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If you want to run a decent and clean community forum then you will need to have some rules for your member as well as for your staff also. If your member and staff will follow rules then you will have a fresh, clean fo...

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    NomanProdhan Level 3
  • 1 2 years ago

    If you are running a community forum then you will need some moderator to moderate topics/replies and help users when they will need. For me I didn't hire any moderator. I have choose moderator from my forum members and ...

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    NomanProdhan Level 3
  • 5 2 years ago

    I have been running forums now for around 10 years and one thing I learned back in my early days was to not allow members to hard delete posts on your forum. I learned this the hard way after I had a member come onto my ...

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    Shortie861 Level 1
  • 6 2 years ago

    Its very hard to get active member and quality posts in a new community forum. Because nobody want to join a new and empty forum .If you want some active member on your forum then you will need attractive content which w...

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    NomanProdhan Level 3
  • 5 2 years ago

    Finding the right kind of theme with the right kind of colours on a forum can sometimes be a struggle. You never want to go to bright or too dark but you also want something that will work well with the niche of your for...

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    Shortie861 Level 1
  • 6 2 years ago

    Having a successful forum takes a lot of time and patience. I have come across forums where the owners feel like if they set it up, post a few times and then leave it, it will become successful over night. Unfortunately ...

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    Shortie861 Level 1
  • 4 2 years ago

    As a current forum owner there are a lot of things that get my back up when it comes to members posting around the forum. I like them to feel like they belong and I don't mind them posting new posts of just a few words i...

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    Shortie861 Level 1
  • 8 2 years ago

    One thing I have learned from past experience of owning my own forums is that so many genre's of forum are now overly done, meaning that depending on the kind of niche you choose for your forum you could have high compet...

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    Shortie861 Level 1
  • 2 2 years ago

    When running a forum one of the main priorities is to keep content flowing whether it be new content or just replies to current content it is always wise to keep your forum looking active. The problem with running a foru...

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    Shortie861 Level 1
  • 4 2 years ago

    So I have a site which is to do with social exchanges, I am thinking of adding a forum on to it not sure weather to Use SMF or MYBB . Also any tips for a forum name please need something catchy or will draw members to it...

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    keen2write Level 3
  • 4 2 years ago

    Im a buyer, and i want to using Credit/Debit card is my payment method but i don't know how to choose ? using Credit/Debit card.

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    miennt Level 1
  • 2 2 years ago

    From SEO point of view, which is better – one big site or several smaller site? Let me Know what your think

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    anujkumar1 Level 1
  • 5 3 years ago

    Hello guys. There are many forum softwares out there today. Some old that are still good, some new that look okay. But which one is the best for a large forum? Does a large forum need to have a lot of features for the us...

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    idealmike Level X3
  • 5 3 years ago

    I love fan forums, those amazing sites built by loving fans in honor of their favorite TV show, character or celebrity, populated with tens of thousands of posts - loving debates and content devoted to one central figure...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 9 3 years ago

    Are forums social networks? Forums have both the social and network aspect; forums allows you to socialise with others and is like a network of people who enjoy the same topics/niche. It can be quite easy to add a cha...

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    MasterA Level 3
  • 15 3 years ago

    Phpbb is a pretty decent free forum software. The main advantages with it is that it is free and provides everything you need to start your own forum. With its version 3.1 update, they renamed their addons from modificat...

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    MasterA Level 3
  • 1 3 years ago

    In a previous discussion, we discussed whether allowing signatures on forums encourages spammers. Today I shall share some tips on how to prevent forum spammers. Only enable signatures for active members: If you want to...

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    MasterA Level 3
  • 8 3 years ago

    I have been to three webmaster forums recently and seen the very same discussion (copied word for word) onto each one. Why do people copy like this from other forums?

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    Savonne Level 1
  • 6 4 years ago

    Can you ever turn your forum into a full time job? Can it ever earn enough money to generate a full time income?

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    Jackson Level 1
  • 9 4 years ago

    What are some good rewards to offer to loyal staff members for good forum service? What type of benefits do you offer?

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    Jackson Level 1
  • 2 4 years ago

    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 4 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 4 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 4 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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    Carson Level 1
  • 2 4 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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    Carson Level 1
  • 7 4 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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    Carson Level 1
  • 3 4 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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    Carson Level 1
  • 2 4 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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    Carson Level 1
  • 3 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 years ago