Proposal: Automated monthly general usage stats and membership reminder
Updated Proposal reflecting Community Assembly 2 | October 16th feedback:
On signup and on their settings page, platform users can opt out of ‘monthly databot report’.
Voluntary opt-out means the user (a new user) would see a ticked box onscreen when they offer email address for further contact from the co-op. The ticked box would indicate their desire to receive the ‘monthly databot report’. The user will have the option to untick and opt-out of this service.
At the beginning of each month, opted in users will receive a transactional email with:
- The user’s member-status (are they a member or not)
- If not a member, an invite with a link to become a member
- The current number of members
- The increase in the number of members since the last databot report
- The Number of Artists
- The increase in number of Artists since the last report
- Comma-separated list of all releases released in previous month, linked to the release detail page
Example Email (sent Dec 1):
Subject: Resonate November Databot Report
You are receiving this email because you are a stakeholder in the Resonate ecosystem.
If you no longer with to receive this emails, please opt out here (link) or by replying UNSUBSCRIBE to this email.
- XYZ current members (you are a member | become a member (link)), compared to XYZ in October
- XYZ artists with active tracks, compared to XYZ in October
Released in November (listen here):
release name 1 (artist name), release name 2 (artist name), release name 3 (artist name), release name 4 (artist name)
Public Playlists in November (listen here):
playlist 1, playlist 2, playlist 3
Monthly, all active members receive an automated email reminding them of their membership containing the title and links to the platform’s top 5 played tracks of the previous month, excluding any tracks that have been removed. The email should also include an invitation to participate in the forum.
Should the automated email system not be available, this information should be made available via a manually generated email.
Should a member wish to opt out of this type of email, a process for opting out should be made available within the platform.
This is an easy-to-achieve performance indicator for the platform and can serve as a heartbeat / life sign for members that may not be interested in participating in online forums, but are still interested in the success of the platform and cooperative.
The member may decide to check out last month’s popular tracks and generate more plays, and therefore income, for the system.
So it “just happens”, like a heartbeat.