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#1 8 years ago

Hey guys,

I've created some forums, specifically gaming forums and just want some input on what interests you or gives you the motive to register and begin posting..

Example: I'm not sure whether or not I should have a variety of sub forums for multiple games or just start out with a basic "General Gaming" forum until i can get more members.

ANY input or advice is appreciated. Thanks everyone




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#2 8 years ago

I'd reccomend looking at the ""How to Run a Website Community Threads:cya:




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#3 8 years ago
excessive34;5378291Example: I'm not sure whether or not I should have a variety of sub forums for multiple games or just start out with a basic "General Gaming" forum until i can get more members.

Start out with a few forums until forum activity supports the creation of more forums. Nothing kills a starting forum better than a whole list of empty or dead forums. It just kills people's desire to post there.




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#4 8 years ago
'Dreadnought[DK;5383939']Start out with a few forums until forum activity supports the creation of more forums. Nothing kills a starting forum better than a whole list of empty or dead forums. It just kills people's desire to post there.

Damn good advice, Like he said, pick a simple topic to base a forum on, Like a certain video game or subject? Build upon that.




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#5 8 years ago

And a forum always works better if it's tied into an already established community, such as a website, or something to drive traffic to it.

You can start a forum and make it moderately successful without any of that, but it's much easier if you have something there to drive traffic and spark conversation.

Forums are much harder to get going and keep going these days though, due to the social networking revolution, IMO. They need to have a reason to exist, now more than ever. A forum for the sake of being a forum isn't likey to go "big time".


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#6 8 years ago

My biggest advice would also be the layout. Make it plain and simple like this place. A poorly created layout will just drive people away. Use easy colors :)




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#7 8 years ago

To be honest it might be best to find an untapped niche - the amount of general gaming forums out there, means that you'll be going against the tide. Try to find something unique.

Or tie your forum to an already established existing content that will help you drive in visitors.