcoming the new members via P/Ms...a little more personal than the generic messages on the "Welcome" threads.
I know when I originally joined, I forgot about it altogether for a long time. Had someone sent me a personal "Welcome", or something like that, I would have been more active in the beginning, but that's just me.
Just another opinion....

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12/8/07 2:21pm - Reply: 'In case you hadn’t noticed....'
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Seabeck, WA - USA

Vette(s):
1981 Red T-Top 450hp / 383ci 3-Speed Auto 63000 12.5 sec 1/4

Joined: 3/18/2006
Posts: 179
Yeah, that's a great idea Joel,
I remember my first one I got from you.....
"HAY, Your Picture is TOO big!!!!"LOL
 
HAHA, well it really was, but I knew when I got his message that
he was here to help !  Thanks !  Thumbs%20Up
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12/8/07 2:59pm - Reply: 'In case you hadn’t noticed....'
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Greensburg, IN - USA

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Previous: 1984 Silver / Charcoal Coupe, 1988 Maroon Coupe / 1989 Artic White / Mod. Red Int. Coupe, Present:1976 Stingray Black / Black, Auto, 350 slightly modified (355 hp) Luxor Wires Redline Tires. / 2001 Speedway White Vert, Torch Red Int, LS1, Auto.

Joined: 9/24/2003
Posts: 5174


Part ot the Funfest number increase probally can be attributed to Funfest itself adding a day to their agenda. That was another full day of promotional advertisment.
Not to mention the phenominal job done by the hard working folks in the tent. I know the folks I worked with did a super job of telling people why they should be interested in C3VR. It was also a great idea to stage a members car next to the tent for viewing purposes.

Another idea I have heard mentioned that Adam may want to consider is changing a portion of our parking lot tent. Currently it is a hospitality tent for members for to mingle and and sit back and relax.

Maybe another function of this tent should be to provide an oppertuninity to visit with our members. A tent Welcoming Comittee of some sort could be formed.

Previously it was mentioned that some of the tent folks may not have warmed up to folks passing through the C3VR tent if they were unknown. Maybe by knowning that potential new members would be stopping by this welcomming committe could provide the right 1st impression the we truly want to convey. Likewise the potential members can view our cars.

One last thought would be to define to folks what exactly the Registry is. To me a registry indicates a place where data is entered and kept, creating a list.

In this case Vettes between 1968 & 1982. Adam does an excellant job of explaining that and more but I am not so sure the rest of us touched on that as well as Adam. I am fortunate and have had the oppertunity to work with him a couple of times and have picked up on some of his tricks that are important for potential members to know.

C3VR is much more than a registry. Each of the folks here have displayed that time and time again with what they bring to the site.!

All in all this is a great site and the members, moderators, and Adam do a great job of adding content, oppertunity, and most of all fun to what drives most of back to this place each day.

Thanks to all your great!
   

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1/1/08 10:44pm - Reply: 'In case you hadn’t noticed....'
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Twin Lakes, CO - USA

Vette(s):
SOLD - "The Toy" - 1970 Convertible
SOLD - "The Beast" - 1990 ZR-1 (#682)
"BLKBRRD" - 1978 Trans Am, 400ci/285hp, 4 spd, Black w/black interior, Hurst t-tops

Joined: 1/23/2002
Posts: 6712
Well December made a gallant run at the century mark but fell just a bit short.  Still it was only the 4th month of 2007 to have less than 100 new members sign up. 
 
(Unofficial) New Members in 2007:
January: 122
February:  111
March:  108
April:  98
May:  114
June:  92
July:  116
August:  108
September:  126
October:  154
November:  76
December:  91
    Total:  1,316
 
 
New Members in 2004:  1,436
New Members in 2005:  988
New Members in 2006: 1,135
 
 
Those are some impressive new member counts, yet the total active member count seems hovers just below 1,000.  That doesn't make sense to me.


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1/2/08 1:33pm - Reply: 'In case you hadn’t noticed....'
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Victor, NY - USA

Vette(s):
2004 Commemorative Edition Coupe, Auto w/HUD. 13K miles in 2015. Sold 1982 Red Coupe

Joined: 7/12/2004
Posts: 6756
Vey impressive numbers.Thumbs%20Up

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5/1/08 2:08pm - Reply: 'In case you hadn’t noticed....'
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Twin Lakes, CO - USA

Vette(s):
SOLD - "The Toy" - 1970 Convertible
SOLD - "The Beast" - 1990 ZR-1 (#682)
"BLKBRRD" - 1978 Trans Am, 400ci/285hp, 4 spd, Black w/black interior, Hurst t-tops

Joined: 1/23/2002
Posts: 6712
New member counts for the first 4 months of 2008 are down abit from the near record pace of 2007:
 
Jan 08:  96  vs  Jan 07: 122
Feb 08: 59  vs  Feb 07: 111
Mar 08: 93  vs  Mar 07: 108
Apr 08:  73  vs  Apr 07: 98
 
Only 4 months in all of 2007 had fewer than 100 new members sign on so 2008 is off to a slow start.  Hopefully the pace will pick up for the rest of the year.


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5/2/08 5:30am - Reply: 'In case you hadn’t noticed....'
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Victor, NY - USA

Vette(s):
2004 Commemorative Edition Coupe, Auto w/HUD. 13K miles in 2015. Sold 1982 Red Coupe

Joined: 7/12/2004
Posts: 6756
I guess as we get every C3 registered, the numbers will drop.
How many more to go?LOL


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5/2/08 8:10am - Reply: 'In case you hadn’t noticed....'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

Vette(s):
#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

Joined: 11/8/2003
Posts: 19449
According to the stats, only 2315 of the 542,861 Sharks built are registered here...that would seem to leave another 540,546 cars out there....looking for a home at C3VR.
Discounting the ones that have passed on to Corvette Heaven, that's still a lot of Sharks that should be here...where could they all be?

Looks like we all need to get out there and spread the word!


btw...do all of the present members have their cars registered(in the database)here??? It only takes a minute, ya'll, so if ya haven't done it, take the time to do so. Adams' Apple2008-05-02 05:13:17

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10/2/08 12:29am - Reply: 'In case you hadn’t noticed....'
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Twin Lakes, CO - USA

Vette(s):
SOLD - "The Toy" - 1970 Convertible
SOLD - "The Beast" - 1990 ZR-1 (#682)
"BLKBRRD" - 1978 Trans Am, 400ci/285hp, 4 spd, Black w/black interior, Hurst t-tops

Joined: 1/23/2002
Posts: 6712
[QUOTE=Norsky]New member counts for the first 4 months of 2008 are down abit from the near record pace of 2007:
 
Jan 08:  96  vs  Jan 07: 122
Feb 08: 59  vs  Feb 07: 111
Mar 08: 93  vs  Mar 07: 108
Apr 08:  73  vs  Apr 07: 98
 
Only 4 months in all of 2007 had fewer than 100 new members sign on so 2008 is off to a slow start.  Hopefully the pace will pick up for the rest of the year.
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The slow growth trend has continued through 2008 until recently.  Thanks to the presence of C3VR at "Corvettes at Carlisle" and "MidAmerica's Funfest" August and September topped the century mark in new members for the first time this year.
 
May 08: 85 vs May 07: 114
Jun 08: 86 vs Jun 07: 92
Jul 08: 66 vs Jul 07: 116
Aug 08: 101 vs Aug 07: 108
Sep 08: 103 vs Sep 07: 126
 
Being seen and talking to folks certainly has an impact on membership growth...!!!


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10/2/08 7:18pm - Reply: 'In case you hadn’t noticed....'
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