The community at Self-Storage Talk (SST), the self-storage industry's largest online forum, eclipsed the 3,000-member plateau Friday when member JakeChis completed registration. SST is the official online community of Inside Self-Storage, a provider of industry publications, education, tradeshows and additional resources. Forum membership is completely free.
On March 17, community manager John Carlisle announced a goal for membership to grow to 3,000 registered members by the Fourth of July. The forum had approximately 2,650 registered members at the time.
"I'm thrilled and somewhat surprised that the community met the goal so quickly," Carlisle said. "On the other hand, Self-Storage Talk members rise to meet challenges again and again. They take pride in the site and want to see it grow by leaps and bounds."
Topics being discussed on the site cover a diverse range, from day-to-day management challenges to legal issues to construction-related questions. SST also includes state-specific forums, in which members can communicate about issues and developments within their local areas.
Participation involves a simple registration process in which new members create a username and password and provide a valid e-mail address. Once registered, they can create new or respond to existing threads on numerous issues. They can also post photos of self-storage projects, highlight facility employees, share tenant horror stories, exchange info on educational resources, post job listings or seek employment, and connect with potential real estate and investment partners.
Those interested in becoming members can register here.