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How to enable collaboration between teen coders?

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You may have seen the news item I posted about Teen Programmers Unite. TPU is a group for teen coders that has been around since 1996 after forming in response to a popular thread on a game dev USENET group. It seems that either interest in coding in waning, or that we are not doing the right things to let potentially interested people know that TPU exists. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get the word out, or on how TPU can be most beneficial in helping teens interested in coding? Thanks!

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well, your advertising in this forum has gotten my attention.

its like tv i guess. advertising = customers.
though, it wouldnt be appropriate to advertise in forums frequently.

you could also have advertisments in the profile/signature of members.

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You''ve gotten my attention also!

you can join "Banner Exchange" you don''t have to pay anything, But if you put advertising on your site then Banner Exchange will advertise on Othersites for you. It''s a fairly good deal I think

--Josh

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Actually, After visiting the site, Joining, and surfing the forums a bit, I don''t think that the participaters in the site are very mature, Sure we are teenagers and Noone expects us to act mature, But by asking questions there, I doubt I would get as Useful responses to my posts as I could here, or other sites for that matter.

I suppose It either suits you, or it doesn''t.

--Josh

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The lack of knowledgeable help is part of the problem. It ends up being a sort of chicken-and-egg issue. More knowledgeable people are turned away by the current state, and so nothing changes.

If anyone reading this feels that there is great potential in TPU (and maybe even was a member back in 1996) and feels willing to work at making it the excellent organization it was back then, please volunteer! You can ignore the current web site, the current members, and all that if you like and just try to make this concept something great again.

If this idea interests you like it''s interested so many over the past 5 years, then you can discuss it on the web site in the Suggestions forum, or, if you don''t want anything to do with the web site for any reason, then please e-mail me, or post suggestions here, for those who have ideas but don''t want to commit to anything.

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