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What are some good basics to include in forum rules? Do you spell everything out in the rules or do you keep it vague?

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    Jackson Level 1
  • 1 5 years ago

    I'm a long time member of another big TV forum and really enjoy the ambience goin on there. I have a particular favorite show that I love to watch and talk about all the time. Everytime I'm on that other forum talkin...

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    Jackson Level 1
  • 5 5 years ago

    Tell me your excuse for not starting the forum of your dreams. Let's confront these excuses and break through them so you can actually get down to making that forum you always wanted.

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    Justin Level 1
  • 4 5 years ago

    Do you allow for global moderators, who have power over every subforum on your site? Or, do you only allow for local moderators, that is moderators who can moderate only one specific board at a time? For instance a gl...

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    spotondot Level 1
  • 2 5 years ago

    This past few months, we've had a lot of really slow days with very few posts. I try to keep the conversations going, but it's tough doing this on my own. The rest of the staff has pretty much left the site and many o...

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    spotondot Level 1
  • 7 5 years ago

    Some forums allow advertising on posts or in a specific subforum. Is this a good idea for every type of forum? On what type of forum does this concept work best?

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    spotondot Level 1
  • 3 5 years ago

    Under what circumstances would you fire a staff member? What could be so bad that you would just want that person off your staff?

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    spotondot Level 1
  • 2 5 years ago

    We have no problems getting new responses on my forum, but there are very few discussions started. I need some ideas for how to get new discussions started. I don't want to be the only person starting discussions eve...

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    spotondot Level 1
  • 3 5 years ago

    My favorite features are the ones that let me express thanks to others for good posts, such as the like button. I would rather use the like button than just say thank you. What are your favorite forum features?

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    Hunter Level 1
  • 2 5 years ago

    Is it better to start a new forum as a hobby so that you can slowly build up your forum membership? Or, should you just start the forum with the main purpose of making money?

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    Hunter Level 1
  • 3 5 years ago

    Can you give me links to some good forum directories? I am working on a forum that I want to advertise. And, I need to find some forum directories to get it listed in.

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    Jagger Level 1
  • 1 5 years ago

    On most forums there are a few really good discussions that don't even receive one response while there are equally dumb discussions that receive hundreds. Why is that and what makes one discussion more popular than ano...

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    Jagger Level 1
  • 5 5 years ago

    Were you ever so inspired by a forum after visiting for the first time that you wanted to start a similar forum of your own? Did that forum ever work out to be as big as the one that inspired it?

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    LizAnne Level 1
  • 2 5 years ago

    Do you have a fixed price in mind when you are shopping for a forum skin or theme? Do you just prefer to use the free forum themes rather than paying for one?

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    LizAnne Level 1
  • 1 5 years ago

    Tell me one thing you like most about your favorite forum? This will be good to share so that other forum owners can come here to read this discussion. They might get inspiration from what we are talking about here.

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    LizAnne Level 1
  • 2 5 years ago

    Here are a few ideas that I had about how to pick your forum niche or subject. If you are passionate about talking with others, then general chat would be the best niche forum for you. However, if you like talking abo...

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    LizAnne Level 1
  • 2 5 years ago

    There are some forums that have been online since the early 2000's. I don't know how these forums stay so popular for so long. How old is your forum now? And, what are the secrets of forum longevity?

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    LizAnne Level 1
  • 1 5 years ago

    I have been on some forums that have no written rules and yet they are very orderly and friendly to hang out on. And you might think these forums have no rules but the rules are implied. Are you in favor of clearly spe...

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    LizAnne Level 1
  • 4 5 years ago

    I'm a regular member on another forum where they pay a few cents per new forum member recruited. I don't think it's so much about the money but you might be surprised how many new sign ups they get there. I don't kno...

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    BlogGirl Level 1
  • 3 5 years ago

    If you are a forum owner, is it necessary to visit your forum every day? Do you hang out on your own forum all day or do you come and go at different times?

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    BlogGirl Level 1
  • 3 5 years ago

    Do you have a certain posting requirement for your staff members? Is there a specific number of posts that you hope to get from your regular forum members?

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    BlogGirl Level 1
  • 1 5 years ago

    Are there any topics on your forum that are forbidden to be talked about? For instance, maybe you don't allow anyone to talk about forum competitors?

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    Palani Level 1
  • 4 5 years ago

    What's your criteria for pinning a topic? Do you only pin rules and other special announcements from staff?

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    Palani Level 1
  • 2 5 years ago

    On one of my favorite forums, they are having a post the most to win contest. Do you think this is a good way to generate new posts? How do you run this type of contest so that it doesn't result in spam?

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    MakenaLei Level 1
  • 4 6 years ago

    It takes so long to build up the posting community on a forum, so wouldn't it just be easier or better to start a Facebook group for your subject?

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    MakenaLei Level 1
  • 5 6 years ago

    Do you have an opinion on which forum software is the worst to use? Would you say that SMF is the worst?

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    MakenaLei Level 1
  • 5 6 years ago

    How many subforums would you put on a new forum, if you don't already have a really large community? Is it ok to just have two or three subforums and then let it go at that? What is the ideal amount of subforums?

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    Kirin Level 1
  • 2 6 years ago

    So many people are using the ad blocking software now and it shuts off your chance to show ads to that person. If everyone who visits your forum or site uses the ad blocker, then you would never make any money as your a...

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    Kirin Level 1
  • 2 6 years ago

    Would you ever start a forum that you knew would not ever be monetarily successful, if only because you loved the topic of the forum? What if you knew of a really 'hot' money making forum niche, but you really hated tha...

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    Kirin Level 1
  • 7 6 years ago

    Have you noticed how a spammed up forum will always get hundreds of daily spam posts? It's as if the forum got put on some kind of list for spammers and now they are all taking a turn at it. I don't know if that's rea...

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    Kirin Level 1
  • 3 6 years ago

    I have a few ideas in mind for a new forum but I'm worried the niche is already saturated. It seems that every forum out there has ten like it, so there's no way to do anything unique with a new forum. Do you agree o...

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    Kirin Level 1
  • 5 6 years ago

    I am starting a new job as a moderator on a forum and need some help deciding which posts are real and which ones are copied. I need to know your best tips for deciding if something is copy and pasted from another site.

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    Marlin Level 1
  • 5 6 years ago

    I want to buy a professional forum software for my own forum so that we can upgrade from this free software we are using now. Can you please give me details on the price of vBulletin? And, is this the best choice for ...

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    LizAnne Level 1
  • 4 6 years ago

    When I worked on a Xenforo forum, my favorite feature was spam features. It seems there is less spam than on a free software forum. I don't know if you would say this is the best reason to choose Xenforo, but it's one ...

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    Yzabel Level 1
  • 5 6 years ago

    I would like to know more about the job of being a moderator on a forum. Please tell me about the moderator's job and whether or not this is a hard job.

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    MakenaLei Level 1
  • 4 6 years ago

    Hi all, I'm planing to set up a forum, but building a popular forum is no easy task and requires patience and dedication. What's your advice on this? Where should I start? Lessons learnt!

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    peter73 Level 1
  • 6 6 years ago

    I have four subforums on one main category on my forum and for now that is enough to capture all the new discussions and responses being posted by my small community. I have considered adding more subforums or categories...

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    Mahalia Level 1
  • 7 6 years ago

    Just recently, a friend of mine offered to give me his gaming forum. There are 100 plus active members on the forum and many posts. Apparently, he is going in a different direction with his life and doesn't have time for...

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    Mahalia Level 1
  • 4 6 years ago

    I want to start a general forum about various topics but my friend says this is a mistake. Why shouldn't I start a general forum of my own?

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    EveAngeline Level 1
  • 13 6 years ago

    I want to start a general forum about various topics but my friend says this is a mistake. Why shouldn't I start a general forum of my own?

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    EveAngeline Level 1
  • 13 6 years ago