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14 June 2008 @ 05:34 pm
Oh petrolstations, what have I done?  
Hello, hello.. lovely petrolstations.

When I inherited this cute community I had two things - excess spare time and a bad case of insomnia!

Sadly these days I'm a real grown up and I've let the community drift and sink into pretty much nothing.

What can we do? How can I fix this? Anyone want to help rescue it?! Does it need a new concept ..?

Tell me what you like and would like and I want to make this work. Otherwise I'm afraid it's heading to purgeville, sniff sniff.

thisglasnost on June 14th, 2008 04:51 pm (UTC)
I love the old concept, the themes and everything, and i think most other members probably do too. I reckon if the community got active again and was being updated everyone would post/comment loads. Maybe you could incorporate the stylestations side of things into this community as well? I don't know, i don't really have any amazing suggestions at the moment but i'd be happy to help out with anything.
afeitar on June 14th, 2008 04:55 pm (UTC)
yes i think regular themes maybe with a time limit on, because people might just think 'oh i'll do it later, it's on for ages' and then it fizzles out and no-one wants to post something on a theme after it's been up for a while.

maybe we should try to recruit new members and all do re-introductions!
pinkdaze on June 14th, 2008 04:57 pm (UTC)
Some ideas:
1) Photograph themes e.g. favourite places where you live, 3 photos that describe who you are etc.
2) Music playlists e.g. summer, sleepy, working etc.
3) Make a post at the end of each week where members can provide links to websites, blogs, flickr profiles etc that they have discovered. Anything on the interweb they have found interesting.
4) Discussion posts e.g. what do you think about ______?

hope this helps!
thisglasnost on June 14th, 2008 04:58 pm (UTC)
Ooh yeah, discussion posts are always good for getting lots of people looking at the community :)
pinkdaze on June 14th, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC)
plus it opens up interaction between members :)
buttonmeup on June 14th, 2008 05:34 pm (UTC)
Fantastic ideas lovely! Thank you :)
astarhasfallen on June 14th, 2008 06:37 pm (UTC)
Ysy! Petrolstations is back! xxx

I love the biweekly themes, and discussions are a great idea too. Maybe there could also be kind of an "end of the week roundup" or something, where people can feel free to post anything new they've discovered that week (style, music, books, etc.). That leaves it open for people who may not have an idea for the specific theme but still want to contribute to the overall community?
astarhasfallen on June 14th, 2008 06:38 pm (UTC)
Oops, I meant "Yay"! Silly!
nixi_ on June 15th, 2008 09:15 pm (UTC)
i can not lie i am over the moon about ps comming back.
ive got a few theme ideas

childhood toys - what did you have, what was your first teddy bear called etc

the street you grew up on - the names of people, funny things that happened

favourite films

favourtie item of clothing

your best friend


favourite celebs

holidays of 2008

your best holidays

holiday romances

first real life crushes

current crushes

cringe worthy songs that you love

favourtie singstar songs

what do you do? - work wise, school wise, sollege, uni

favoutie lesson at achool

teacher crushes

some of them have been done already and have been said but there are just a few ideas.


messycarla on June 16th, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
maybe start a 'book club' - every month or so we choose a book via poll (for example), and at the end of the month we all discuss it? :)