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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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 years ago

    Have you ever been in the situation where another forum owner tried to start a war with you? Maybe it was a friendly war, or a hostile war.

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    Millicent Level 1
  • 3 5 years ago

    Is Facebook taking all the forum members away? After all, most people are on Facebook daily and very few actually go to forums anymore.

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    Tandy Level 1
  • 5 5 years ago

    I have been using SMF forum software for a few years and very happy with the experience. The only thing I don't like so far is how some of the older versions of SMF refuse to upgrade to more recent versions. To me, tha...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 4 5 years ago

    When you come across someone who seems determined to cause trouble, do you offer a warning first or suspension or just go right for the ban? How about spammers? Is it best to suspend or ban right away?

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    Savita Level 1
  • 6 5 years ago

    Do you have specific guidelines on what is expected from your staff? Do you expect your staff to be on forum a certain number of hours per day? What type of tasks do you ask from your staff?

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    Oleanna Level 1
  • 3 5 years ago

    If it were my forum, I would say all promotional links are spam. What other types of posts would you consider spam, other than just promotional links?

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    Oleanna Level 1
  • 8 5 years ago

    What can be done with members who are constantly arguing and fighting with each other? If I ban one, then they will say that I'm playing favorites. I don't want to lose forum members over a few people who can't get alon...

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    Avellana Level 1
  • 4 5 years ago

    On my forum, I would not tolerate stalking or harassment of other members. For me, this is a banable offense. What are some offenses that you would ban over?

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    MakenaLei Level 1
  • 3 5 years ago

    I'm on Monster Backlinks forum every day, tweaking things behind the scenes to maintain the forum and responding to questions or adding new discussions as needed. There's a lot of work to do, but it's a really fun and ...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 3 5 years ago

    I don't like forums where people are endlessly debating every little thing and can't seem to come to any agreement. Sometimes, I think they just like to argue and have no real intention of coming up with usable answers.

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    Caitlin Level 1
  • 6 5 years ago

    Sometimes, when I visit a forum, I find that one person replies to almost every discussion on forum. And, this seems very excessive. I don't know why anyone would bother replying to every discussion made. Is it possib...

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    Caitlin Level 1
  • 3 5 years ago

    As a moderator on a forum, is it necessary to create lots of new posts and discussions daily or should I just be focused on spam control?

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    Caitlin Level 1
  • 2 5 years ago

    I have been asked to be the moderator on my friends forum. And, so far, it's a really fun job. However, there are times when I am not sure what qualifies as a spam post. So far, I have deleted some promotional link po...

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    Caitlin Level 1
  • 3 5 years ago

    What are some things you can do to ensure that you are accepted when visiting a forum? What should you say or do?

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    Lillian Level 1
  • 4 5 years ago

    Do you have a special reason for visiting your favorite forum?

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    Lillian Level 1
  • 4 5 years ago

    Do you have a special reason for visiting your favorite forum?

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    Lillian Level 1
  • 4 5 years ago