We've been racking our brains over the past few days, thinking of even more to add to TalkPHP. A few things we've come up with are as follows:
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Regular competitions with prizes (possibly Amazon vouchers, or just programming related books and things);
Competitions for special occasions, such as:
Beta testing section to get beta testers for your web applications (paid or otherwise);
Websites reviews: we take a website and break it down into all its good and bad points and discuss each other, allowing others to discuss it as well;
Weekly comic strip (possibly, I've not thought this one through);
Weekly poll which has the potentiality to open up further discussions;
Tokens handed out by administrators for articles and scripts etc. based on many factors such as uniqueness which can be redeemed for various things from Amazon vouchers to TalkPHP advertising;
PHP function library where everybody can contribute their own functions for various things - break it down into really strict categories as well as vB's search functionality;
In extension to the cash for articles, etc. perhaps have writer columns for those interested and have various incentives. This will allow you a place to write about your opinions, views, etc.
These are just a few of the ideas we've had. I don't know how you feel about them, so I'd like some input from you all I think we've got a very good niche here and a lovely blossoming community so I think the more things we have that people love, the better !
Any opinions/suggestions from yourselves? It would be much appreciated!
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