I was thinking of ways to advertise our site, and a thought occurred to me — how about the old-fashioned way of tacking fliers onto bulletin boards? In particular, we could tack fliers onto the bulletin boards of classics departments, such as those belonging to the high schools and universities in our areas.
There could be other uses for these fliers, too. Another idea would be to get the contact information of classics organizations, such as clubs and email lists affiliated with high schools or universities, and then send a flier to these clubs/organizations. In some cases, it could be as simple as attaching a flier to an email list, with a brief message explaining the purpose.
It could even be a useful document to send to magazines, whenever we find an opportunity to advertise. Or to put on a powerpoint at a presentation, with the appropriate audience.
I propose that one or more persons volunteer to create this flier. There might be some users here with experience in graphic design, or in the simple art of creating fliers. There might be some who are more enthusiastic about taking on this task. Then, others who are interested, could either print out the flier and tack it onto bulletin boards, or hang onto it for the right time.
If no one else volunteers, then I might. It's not exactly my forte, but I would consider doing so if no one else is interested.
As with any idea like this, I think it's a good idea to use some foresight. Suppose we create a flier, and we do attract new users. Should we expect to get an influx of homework questions? Would this irritate our current base of avid users? Do we have a homework policy that could guide people on how to ask and answer homework questions?
On the other hand, there could be students taking Latin classes who want to go above and beyond the scope of the class. This could be a good stop for them. There could also be students who want another explanation for a concept that was explained in class but they still don't quite understand. As you can see, I can think of a lot of good scenarios.
I'm interested in your thoughts and enthusiasm about this idea. Judging from that, we can decide whether it's worth pursuing. At the present moment, my opinion is that it would do no harm, and could only help to attract new avid users. I think a clear homework policy would handle the potential problem of homework questions.