Yes I did read that and we have already been approved. Those guidelines are great and simple.
I have not gotten any sorta badge to us on the site nor have we been added to the official list. I also understand that this a administered by volunteers and I am not complaining about that at all.
I was thinking if the people who have groups already could share what types of things they are doing that would help others once they have a group. While Joomla! has allot of information on starting the group, I have not seen anything on what to do once you have it.
May by the community could speak up on what sorta things they do in groups and in could eventually make it to the Joomla! Community Site for all to share.Ideas to share might be
- content for official group web site
- ways to get new members to your site to sign up
- ideas for topics of discussions
- ideas for events and meetings
- ideas for the group to be apart of the larger Joomla! Community
I am not asking someone to tell us what to do with the group because we can not think of anything. I just know that we have folks who have successful groups and some who don't. Would be fun to see what works for some and doesn't for others.
For instance. I think the most important thing for our group is how to reach new members. I for one can tell you that I have posted our site on craigslist under "groups" for the Tampa Area. This idea was shared with me from User Group in Seattle. Problem was I just got luckily to have talked to the administrator for that site and by chance we got to talk. What about a forum for User Group administrators on Joomla! Community site. I join the Google group and posted my groups intro over a week ago and Have to see any replies to it and any other action on that site.
Right Now I am documenting what I am doing to get members and what type of results I am having. I can already tell you what works and what doesn't and in a week I have gotten about 4 new members. I am more then happy to share this info with anyone who desires and whens I have enough of it I will post it on our site.
Together we can all accomplish more then we can alone. One thing that turned me on the most about Joomla was the very active online community. I am proud to be a part of that now and hope some day I am can help some others like all the folks on here helping me!
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