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Title: Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on October 04, 2004, 07:29:48 pm
We had 10 new members last week, who heard about the FSP from:

(2)  Ad placed on email list "This is True"
(1)  Searched for 'freest state' in google
(1)  Finnish libertarian Yahoo-group
(1)  Slashdot, a couple of years ago.
(1)  From family
(1)  on the web
(1)  Neal Boortz' show
(2)  Did not say

Thanks to everyone who is getting out there and telling people about the FSP!  As you can see, sometimes the results take years to show up, sometimes they're immediate.

I'll be posting this info weekly, to let you all know how you're doing.  Thanks, guys!  You rock!
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on October 05, 2004, 09:01:45 am
Here's a list of where people heard about the FSP...back to the start of the project.  It includes people who signed up as friends.  I've removed most names of individuals to protect privacy, leaving only those who are already "public" members of the project.  If you'd like to know if you'd been mentioned in "Where did you hear about the FSP", just email me I'll try and look you up:  kdillon@freestateproject.org.

http://www.soulawakenings.com/allreferrersnonames.txt

Kat
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on October 06, 2004, 06:41:27 pm
Right on, my radio show is in there 3 times!   ;D ;D

Say, does that qualify me for the Golden Porcupine?  Or are Golden Porcs only awarded for recruitment done after the existance of the Golden Porc?

This is a cool thread.  Please continue to post these weekly!

Regards,
Ian
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on October 06, 2004, 06:51:27 pm
Hey,  I don't know if anyone has the time to do this, but categorizing these would be interesting.

XX "Playboy"
XX "Boortz"
XX "Walter Williams"
XX "Relatives / Friends"
XX "LP"

...etc

Regards,
Ian
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 06, 2004, 07:42:33 pm
...second the thanks for this thread ... I can't think of a more useful thing to track. :)
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on October 06, 2004, 08:01:51 pm
Hey,  I don't know if anyone has the time to do this, but categorizing these would be interesting.

Jean Alexander's been doing this.  Here are two excel files with all the info (again, with names removed):

http://www.soulawakenings.com/MediaAnalysis.ZIP
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: Dave Mincin on October 06, 2004, 08:19:05 pm
Thanks Kat!

Think it's a great idea letting the folks know were our new members are comming from, perhaps it may jog a few brains into comming up with some new ways to help too! ;)
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: margomaps on October 06, 2004, 10:31:46 pm
Shoot, I went off and wrote a Perl script to do some data-mining for this, not realizing that someone else already had a nifty spreadsheet with a lot more detail.  Oh well.  Just for kicks I'll post my results here anyways.

Methodology: regular expression matching.  Each response only ended up in one category.  e.g., if someone said "saw a news story on lp.org", it would get categorized as "Libertarian Party", not "News, general."  There are still about 500 responses that weren't categorized, some due to misspellings, too much detail "a drunk guy in a blue suit at a bar in cleveland told me", and so on.  Also, I'm only pasting those sources with 10 or more matches.  Enjoy.

497 -- Internet/Website/E-mail
304 -- Friend
172 -- Libertarian Party
157 -- News, general
144 -- Playboy magazine
142 -- Neil Boortz
121 -- Libertarian, misc.
118 -- Newspaper
114 -- Family
107 -- Walter Williams
90 -- Radio
87 -- Significant other
80 -- NPR
49 -- Yahoo
36 -- Magazine, other
30 -- Google
28 -- Word of mouth
26 -- World Net Daily
26 -- Reason magazine
26 -- Fox News
25 -- MSNBC
25 -- Don't know/remember
24 -- Liberty magazine
21 -- Sierra Times
21 -- Co-worker
19 -- Television
17 -- New York Times
17 -- Lew Rockwell
16 -- Newsweek
15 -- CNN
13 -- Washington Times
13 -- Paul Harvey
13 -- CSPAN
11 -- The Power Hour
11 -- Orange County Register
10 -- Amanda Phillips
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 06, 2004, 10:48:59 pm
thanks again :) I can only dream of doing things that fast :)
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on October 07, 2004, 01:10:32 am
Alright, if that's not a great way to figure out how to spend advertising dollars, I don't know what is.  I suggest we need to do the following:

1.  Viral email campaign.  Someone should write up an excellent GENERALLY targeted recruiting message that people would want to foward all over the internet.  Here's my suggested slant:
-Send it after the election.
-If Badnarik wins, approach it from a "our new president is a FSP member" perspective.
-If Badnarik loses, approach it from a "with this election behind us, do you feel less free?" perspective.  I think we can capitalize on post-election fatigue.  (Something that definately affects active LP members.)

2.  Focus on getting positive coverage in LP news.  Story idea would be Badnarik announcing his upcoming move to NH, thanks to the FSP!  (Maybe we can recruit the editor of the LP News?)

3.  Continue to do things that are news-worthy. (A whole topic on it's own, discussed extensively elsewhere.)

4.  Someone has to have an in with Playboy.  Didn't we just get a blurb before?  We need to get MORE.

5.  The Boortz show is obviously valuable (regardless of his opinion on the "war").  He's got a head start on me, but I'm only 139 more recruits away...

6.  Remind FSP participants (perhaps via direct mail?), after election, that it's time to work on friends and family again, and focus on FSP recruiting as there is no more presidential race going on.

7.  What's it going to take to get an endorsement from Walter Williams?

8.  Perhaps there should be an FSP Talk Show Call Squad that calls local/national talk shows.

9.  I noticed "Doug Stanhope" and "dougstanhope.com" had more than enough entries to qualify for margo's list, but didn't make it.  FSP leadership/webmasters should attempt to arrange a FRONT PAGE BANNER link exchange with him... (or other high-recruiting celebrity-based sites).

What say ye?
Ian
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on October 07, 2004, 01:12:14 am
Oh, and I didn't see any answers to my Golden Porc questions... anyone know?

Also, has anyone become a Golden Porc?

Regards,
Ian
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on October 07, 2004, 07:02:31 am
I'm trying to find out what's holding up the golden porcupines.  Apparently it was some problem getting them pins themselves.  Sure looks like you'd be in line for one, Ian!  Great job!
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: margomaps on October 07, 2004, 08:40:39 am
9.  I noticed "Doug Stanhope" and "dougstanhope.com" had more than enough entries to qualify for margo's list, but didn't make it.  FSP leadership/webmasters should attempt to arrange a FRONT PAGE BANNER link exchange with him... (or other high-recruiting celebrity-based sites).

Ian -

You're right, my mistake.  There are probably other categories with > 10 that I missed as well.  It was relatively easy to categorize the top 20 or so things, but after that it started to become a bit of an easter-egg hunt.  I posted my current progress last night, but I'll sieve the remaining 500 tonight to improve the results.  I'll also put up a web page that allows one to click on any of the top-level categories to see every result under it -- this will be very easy.

Undoubtedly the keeper of the Excel spreadsheet will take this as a challenge and offer something even better; ain't competition great?  :D

 - Josh
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: Sebastian on October 07, 2004, 09:30:20 am
Should we create special honors for individuals that are responsible for 100 FSP members ?

Neal Boortz and Walter Williams would qualify for such an honor at this point in time.
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: Mike Lorrey on October 07, 2004, 10:59:24 am
Whooey, I've got 4 signups: one from my french lib article, three from my Valley News appearance. Don't know if we got anything from the NHPR bit.

I think that if we can attribute member signups to any members that influenced them to sign up, then we can make it a competetive market to recruit members. We see stars on our profile in the forum here based on our posts here. How about some recognition for recruitment? Isn't that a higher priority than yakking?
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: Rich T. on October 07, 2004, 11:02:39 am
I think that if we can attribute member signups to any members that influenced them to sign up, then we can make it a competetive market to recruit members. We see stars on our profile in the forum here based on our posts here. How about some recognition for recruitment? Isn't that a higher priority than yakking?

I don't care if the forum wants to rate # of postings. But some recognition of good recruiters would be useful. And help show some appreciation from the FSP for people who are out there getting members, or who have brought in members in the past (might get them active again).
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: Michael Edelstein on October 07, 2004, 11:04:17 am
Perhaps there should be an FSP Talk Show Call Squad that calls local/national talk shows.

Ian,

I've established a thread which focuses on calling the Harry Browne Program. Will you join us and make a commitment to calling in October?

For details on how to call the program, see my thread on the Message Board:
FSP Publicity and Recruiting Discussion
        FSP Publicity and Recruiting: Ideas and Opportunities
        Call Harry Browne's Radio Program


Many thanks.
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: margomaps on October 07, 2004, 01:06:54 pm
Ok, I put my version of the signup statistics on a web page:

http://www.margomaps.com/fsp/recruitment/ (http://www.margomaps.com/fsp/recruitment/)

There are still plenty of deficiencies.  Notably, if you click on "Other" you'll probably see a bunch of entries that belong in one of the more specific categories.  This just means that I overlooked those items, or didn't have time to regex them yet.  If you want me to improve the page in some way, just ask.

 - Josh
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: Posterity on October 07, 2004, 01:13:49 pm
That's great, Josh!  Nice job!  Can you add a link that shows the original unsorted list?  It would be nice to have it all in one place.


And thanks for making this info available, Kat.
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on October 07, 2004, 01:24:28 pm
Wow, Josh...really cool!   Thanks for doing that.  :)
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: margomaps on October 07, 2004, 01:31:56 pm
That's great, Josh!  Nice job!  Can you add a link that shows the original unsorted list?  It would be nice to have it all in one place.

Do you mean the http://www.soulawakenings.com/allreferrersnonames.txt (http://www.soulawakenings.com/allreferrersnonames.txt) list?  I could link that on my site, but if the list changes or moves, my site data will be incorrect/broken without my immediate knowledge...
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: Posterity on October 07, 2004, 01:41:01 pm
Do you mean the http://www.soulawakenings.com/allreferrersnonames.txt (http://www.soulawakenings.com/allreferrersnonames.txt) list?

Yes, but I assumed you had copied that file over to your own site so you could do the regex searches on it.  I thought it would be useful to add one more link to the list on the left that said "Entire List" (or something) and have it displayed on the right-hand side, rather than having to switch back and forth between Kat's site and yours.
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: margomaps on October 07, 2004, 01:48:09 pm




Yes, but I assumed you had copied that file over to your own site so you could do the regex searches on it.  I thought it would be useful to add one more link to the list on the left that said "Entire List" (or something) and have it displayed on the right-hand side, rather than having to switch back and forth between Kat's site and yours.

Gotcha.  Done *and* done.  Also, I sorted the "Other" category alphabetically (sort of), and I'll probably sort the contents of every category alphabetically when I get around to it.
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: Mike Lorrey on October 07, 2004, 02:59:25 pm
Ok, I put my version of the signup statistics on a web page:

http://www.margomaps.com/fsp/recruitment/ (http://www.margomaps.com/fsp/recruitment/)

THis looks pretty good. Perhaps each signup should have the date associated with it so we can tell which story the join was associated with. For example, all the Valley News joins I believe are to do with the interview they did of myself and a few others. Then there is my article on beloved-freedom.com, plus my membership promotion on Friendster. If we can generate some stats on how individual participants are recruiting, then we can set more meaningful goals for those who are actually active on recruitment.
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on October 07, 2004, 03:10:56 pm
Whooey, I've got 4 signups: one from my french lib article, three from my Valley News appearance. Don't know if we got anything from the NHPR bit.

I think that if we can attribute member signups to any members that influenced them to sign up, then we can make it a competetive market to recruit members. We see stars on our profile in the forum here based on our posts here. How about some recognition for recruitment? Isn't that a higher priority than yakking?

I was thinking the same thing.  Like a body count, but in a good way.

Can we do this?

Regards,
Ian
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on October 07, 2004, 03:11:16 pm
Yeah, I  can add that.  The original list was in chronological order...oldest signups first, if that helps.   It'll take me a bit to redo the list...have to remove the names by hand.
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on October 07, 2004, 03:13:14 pm
Whooey, I've got 4 signups: one from my french lib article, three from my Valley News appearance. Don't know if we got anything from the NHPR bit.

I think that if we can attribute member signups to any members that influenced them to sign up, then we can make it a competetive market to recruit members. We see stars on our profile in the forum here based on our posts here. How about some recognition for recruitment? Isn't that a higher priority than yakking?


I was thinking the same thing.  Like a body count, but in a good way.

Can we do this?

Regards,
Ian

Yes, as far as I know that was going to be part of the golden porcupine awards.
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: Posterity on October 07, 2004, 03:34:58 pm
Yes, Josh, that's exactly what I meant.  Thanks.
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on October 07, 2004, 04:49:55 pm
ok, here it is with dates:

http://www.soulawakenings.com/channel_date.txt

The date is in the format yyyymmddtttttt.
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on October 11, 2004, 05:25:28 am
We had 13 new signers last week, who heard about the FSP from:

(2) This is True
(1) friend
(1) Badnarik presidential website
(1) Libertarians
(1) brother
(1) Internet
(1) LiveJournal
(5) Did not say

5 new friends signed on:

(1) This is True
(1) Knew about it since the beginning
(1) Wikipedia
(2) Did not say

Keep up the good work, guys!
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 14, 2004, 09:18:10 am
Man the "This is True" ad is kicking my butt  :-[
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: Pat McCotter on October 14, 2004, 03:42:40 pm
That ad ran two weeks and Randy Cassingham (creator of This is True) talked it up. Also, a reader from New Hampshire wrote to tell Randy why he wasn't going to send money to upgrade to the Premium edition. One of the reasons was because Randy took money for advertising for the FSP to help bring more libertarians to his state. Randy wrote a rebuttal to the guy in the next week's edition and other readers also piped up about it.

The FSP got a good three weeks in front of the eyes of over 120,000 readers.

Thanks to the FSP member who sent that ad!
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on October 18, 2004, 06:07:32 am
16 new signers last week, who heard about the FSP from:

(2)  Friend
(1) This is True
(5) Didn't say
(1) Husband
(1) www.badnarik.org
(2) search
(2) Web
(1) Live Journal post
(1) www.nh.com

4 new Friends:

(1) Wikipedia
(1) Comm w. Jason long ago
(1) friend
(1) Evan Nappen

Man, you guys are running me out of stamps sending Welcome mailings to all these new people ;)

Keep up the good work!
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on October 25, 2004, 11:37:03 am
13 new signers, who heard about the FSP from:

(2) friends
(3) didn't say
(1) The Compleat Heretic, or a page linked from there.
(1) search/goggle
(1) Michael Badnarik
(1) JJJ Radio
(1) Surfing libertarian sites
(1) Evan Nappen
(1) Dr Walter William's website
(1) orkut

7 new friends:
(1) newsgroup posting
(1) Doug Stanhope
(1) americanfreepress.net
(1) Advocates for Self-Government
(1) Metacrawler search for "freedom"
(1) Mother Jones Magazine
(1) surfing

Great work!  Keep gettin the word out there :)
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: cathleeninnh on October 25, 2004, 02:25:54 pm
It is great that we are getting a broad range of referral means. And so many friends too.

I really like seeing the stats on the forum page when there are a lot more guests than users. I know it doesn't prove anything but I can't help but think "There are customers in the store! Look sharp!"

Cathleen
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 25, 2004, 03:36:58 pm
     I forget...who are 'friends' of the FSP? Are those the people outside of NH who support us in some way?
     I am very encouraged how many 'friends' we are accumulating. I wonder how many of these people might join us as we accomplish more and more in NH. :)
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: Dave Mincin on October 25, 2004, 03:56:40 pm
They may also be NH residents.  Since the purpose of the FSP is for folks to move to NH, well, can't do what has already been done! ???

Wouldn't be surprised if many of our new friends are NH residents. ;)
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on October 25, 2004, 04:20:13 pm
Some are from NH, many are from other parts of the country/world.
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: Russell Kanning on October 25, 2004, 05:30:19 pm
It is cool wherever they are from. It is encouraging that they keep signing up. :)
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on October 25, 2004, 06:38:31 pm
There are Friends of the FSP doing awesome work for us.  Michael Edelstein is one...he gave an excellent presentation for us the other night, and is leading the local group in the San Francisco area.  Phil Denisch is another Friend...he leads the speakers bureau and has done innumerable things to help out the project.  Just because a person's circumstances don't allow them to move, doesn't mean they aren't important! :)
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: mrdthree on October 27, 2004, 01:42:48 pm
Hi
I like the fact that you guys have a table of the sources of the member recruitment.

I was really curious about the timing and patterns in recruitment.
Does anyone have a table of the dates on which people signed up in addition to the sources?

-Mark
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on November 01, 2004, 08:25:01 am
Therre were 20 new signers in the last week, who heard about the FSP from:

(1)  Newspaper, my girlfriend
(10)  Did not say
(1)  Web
(1)  Manchester, NH paper
(2)  On the german-french cultural TV Arte
(1)  word of mouth
(1)  From my liberty network
(1)  Playboy
(1)  bureaucrash.com
(1)  San Diego Gun Show

(Many new signers from France, so can assume they heard about it on the TV show that was done on the FSP.)

8 new Friends:

(1)  badnarik.org
(1)  NPR
(1)  From a fellow student at university
(1)  www.libertarian.nl
(1)  radio
(1)  internet
(1)  Walter Williams
(1)  Did not say
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on November 03, 2004, 01:30:42 pm
Hey FSP web crew, how about this for the front or member stats page:

Some sort of app that shows the last ten reasons for joining.

That way potential recruits can see this great list!

Regards,
Ian
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: atr on November 03, 2004, 03:36:31 pm
It was considered, but Kat handles them in order to edit anything that would compromise a participant's privacy.
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on November 03, 2004, 06:07:35 pm
Atr,

That makes sense.  Perhaps a way around it would be to alter that field on the signup page to include a checkbox that releases, or prevents their answer from being released to the display app.

Then anyone who wanted to conceal their reason, and the app could display "private".  Others would know in advance that theirs would be on display, and would construct their answers accordingly.

What say ye?
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: atr on November 03, 2004, 06:20:58 pm
Good suggestion, but we also have some concern for the privacy of people listed in the "Where did you hear" field. For example, if someone enters "my brother, Mike Jones," it's possible that Mike Jones wouldn't want anyone to know that he's a Free Stater or at least that he's associated with the Project. Admittedly, most of us would probably be tickled to get credit when we've gotten someone else to join, but some of us may want to keep a lower profile. To deal with this, Kat uses her discretion so that relatively public FSP figures like Jason and Amanda's names would be displayed, but not the names of less-known people.
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on November 03, 2004, 08:35:16 pm
Seems a little paranoid to me.  But I understand paranoia.  I respect paranoia.

Regards,
Ian
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: JasonPSorens on November 04, 2004, 12:57:56 pm
Website visits have gone up dramatically since the election:

http://freestateproject.org/usage/www/usage_200411.html

Referrals seem to be coming from a wide variety of places.

Also, signups have seemingly increased in the last few days.
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on November 04, 2004, 01:41:52 pm
I think everyone needs to place a courtesy call to all of their current prospects, and ask them again to sign up.

It's just a quick reminder to them that we are still here.  Combine that with the post-election trauma, and you'll get new members.

Regards,
Ian
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on November 08, 2004, 01:21:25 pm
This week, we had 29 new people sign up who heard about the FSP through:

(1)  NPR "This American Life"
(1)  World Net Daily
(3)  Reason Magazine
(3)  Family
(1)  Email
(1)  L'en dehors
(1)  stumbleupon.com
(1)  Ian Bernard
(3)  Friend
(1)  Fiance
(1)  livejournal.com
(1)  NORML
(1)  Researched online
(1)  Slashdot
(1)  Search engine
(8)  Did not say


8 New Friends:

(1)  Frankly Speaking on RBN Radio-net/short wave
(1)  Internet
(1)  Teacher
(1)  Yahoo e-group
(1)  Worldnetdaily
(1)  Friend
(1)  LP News
(1)  Family

Woohoo on all the new sign ups!
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on November 15, 2004, 09:13:01 am
 This week, we had 21 new people sign up who heard about the FSP through:

(1)  Individual
(1)  Don't recall
(8)  Reason Magazine
(1)  The Freeman
(1)  Slashdot
(1)  Boyfriend
(1)  LP News from ~year ago
(1)  Journal group
(1)  Browsing
(1)  Lewiston Sun Journal
(1)  boyfriend
(3)  Did not say


7 New Friends:

(1)  Libertarian Party
(1)  Reason
(1)  Newspaper
(1)  Libertarian sites
(1)  am news radio
(1)  Timmy Condon
(1)  This is true
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: AnonCastillo on November 16, 2004, 09:48:44 pm
In browsing the list, I notived at least 8 people (probably missed a few) who listed one of the following:
Potsmokers' Lounge
www.potsmokerslounge.com
PSL
counter-strike

I wrote and paid for ads on a counter-strike server called Potsmokers' Lounge about 6 months ago. Could anyone check the signups that listed one of those and see how many are legitimate (non-dupes) and how many are members vs. friends? If at least 2 are legit members, then with them and Randall Wolfe (our punk rock liaison) I've got a golden porcupine coming. :)

If fewer than that are legit (there was one group of 4 all together that looked like it may have been spam, the rest looked legit but you guys can check), I'm sure I can track down other people I've recruited. :)
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on November 22, 2004, 11:23:36 am
This week, we had 12 new members, who heard about the FSP from:

(3)  Did not say
(3)  Reason Magazine
(1)  Father
(2)  Friend
(2)  Online
(1)  Blog

and 4 new friends, who heard about us from:

(1)  Talk radio/local newspapers
(1)  Badnarik book
(1)  Tim Condon
(1)  friend

Keep 'em coming :)
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on November 22, 2004, 11:25:28 am
Looks like you need a golden porcupine award, Anoncastillo!  Great work!

What happened with the awards:  the pins accidentally got sold at the porcfest.  More have been ordered, so we should be able to hand them out in the near future :)
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: Toowm on November 28, 2004, 05:10:44 pm
"This is true" now has a forum at  http://forum.thisistrue.com/index.php (http://forum.thisistrue.com/index.php)

If anyone is a premium member, they should start a thread on the FSP.
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on December 08, 2004, 02:56:06 pm
In the last 2.5 weeks, there have been 33 new members, who heard about the FSP from:

(2)  Newspaper
(1)  Freedom fighter friend
(1)  Member
(3)  Friend
(1)  Molon Labe
(2)  Father
(1)  WCBM
(2)  Online
(1)  Personal Research
(1)  angrylibertarian
(1)  This is True
(1)  Randall Wolfe
(1)  Husband
(2)  Reason Magazine
(1)  Bureaucrash.com
(1)  Nader
(1)  NY Times
(1)  American Handgunner
(1)  Wife
(1)  Readers Digest
(1) The Neal Boortz Show
(1) www.GreaterThings.org
(5) Didn't say

and 8 new Friends:
(1)  FreeNationTv
(1)  Reason
(4)  Friend
(1)  Web
(1) Didn't say

A special thanks to Boston T Party for the new FSP recruit ;-)
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on December 14, 2004, 04:19:37 pm
There were 10 new signers in the last week, who heard about the FSP from:

(2)  Reason Magazine
(1)  Stumbling
(1)  GCN (anyone know what this is?)
(1)  Chronicles magazine
(1)  Internet
(1)  Drug sense.org (Probably article about Randall)
(1)  Friend
(1)  American Handgunner Magazine
(1)  Didn't say



3  new friends:

(1)  Friend
(2)  Newspaper
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: Viscid on December 14, 2004, 06:02:09 pm
Free Talk Live
The Harry Browne Show

Genesis Communications Network (http://gcnlive.com/index.htm)
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on December 14, 2004, 06:48:24 pm
Ding ding!  Another score for Free Talk Live, baby!

Oh, I was just informed today that I'm the first Golden Porcupine!  Woo!  I'm so proud.

Regards,
Ian
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on December 14, 2004, 06:51:19 pm
Don't forget Free Talk Live's offer to the FSP (http://forum.freestateproject.org/index.php?board=4;action=display;threadid=8888)! Help us grow together!

Ian
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: Russell Kanning on December 14, 2004, 08:55:39 pm
You deserve it. :)
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on December 22, 2004, 11:36:15 am
Last week, there were 9 new sign-ups, who heard about the FSP from:

(1)  Radio
(1)  Ian Bernard
(1)  Libertarian Newspaper
(1)  Husband
(1)  Web Presentation
(1)  Claire Wolfe
(3)  Didn't say

and 4 new friends:

(1)  Save a patriot fellowship
(1)  Church Meeting
(1)  Reason Magazine
(1)  Didn't say
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on December 22, 2004, 01:36:15 pm
Grrr... I wish those "radio" people would be more specific.

:P
Ian
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on December 22, 2004, 02:46:24 pm
The radio person was in PA, if that helps.
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: Russell Kanning on December 22, 2004, 03:57:36 pm
I think whenever they mean FTL they just say "those crazy guys from FL"
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on December 22, 2004, 05:21:42 pm
That could easily refer to the Condons, too!
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: lloydbob1 on December 22, 2004, 06:49:36 pm
Theres more than one Condon?
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on December 30, 2004, 09:28:00 am
There's a Mrs. Condon....sigh.   ;)
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on December 30, 2004, 09:41:13 am
There were 26 new signers in the last 8 days, who heard about the FSP from:

(6)  Reason magazine
(3)  lewrockwell.com (Reason)
(1)  Following FSP for a long time
(1)  conservative-chat@yahoogroups.com
(1)  Institute for Humane Studies
(1)  Liberty
(1)  2004
(1)  Online
(1)  TV News
(1)  Friend
(1)  Browsing NH websites
(1)  Heinlein society forum
(1)  Online community
(6)  Didn't say

And 5 new friends:

(1)  Reason magazine
(1)  homeschool email list (this was from the UN flag burning)
(1)  Following FSP for a long time
(1)  Internet search
(1)  Didn't say
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: Detroiter on December 30, 2004, 03:05:01 pm
Nice to see some numbers on FSP Friend signups as well as those who can commit to being members...I'm curious how many altogether have signed up as Friends of FSP?
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on December 30, 2004, 03:31:20 pm
267 friends total  :)
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: Friday on December 30, 2004, 04:02:01 pm
There were 26 new signers in the last 8 days, who heard about the FSP from:

(1)  Heinlein society forum

OMG!  I think that one's mine.  YES!  :)  :D  ;D
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: 5thconcerto on December 30, 2004, 04:29:52 pm
Even though it's Thursday, I think we can definitely welcome Friday. Welcome!!
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on December 30, 2004, 04:45:35 pm
Are you welcoming her to the FSP?  I think she meant she had got the Heinlein person to sign up.  Friday's always welcome, though  ;)
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: 5thconcerto on December 30, 2004, 04:54:28 pm
Are you welcoming her to the FSP?  I think she meant she had got the Heinlein person to sign up.  Friday's always welcome, though  ;)

Oops! Sorry about that Friday. Hey, it's Thursday. I don't function too well on days with a "y" in them. Welcome to your new sign-up.
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: Friday on December 30, 2004, 05:04:06 pm
hehe  Thanks!  
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on December 30, 2004, 06:49:56 pm
Quote
I don't function too well on days with a "y" in them.

You must be pretty worthless.  That would mean you don't function well 7 of 7 days per week!
 :o :o

Ian
Title: Re:Sign-up statistics
Post by: 5thconcerto on December 31, 2004, 01:11:46 am
Quote
I don't function too well on days with a "y" in them.

You must be pretty worthless.  That would mean you don't function well 7 of 7 days per week!
 :o :o

Ian

It's called humour, FTL.
Title: Dang, Ian!
Post by: bookish_lass on January 12, 2005, 07:25:54 am
3 people signed up yesterday because of FTL_Ian!   :o
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on January 12, 2005, 10:22:16 am
Wait, 3 people specifically mentioning me as their referral, or we're there some "Free Talk Live" referrals in there? 

Ian
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on January 12, 2005, 12:17:50 pm
Actually it was one person mentioning you specifically, and then two people mentioning that one person.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on January 12, 2005, 08:29:53 pm
Okay, that's what I thought... those other two don't count for me then.  Regardless, one more recruit and I get another golden porc!  This one will be the toughest one, as I don't have any good prospects at the moment, most all of my friends are on board!

Ian
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Russell Kanning on January 13, 2005, 06:54:01 am
Ian Ian Ian  :D
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on January 13, 2005, 07:50:19 am
Domino effect, Ian.  :)

If the last two weeks, there have been 39 new members, who heard about the FSP from:

(2)  An FSP member
(1)  Ian Bernard
(1)  radix
(2)  Friend
(1)  Walter Williams
(1)  Walter Williams speech
(1)  google
(1)  Internet
(1)  Another person
(5)  Reason Magazine
(1)  son
(1)  Libertarian sources
(1)  Cato website
(1)  family
(1)  Mises.com article
(5)  lewrockwell.com
(13)  Didn't say

and 15 new friends:
(1)  Gun Magazine
(1)  Google search
(1)  Michael Badnarik
(1)  Unversist Global Meeting
(2)  American Handgunner (1 knew about it before, also)
(1)  Atlasphere.com
(1)  Badnarik's book
(1)  somethingawful.com forums
(1)  Reason
(2)  a friend
(1)  Magazine
(1)  LP
(1)  Didn't say
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: JonM on January 13, 2005, 09:44:39 am
Can we find out WHERE on the cato website we're mentioned?  I have never seen anything on there, they still haven't added us to their links page, and even google doesn't seem to have ever indexed a page on cato mentioning us.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: kater on January 13, 2005, 09:58:12 am
I just searched their website for "Free State," "FSP," and our url, but can't find anything that would direct people to us.  Perhaps the person who cited Cato was referring to a more philosophical connection. Wish it were otherwise.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on January 13, 2005, 10:41:30 am
I couldn't find it either...looked when it came up.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: LeRuineur6 on January 13, 2005, 01:29:43 pm
How can I watch the referral list to see if any of my recruiting efforts are immediately paying off?
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on January 13, 2005, 02:56:20 pm
You can check this thread, or if you want faster info, tell me what you want to look for and I'll notify you if I see it come up.  In any case, it's really difficult to tell.  We still get sign ups from Reader's digest, which was a year ago.  Most people need to think about it for a time after hearing about us, before they sign.  Some crazy people like Russell and I sign up immediately :)
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Dave Mincin on January 13, 2005, 03:02:03 pm
Hey Kat, you guys aren't the only crazy people!  I signed on day one too!
Maybe that's why we are in NH! ;)
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on January 13, 2005, 03:13:17 pm
Woohoo!  What a bunch of crazies in NH!
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Russell Kanning on January 13, 2005, 03:37:30 pm
Maybe we could start a whole thread of people who signed up the first day they heard about the FSP. ;)
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: lloydbob1 on January 13, 2005, 05:31:14 pm
I'm there!
It was the best libertarian organizational idea I had heard since they started the LP!
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on January 20, 2005, 07:21:42 am
In the last week, there were 8 new members, who heard about the FSP from:

(1)  www.potsmokerslounge.com
(1)  Patriot website
(1)  Reason magazine
(1)  A libertarian forum
(1)  Randall Danger
(1)  www.libertarian.nl
(1)  Search
(1)  didn't say

and 5 new friends:
(1)  online
(1)  from a finnish libertarian
(1)  my mom sent me the link
(1)  this is true newsletter
(1)  Article by Walter Williams
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on January 31, 2005, 09:42:07 am
In the last 11 days, there were 22 new members, who heard about the FSP from:

(1)  Member
(1)  Alan Weiss
(2)  Friend
(2)  Word of mouth
(1)  www.potsmokerslounge.com
(1)  yahoo groups
(1)  LP
(1)  LP News
(1)  Radio
(1)  Friend who is not a member
(1)  Neil Boortz
(1)  Internet
(1)  friend, gun mag, website
(1)  Free Talk Live radio program
(1)  Reason Magazine
(2)  Jim Perry
(3)  Didn't say


and 6 new friends:
(1)  lewrockwell.com
(1)  Patriot organizations
(1)  Playboy
(1)  news LP letter
(1)  blog
(1)  family
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on February 01, 2005, 10:54:11 am
Another new signer from Free Talk Live yesterday.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on February 01, 2005, 11:28:07 am
 ;D ;D ;D

Ian
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 01, 2005, 11:47:14 am
That is the only downside to Kat releasing the data for the week....Ian gets to gloat ;)
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on February 01, 2005, 11:56:24 am
Oh well, I'm willing to bear the excruciating pain of Ian gloating.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on February 01, 2005, 12:01:18 pm
The FSP has wisely stayed on board for Feb.. more fun to come!

Must... gain... affiliates!
Ian
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on February 07, 2005, 09:17:15 am
We had 25 new sign-ups in the last week, who heard about the FSP from:

(3)  Friend
(4)  Larken Rose
(1)  Newsweek article long ago
(1)  I knew the FSP at university of São Paulo
(1)  surfing
(1)  CNN a couple months ago
(1)  buildfreedom.com
(1)  Michael Cloud, Free Talk Live
(1)  Heroic emails stories
(2)  Word of mouth
(1)  American Handgunner
(1)  sister emailed news article
(1)  following for years
(1)  freemarket.net
(1)  Free talk live
(1)  deuceofclubs.com
(1)  husband
(2)  Didn't say

and 5 new friends:

(1)  livejournal
(1)  talk radio program
(1)  radio
(1)  a long time ago
(1)  goggling for democracy


Wow, Larken Rose joined and we had 4 new signers right away, just from a brief mention in his newsletter!
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 07, 2005, 09:24:53 am
arggg mor FTL referals.....but at least Larken Rose might start competing with those guys ;)
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on February 14, 2005, 11:44:31 am
14 new members, who heard about the FSP from:

(1)  Random
(4)  Friend
(1)  This is True
(1)  Evan Nappen
(1)  Australian radio
(1)  Parent
(1)  Larken Rose
(4)  Didn't say

and 4 new Friends:
(1)  Member
(1)  Local press
(1)  Internet
(1)  Friend
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 14, 2005, 01:38:36 pm
alright ... a one week respite from the FTL onslaught ;)
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: mvpel on February 14, 2005, 03:30:50 pm
alright ... a one week respite from the FTL onslaught ;)
An onslaught is what we'll need if we're going to hit 20,000.  ;D
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on February 14, 2005, 03:32:55 pm
That's what we could name FSP recruiting crusaders:  Sir Onslaught Alot
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on February 21, 2005, 09:33:13 am
In the last week, there were 16 new members, who heard about the FSP from:

(6)  Tim Condon, FL LP Convention
(1)  LP
(1)  Web link
(1)  Neal Boortz
(1)  Internet browsing   
(6)  Didn't say

and 2 friends:

(1)  Eric Raymond's weblog, Tim Condon at FL LP
(1)  Didn't say
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on February 28, 2005, 06:02:30 am
There were 4 new members in the last week, who heard about the FSP from:

(2)  Playboy magazine
(1)  LP
(1)  Bumper Sticker  (Presumably in Atlanta GA area where this person signed on from)
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on March 07, 2005, 08:54:00 am
There were 7 new members in the last week, who heard about the FSP from:

(1)  lewrockwell.com
(1)  friend (member)
(1)  internet
(1)  search engine
(1)  Reason magazine
(2)  didn't say
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on March 07, 2005, 10:20:49 am
Sigh...sending out 11 welcome letters for the last two weeks.  What's happening with recruiting?
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on March 07, 2005, 11:27:18 am
What's happening with the AAA?
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on March 08, 2005, 04:56:49 am
Apparently that is top secret information.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Friday on March 08, 2005, 10:01:18 am
What's happening with the AAA?

I completed mission #2 and never got #3. Did anybody else get #3?  ???
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: JasonPSorens on March 08, 2005, 10:23:29 am
What's happening with the AAA?

I completed mission #2 and never got #3. Did anybody else get #3?  ???

I guess it hasn't gone out yet. Btw, the main instigators of the AAA (Evan, Seth C, Jean) don't check the forum often, so you'd have to contact them individually.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: jeanius on March 08, 2005, 12:30:14 pm
I check everyday with good internet access but as I am still moving my access varies from day to day!  :)

The third assignment is ready to go and Seth was preparing to send it.  It should be forthcoming momentarily!

Jean
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Pat K on March 08, 2005, 12:48:58 pm
Someone please cue the Mission Imposable Music. ;D
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 08, 2005, 01:46:30 pm
It is strange how our signups are slowing, but our movers are speeding up.
I am also hoping that each new signer is much more likely to actually move to NH :D
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Steve on March 08, 2005, 05:00:23 pm
How many new recruits learned about us from PodcastAlley.com?
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on March 08, 2005, 05:15:30 pm
I noticed the ad there.. interesting placement considering the recent controversey..
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on March 08, 2005, 05:59:20 pm
How many new recruits learned about us from PodcastAlley.com?

None have said so explicitly.  People say "internet" all the time.  How long has the ad been up?
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: "Hagrid" on March 09, 2005, 11:36:45 am
I check everyday with good internet access but as I am still moving my access varies from day to day!  :)

The third assignment is ready to go and Seth was preparing to send it.  It should be forthcoming momentarily!

Jean


Should go out today... Life's been busy for both Jean and I...
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: cowboy12345 on March 09, 2005, 12:06:30 pm
I read Jason's article about Recruiting efforts for 2005, and how the membership stats are expressed in a conservative fashion.  I think this is a major mistake!

From a marketing perspective, we should NOT express the stats as if the interest is waining... or certainly should not CHANGE the stats downward to convey that.  The press will surely lose interest.

Also, keep in mind that there are a bunch of people, like myself, who will not "associate", despite our freedom to associate in this country.  I do NOT want my name on a list, in case somehow this organization ends up being suspected of terrorism by the powers that be.  I fully intend to move as soon as we hit 20K, but I will not put my names on the list for the government to scrutinize.

So if anything, we should be conveying a much HIGHER number on the website stats.  In fact, it would be a good idea to survey the masses, somehow, to see how many closet porcupines there are out there, like myself..... :D
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Dreepa on March 10, 2005, 10:08:36 pm
I haven't signed up yet... only because if I want to keep my word that if 20K happens I move... I just need to 100% convince the wife.  She is at 99%.  We are planning on moving this August.  Why not just plan on moving now?
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: "Hagrid" on March 11, 2005, 06:06:54 am
I haven't signed up yet... only because if I want to keep my word that if 20K happens I move... I just need to 100% convince the wife.  She is at 99%.  We are planning on moving this August.  Why not just plan on moving now?

Indeed, why not?... We have people moving almost every week, and it's been the dead of winter, so imagine what'll be like in prime moving season.  Our "social" events are drawing upwards of 50 people every time now.  Political events (such as visiting the State House for an NHLA sponsored "field-trip"/seminar on how the system works) are usually drawing a good number (8-10 minimum, and not the same 8-10 each time, either).

"Early" movers will find themselves being amazed at what is going on here... and how much they can help.

If your wife is at 99%, maybe she needs to talk to some of the other women who have made the move... A woman's Social circle is forming for just that sort of reason, called "Liberty Ladies".

PorcFest is another good way to visit, meet folks, and get to 100% sure it's the right thing to do.  We hold regular meet&greets for the same reason, all year long almost every month.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Dreepa on March 11, 2005, 12:34:02 pm
Well her 1% is has nothing to do with FSP or NH.  My family lives in MA and she doesn't want to be too close.
We can't come to Porcfest because I have to use my vacation to move us in August.  If figured that I have 5 months to convince her.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: lloydbob1 on March 11, 2005, 12:49:30 pm
... only because if I want to keep my word that if 20K happens I move....  

 Why not just plan on moving now?

These two sentences conflict, but, I go along with the last one.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: kater on March 11, 2005, 12:50:41 pm
Trust me, Mass. can be as far way as you want it to be in New Hampshire.  If you're interested in living towards the northern part of the state, I wager visits could be pretty infrequent. ;)
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Dreepa on March 11, 2005, 12:55:55 pm
Ok Let me clarify.  I have not signed because I want to make sure that I can keep my word.  I plan on moving myself in August if I can finish convincing me wife.  I will sign up as soon as the wife is convinced.

The other comment was about the other guy not signing up but he wanted to move when FSP hit 20K.  Just move now I said...
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on March 11, 2005, 01:01:47 pm
Dreepa,

    It's not the end of the world if you end up falling through on your promise, just have yourself removed from the rolls if that is the case.  We can use every signup we can get.  Don't forget that there are certain people that are waiting to see us reach certain numbers of membership before they will join... help us get there faster!
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Dreepa on March 11, 2005, 02:15:58 pm

    It's not the end of the world if you end up falling through on your promise, just have yourself removed from the rolls if that is the case. 

I just like promising and then going back on it.  More of a personal thing. I am promoting the FSP.  It may only be a month or two before I join.
Trust me, Mass. can be as far way as you want it to be in New Hampshire. If you're interested in living towards the northern part of the state, I wager visits could be pretty infrequent. ;)

Yeah I would prob live near Concord.  My wife went out to vist two weeks ago.  I told her that visits wouldn't be all the time.  She is slowly coming around.  The house down the street from us ( in SF, CA) just sold for $510K.. so she realizes that we need to leave SF.

BTW Sorry for hijacking this thread. :'(
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: bookish_lass on March 12, 2005, 05:03:28 am
I used to live in SF...awfully happy to be here instead.  Don't worry about hijacking the thread...it'll come back around to topic.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Posterity on March 12, 2005, 02:53:06 pm
Also, keep in mind that there are a bunch of people, like myself, who will not "associate", despite our freedom to associate in this country.  I do NOT want my name on a list, in case somehow this organization ends up being suspected of terrorism by the powers that be.  I fully intend to move as soon as we hit 20K, but I will not put my names on the list for the government to scrutinize.

How will we know when we hit 20K if there are people who are willing to be a part of this project but won't sign up?  Maybe we're already at 20K but 14K wish to remain unaccounted for!  Sorry, but that doesn't make any sense.  To protect your identity, you could sign up using a name like Anonymous Jones or something.

But really, if the "powers that be" want to see who's involved with this organization, they'll simply monitor the internet traffic.  And that is much easier to do than obtaining a list of participants.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Morey on April 03, 2005, 09:15:30 pm
No word on signup sources for the last month... Can someone with access to the stats clue us in?
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: jeanius on April 03, 2005, 09:25:23 pm
I'll post those in a day or two!  We're in NH trying to finalize our final couple of locations since our first choice transaction exploded last week.  I'll be back to my main computer in a few days and will do this right away.

Jean
Title: bump
Post by: Morey on April 26, 2005, 09:30:51 pm
Still hoping to see something here...
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: PintofStout on April 29, 2005, 12:28:50 pm
Seems to be quite a jump in the last few days (compared to recent activity).  I hope that is momentum building.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on April 29, 2005, 10:54:09 pm
I don't want to get my hopes up... but that sure would be a nice change.    :-\
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics - PLEASE update
Post by: Morey on May 18, 2005, 10:00:18 am
10+ weeks, and no word on our recruitment sources.  This was the most useful info on the forum, IMHO.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on May 18, 2005, 10:06:49 am
I'd really like to see this info come back.  I know my show has recruited more in the last 10 weeks, and it was nice to see those results.  Unfortunately, Bookish Lass left this forum over something in regards to leadership, and I'm not clear on what exactly, but she was pissed.

Who is handling this now?
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: jeanius on May 18, 2005, 02:42:13 pm
I'm waiting for information from Adam to start reporting.  I switched computers a few weeks ago and need a reminder of the access info.  I will nudge him again right now.  :)

Jean
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Dreepa on May 25, 2005, 02:24:45 pm
Any news?
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: jeanius on June 07, 2005, 08:45:07 pm
Okay, sorry for the delay folks.  I've got the right login information (I actually misplaced it after Adam sent it in early May :P).  The run down for the first part of June is as follows:

FreeTalkLive - 1
Word of Mouth - 2
Freedom Force International
National Libertarian Homepage
media
W&L alumni magazine
Hilsdale College
Internet - 8
     google
     internet
     myspace.com
     2 suicidegirls.com
     wikipedia.com
     worldnetdaily
     anarchist site

I'm looking at May now.  Feel free to nudge me from time to time if you don't see the info and would like to.  jalexander@freestateproject.org

Jean
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Morey on June 07, 2005, 08:52:26 pm
Woohoo!  I'm pretty sure I can claim credit for the SG signers.  I wrote a news blurb about the NHFree activities, which they edited the hell out of, but they did publish.  It got a lot of comments.

Thanks Jean!  Looking forward to hearing about April and May.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on June 07, 2005, 08:53:53 pm
FTL scores again!   ;D

I know we need more female libertarians, but if they are going to kill themselves....   ;D
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: jeanius on June 07, 2005, 09:11:36 pm
For May - 57 signups

internet - 22
   townhall.com - 2
   wikipedia.org
   internet - 4
   google researching HR1528
   web - 2
   google search - 2
   online - 3
   yahoo
   wikipedia
   slashdot
   prisonplanet
   reason.com
   forum
   agitator.com

Libertarian party newsletter - 2
ABATE
NHLP
LP - 2
biker rights email

WOM - 11
CC, HT Mags, libertarian links
news - 4
newspaper - 2
media - 2
Capital Hill Blues
FSP member
Kat Dillion [sic] / NHFREE.COM
www.libertarian.nl (Dutch Libertarian website)
Local Libertarian group
FTL - Jason Rink
RichTomasso
Lone Star Liberty
Molon Labe
internet radio [FTL?]

Jean
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Morey on June 08, 2005, 04:26:00 pm
Biker rights email is ME!  Yeah!  *pumps fist in the air*
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Dreepa on June 08, 2005, 07:57:35 pm
ABATE might be you too huh?
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Morey on June 08, 2005, 10:30:59 pm
It probably is, Dreepa.  That newsletter I sponsored went to at least a couple of ABATE lists.  Thanks for pointing that out!
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: jeanius on June 10, 2005, 08:33:36 pm
Heeeerrrrre's April!

4/1/05 - 4/30/05

FTL  - 4
Libertarian party
WOM - 10
mASS BACKWARDS
FSP member
Badnarik - 2
newsletter
Seth’s List Mailing - 2
from Backwoods Home in one of Claire Wolfe’s rants
Reason Magazine (12/04)
 nhpr
NJ libertarian convention
Washington Post article
libertarian magazine
Doug Stanhope’s website
Gardner Goldsmith show AM 610


Internet - 18
   internet - 5
   google search
   samizdata.net
   web - 2
   lewrockwell.com
   online
   nczas.com
   wikipedia - 2
   Freds M1a site
   Free Republic.com article (long time ago)
   infoshop.org
   freebooter

Jean
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: jeanius on June 10, 2005, 09:10:50 pm
3/1/05 - 3/31/05
47 Signups

WOM - 8
reason magazine
member
Walter Williams’ column - 3
FTL - 3
Came across it while writing a paper for my economics course.
Chronicle “news magazine” - 4
newspaper article
TV
radio
LP.org
Wisconsin Libertarian party
NPR
LP News
Backwoods Home article by Claire Wolfe
ABC
Union leader

internet - 16
   Boortz website
   internet - 7
   libertarian website
   lewrockwell.com
   Reason online
   groups.myspace.com/libertariansdoitbetter
   news group
   searching sudbury school info
   yahoo
   Native American Forum

Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Morey on June 10, 2005, 11:23:51 pm
Thanks again for doing that, Jean.

Now I just want to know who or what is a "WOM".
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on June 11, 2005, 12:23:52 am
Word of Mouth .. took me a moment too.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: jeanius on June 11, 2005, 09:25:46 am
Sorry!  My shorthand that I didn't translate before posting.  Any time someone says "my fiance", "a coworker", "my friend Bob" I list it as a WOM.  If someone says, my friend Bob, an FSP member, I list it as a member.  If someone mentions a celebrity I mention the celebrity. 

We continue to get many signups that refer to the internet as a source.  I break that category down as much as I can to see what draws them in.  It's a pretty diverse group of responses.

Jean
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Friday on June 13, 2005, 05:18:54 pm
Okay, sorry for the delay folks.  I've got the right login information (I actually misplaced it after Adam sent it in early May :P).  The run down for the first part of June is as follows:

FreeTalkLive - 1
Word of Mouth - 2
Freedom Force International
National Libertarian Homepage
 
....
Jean


I'm curious about the National Libertarian Homepage one.  Did the person mean the National Libertarian PARTY homepage? I thought the LP had declined to endorse us? I just did a search of their site for any reference to "Free State Project" and came up with nothing.  If it's not considered a violation of privacy, I would be willing to ask the person for more information if someone (Jean? Adam?) forwarded their name and email address to me.

No signups from NORML?  >:(  Darned stoners...  ;)
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Friday on June 13, 2005, 05:23:59 pm
For May - 57 signups

internet - 22
   
   
Libertarian party newsletter - 2
ABATE
NHLP
LP - 2
biker rights email
...


Hmmmm... I had an article published in the EBLP newsletter right around that time. Is it possible to find out where those signers live? (Not that I actually *care* about getting a Golden Porcupine. It's just such an honor to be nominated by the Academy...  ;)  )
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: FreeBoB on June 13, 2005, 05:32:43 pm

Quote

I'm curious about the National Libertarian Homepage one.  Did the person mean the National Libertarian PARTY homepage? I thought the LP had declined to endorse us? I just did a search of their site for any reference to "Free State Project" and came up with nothing.  If it's not considered a violation of privacy, I would be willing to ask the person for more information if someone (Jean? Adam?) forwarded their name and email address to me.

Quote

I called the LP about their website's search function not too long ago because I couldn't get it to bring up references that I know were covered.  The gentleman that I spoke to at the main LP office said that he's frustrated as well because the on-site search has never worked and still doesn't and that I was better off using Google... :o
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: jeanius on June 13, 2005, 06:37:13 pm
Well, I can't readily give you the participant info.  We really value the privacy of our participants.  I will consider asking the person but I'm not sure it's that big a deal.  It's possible the reference was to a year or two ago and that it was related to articles on us.  We get this information but we don't have a lot of context and usually no time reference. 

Tennessee and Michigan are the states that referred to LP News or libertarian newsletter.  The references could be related to either ads I ran in the LP News (Jan and March 2005) or Varrin's Porc Fest ads which ran in LP News more recently.  The references could *also* be for a year or two ago.  There's just no telling. 

Thanks, Friday, for keeping the FSP name in the public eye!!!

Jean
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: JasonPSorens on June 13, 2005, 07:26:30 pm
The reference to the national LP website could be an Internet archive of an LP News story. They have done some stories on us.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: jeanius on July 14, 2005, 09:54:55 am
Here's all of June:

JUNE -  61 signups (32 friends)

INTERNET - 23 (10 friends)
   internet - 6 (2 friends)
   google - 2 (1 friend)
   Myspace.com
   suicidegirls.com - 2 (2 friends)
   wikipedia.com
   worldnetdialy.com (friend)
   anarchist site
   National Libertarian Home page
   a libertarian website - 2 (1 friend)
   Something awful forums
   Vox Day blogspot.com - 2 (2 friends)
   livejournal.com
   internet radio - friend (probably FTL)
   internet message boards
Media
Reason article - 2 (1 friend)
w&l alumni magazine (friend)
Backwoods Home Magazine (friend)      
Concord Monitor (friend)
Story about Justice Souter
AP article
CNN interview (MSNBC?)
MSNBC - friend
Fox news - friend
news on TV
FTL - 4 (1 friend)
radio - 2
NPR radio - friend
KSPC Pomona College Radio
Neal Boortz - 2 (1 friend)
Claire Wolfe - friend
Through Libertarian Party
WOM - 11
   girlfriend - friend
   friend - 3 (1 friend)
   patriot group in 2001 - friend
   boyfriend
   libertarian member
   husband - 2
   sibling
   daughter
freedom force international - friend
Hillsdale College
I read Atlas Shrugged


FYI,

Jean
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Dave Mincin on July 14, 2005, 02:24:59 pm
Thanks Jean...My thinking is this information can be a valuable tool in plotting the best was to use our limited resources.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Russell Kanning on July 14, 2005, 05:03:49 pm
Here's all of June:

JUNE -  61 signups (32 friends)

internet radio - friend (probably FTL)
FTL - 4 (1 friend)

I read Atlas Shrugged

I bow to the mighty Ian :)
I love the last one. I picture a man putting down the book and making reservations for Porcfest ;D
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on July 14, 2005, 05:54:01 pm
Imagine how many recruits we could get if we were on 500 stations.  Please call your local talk stations, people!
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: MicroBalrog on July 23, 2005, 07:19:16 am
Whatever we're doing now is working - we're up to 23 people per week - THANKS FOR THE GOOD WORK, EVERYBODY!
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: jeanius on July 23, 2005, 07:59:22 am
I think the Supremes deserve some credit!  :)

Jean
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: FreeBoB on July 23, 2005, 09:20:37 am
6,666 Participants today, July 23,2005.

This is 1/3, 33.33% of the way to 20,000.   ;D
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on July 23, 2005, 11:51:00 pm
Technically, 1/3 won't really be reached until 6,667 participants.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Dreepa on July 24, 2005, 11:17:32 pm
My guess is that all the people are at porcfest so we may not see the numbers grow for a week...until someone can validate the new signups.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Morey on August 23, 2005, 12:17:37 pm
Jean, would you post stats for July when you get a moment?
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Morey on September 09, 2005, 02:45:48 am
Jean, would you post stats for July when you get a moment?

And August?
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Russell Kanning on September 09, 2005, 06:14:12 am
they must all be from FTL then ;)
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: jeanius on September 09, 2005, 11:16:38 am
Been distracted with moving into my new Free State digs folks and am finishing up my project in Canada. FWIW, I am looking for a volunteer to pass this project onto.  It will ultimately report to Publicity but work with me closely during the transition.  Anyone interested?  Check in with me (jalexander@freestateproject.org) or our new Volunteer Coordinators Nik Ludwig (NLudwig@dolliff.com) or Tim Bauman (tbauman14@earthlink.net)

Here's July:

July - 98 members - 41 friends  = 139

43 DIDN'T ANSWER THE QUESTION (33 M / 10 F)
43 No answer - MFMMMMMMMMMFMMMFMFMMMMMFFMFMMMMFMMMMFMMFMMM - 33 M / 10 F

22 WORD OF MOUTH (14 M / 8 F)
22 Friend/Family/WOM - MFMMFFMMMMMMMFMMFFFMMF - 14 M / 8 F

6 NEWSPAPER/NEWSLETTER/MAGAZINE BASED (6 M / 0 F)
1 Union Leader - M
1 LP News (years ago) - M
1 Reason Magazine - M
1 Liberty Magazine - M
1 Liberty or Reason magazine - M
1 news letter - M

20 RADIO BASED (14 M / 6 F)
15 FTL - MMMMMFMMFFMFMFM - 10 M / 5 F
1 Radio - F
1 AM Talk Radio, KPRC, Las Vegas, NV - M
1 Neil Boortz radio show - M
1 On Point XM NPR - M
1 NPR interviewed Amanda Phillips - M

8 TV BASED ( 6 M / 2 F )
5 Fox News - MMMMF - 4 M / 1 F
1 Channel 5 Boston - M
1 television;fellowship - M
1 Logan Darrow Clements - F

29 INTERNET BASED ( 17 M / 12 F )
4 Internet - MMMM - 4 M
4   Search - MFMF - 2 M / 2 F
1   Team law.org - F
1   link from another site - F
1   lp.org - M
1   LP website - M
1   Badnariks's webpage - M
1   online newsletter - F
1   reason.com - F
2   online - FF
2   about.com - MM
3   Wikipedia - MMF
1   email from the pledgemakers in nh - M
1   Mother Jones/sagacious-smartass.com - M
1   Constitution Preservation.org - F
1   strike the root - M
1   internet news article - F
1   libertarian links - F
1   Wealth Warrior (?) - M


11 MISCELLANEOUS ( 8 M / 3 F)
1 libertarion (sic) organizations - M
1 LPNH - F
2 Local Libertarian BBQ - MM
1 Friend of the Libertarian Party Ad and/or ling - M
1 tjic pledgebank - M
1 news artical (sic) - M
1 IHS - F
1 everywhere - M
1 National Media - F
1 German libertarian magazine (eigentuemlich frei) - M
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on September 09, 2005, 02:32:21 pm
!!!!!!!!  That's 10% from FTL!   :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: jeanius on September 10, 2005, 06:43:24 am
You've been an incredibly consistent source of new signups Ian.  Thanks!!!!! :)

Jean
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: jeanius on September 11, 2005, 06:44:29 am
August = 90 ( 62 M / 28 F )

DIDN'T ANSWER - 23 (14 M / 9 F )
didn't answer - MFMFMMMFMMMFFMMFFMMFMMFM

INTERNET -  24 ( 19 M / 5 F )
   Internet - MMMMMM (6 M )
   search engine - M
   google - M
   interent search for Live free international - M
   web search for LP info - M
   link in a members sig on a message board - M
   Reason Mag online - M
   forums at SomethingAwful - F
   constitutionpreservation.org - F
   blogs - F
   world net daily - M
   backwoodshome.com - F
   buildfreedom.com - MM
   orkut - M
   northstarzone - M
   on the rick adams show on rbnlive.com - M
   #new_world_order@irc.efnet.org - M
   livejournal of "braddogg" - F

WOM - 7 ( 5 M / 2 F )
WOM/friend/family - MMMFMMF

TV/MEDIA - 3 ( 1 M / 2 F )
Media - FF
O'Riely (sic) Factor - M

RADIO - 15 (12 M / 3 F )
Radio - F
air america radio - M
local radio station - M
GCN Radio - M
Madison WI radio station on 8/9/05 - M
FTL - MMMMMMMFMF ( 8 M / 2 F )

MAGAZINE - 3 ( 1 M / 2 F )
gun magazine - M
newspaper - F
Mother Earth News - F

LP RELATED - 6 ( 3 M / 3 F )
LP member - M
LP - F
LPVA - F
LP Newsletter - M
former college Libertarian group - M
Web and LP events - F

MISCELLANEOUS - 8 ( 6 M / 2 F )
Michael Badnarik's book "It's Good to be King" - MM
cato.org - F
regional board at nationstates.net - M
Been following since before state vote - F
troy clear - M
peak oil discussion group - M
friend on American Government simulation - M
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: JonM on September 11, 2005, 10:35:15 am
Where on cato.org did someone find mention of the FSP?  A google of site:cato.org "free state project" yeilds no hits.  Heck, I've emailed the webmaster asking for a link to us, and wrote a snail mail to Edward Crane in response to the many "please send more money" letters I receive from him with no reply as of yet.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on September 11, 2005, 06:51:10 pm
WoW!  13% in August! Actually higher if you count the "GCN" member, as that is our network, and our FSP spots run throughout the network...   :o :o
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: freedomroad on September 11, 2005, 10:39:44 pm
and our FSP spots run throughout the network...   :o :o

how is that?
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on September 11, 2005, 10:56:54 pm
and our FSP spots run throughout the network...   :o :o

how is that?

Well, they probably don't run often, but when GCN (our network) has holes to fill, they may run our FSP spots.  Make sense?
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: freedomroad on September 11, 2005, 11:14:29 pm
and our FSP spots run throughout the network...   :o :o

how is that?

Well, they probably don't run often, but when GCN (our network) has holes to fill, they may run our FSP spots.  Make sense?

So, the leader of GCN is pro-FSP?  How do you know this?
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: jeanius on September 12, 2005, 07:40:47 am
JonM - The Cato reference may have been for something a year or more ago. 

Jean
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on September 12, 2005, 08:25:22 am
So, the leader of GCN is pro-FSP?  How do you know this?

I don't think that to be the case.  Any of our advertisers have the chance of running outside our show, FSP, Downsize DC, Liberty Dollar, etc.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Dreepa on November 28, 2005, 08:58:48 am
How about the Sept numbers?
October?
In two days.. Nov.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: jeanius on December 10, 2005, 09:39:18 am
Thanks for the nudge Dreepa.  Everyone is encouraged to nudge me from time to time either here or at jalexander@freestateproject.org.  I get busy and other projects get priority on occasion but most recently have been settling in to my new digs in New Hampshire.  Anyone know how long it *really* takes to unpack? I swear I expect to have boxes still in the garage a year from now!

I'd love a volunteer to help with this.  I can provide the monthly data (dates and "where you heard about the FSP" only).  Let me know if you're interested!

Here's September.  The rest are coming.  FTL continues to shine, Freestar Media garnered a couple and our own Chris Harrison got a personal mention!  Our two mainstays, Word of Mouth (WOM) and Internet continue to dominate. Spread the word!

September 2005 - 50 members/25 friends

12M/4F No Answer
11M/8F WOM
10M/6F Internet
6M/1F FTL
2M Freestar Media
3M/1F) Libertarian (Party, website, LP News)
In a seminar on classical liberalism F
Objectivist community F
Libertarian communication M
Sierra Times advertisement M
flyer at school F
Dr. Chris Harrison F
Freedom Rally in Boston M
Freedom Club M
Gardner Goldsmith Program F
news article 2 years ago M
gcn M
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on December 11, 2005, 01:01:38 am
12% of new members!   ;D

FTL works!  Now, who wants to sponsor our new toll free line?  (PM me.)
Ian
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: jeanius on December 11, 2005, 07:30:57 pm
October and November 2005!

(51 M/19 F)  OCTOBER 2005

12M/4F  No Answer
14M/2F  WOM
15M/5F  Internet
   Google M
   online search M
   Blog M
   surfing the web MMM
   internet everwhere F
   wikipedia article M
   bureaucrash.com F
   internet/web/online MMM
   stormfront.com F
   hawthornesjourneys.blogspot.com M
   strike the root.com M
   interweb F
   freedomguide.blogspot.com M
   Poll on Libertarian Thought website M
   www.somethingawful.com F
   link from news article M
4M/2F     FTL
4M/5F    TV/Newspaper/Magazine
   TV F
   television news F
   News F
   Valley News F
   newspaper column F
   school newspaper M
   Colorado Libertarian Newspaper M
   reason magazine MM
libertarian mail list M
was an original member M
bumper sticker F


(53M/20F)  NOVEMBER 2005

(14M/6F)  No answer
(  9M/1F)  WOM
(  2M/1F)  FTL
(  5M/4F)  TV/Radio/News/Mags
   media F
   NH Sunday News F
   Larry Elder Show M
   magazine M
   reason mag MF
   local news report F
   TV News M
   TV Talk Show M
(22M/7F)  Internet
   TownHall.com MMMM
   Irwin Schiff blog site M
   internet FFM
   google MMMM
   Michigan Militia website M
   Yahoo F
   newsmax F
   TFL forums M
   advocates of self government M
   backwoods.com MM
   adsense-earning.com M
   online F
   myspace.com M
   drudge report F
   browsing M
   myspace objectivists group MF
   simonjester.com M
   sweet site of the day M
   RBN M (Republic Broadcasting Network rbnlive.com)
(  3M/1F)  Libertarian
   LPNews FM
   LP MM

Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: mattbarney on December 18, 2005, 09:11:04 am
Any ideas on what might account for the apparent difference between male and female sign ups?  Is our messaging more attractive to men than women?  Are women under represented in freedom circles?

Matt
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Russell Kanning on December 18, 2005, 09:15:59 am
I think it is Member/Friend not Male/Female :D
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: mattbarney on December 18, 2005, 09:20:08 am
oh, thanks...that makes more sense now

Matt
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Morey on December 24, 2005, 09:05:31 pm
Any chance the sign up form could be modified to ask for the specific source?  Perhaps radio buttons for major categories, followed by a text field asking for an actual name?
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: jeanius on December 24, 2005, 09:29:46 pm
I've been asking for that for about a year and a half.   We could auto generate reports, produce charts and graphs, etc.  I'll bring it up again with Nik.  It is the best solution.

Jean
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: freedominnh on December 25, 2005, 07:37:22 am
There are 6,000 homeless one hour from here on Boston streets and in Boston shelters.  What kind of people do the FSP feel fit the recruiting criteria?  Be careful how you answer this because we have homeless people living under bridges in Manchester....  You could have done a better marketing job donating $30k to the homeless shelters in NH.  I actually dare people to think outside their mental cardboard boxes.  Happy Holidays to all.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: lloydbob1 on December 25, 2005, 09:53:50 am
The FSP is not trying to attract members from NH. 
There are many reasons for 'Homelessness'.  Most of them have to do with lack of responsibility on the part of the homeless, but, one aspect of the problem is that laws have been passed that dissalow more than X number of unrelated people to occupy houses and buildings.
 The 'Flop Houses' that used to accomidate low income people are now outlawed.  Add 'Urban Renewal', the arbitrary tearing down of 'Blighted' neighborhoods, and , and turning them into fields, parking lots and public building projects, to the equasion.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: freedominnh on December 25, 2005, 10:27:30 am
That money would have multiplied itself if it had been donated to NH & MA homeless shelters.  The free publicity would have benefited the FSP.  But wait a minute isn't that professional marketing?  
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Dreepa on January 10, 2006, 06:29:32 pm
December Numbers?
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Steve on January 12, 2006, 01:03:21 pm
There are many reasons for 'Homelessness'.
At the risk of having to moderate myself for straying too far off topic:
http://www.fee.org/in_brief/default.asp?id=202

1/12/2006 Virginia Town Repeals Extended-Family Occupancy Prohibition
“The Manassas [Va.] City Council decided last night to repeal a controversial ordinance that made it illegal for extended relatives such as aunts, uncles and cousins to live together as a family and that targeted the city's growing Latino population. . . . The ordinance, which was adopted Dec. 5, changed a definition of family in the city's zoning code, so that with a few exceptions, households were restricted to immediate relatives, even if the total number was below the legal occupancy limit.” (Washington Post, Thursday)
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Dreepa on January 31, 2006, 01:16:13 pm
December Numbers?
?
And tomorrow you could add Jan numbers.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: jeanius on January 31, 2006, 01:30:02 pm
Sorry!  Been busy with First 1000 and a couple of other personal matters.  I will download tomorrow and get the analysis done.  Hopefully I'll have those up tomorrow night or thursday.

Jean
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Friday on February 24, 2006, 06:29:48 pm
I'd love a volunteer to help with this.  I can provide the monthly data (dates and "where you heard about the FSP" only).  Let me know if you're interested!

Jean, did you ever get a volunteer to help you with this?  I'd be happy to do it.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: jeanius on February 24, 2006, 10:35:48 pm
Cool!  I'm sorry.  I have fallen down on the job here.  Getting a volunteer was back burnered for a technical solution which hasn't come in the 8 or so months since I first asked.  And a technical solution is the best long run.  However, in the SR, Sandy, if you would help, that would be great!  I'll get with you in the next day or two.  :)

Jean
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Dreepa on February 28, 2006, 01:33:40 pm
Dec
Jan
Feb
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Friday on February 28, 2006, 01:41:18 pm
Oh how quickly they turn on you...  ;)

Jean and I haven't yet got together to discuss how this works, Dreepa. As soon as I know how to do so, I will post the requested statistics.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: jeanius on February 28, 2006, 04:52:14 pm
I'll fill the gap and then hand things over.  Here's December.

28M  20F

Internet 5M, 5F
Gardner Goldsmith 1M
The Northstar Zone 1M
GCN 1M
FTL 4M, 1F
Neil Boortz's radio show 1M
radio 1F
Walter Williams 1F
No Answer 11M, 8F
The Bow Times 1F
St Paul News Story 1M
newspaper article 1F
Libertarian literature 1F
NJ LP 1M
VTLP but FTL rules 1M
NHLP 1F
brochure in Continental Airlines magazine 1M
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Dreepa on February 28, 2006, 05:18:24 pm

The Bow Times 1F
Cool!!!

Quote
brochure in Continental Airlines magazine 1M
Was this official?  Because I think it is a great stealth mode... Esp people who fly alot.  Get on the plane a minute early and place an FSP brochure in many mags.

Sandy... just trying to bump the topic that is all. ;)
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on February 28, 2006, 05:18:33 pm
Nice.. GCN counts as FTL, so that's 5 of 28, or about 18% of recruits in Dec!   :o

(Not counting the guy that said we rule, either.)  
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on February 28, 2006, 05:20:24 pm
Of course, I could spin the numbers a bit by only looking at members who indicated their referral source, then we got 5 of 17, or 29%.   ;D
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: jeanius on March 01, 2006, 08:26:03 pm
Dreepa, gotta keep bugging me sometimes.  I have kidlets who distract frequently.  ;)

Here's January.  Ian continues to *rock*!

January 06 signups 77

INTERNET  14M/3F
Internet MA, MA, MA, MA //
online MA
web search FA, MA
www.liberaldebatt.com MA (swedish libertarian messageboard)
www.europeanfreestate.net MU
dutch lib website MA
forum.objectivismonline.net MA
www.backwoodshome.com MU
wikipedia MA
Strike the Root MA
nhliberty.org FU
libertarian website FA
autosurf program MA

NO ANSWER 22M/6F
WOM 7M
LP FA
LP News FA
local libertarian party MA
FTL 10M (MA, MA, MA, MU, MA, MA, MA, MA, MA, MA)
Talk Radio FA
NRA bulletin MA
Zions camp FA
Union Leader FA
Reason Magazine FA
Playboy MA
article in periodical 2F (FU, FA)
news FA
radio MU
news article MA
research MA
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: freedomroad on March 01, 2006, 09:36:31 pm
What are MA, MU, FA, and FU?
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: jeanius on March 01, 2006, 10:31:21 pm
M is member,
F is friend
A is active or confirmed
U is unconfirmed

new participants are confirmed via email.  These are really my notations or shorthand which I should have left out of this tally.

FYI

jean
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: jeanius on March 09, 2006, 10:08:20 pm
C = confirmed or active
U = unconfirmed
M = member or participant
F = friend

Feb '06 Signup Stats  77 Total (65M/12F)

INTERNET 13M/2F
web MC MA
anarchism.net MU
townhall.com MC
bigstring.com MC
google alert MC
MySpace MC FC
Claire Wolfe website MC
Wikipedia FC
protestwarrior.com MU
nj gun laws web site MU
vanguardist.org MC
npgb.org
OKcupid.com MC


FTL (9M/1F)  MC MC MC MC MC MC MC FC MU MC
local religious radio station MC
NPR radio MC
radio MC

LPNH FC
LPNV FC
LPKS MC
Lib newsletter FC
Lib Party (3M) MC MC MC
Alabama Libertarian mailing list MC
Libertarian media MA

Weekly Standard article MC
in tracks report (about pirates and Hakim Bey) MC

Neal Boortz radio show MU

news MC

Michigan Militia MC

No answer (22M/2F)MU MU MC MC MU MC MC MC MU MC MC MC MC MC MC MC FC MC MC MC FC MC MC MU

WOM (7M/4F) MU FU MC FC MC MU FC MC MC MC FC
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Friday on March 11, 2006, 08:51:41 am
I'll fill the gap and then hand things over.  Here's December.

Thanks for catching up on the statistics, Jean! 

I'm ready for training when you are.  :)
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: varrin on March 20, 2006, 01:04:14 am
brochure in Continental Airlines magazine 1M

I'm such an idiot... Why didn't I think of that sooner??? :)

V-

Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: JonM on March 20, 2006, 08:20:41 am
brochure in Continental Airlines magazine 1M

I'm such an idiot... Why didn't I think of that sooner??? :)

V-



I can see it now.  "That Captain Swearingen is awesome, he always helps clean up after the flight . . ."
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Friday on April 02, 2006, 08:11:38 pm
In March we got 53 new members and 14 new friends.  :)

Stated "Channel to FSP"
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
washingtonpost.com         1      
Internet/other website         11      2 Friends
Free Talk Live                  7            2 Friends
Word of Mouth              8         2 Friends
Everything               1      
MySpace (one person mentioned Randall aka "Mooseboy" specifically)   3      
2002 Libertarian Party PA State Convention            1      
PDA                         1      
synchronicity               1      
The Power Hour on shortwave radio   1      
Wikipedia                1      
www.pounceonline.com         1      
SLASHDOT                 1      
http://www.deoxy.org                  1 Friend
www.strike-the-root.com         1      
Morey Straus               1      
Why Not.com                     1 Friend
      
Americas First Freedom /NRA            1 Friend
newspaper article            1      1 Friend
NRA Rifleman magazine         1   

and my personal favorite, from the Ralph Wiggum School of Communication:
i like first person shooting games      1   

Congratulations to Morey and Randall!  Ian, you continue to dominate; you may gloat when ready.  ;)
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Morey on April 03, 2006, 12:43:22 am
Boy are you quick!  Thanks for doing that, Sandy!
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on April 03, 2006, 03:54:07 pm
Thanks, but no need to gloat.  My question is, what will it take to convince the board to send out an email to the participants pointing out the following:

-The FSP has been advertising with Free Talk Live for over a year.
-Free Talk Live is nearly as effective as word of mouth at recruiting new participants.
-As FTL gains more radio affiliates, we will surpass word of mouth.
-Participants can help us gain new affiliates faster by simply calling talk radio stations and telling the Program Director that you want to hear Free Talk Live.  It's such simple, effective activism!

There are three ways to get contact info for your local stations:
1. Visit http://local.freetalklive.com and read the FAQ
2. Email me personally at ian at freetalklive.com
3. Look it up yourself via phone book or http://radio-locator.com

Will this ever be a possibility? 
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: JonM on April 03, 2006, 04:30:03 pm
How about submitting that to FSP News?
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: FreeBoB on April 03, 2006, 04:33:46 pm
I thought the same when I read Ian's post...we'll do it.  8)
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Friday on April 03, 2006, 05:09:18 pm
How about submitting that to FSP News?

Took the words right out of my mouth. I see no need for Board involvement in this; Brian is the one who sends the FSP News to several thousand members and friends every month.  All you had to do was ask him, Ian.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on April 03, 2006, 05:14:56 pm
Well, I didn't know if that would be appropriate, as it is not news, but an activism request.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: JonM on April 03, 2006, 06:36:37 pm
The news part is that FTL brings in more recruits than anything else.  I see no reason not to include the number of signups via FTL in every issue of FSP news myself, with encouragement to call local radio stations and ask for them to put it on the air.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Dreepa on April 03, 2006, 07:52:14 pm
Hell there should be organized local groups calling certain stations asking for FTL.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on April 04, 2006, 02:14:50 am
Hell there should be organized local groups calling certain stations asking for FTL.

No organization needed.  Just individuals calling will pay off big time.  We really need more weekday affiliates, and this can really help.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 04, 2006, 01:12:29 pm
In March we got 53 new members and 14 new friends.  :)

and my personal favorite, from the Ralph Wiggum School of Communication:
i like first person shooting games      1   

Cool ..... if we eventually get 10 a week to move here ..... we can move mountains.

Have you ever heard Dada do his Ralph impersonation? It is good.(http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:rWa7GtAQYnCnHM:cabanedebart.free.fr/grabpics%2Bother/Ralph%2520wiggum%25201.gif)
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Randall Danger on April 05, 2006, 07:16:54 pm

Congratulations to Morey and Randall!  Ian, you continue to dominate; you may gloat when ready.  ;)


Woo! Glad to see that the myspace thing is working out! I think I've actualy gotten more recruits from posting about the fsp from one of the other (http://www.myspace.com/ggallin) myspace accounts than our main one though. :P I've also been linking the fsp from my web comic, but that probably won't be very effective until I get more readers. I guess I'll get a banner added to my links page soon as well and see if that takes off.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Dreepa on April 06, 2006, 07:57:27 am

Congratulations to Morey and Randall!  Ian, you continue to dominate; you may gloat when ready.  ;)


Woo! Glad to see that the myspace thing is working out! I think I've actualy gotten more recruits from posting about the fsp from one of the other (http://www.myspace.com/ggallin) myspace accounts than our main one though. :P I've also been linking the fsp from my web comic, but that probably won't be very effective until I get more readers. I guess I'll get a banner added to my links page soon as well and see if that takes off.

Post a link to your comic on nhfree.com  That will attract more readers. 
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Power Penguin on April 07, 2006, 07:51:18 pm
Would it be a wise idea to try GoogleAdWords, etc, or do you think this is redundant because of FTL? I'm guessing Ian is the expert on these things. I know I'm not ;)
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on April 07, 2006, 09:45:34 pm
Expert on what, google adwords?
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Friday on April 08, 2006, 01:43:48 pm
Penguin, I know we've already tried Google AdWords.  I don't know what the outcome was or when we stopped.  Personally, I'm in favor of starting it up again; it's pretty cheap advertising.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Friday on April 09, 2006, 04:16:40 pm
Thanks, but no need to gloat.  My question is, what will it take to convince the board to send out an email to the participants pointing out the following:

-The FSP has been advertising with Free Talk Live for over a year.
-Free Talk Live is nearly as effective as word of mouth at recruiting new participants.
-As FTL gains more radio affiliates, we will surpass word of mouth.
-Participants can help us gain new affiliates faster by simply calling talk radio stations and telling the Program Director that you want to hear Free Talk Live.  It's such simple, effective activism!

There are three ways to get contact info for your local stations:
1. Visit http://local.freetalklive.com and read the FAQ
2. Email me personally at ian at freetalklive.com
3. Look it up yourself via phone book or http://radio-locator.com

Will this ever be a possibility? 

You know, Ian, I was just doing QA on the new FSP website and noticed that Free Talk Live has been mentioned prominently in 10 of the last 11 issues of the FSP News since May 2005.  Every mention has included at least one link to your website.  Most have included a prominent graphic banner.  You've had your photo in the newsletter more times than any other member, including Amanda!  FYI, the newsletter goes out to over 10,000 people.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: FreeBoB on April 09, 2006, 04:45:26 pm
Indeed, it's all part of my master plan to increase our membership!   8)
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on April 10, 2006, 09:30:00 pm
You know, Ian, I was just doing QA on the new FSP website and noticed that Free Talk Live has been mentioned prominently in 10 of the last 11 issues of the FSP News since May 2005.  Every mention has included at least one link to your website.  Most have included a prominent graphic banner.  You've had your photo in the newsletter more times than any other member, including Amanda!  FYI, the newsletter goes out to over 10,000 people.

Thanks Friday, I think Brian is well aware that I appreciate the exposure.  What I'm talking about here is a focused call to action.  It's one thing to report on FTL, and something else entirely to encourage people to pick up their phones and call local talk radio stations on our behalf.  (Which is why I didn't think to propose it for inclusion in FSP News.)
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Pradeepa on April 20, 2006, 05:58:55 pm
I noticed all the signups from foriegn countries.  Please note that when the Mormon church was recruiting in the 1800s there was very little positive response (and a lot of resistance) from fellow Americans.  They simply went overseas and made promises to people living in hardship conditions. They got thousands of recruits.  For a while I lived in a spiritual community in Wisconsin. We attracted very few U.S. citizens but many, many from overseas.  The principle seems to be that when people are unhappy in their present circumstances they fantasize about places where they can be free.  But fantasies don't seem to work well when they are about familiar places. (How could a great teacher come out of Galilee?)  If the fantasy is about a far away place, the fantasy gains more power. Recruiters then have an easier time recruiting. It's not that I advocate fantasizing.  But people DO use fantasy as a mechanism to get themselves from one place to another. There is no sin in taking advantage of their inclination to fantasize if you have something wonderful to offer.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Friday on April 22, 2006, 05:22:18 pm
Pradeepa, welcome to the forum!  I think your idea is a good one; I've previously advocated for actively recruiting French Canadians, because so many Canadians immigrate to the U.S. for jobs anyway, and New Hampshire is both close to Quebec and has a high percentage of people of French descent. 

The FSP is an all-volunteer organization, so if anyone has contacts in a foreign country, speaks the native language, participates on foreign message boards, etc. and would like to serve as the FSP liaison to that country, feel free to volunteer.  We recently had someone volunteer to do outreach in the U.K.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Friday on May 02, 2006, 04:59:05 pm
In April we got 49 new members and 24 Friends.  Of those who listed a channel to the FSP, these were the tallys:

INTERNET RADIO   1   FRIEND         
Word Of Mouth   6   MEMBER      4   FRIEND
myspace   2   MEMBER      1   FRIEND
Internet   7   MEMBER      2   FRIEND
Michael Badnarik's Wikipedia page   1   MEMBER         
Libertarian Party of MN   1   MEMBER         
LP   1   MEMBER      1   FRIEND
Slashdot.org   1   MEMBER         
Chronicle TV show   1   MEMBER         
Free Talk Live   8   MEMBER      2   FRIEND
Atlantis website      1 FRIEND         
NRA   1   MEMBER         
lalumo.com   1   FRIEND         
Walter Williams, guest-hosting the "Rush Limbaugh" program   1   FRIEND         
Reason magazine   1   MEMBER         
LewRockwell.com >>> Joshua Katz   1   FRIEND         
internet ads   1   MEMBER         
Fox News website   1   FRIEND         
National Public Radio   1   MEMBER         
Wikipedia on New Hampshire   1   MEMBER         
virginia LP   2   MEMBER         
LibertyUnbound.com   1   MEMBER         
North Carolina Libertarians   1   MEMBER         
My economics teacher   1   FRIEND         
Keith Carlsen   1   FRIEND         
fark.com   1   FRIEND

Good work, everyone!  :)         
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on May 06, 2006, 01:57:38 pm
Hah!  We've beaten Word of Mouth!!

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Mike Lorrey on May 06, 2006, 02:57:29 pm
Ah, that samizdata join was due to my writing there!
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: freedomroad on May 06, 2006, 03:59:26 pm
I am just thrilled that myspace is getting us members.  Myspace is growing and we are just starting to do stuff on it.  Plus, we don't pay it $500 a month like some people :)
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on May 06, 2006, 04:04:22 pm
LOL who's profile has over 9,000 "friends" with the FSP in the top eight?   ;)
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: jeanius on May 06, 2006, 04:22:40 pm
We pay for some signups and some come for little or free.  They are all good.  I've been repeatedly impressed with Ian's ability to help the FSP achieve it's mission of 20,000 signers.  We've had steady and ongoing signups with his help.  And we're getting some good results with myspace too.  Let's keep positive about all these efforts ... and find more ways to achieve the goal!  ;)

Jean
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on May 06, 2006, 04:29:58 pm
I think he was just playing, Jean.  ;)
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Mike Lorrey on May 06, 2006, 04:44:21 pm
We pay for some signups and some come for little or free.  They are all good.  I've been repeatedly impressed with Ian's ability to help the FSP achieve it's mission of 20,000 signers.  We've had steady and ongoing signups with his help.  And we're getting some good results with myspace too.  Let's keep positive about all these efforts ... and find more ways to achieve the goal!  ;)

Jean


Is the FSP now keeping track of "friends"? I recall at one time that we didn't keep any contact info on them.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: jeanius on May 06, 2006, 04:50:13 pm
Well there I go!  Being too sensitive again.  :)  Good one NH Bound.  I'm actually looking forward to meeting you.  I've been impressed with many of your posts.  :)

And Ian, well you just continue to rock!

Mike, folks who are not quite committed to move but are interested in the concept and want to show support are allowed to sign up as friends.

Jean
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Mike Lorrey on May 06, 2006, 09:55:20 pm
Well there I go!  Being too sensitive again.  :)  Good one NH Bound.  I'm actually looking forward to meeting you.  I've been impressed with many of your posts.  :)

And Ian, well you just continue to rock!

Mike, folks who are not quite committed to move but are interested in the concept and want to show support are allowed to sign up as friends.

I know that. What I'm asking is if we keep contact info on any of those people. As I recall, at one time, people could be 'friends' if they weren't currently willing to move, but their contact info got chucked. I thought this was a major mistake, both in terms of marketing as well as in grassroots politics.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: varrin on May 08, 2006, 11:22:40 pm
Y'all,

Please be advised that the April stats are actually not 100% accurate.  In the interest of being honest, I feel you all should know that April was a *better* month than it appears above ;)

The problem:  There have been lots of IT changes lately.  As a result, manual entry of mailed SOI's / Friends requests have been temporarily put on hold.  I've got a huge wad of them here (mostly from NHBound, BTW) which haven't been entered yet.

Sooooo... things are even better than they seem.  How's that for a good oops huh? ;)

V-

Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: jeanius on May 09, 2006, 03:12:43 am
Friends info isn't "chucked" Mike.  These people get emails and updates as available such as the FSP News.  :)

Jean
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Friday on May 09, 2006, 10:06:23 am
Y'all,

Please be advised that the April stats are actually not 100% accurate.  In the interest of being honest, I feel you all should know that April was a *better* month than it appears above ;)

The problem:  There have been lots of IT changes lately.  As a result, manual entry of mailed SOI's / Friends requests have been temporarily put on hold.  I've got a huge wad of them here (mostly from NHBound, BTW) which haven't been entered yet.

Sooooo... things are even better than they seem.  How's that for a good oops huh? ;)

V-



"oops" indeed!  I recommend keeping the person responsible for posting the sign-up stats in the loop next time so volunteer time isn't wasted.  :P
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: varrin on May 09, 2006, 08:49:33 pm
"oops" indeed!  I recommend keeping the person responsible for posting the sign-up stats in the loop next time so volunteer time isn't wasted.  :P

LOL... it's not wasted... :)  When we get to putting them in, I'll make sure a count is posted here so we all know how skewed the numbers are.

V-

Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Dave Mincin on May 10, 2006, 08:38:56 am
Many folks visit the website specifically to see the signup numbers.  Hoping you folks
place a little higher priority on keeping the numbers up to date, and accurate. :)
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: varrin on May 12, 2006, 03:13:09 pm
Dave,

Yup :)  That's high on the priority list of things to fix.  We have one more urgent and important issue with IT.  After that, database functionality (including automated 'numbers' reporting) will slide up a notch :)

BTW, the numbers *are* being updated.  You might see there's an update today.  It's just being done by hand at the moment.

Pledgebank does update the First 1000 numbers, BTW.  It also prints a list of names which doesn't include yours.  Sign up already Dave! :)

V-

P.S.  If you're one of the 28 people who doesn't want your name displayed, thanks for already signing up! ;)

Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Dave Mincin on May 12, 2006, 03:51:30 pm
Hey Varrin,

Beg to disagree, see nothing more important than letting the folks know who have signed on to help us!
Thinking we are a people driven organization!  So shouldn't we first let the folks know who are with us?
Oops, more important IT problems? :o

Remember!  So many of the folks who are actually working there butts off here in NH are not computer geeks,
but just regular folks who care about freedom.  You seem to be more concerned with a perfect website than
getting the info out to the folks?  Help me my friend, what is more important, having the best website money
can buy, or letting the folks know what is going on?

I'm on the list, just chose to go in not using my name.  Not interested in jumping up and down saying look at me,
would rather just quietly, as best I can, help promote freedom in NH!.  Thinking the FSP is about NH, and moving
and making it my home, and working as best I can to help promote freedom.

I rode the BUS, and thank the FSP for that, but now I'm about making my home more FREE!  Would like to see more
about what you are doing rather than about a new website, and more new merchandise for sale!

Dave
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Dave Mincin on May 12, 2006, 04:09:18 pm
Ok while I'm here!  Could you please explain to me how this new website will help us get new members?
I have no doubt that much time and effort has gone into it, but for what?  All I have seen so far is we can't
do this because of the new website?  Who is in charge of the new website and how will it be better?  Tom
did a great job before, but my understanding is he will not be involved in the new and improved?

Only thing I know is it has made it difficult for the folks to get numbers on new members?

Why do I think this is just another beaucratic attempt to feel good?  Damn sounds like just more
feel good crap that does nothing to promote freedom.  Oopy, look I made a new website?

Please tell me the benefits and tell me I'm wrong here. :)
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: David Wolfe on May 12, 2006, 06:14:38 pm
I don't think that you can spend too much time making the website look professional.  When I heard about the FSP the first thing I did was look at the website.  If it had looked like something that a nutcase living in his mother's basement had put up, I wouldn't have considered joining.  Banks used to build very elaborate buildings not because it made the services they provided any better but because it sent a message to customers that "this bank is serious."  A good website will have the same effect.  It will tell prospective participants that "this organization is serious."  That will increase the number of recruits thereby promoting freedom.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Dave Mincin on May 12, 2006, 06:41:20 pm
Ok understand...So what are you saying?  You signed on to the FSP because of the old and somewhat
professional website?  You think that it is most important to have the folks spent countless hours making
the website more beautiful. professional, and the folks will just sign on cause of our beautful website?  What about
freedom dude, and our message?  Personally believe the website is important, but the leadership should be
spending more time recruiting folks and sharing information about what is going on and a little less time with the
feel good crap!  I know lots of folks and have not heard one of them say I joined because of the wonderful website? ???

Maybe your are correct, but I happen to think we need to spend our time reaching out to the folks, person
to person!

I great website is good, but only if it can relate to the folks!  If you can't get basic information out then what
good is a pretty website? 
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: FreeBoB on May 12, 2006, 07:28:27 pm
I was hoping someone who really knows what this new website software is capable of would have chimed in by now.  From what I have learned it is (will be) a highly interactive site with many, many people contributing to content and activism organizing, potentially hundreds, thousands!.  It will facilitate networking among our participants and interested people like our "static" website could not.  Is the same or similar to the software used in the Howard Dean campaign.  Remember the explosive growth of his campaign and his fundraising?  It took place on his website.  Please, if someone can expand on this, please do, as my understanding of the scope of it is marginal!

It's really only a handful of hardworking IT volunteers working on this website transition.  Volunteer activism to push the FSP forward continues on many fronts and is of the highest priority!  The new website software is certainly one of those priorities.  The IT people will continue to bring the new features forth for us to use.  We've only just begun and I think it will be well worth it.  ;D
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: David Wolfe on May 12, 2006, 09:02:30 pm
Ok understand...So what are you saying? You signed on to the FSP because of the old and somewhat professional website?

No.  I signed on because I like the idea.  Nevertheless, if the website was crap I would have assumed that the organization was crap and I wouldn't have joined.

You think that it is most important to have the folks spent countless hours making the website more beautiful. professional,

Person to person contact is great, but the fact is that the internet can reach many more people.  I don't have the numbers, but I'll bet that our website is viewed by many more people than could be contacted person to person.  If a good website will make just a fraction of those people read a little further and consider joining, then the time spent on the website was worth it.

What about freedom dude, and our message?

Dude, the point of the website is freedom and our message.  No one is saying that the website is an end in itself.  It's a means of spreading our message.

I know lots of folks and have not heard one of them say I joined because of the wonderful website? ???

Nobody thinks that they buy Doritos because they like the bag it comes in.  If you ask people why they buy Doritos no one will say it's because they like the packaging.  Nevertheless, more people buy Doritos when the bag looks nice.  Our website is our packaging.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Dave Mincin on May 12, 2006, 09:57:26 pm
Hey Brian...As you being part of the leadership I really appreciate your attempt to respond to my concerns.

Just wondering?  Word I get is Seth Cohen and Steve Cobb are doing the new website, and was just wondering
when it would be done?  Understand many hours and much time was put into it.  Who is paying for this?  How is
it going to put us in a position to increase membership?  Who decided that it was necessary?  Oh yea believe, my
neighbor in the burg was a Dean babe, and word I get from her the website was put together on the run and like
almost over nite?

Just a curious participant. :)

Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: FreeBoB on May 12, 2006, 10:42:19 pm
Lots of questions, and probably best answered by the IT people.  I do other stuff!

Brian
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on May 13, 2006, 12:21:18 am
Dave,

The website is the prime entry point for newbies.  It's our "storefront".  People buy or pass by based on the quality of the FSP site.

Making it the best it can be is critical!   ;D
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Morey on May 13, 2006, 11:15:02 am
Dave,

I'm not really part of the IT team, but I'll give you my two bits anyway.

1. Website is a work in progress for some time to come.  Once the bugs are ironed out and things are relatively stable, the IT guys will release more functionality.  Rinse, repeat...  Please be patient and give it a chance.

2. Volunteers have indeed put a lot of time into it, because they see value in it.

3. There has been no direct cost associated with the new site, to my knowledge.

4. There is an IT plan in the files section of Doers, but the nutshell answer is that it will facilitate a stronger sense of community which I expect will lead to more volunteerism, and more recruiting.  Kind of like this forum, but more comprehensive.

5. The majority of leadership gave the project their blessing.

6.  The software has evolved quite a bit from the Dean days.  You can read all about it by googling the word "civicspace".

Dave, I know you work hard to promote freedom in NH, and I appreciate that more than you know.  So I say this with all of my love and respect for my fellow activist.  Discounting the hard work of other volunteers is not helpful.  Some very smart people have put a lot of thought into this.  It was not done on a whim.

We all have different skill sets, different interests and different opinions on how best to succeed.  I personally am a big believer in the power of merchandise.  Because of that, I've put a fair bit of time and money into making some new things.  You may have different ideas on what would be more effective for recruiting, and that's okay.  When I get to NH, I will put most of my energy into the NHLP, while you might find the NHLA to be the better route.  That's okay too.  We're all generally on the same side, but prefer different tactics.

Rest assured, this is not the only thing being worked on!  We're doing direct mail, revamping our outreach materials, setting up booths, and many other things as mentioned in Varrin's state of the project addresses.  Of course, we could do more, if we had more help.  Anyone who wants to pitch in and work on things that interest them is most welcome!

-Morey
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Russell Kanning on May 13, 2006, 07:57:01 pm
How about every time somebody moves, we send in an email to one of you guys and you move the ticker? We can do it by hand since we only have a few per week at the most. :)
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: FreeBoB on May 13, 2006, 08:48:57 pm
Please, somebody tell us who they are!  Send the notification to me.  I just 'know' there are Porcs who have moved who have not updated their membership with their new NH address.  When your address changes to NH, the counter goes up.  ;D
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Russell Kanning on May 13, 2006, 10:39:17 pm
Will do ... if they are not in the FSP database .... we can just skip them .... but this way we can get the "moved" number a little closer to reality. :)
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Steve on May 14, 2006, 09:04:05 am
I great website is good, but only if it can relate to the folks!  If you can't get basic information out then what good is a pretty website?
Thanks for the compliment, but you've got it backwards: the new site is not yet pretty (at least not pretty enough), but the change has been massive. We've replaced the engine in the FSP bus, and the new one is a jet. Unfortunately, the bus is still the same, but that can now change. The IT department still has a great deal of work to do, finishing migration of the Member Database, moving to a new hosting service, and turning on several missing modules. But we are not responsible for the site's *content*. Every department head is rseponsible for the content under his area.

You can read about the web site's new Content Management System, Drupal and CivicSpace:
http://freestateproject.org/drupal_civicspace_background
and a bit more about our IT goals here:
http://freestateproject.org/IT_plan_2006

Further discussion of this subject should continue in the FSP Website / Technical Issues >  FSP site redesign topic:
http://forum.freestateproject.org/index.php?topic=11734.0
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Dave Mincin on May 14, 2006, 09:55:43 am
Morey....Your heads up is much appreciated.  I'm well aware of the inherent difficulities in keeping
an all volunteer organization vialble.  I personally believe the free and open exchange of information,
and activities, especially by the leadership, is critiical to our ultimate success.

To keep the folks energized we need to keep them abreast of what is going on, too often we fall
short in this area.  Do believe you post was a positive step in that direction, and for that I am thankful.

Dave
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: kater on May 15, 2006, 10:24:25 am
Hey Dave,

You know I hear you.  ;)  In fact, you sound kind of like me.  Lol.  Anway, reading your posts on this thread reminded me of this thought, which I'll pass along in a rare moment of mellowness:

The new website is here to stay.  And the folks who've built it did so because they think it will help the FSP.  I'm skeptical--mainly because I don't think the lack of activity is caused by a technical bottleneck--but at this point (and rather appropriately today) it's probably water under (or over) the bridge.

And, no, that's not the sound of me on valium--I'm on spring. ;)  Save me some time at the festival; I'll bring the bourbon.

Kate
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Steve on May 15, 2006, 11:26:51 am
The new website is here to stay.  And the folks who've built it did so because they think it will help the FSP.  I'm skeptical--mainly because I don't think the lack of activity is caused by a technical bottleneck--but at this point (and rather appropriately today) it's probably water under (or over) the bridge.

Response posted here, under FSP Website / Technical Issues:
http://forum.freestateproject.org/index.php?topic=11734.0
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Dave Mincin on May 15, 2006, 11:38:29 am
Hey Kate,

Like minds. :)  Bourbon, and good company....I'll be there for sure :)

Dave
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Rocketman on May 15, 2006, 12:21:28 pm
Yum.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Russell Kanning on May 15, 2006, 02:07:28 pm
Hey Rocketman .... are you included in the "400 in NH" number?
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Friday on June 04, 2006, 03:05:12 pm
Here are the sign-up stats for the month of May.  These numbers are somewhat inflated because they include about twenty participants and friends who signed up earlier but whose paperwork wasn't processed until May:

New members: 53
New friends: 49

Channel to FSP (for those who listed one) P = Participant F = Friend
-------------------------------------------------------------
www.phantasytour.com/phish/boards.cgi                     1   F
NPR                     1   F
MySpace               1   P   2   F
Xanga.com                     1   F
Free Talk Live               6   P   4   F
Google                     1   F
internet               4   P   2   F
LP News               1   P   1   F
talk radio               1   P   1   F
newspaper               1   P   1   F
word of mouth               4   P   7   F
JM (name removed for privacy)                     1   F
The New Individualist March 2006 (Walter Williams interview)                     1   F
LP meeting (in Utah)                     1   F
http://fsp-deutschland.de/                     1   F
Keith Carlsen                     2   F
Gandhian Conference on Nonviolence                     6   F
Van's Warped Tour               1   P   8   F
ATR's Wednesday Center right coalition meeting               1   P      
gcnlive               1   P      
radio ad (in San Francisco Bay Area)               1   P      
lp.org               1   P      
EB (name removed for privacy)               1   P      
TheHighRoad.org               1   P      
Doug Stanhope               1   P      
A poster at www.protestwarrior.com's message board had an FSP advertisement in their signature               1   P      
Reason magazine article               3   P
MF (name removed for privacy)               1   P
AV (name removed for privacy)               1   P
AOL keywords               1   P
Vermont Libertarian Party               1   P
RA (name removed for privacy)            1   P
Walter Williams on WABC radio               1   P
Evan Nappen   (already a Golden Porcupine!)            1   P

Good work, everyone! And since I manned a table at the Vermont LP convention a month ago, I will take this opportunity to gloat over "my" new recruit.  ;D
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Rocketman on June 04, 2006, 03:45:02 pm
Russell: I was 401!
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Denis Goddard on June 05, 2006, 01:43:13 pm
www.phantasytour.com/phish/boards.cgi                     1   F
A poster at www.protestwarrior.com's message board had an FSP advertisement in their signature               1   P      

Engaging the Internet forums is worth more effort. I'm stepping up to the plate to help assist with this, with some technical wizardry provided by Seth. More on that later...
I also want to point out that the ProtestWarrior poster is peobably either myself (http://forum.protestwarrior.com/viewtopic.php?t=151410&highlight=) or DadaOrwell :)
I don't care about the Golden Porcupine, I just want to plump for a strategy that I think will help get us more early-movers!  8)
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Rocketman on June 05, 2006, 02:32:37 pm

I don't care about the Golden Porcupine, I just want to plump for a strategy that I think will help get us more early-movers! 8)


Denis, you selfish bastard... you must want this movement to succeed!   Well, plump away!  :D
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Friday on July 06, 2006, 07:28:55 pm
Signup statistics will be posted to the new-and-improved FSP website from now on.  Here's a link to June:  http://freestateproject.org/about/membership/signup_stats_0606   :)
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on July 06, 2006, 08:32:43 pm
Will you post when you update the site so we're all aware?

By the way WXNT 1430 is our Saturday affiliate, so that's 6 members for FTL!  ;)
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Friday on July 07, 2006, 06:33:19 am
Will you post when you update the site so we're all aware?
Sure, no problem.
Quote
By the way WXNT 1430 is our Saturday affiliate, so that's 6 members for FTL!  ;)
good work  ;)
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Friday on August 27, 2006, 08:52:08 am
The July signup statistics have been posted here:  http://freestateproject.org/about/membership/signup_stats_0706   :)
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on August 27, 2006, 10:58:51 am
Woo!  Now FTL is recruiting more than the Internet itself!

Internet              7
Free Talk Live     9


 ;D
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Friday on August 29, 2006, 06:59:51 am
Does this mean Al Gore created FTL?
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Pat K on August 29, 2006, 04:16:34 pm
Does this mean Al Gore created FTL?



I think it means Ian has to square off against Al gore in Midnight Basketball!
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Friday on September 10, 2006, 11:36:40 am
August signup statistics have been posted: http://freestateproject.org/about/membership/signup_stats_0806
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Power Penguin on September 11, 2006, 07:53:19 pm
What's the deal with Boortz? To me he seems like a neolib and not a principled libertarian a lot of the time. Was this a backfiring "The FSP Sucks Don't Join" rant that did it or what?
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: freedomroad on September 12, 2006, 12:26:30 am
What's the deal with Boortz? To me he seems like a neolib and not a principled libertarian a lot of the time. Was this a backfiring "The FSP Sucks Don't Join" rant that did it or what?

He likes the idea.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Friday on September 12, 2006, 06:41:08 pm
Boortz has brought us *many* members.  I don't know how or when he mentions us, or if we're just a link on his website, but hey... whatever works.  ;D
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Friday on October 16, 2006, 08:36:27 am
September signup statistics have been posted: http://freestateproject.org/about/membership/signup_stats_0906
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: KBCraig on October 16, 2006, 12:29:07 pm
Thanks, Sandy!
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Friday on November 11, 2006, 05:08:47 pm
The October signup stats have been posted: http://freestateproject.org/about/membership/signup_stats_1006

Good work, recruiters!   8)
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Forastero on November 11, 2006, 06:28:14 pm
I cant wait to see the signup stats for november.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: FreeBoB on November 11, 2006, 06:49:52 pm
Strong growth of late!  :o  People are jumping off the fence!  Welcome new members  ;D


Membership Stats - from http://freestateproject.org/about/membership.php

    * As of November 11, 2006:
           7,412 FSP Participants
           11.116 average new Participants per week during last six months
           17.750 average new Participants per week during last month
           25 new Participants in past seven days
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on November 11, 2006, 08:30:47 pm
I expect we'll see a boost as people burn out on the pathetic results of the LP candidates.  Hopefully it will boost F1K to its goal.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: lowen on November 11, 2006, 08:36:54 pm
Strong growth of late!  :o  People are jumping off the fence!  Welcome new members  ;D


Membership Stats - from http://freestateproject.org/about/membership.php

    * As of November 11, 2006:
           7,412 FSP Participants
           11.116 average new Participants per week during last six months
           17.750 average new Participants per week during last month
           25 new Participants in past seven days


Add two more.  I myself have finally sucked it up and pledged and I convinced my cousin.  It was at 7,412 before the two of us pledged.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Forastero on November 12, 2006, 12:01:17 am
Well, I'm more concerned about the number of FSP participants that are ALREADY moving there, because the larger our base of free staters there before we reach 20,000, the more incentive it is for the remaining free staters to move once we actually get to that number.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Denis Goddard on November 12, 2006, 06:36:41 am
The October signup stats have been posted: http://freestateproject.org/about/membership/signup_stats_1006

Some attributions:

Quote
Something Awful forums
That's probably me. I do "FSP press releases" there sometimes. It's one of the few forums I hit and Dada doesn't (FYI, there are others he does that I don't)

Quote
www.digg.com front page
Digg is a really fast & easy way to get pro-FSP articles in front of zillions of eyeballs. It's much after and easier than Slashdot: you can do your part with one click, once you register. The relevant group was set up by one of the FTL co-hosts. To join, go to: http://digg.freetalklive.com/

Quote
Second Life: Gimme Liberty Bar
Credits for this should probably go to Lou Eastman. After all, he does own the bar!
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Dreepa on November 12, 2006, 08:29:18 am

Add two more.  I myself have finally sucked it up and pledged and I convinced my cousin.  It was at 7,412 before the two of us pledged.
Great Lowen!
Welcome.
Have you two thought about this one as well?
www.pledgebank.com/first1000
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Friday on December 03, 2006, 04:13:04 pm
We just had our best month all year!!   ;D

And lots of fascinating signup statistics this month (my personal favorite is "recent California elections have driven me insane").  :D

http://www.freestateproject.org/about/membership/signup_stats_1106
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: lloydbob1 on December 03, 2006, 07:28:28 pm
Thanks Sandy.  Just today I was wondering what the response was to the Time Mag article.  Not great, but, perhaps there will be residuals due to them occupying doctors for the next year or so.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Friday on January 15, 2007, 12:05:15 pm
December signup statistics have been posted: http://www.freestateproject.org/about/membership/signup_stats_1206

Go Facebook!!!  :)
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: KBCraig on January 16, 2007, 02:15:17 am
December signup statistics have been posted:

Woohoo!

I hereby claim the two participant signups from packing.org. I'm the only person there using FSP in my signature line, and I interject FSP into relevant discussions. NH natives who post there are generally very friendly and receptive, and gun-rights folks know NH is just about paradise for their pet issue.

Thanks for the update, Friday!

Kevin
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Friday on February 04, 2007, 10:43:41 am
January signup statistics have been posted: http://www.freestateproject.org/about/membership/signup_stats_0107
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Denis Goddard on February 04, 2007, 08:11:54 pm
That "internet" thingy sure is our friend...

...and THANK YOU, as always, Sandy!!
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: lloydbob1 on February 04, 2007, 08:33:33 pm
Tell Al Gore how much you appreciate it :P
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Russell Kanning on May 18, 2007, 11:11:09 am
What is up with the FSP signup stats? It seems like it is not been updated in a while.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: sj on May 18, 2007, 11:14:23 am
The counter doesn't seem to be moving either...I think that's an IT thing they're trying to iron out
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: jeanius on November 18, 2007, 11:49:30 pm
Signup stats are updated through October 2007.  You can find them here:  http://www.freestateproject.org/about/membership/signup_stats.  November and future months will be posted promptly.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: sj on November 19, 2007, 12:15:06 am
Signup stats are updated through October 2007.  You can find them here:  http://www.freestateproject.org/about/membership/signup_stats.  November and future months will be posted promptly.


I notice signers citing "Ron Paul" as their source of hearing about the FSP quadrupled in October...our Ron Paul advertising campaign started around the middle of October.  I'll be interested in seeing what November looks like since the campaign has been up for the entire month so far.  Anyone who hasn't seen our Ron Paul page can see it here (http://www.freestateproject.org/intro/ron_paul).  I've also run across a few different people posting the page online in various places so it's being spread around alot.

Thanks for doing the work on this, Jean!! It's very helpful to have this info available!  :)


JW...is there any way to get the last three rows to not be indented to the right the way they are?
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Russell Kanning on November 19, 2007, 10:51:26 am
cool

the signers and movers keep adding up
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Denis Goddard on November 19, 2007, 08:17:21 pm
the signers and movers keep adding up
And just think, Russ... it's all because of a politician.    ;D
You sure you don't want to dabble in the Dark Arts?

Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Russell Kanning on November 20, 2007, 10:14:20 am
And just think, Russ... it's all because of a politician.
?
Quote
You sure you don't want to dabble in the Dark Arts?
It always looks good ... otherwise people would not be drawn to it .... but no .... none for me thanks. :)
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: jeanius on December 02, 2007, 02:54:49 pm
November statistics are up. 

http://www.freestateproject.org/node/2534
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: jeanius on September 08, 2008, 07:31:06 am
Through July 2008 is posted.  :)

http://www.freestateproject.org/community/membership/signup_stats
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Russell Kanning on September 08, 2008, 09:13:53 am
interesting
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: sj on September 08, 2008, 10:27:07 am
Through July 2008 is posted.  :)

http://www.freestateproject.org/community/membership/signup_stats

Thanks, Jean!
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Keyser Soce on September 08, 2008, 02:52:40 pm
Through July 2008 is posted.  :)

http://www.freestateproject.org/community/membership/signup_stats

Good job DC crew!
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Dreepa on September 08, 2008, 03:01:19 pm
Through July 2008 is posted.  :)

http://www.freestateproject.org/community/membership/signup_stats

Good job DC crew!

And MANY people in MN commented that they got the flyer in DC.
I expect for the Sept/Oct month we will see the Rally for the Republic in there.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Russell Kanning on September 09, 2008, 04:04:11 pm
 8)
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: jeanius on December 17, 2008, 11:47:22 am
Through November 2008 is posted.  http://www.freestateproject.org/node/15482
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on December 17, 2008, 12:10:17 pm
What the hell did FTL do differently in August and September?   :o :o
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on December 17, 2008, 12:59:11 pm
What the hell did FTL do differently in August and September?   :o :o

Ahh... it was our St. Jude promotion.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Keyser Soce on December 17, 2008, 01:18:18 pm
What the hell did FTL do differently in August and September?   :o :o

Ahh... it was our St. Jude promotion.

Targeting Catholics?
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Neal Conner on December 18, 2008, 12:32:51 am
Great!

Any word yet on the graph?
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: JasonPSorens on February 05, 2009, 05:08:25 pm
December 2008 signup stats:

http://www.freestateproject.org/node/16100
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: JasonPSorens on May 20, 2009, 09:01:13 pm
January-April 2009 signup stats:
http://www.freestateproject.org/node/18078
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Keyser Soce on May 22, 2009, 05:45:15 pm
January-April 2009 signup stats:
http://www.freestateproject.org/node/18078

I see 93 new pioneers signed up. Do we know what the total number of pioneers is?
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: JasonPSorens on May 23, 2009, 04:11:17 pm
January-April 2009 signup stats:
http://www.freestateproject.org/node/18078

I see 93 new pioneers signed up. Do we know what the total number of pioneers is?

This should probably be added to the website. I show 523. That's quite a lot! It would mean that there are well over 1,000 FSP folks of all kinds in NH.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Russell Kanning on May 24, 2009, 07:39:40 am
cool
thanks mr fsp statman

or what did that flatlander who moved to westmoreland call you? ... the puppetmaster?

free talk live and the facebook ads are literally taking names .... and kicking butt
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on May 24, 2009, 09:53:59 am
Still #1  8)
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Dreepa on May 24, 2009, 10:24:38 am
It should be monthly not Jan - April together.. .no way to track trends.

Why is opencarry.org on there twice?

Dave Ridley and Youtube should be different groups.

I also thought that we don't put people's names but their initials for privacy reasons.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: freedomroad on May 24, 2009, 11:28:24 am
I also thought that we don't put people's names but their initials for privacy reasons.

We all know that monthly is better.  Jason must not have had time to break it down.  Chris, are you volunteering?  Jason, if no one wants to break it down (including Chris), I volunteer to do it.

From that I understand, only well known folks or people that want thier names on the list are published.  Which would mean that J. B., D. S., S. Q., E. B., J. T., J. N., L. D., K. M. were all asked and agreed to have their names listed.  Otherwise, yes, Jason made a mistake.

Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: JasonPSorens on May 24, 2009, 03:45:35 pm
Sorry, I'm new at this! Yes, we ought to get monthly breakdowns. Keith, if you would be willing to do that, that would be great. I'll go back and change the names now.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: freedomroad on May 24, 2009, 07:18:11 pm
Sorry, I'm new at this! Yes, we ought to get monthly breakdowns. Keith, if you would be willing to do that, that would be great. I'll go back and change the names now.

It's ok Jason.  Chris was here to notice the mistake.

I'll list the monthly total but I'm moving and so will have very limited internet access until June 1st.  I should have the monthly breakdown posted soon after that.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: JasonPSorens on May 24, 2009, 07:50:32 pm
Sorry, I'm new at this! Yes, we ought to get monthly breakdowns. Keith, if you would be willing to do that, that would be great. I'll go back and change the names now.

It's ok Jason.  Chris was here to notice the mistake.

I'll list the monthly total but I'm moving and so will have very limited internet access until June 1st.  I should have the monthly breakdown posted soon after that.

I could easily pull out the monthly totals. If you want a spreadsheet with friends, participants, and pioneers since January pulled out already, I have that. E-mail me.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Keyser Soce on May 28, 2009, 04:19:11 pm
January-April 2009 signup stats:
http://www.freestateproject.org/node/18078

I see 93 new pioneers signed up. Do we know what the total number of pioneers is?

This should probably be added to the website. I show 523. That's quite a lot! It would mean that there are well over 1,000 FSP folks of all kinds in NH.

That would be great as it would encourage even more pioneers to sign up. I know several off the top of my head who are uncounted.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: freedomroad on June 23, 2009, 10:00:32 pm
Sorry, I'm new at this! Yes, we ought to get monthly breakdowns. Keith, if you would be willing to do that, that would be great. I'll go back and change the names now.

It's ok Jason.  Chris was here to notice the mistake.

I'll list the monthly total but I'm moving and so will have very limited internet access until June 1st.  I should have the monthly breakdown posted soon after that.

I could easily pull out the monthly totals. If you want a spreadsheet with friends, participants, and pioneers since January pulled out already, I have that. E-mail me.

I got this info sometime ago and have still not gotten around to doing it.  I've sure thought about doing it, though  ;D

I'll make sure to have it done before I go to Burning Porcupine.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 28, 2009, 07:17:32 am
we won't let him down the driveway until he is done
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: JasonPSorens on August 04, 2009, 09:09:17 pm
May signup stats are up:

http://www.freestateproject.org/node/19885
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: JasonPSorens on August 04, 2009, 09:09:49 pm
June signup stats are up:
http://www.freestateproject.org/node/19886
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: JasonPSorens on August 04, 2009, 09:48:44 pm
Aaand the July signup stats are up:

http://www.freestateproject.org/node/19888
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: FTL_Ian on August 04, 2009, 10:20:39 pm
Sweet, FreeKeene got an FSP signup! 

Also, 970 WFLA is an FTL affiliate, so that's likely us too.   8)

Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Keyser Soce on August 05, 2009, 12:19:26 pm
So 570 pioneers now. Should we have a booth at the LFOD rally to sign up volunteers? Is NHLA or other having a booth we could combine with?
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: freedomroad on August 05, 2009, 12:23:48 pm
So 570 pioneers now. Should we have a booth at the LFOD rally to sign up volunteers? Is NHLA or other having a booth we could combine with?

There will be a NHLA table.  However, since there is no connection b/t the two groups  ::) , I will not allow any FSP stuff at the table.  :P 
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Denis Goddard on August 05, 2009, 03:15:03 pm
Even just walking around passing out fliers would be very effective!

http://www.freestateproject.org/volunteer/downloads
http://wiki.freetalklive.com/FTL_flyers
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: freedomroad on August 05, 2009, 03:18:29 pm
Even just walking around passing out fliers would be very effective!

http://www.freestateproject.org/volunteer/downloads
http://wiki.freetalklive.com/FTL_flyers

There will be FTL flyers at the Free Keene table at the LFOD Rally.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: JasonPSorens on August 13, 2009, 04:57:40 pm
The January-April statistics have been broken out by month:
http://www.freestateproject.org/community/membership/signup_stats
Many thanks to Keith and Stuff for working on this.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: freedomroad on August 13, 2009, 05:53:31 pm
Thanks Jason.  Sorry it took so long to break the stuff up guys :)
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: K. Darien Freeheart on August 13, 2009, 06:09:50 pm
I am kind of curious how those are generated. I know for sure that not every signer is counted in those statistics since at least two of them I've physically entered myself. I'm curious to see if sign-ups are ever flagged as spam for whatever reason.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Dreepa on August 13, 2009, 07:39:33 pm
I am kind of curious how those are generated. I know for sure that not every signer is counted in those statistics since at least two of them I've physically entered myself. I'm curious to see if sign-ups are ever flagged as spam for whatever reason.
yes there are signups that are flagged as spam... and then I delete them. >:D  so they never get counted.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: sj on August 13, 2009, 07:57:29 pm
I am kind of curious how those are generated. I know for sure that not every signer is counted in those statistics since at least two of them I've physically entered myself. I'm curious to see if sign-ups are ever flagged as spam for whatever reason.
yes there are signups that are flagged as spam... and then I delete them. >:D  so they never get counted.

Every signup is reviewed by a human being before being approved.  Spam sign ups are deleted.  I know this because Tyler knows this (and because I'm one of the guys who reviews the accounts).
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: JasonPSorens on October 11, 2009, 07:07:40 pm
The signup stats (http://freestateproject.org/community/membership/signup_stats) have been updated. It's fun to read through these and wonder who exactly was responsible for recruiting "that person" (for instance, the satellite TV installer).

BTW, if you think you deserve a Golden Porcupine for recruiting three participants, please let me know. We are trying to get caught up on these, but there's a long backlog.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Denis Goddard on October 12, 2009, 10:38:06 am
Interesting.

Top 3 new signer channels:
5 - FTL
4 - various non-FSP Forum posts (aggregated: 1 each from ronpaulforums, survivalistboards, etc)
3 - Facebook
3 - Wikipedia
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: "Hagrid" on November 10, 2009, 12:20:29 am
BTW, if you think you deserve a Golden Porcupine for recruiting three participants, please let me know. We are trying to get caught up on these, but there's a long backlog.

Looks like Kostric certainly earned one. And Walter Williams has probably earned a Platinum.

Looks like LOLA womenfolk are earning a few...
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Dreepa on November 10, 2009, 08:55:09 am
BTW, if you think you deserve a Golden Porcupine for recruiting three participants, please let me know. We are trying to get caught up on these, but there's a long backlog.

Looks like Kostric certainly earned one. And Walter Williams has probably earned a Platinum.

Looks like LOLA womenfolk are earning a few...

And LOLA is coming to the Liberty Forum:
http://www.pledgebank.com/LOLA25
http://www.pledgebank.com/LOLA25
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: JasonPSorens on November 29, 2009, 03:27:31 pm
October signup stats posted:

http://www.freestateproject.org/node/21619

Every month there's something neat in these. Check out what one person wrote: "I moved to New Hampshire last week for all of the reasons found in your philosophy.  I stumbled upon your organization via google."

 8)

Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Bazil on November 29, 2009, 11:51:57 pm
October signup stats posted:

http://www.freestateproject.org/node/21619

Every month there's something neat in these. Check out what one person wrote: "I moved to New Hampshire last week for all of the reasons found in your philosophy.  I stumbled upon your organization via google."

 8)



At this rate it will take another 7 years to reach the 20k threshold.  We need stuff to turn up the heat.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: freedomroad on November 30, 2009, 12:02:57 am
At this rate it will take another 7 years to reach the 20k threshold.  We need stuff to turn up the heat.

Great point.  In times like this, the most useful thing is for folks to ask what have they done to recruit lately?  While recruiting isn't required, I spend quite a bit more time recruiting than I spend doing NH liberty activism.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Keyser Soce on December 03, 2009, 08:00:23 pm
October signup stats posted:

http://www.freestateproject.org/node/21619

Every month there's something neat in these. Check out what one person wrote: "I moved to New Hampshire last week for all of the reasons found in your philosophy.  I stumbled upon your organization via google."

 8)



At this rate it will take another 7 years to reach the 20k threshold.  We need stuff to turn up the heat.

Sign ups won't continue at this rate. They'll speed up dramatically for a number of reasons. We're almost over the hump.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Sovereign Curtis on December 03, 2009, 08:46:51 pm
Can anyone estimate/extrapolate when the counter will hit 10,000?
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: maxxoccupancy on December 03, 2009, 08:52:37 pm
At this rate it will take another 7 years to reach the 20k threshold.  We need stuff to turn up the heat.

Great point.  In times like this, the most useful thing is for folks to ask what have they done to recruit lately?  While recruiting isn't required, I spend quite a bit more time recruiting than I spend doing NH liberty activism.

Good stuff, eh.  There are lots of things that you can do in the free state to help out.  Of course, getting yourself elected to local office--or getting some tax or spending increase defeated--is good.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Russell Kanning on December 06, 2009, 08:12:25 am
At this rate it will take another 7 years to reach the 20k threshold.  We need stuff to turn up the heat.
i am very encouraged by the rate of our movement's growth
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Russell Kanning on December 06, 2009, 08:13:44 am
Can anyone estimate/extrapolate when the counter will hit 10,000?
january 20th year of our lord obama 1
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: time4liberty on December 06, 2009, 06:56:00 pm
Can anyone estimate/extrapolate when the counter will hit 10,000?
january 20th year of our lord obama 1

I believe that's year 1 AS - anno spes  :P
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: freedomroad on March 08, 2011, 09:09:51 am
November 2009, December 2009 and January 2010 sign-ups are up.  There is someone currently working on figuring out how to get the sign-ups after January 2010 up.  I do not know how to do it so I am unable to do it.  I'll try to post in this thread when they are posted.  Thanks for your patients.

http://freestateproject.org/about/membership/signup_stats
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: freedomroad on June 20, 2011, 02:54:29 am
February 2010 and March 2010 sign-ups are up.  I now know this process pretty well so look for a bunch more postings this summer.  Who knows, maybe I'll even catch up :)  As usual, thanks for your patients.

http://freestateproject.org/about/membership/signup_stats
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: LoveFreedomAndLiberty on June 20, 2011, 01:36:54 pm
I don't know if this is the right thread to volunteer this info, but wanted to let you know I heard about The Free State Project on "Free Talk Live" on XM Radio.  While I appreciate my privacy, I don't mind if you just place an anonymous mark and add 1 for FTL in case there is a Platinum Award.
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: freedomroad on June 30, 2011, 12:34:52 pm
April 2010, May 2010, June 2010 and July 2010 sign-ups are up.  I cannot guarantee that my work is 100% accurate but I assure you it is mostly accurate :)

http://freestateproject.org/about/membership/signup_stats
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 30, 2011, 01:39:48 pm
go fluff and stuff go
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: walrus von zeppelin on July 02, 2011, 09:52:22 pm
In Summary: Thank god for Free Talk Live
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: walrus von zeppelin on July 02, 2011, 09:53:58 pm
I just realized these are a full year behind. Is there a reason for that? Just curious. I was like hey what july just started how can those be up!

Edit: If you are simply just a year behind in this then perhaps I could help?
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: freedomroad on July 20, 2011, 01:28:46 am
To walrus, thanks but I tried to explain the situation in this post, http://forum.freestateproject.org/index.php?topic=8333.msg267010#msg267010

August 2010, September 2010, October 2010, November 2010, December 2010, January 2011, February 2011, March 2011, April 2011, May 2011 and June 2011 sign-ups are up :)  I am sorry that the stats took so long to go up.  It didn't take me long to get caught up after one of the FSP IT guys and my friend helped me streamline the process.  Thanks for the help guys.

Like I said last month, I cannot guarantee that my work is 100% accurate but I assure you it is mostly accurate  :)

Now that the numbers are up, I'd love to see a discussion on stats, trends, recruits and all of the related fun stuff.

http://freestateproject.org/about/membership/signup_stats
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: freedomroad on September 15, 2011, 09:40:16 pm
July 2011 and August 2011 sign-up statistics are now up, http://freestateproject.org/about/membership/signup_stats

The June total reached a little bit of a low point.  The numbers were up slightly in July and up slightly more in August.

Sign-ups from John Stossel mimicked that tend, reaching a low point in June and increasing the last two months.

Stossel is well known and well respected.  Please continue to spread the videos of Stossel talking about the FSP to your friends, family and co-workers via text messages, social media, email and personal interactions.  Here are various links to the Stossel video, http://forum.freestateproject.org/index.php?topic=23145.msg263401#msg263401
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: JonM on July 26, 2012, 08:59:46 am
The Obamacare discussion has been split into this thread: http://forum.freestateproject.org/index.php?topic=25546.0
Title: Re: Sign-up statistics
Post by: Bazil on November 19, 2014, 07:44:01 am
So I was reviewing the sign up statistics (https://freestateproject.org/about/membership/growth) on the FSP web site.  It looks like there has been a slow down in the last year or so.  If you look at the chart for the friends of the FSP (https://freestateproject.org/about/membership/growth?field_fsp_member_type_value=friend) it's trucking right along.  I think more than ever that the word about the FSP is getting out, but it seems the people who hear about it are too skittish to sign up.  What I've noticed is that many people seem to think if they sign up they have to move ASAP.  That the goal of the FSP is to move 20k people period and we've only got 1.4k movers.  I think people would feel more comfortable if they knew it was a commitment to move within five years of reaching the 20k sign up goal.  It would help a lot if someone could communicate this to the 6k or so "Friends of the FSP" that are currently out there.