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Team Liberty BASIC is what I'm calling an informal club of Liberty BASIC users whose purpose is to promote Liberty BASIC.

A lot of people in this community already do a lot to promote Liberty BASIC. You are already part of Club Liberty BASIC! Thanks! I am appealing here more to other LBers who would like to help make LB a success but aren't sure how to help. You can all make a difference.

I'd like to ask for some responses with ideas about what we might be able to do to increase awareness about LB.

Here are some of my thoughts:

-Write a short article about how you use Liberty BASIC or write a review of Liberty BASIC. The article should have a link to http://www.libertybasic.com. This should be a good quality article with plenty of useful info. In order for this article to make an effective landing page for Google and other search engines it should have many of the following words used in it liberally (easy, programming, basic, windows, visual, learn, create, software, free, etc.) What keywords did you use to find LB? Finally, go to http://www.google.com/addurl/ and submit the URL to the page where you host your article. If the search engines cannot find your article, neither can anybody else. wink

-Tell a friend (or two, or a dozen) or coworker about Liberty BASIC. Sit down and make a list of anyone that you think would benefit from hearing about Liberty BASIC. Don't tell people who wouldn't be interested. Write an email that explains what it is and why you think they should be interested. Send that message out! smiley

-Start a blog about your Liberty BASIC projects. Post to it at least once a month.

-Start a users group. This is an especially useful thing to do if you live near a big city (and a lot easier to start one). If you manage to start a large enough group, I might even fly out and visit one of your meetings! If anyone is interested in doing this, we should have a chat session about what sorts of things to do to make an effective users group.

-Write a letter to the tech staff at a magazine or popular website asking them to review Liberty BASIC.

-Tell your child's math or computer teacher about Liberty BASIC.

-Hang out in the Liberty BASIC chatroom so that when people come to chat there is somebody there (I know I'm going to try and do this more). http://www.libertybasicuniversity.com/chatroom

Any other ideas?

-Carl

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« Reply #1 on: May 25th, 2006, 09:28am »

Oh, one other important thing... Once you've "teamed" Liberty BASIC by doing something to spread the word, come back here right away and tell us what you did!!! smiley

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« Reply #2 on: May 25th, 2006, 4:44pm »

Hi Carl,

About a month ago I started a blog about using Liberty Basic.

You can find it here...

http://using-liberty-basic.blogspot.com/

I'm doing my best to post to it weekly. Hopefully it will a) develop into a useful resource and b) help you promote Liberty Basic.

Thanks for your wonderful work on Liberty Basic.

Eddie

P.S. I will be purchasing a full license to the software soon -- apologies for the delay.

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« Reply #3 on: May 25th, 2006, 6:34pm »

on May 25th, 2006, 4:44pm, emeyer wrote:
Hi Carl,

About a month ago I started a blog about using Liberty Basic.

You can find it here...

http://using-liberty-basic.blogspot.com/

I'm doing my best to post to it weekly. Hopefully it will a) develop into a useful resource and b) help you promote Liberty Basic.

Thanks for your wonderful work on Liberty Basic.

Your blog is very nice, thanks! There's only one thing I can recommend that you add to it, which is a link to http://www.libertybasic.com. This is really important, in particular for Google ranking. If you notice, I also have a blog on blogspot.com. I include a complete HREF tag in my description of my blog. See http://basicprogramming.blogspot.com

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« Reply #4 on: May 26th, 2006, 07:10am »

Here's a GREAT place to start:

http://basic.wikispaces.com/

You can create your own page there, share programs and info, add links and tutorials, you name it! Membership is free to everybody and all members can edit the content and add content.

The main WikiSpaces site lists the top spaces according to the number of edits, pages, and page views, so adding content to our wiki makes it more visible to the general public on WikiSpaces. The pages are indexed by Google as well.

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« Reply #5 on: May 26th, 2006, 08:23am »

on May 26th, 2006, 07:10am, AlyceWatson wrote:
Here's a GREAT place to start:

http://basic.wikispaces.com/

You can create your own page there, share programs and info, add links and tutorials, you name it! Membership is free to everybody and all members can edit the content and add content.

The main WikiSpaces site lists the top spaces according to the number of edits, pages, and page views, so adding content to our wiki makes it more visible to the general public on WikiSpaces. The pages are indexed by Google as well.

Yes, that is a great place to help promote LB and I encourage everyone to add content there. smiley

If you can also add LB content to you own website, that's even better. The more individual websites point to http://www.libertybasic.com the better it is for search engine rankings (especially Google). But just having a link isn't nearly as good as having content on the page that also talks about programming and Liberty BASIC.

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« Reply #6 on: May 26th, 2006, 08:49am »

There are lots of free webspace providers. Maybe people could include links here to their favorites. There are some articles in the newsletters that help you get started on your own programming page.

Here's one free provider:
http://members.freewebs.com/

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« Reply #7 on: May 26th, 2006, 08:52am »

Making a Liberty BASIC Website:
http://babek.info/libertybasicfiles/lbnews/nl50/fiftytwo.html

Setting up a Liberty BASIC Web Presence:
http://babek.info/libertybasicfiles/lbnews/nl126/webpage.htm

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« Reply #8 on: May 26th, 2006, 09:04am »

As many are already aware I devote the pages below of my site to LB and another to JB. Although I tinker with several versions of Basic, and even tried to create translators to allow simple programs to run in several of the Basics. But I make it clear whatever the minor advantages of some other Basics over LB. I consider LB to be the finest language for serious Windows based programming.

I am forever trying to improve my all my prograsm, but I would welcome the opportunity to explain what I have done recently each time I try to upgrade a LB program.

Gordon S.

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« Reply #9 on: May 26th, 2006, 09:10am »

Another thing we can do to promote Liberty Basic is to show how it is getting used in the real world (in the sense of business uses). For example, I use Liberty Basic at my job. I can ask the companies I've done work for if I can publish details of the Liberty Basic applications I've written. The details of these 'real world' application deployments can help convince people that LB isn't a toy, and can be used for real money-making projects. There are probably TONS of really cool applications that few people in the LB community know about - we should try to make all of our successes as public as possible.

I've also evangelized LB inside my company, and am soon going to do a lunchtime talk to the other engineers at my company about all of the LB apps I've been involved in. The point is to get them comfortable with the tool as something they might want to use for their projects. I'm also trying to get LB listed as a 'company standard' tool for low-end rapid prototyping PC applications, so that everyone in the company can use the same standard tool rather than everybody having their own pet tools. (We have standards for source control, editors, etc. - why not LB?)

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on May 26th, 2006, 08:49am, AlyceWatson wrote:
There are lots of free webspace providers. Maybe people could include links here to their favorites. There are some articles in the newsletters that help you get started on your own programming page.

Here's one free provider:
http://members.freewebs.com/

Be careful about freewebs.com; I have had only trouble effectivly logging in to my account. When I do, a bunch of images and information are blocked so that the page is unworkable. Their help is ineffective. Look to other free services.
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« Reply #11 on: May 26th, 2006, 10:17am »

I use banpronet, hosted by our own Scott Bannon. I've been exceedingly pleased with the service.

http://banpronet.net/

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« Reply #12 on: Jun 10th, 2006, 10:31pm »

What would be the better place to write regarding reviewing LibertyBASIC... Popular Science or Popular Mechanics? Or both?

Has it already been done? If not, I'll write them a letter.

Is this an OK idea? Any reasons I should NOT do it?


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« Reply #13 on: Jun 12th, 2006, 08:57am »

Hi,

Well, if you're going to choose between Popular Science and Popular Mechanics, I'd guess that PS would be better. On the other hand, why not write to both?

While both of these are fine choices to write to, some computing magazine would probably be a better choice. But if you did write to PS or PM, what angle would you take? Would you write to recommend Liberty BASIC as a useful way to play with personal robotics projects? smiley

In addition to print magazines, don't forget that you can also write to online publications.

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« Reply #14 on: Jun 12th, 2006, 08:58am »

I'm going to lock this thread. Any new topic should be posted in its own thread.

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