The John Carter Facebook Group “Take me back to Barsoom! I want John Carter to have a sequel!” has launched an online forum outside Facebook, open to anyone on the web, at JohnCarterTwo.com.
The group has seen its number swell to 8,000 on Facebook, where members have been posting an average 50 posts and more than 1000 comments per day.
In a statement to its own members explaining the reason for the off-Facebook forum site, the group says:
We created the forum because a) we need our cause to be visible to people outside of Facebook, b) we need to be visible to search engines — and this public forum will be indexed and, we hope, gradually become a magnet for anyone searching “John Carter” or “John Carter Sequel”, and c) Nothing gets lost — the posts stay up as long as we like and as the content grows, so does our SEO. d) It can be organized into different forums by topic, making it easier for us to be organized and MAKE THINGS HAPPEN.
The group now operates the following sites and pages:
- Facebook Group: Take me Back to Barsoom! I want John Carter to have a sequel!
- Facebook Page: John Carter: Back to Barsoom – The Sequel Campaign
- Website: Back to Barsoom
- Forum: JohnCarterTwo
Group members hope that the forum will allow to “expand the conversation”, and continue attracting members to the group even as the John Carter theatrical run winds down.
Jan Austin, a member of the group who was among those spearheading the drive to create a forum site, said: “It is exciting to have launched our new John Carter – Take Me Back To Barsoom Forum! Now, not only can our 8,000 Facebook members share in this Forum, but anyone, including those not connected to social media, has the opportunity to join us, to share their passion and love for John Carter, and prove once and for all that there IS a huge fan base for this very special film. Together, we can all work towards our campaign goals: To GO BACK TO BARSOOM! WE WANT A JOHN CARTER SEQUEL!”