How to refer a friend

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Word of mouth advertising is the absolute best way to get people to sign up as a member of our community -- hands down, no question. That's why you're our best possible spokesperson, even if you're not on the Publicity Team. Taking a few minutes to recruit your friends can have a huge impact on our application rate.

Face-to-face

We're not going to lie -- actually sitting down and talking with a friend about our community is the gold standard here. That doesn't necessitate scheduling a whole night or spending money on a fancy dinner to make the pitch, but any opportunity you have to actually talk to a fellow Trekkie and/or writer about us will be more effective than anything else you can do.

Via Email

Next to face-to-face contact, an email is the next-best way to ask someone to join. Here are two templates you can use to get you started -- you're encouraged to put this in your voice, but the words we've bolded are "magic words" that are proven to increase interest, and should definitely stay in:

If you're a new member

Hey [Friend First Name],

I just joined this great Trek community online, and I think you should join me! It's a Star Trek role-playing game. Everyone creates a character, and is assigned to a ship where they play out missions -- sorta like writing a novel together.

There's more than 100 members, with an active forum and a wiki with over 7,500 pages! Of all the online role-playing games, this is definitely the best and most professional I've seen, and I'm loving it. There's even a good chance they can put you on the same ship as me, if you want.

Check out the website at http://www.starbase118.net and let me know if you apply!

If you're a long-time member

Hey [Friend First Name],

A while back, I joined this great Trek community online, and I think you should join me! It's a Star Trek role-playing game. Everyone creates a character, and is assigned to a ship where they play out missions -- sorta like writing a novel together.

There's more than 100 members, with an active forum and a wiki with over 7,500 pages! Of all the online role-playing games, this is definitely the best and most professional I've seen, and I'm loving it. There's even a good chance they can put you on the same ship as me, if you want.

Check out the website at http://www.starbase118.net and let me know if you apply!

Via Facebook

Click here to open a new Facebook sharing box, and then copy and paste the text below into the box. (The bolded part is the most important.)

I joined this great community of Trek fans, and I think you should, too! Create a character, join a ship, and meet other fans and writers. Click below for more info.

(If you want to do it yourself on your own Facebook page, instead of using the link we provided above, just make sure you add our URL to the end to get the link to show up: http://www.starbase118.net )

Via Twitter

Click here to post the text below, or copy into a new tweet. Make sure to include the given hashtags and our website URL:

I just joined @UFOPSB118, a fun, active, tight-knit #StarTrek #pbem game. I think you should join me! http://www.starbase118.net