Announcement New Required Field - Why Join BYC

Discussion in 'Website Announcements, Feedback, Issues, & Guides' started by Nifty-Chicken, Jun 22, 2017.

  1. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member 11 Years

    We recently added a new profile filed in our member's "personal details" page that asks the question: "What’s your main reason for joining our community?"

    We made this required for all new members for two reasons:
    1. It helps us to make sure we're meeting the needs of people joining our great community
    2. It assists with weeding out spammers (especially foreign ones) that don't know how to answer that question very well ;)
    So, if you go into your account and try to edit any of your "personal details" , you'll be required to also update that field.

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  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Enlightened Premium Member Project Manager

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  3. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    LOL cracking me up. Who reads this Nifty ?
     
  4. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Enlightened Premium Member Project Manager

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    I DO!!!

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  5. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member 11 Years

    It's actually really interesting! People joining to share their love of chickens.... or to ask turkey questions, or for emergency help. All kinds of reasons!

    Actually, let me grab a bunch at random:

    To learn and share information about chickens and ducks
    Chicken lover
    New to raising chickens and want all the info I can get. Want my girls to be happy and healthy!
    Chicken
    my friend likes chickens a lot
    Having fun raising chickens
    Owner of chickens
    To learn
    Want to learn
    To buy chicken eggs
    I love chickens
    moving to charlotte county florida from TN. I have 22 chickens I would like to bring. Any new info if chicks were allowed?
    I found a baby chick and need help
    To learn how to take care and treat my turkeys.
    I have a question about my chicken
    Raising backyard chickens
    To be a chicken King!
    Wanting to know about nipple for water and what happens in the winter using nipples
    Needing advice
    Chicken questions, concerns and curiosity
    Recently got 4 chicks and need some guidance!
    chicken forums
    information for my flock
    I like chickens
    I want to learn about how to raise my chickens, and what I need to do while taking care of them. I also want to learn about specific breeds that I have.
    I have chickens
    Learn about chickens
    Need advice
    I love chickens
    Love all the fur/feather/scale babies
    Learn
    Chickens
    To know about something I want
    questions
    I'm interested in chicken care automation and I would like to see what people are using and what they would be willing to use.
    To connect with other chicken owners to glean knowledge on raising backyard flocks.
    Share and learn
    Raising chickens
    Raising my 1st flock of chickens
    Chicken and duck advice
    I have four chickens and one has gone missing!!
    I have pet chicken and they usually keep falling ill and no vet is available in our area so need help
    To learn more about my chickens.
    Intrest in building duck houses and raising ducks
    Chicken care ideas!
    New chicken owner
    Good information
    I just bought some Muscovy Ducks
    Information about ducks
    I want to learn more about these cute birds
    Just purchased our first set of chicks and want to learn everything we can to keep them happy and healthy
    I'm an experienced chicken owner, who recently moved to the city.
    New chickens
    I have chickens! I have questions!
    Chickens
    new to chicken world
    chickens
    information on growing chickens
    Information
    just started raising chicken
    Help
    Chicken Owner
    Chicken lover
    Selling and trading
    hatching little babies
    raising backyard chickens and needing information for beginner
    Recently started raising quail in my backyard. May need some advice from members.
    Learn about chicken management.
    I have chickens and ducks
    Have been given 5 hatchlings. Have no chick experience or knowledge. I need the help of experts. Thank you!!
    New to owning chickens
    breed knowledge on Ayam Cemani and Swedish Black Hen chickens
    Starting out our adventure having urban chickens.
    returning to a meaningful REAL LIFE style !! just added 6 Red Comet chicks to my small but growing Acre Farm of 5 fruit trees and blueberry bushes and an expanding vegetable garden

    I loved this one:
    returning to a meaningful REAL LIFE style !! just added 6 Red Comet chicks to my small but growing Acre Farm of 5 fruit trees and blueberry bushes and an expanding vegetable garden
     
  6. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    I guess I didnt word my question right. I would like to read them too but its to see if they are spammers right ? So is there someone that reads everyone of them and decides if they are or not ?
     
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  7. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    LOL chicken King.
     
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  8. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member 11 Years

    No way... that would be a crazy amount of work with like 200 people joining every day ;)

    For spammers, we have a about 20 things that are warning-flags for a spammer. If someone is "on the fence", sometimes what they wrote in that box can help push them one way or another ;)
     
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  9. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    so if I answered "Because I wanna learn how to lay an egg." that would pass ?
    200 ? Congrats !
     
  10. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member 11 Years

    We can't divulge our rigorous requirements.
     

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