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My idea of forum success is when the core group of loyal forum members actively post daily, so the forum looks very busy. Even if that's just five or ten people, if they all post every day, then the forum stays active. ...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 3 5 years ago

    A very big frustration of forum management is when there are fifty people online (both guests and members) but no actual activity. And, when you check stats, you can see that people are reading the most recent threads bu...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 4 5 years ago

    I am currently selling my signature line on my own forum and it's earning more than Adsense. And, really that's always been true. Privately sold ads, always earn more for me than Adsense. Maybe Adsense works better o...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 2 5 years ago

    I don't mind seeing short one or two line forum posts if they actually contain good information as it doesn't take fifty words to give a good response. But, if someone is just leaving, 'thank you' and "you're right!" re...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 7 5 years ago

    On my forum, I keep a list of discussions that I would like started by members and forum staff. I have this list pinned on every subforum. And, if someone needs inspiration for a topic, they can always go there and as ...

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    Ashlyn Level 1
  • 3 5 years ago

    Some forums have a rule against lurkers, that is members who sign up and then only read threads but never respond. It's easy enough to identify a lurker. I understand how some people want to read over discussions awhil...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 7 5 years ago

    Most times, I simply private message my forum global moderator on issues rather than posting a thread in the staff room. With my first global mod, we used the staff room all the time, but once she left, we got out of t...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 4 5 years ago

    I need suggestions for which spam prevention mod to use, one that would not allow a person using the same IP as a previously banned email address to sign up again when using that IP. Or, what best spam mod to be using ...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 1 5 years ago

    When I'm frustrated about the things going on at my forum, I try to find another forum online such as for forum owners where everyone is discussing similar problems. I've tried discussing my forum with my girlfriend but...

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    Justin Level 1
  • 4 5 years ago

    Do you offer any special perks or benefits to join your forum and stay as a loyal member that other forums don't offer?

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 2 5 years ago

    On most forums where I have been a regular long time member, the most controversial topics were ones surrounding politics, religion or anything to do with gun ownership or death penalty. On your favorite forum (even i...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 5 5 years ago

    I like forums where there is a really friendly, not hostile attitude and people feel free to talk to each other as if they have known each other for years. I would love to find a forum on personal relationships and f...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 4 5 years ago

    On many forums, there is a very short window in which you can edit your post, such as ten seconds or less. And, this seems very restrictive. What is the post editing time on your forum?

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    Avery Level 1
  • 1 5 years ago

    If I start a discussion, I'm more likely to come back to respond often on that same discussion, rebooting it so that it gets more attention from others. And, if it's a discussion that I really like (even if I did not ...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 1 5 years ago

    I love brainstorming subforums on a site as they give members a chance to get feedback on various ideas they are thinking about. This idea works especially well on a webmaster/admin forum, however you could apply this ...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 3 5 years ago

    Would you start a forum based around a specific product or service? For instance, let's say you own a computer repair service for local businesses. You might create a tech support/how to forum that specifically focuses...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 6 5 years ago

    Let's say you have a beauty or health niche forum and want posts in those specific subforums, but most of your members post in the general chat area. How do you motivate members to move their discussions to the more rel...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 3 5 years ago

    If you create a discussion will you always tick the box to watch the thread? Sometimes I have watched a thread and then got over whelmed with emails in my inbox for that discussion, especially if the thread was very pop...

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    Dayton Level 1
  • 3 5 years ago

    Is it possible to add a poll to an existing forum thread on a XenForo forum using the Edit Post option?

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    Sean101 Level 1
  • 8 5 years ago

    If there is a forum member on my forum that has actively participated in the site in the past but suddenly starts spamming, then I try to resolve the situation first before enacting a ban. But, for things like flaming o...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 13 5 years ago

    I have just recently promoted one of my Mods to Admin on my phpbb forum, this is the first Admin there has been accept me as I have always been a single Admin with Mods working too. The problem is, that I have added the ...

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    Sean101 Level 1
  • 2 5 years ago

    If you are a forum owner, you may want to check the originality of any articles posted on your forum as they could be copied from other sites. To check for duplicate content, excerpt a short line or phrase from the co...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 6 5 years ago

    When guest posting on another person's forum, how can you build your brand or site awareness so that others know and respect your brand and want to be associated with it?

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    Jade Level 1
  • 4 5 years ago

    When you login to your favorite forum, how long do you stay? For instance, do you stay only a few minutes such as to check new posts? Do you stay for an hour?

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    Jade Level 1
  • 5 5 years ago

    What are the most common reasons that people post on forums or use forums, rather than just Facebook?

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    Jade Level 1
  • 14 5 years ago

    Sometimes, it helps to take suggestions from others when brainstorming a new forum. And, some of these ideas might just be wild or crazy sounding. But, in the process of brainstorming, one really good crazy idea could ...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 4 5 years ago

    Sometimes, I have great spurts of creativity and can blog a lot on every forum discussion, writing very lengthy responses or discussions. And, other times, I can only think of one simple response for a discussion. Eith...

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    Lillian Level 1
  • 4 5 years ago

    I would prefer to post new discussions as it gives me a chance to talk about the things I want, rather than trying to run in on someone else's conversation and make possibly unrelated comments. By creating discussions, ...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 9 5 years ago

    As a sci fi forum owner, I never run out of new ideas for forum posts as there is always some new development in the sci fi movie or book niche. It's fun to read all the latest blog articles about this niche and post re...

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    Briggs Level 1
  • 9 5 years ago

    Do you feel honored when others copy your forum's theme or subject or do you feel as if they are just trying to cash in on your hard work?

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    Briggs Level 1
  • 5 5 years ago

    Did you spend many days or weeks deciding on the perfect forum theme or did you choose your theme impulsively and install it quickly so that you could move on to more important details?

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    Briggs Level 1
  • 2 5 years ago

    Do you have a few favorite forum members that are more like friends or family? Do you favorite these people by allowing them to bend the rules or catering to those people on your forum?

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    Briggs Level 1
  • 4 5 years ago

    If the owner stops caring about the forum and doesn't want to be involved, that's a sign the forum is dying or about to be out of business. What are some other things that can kill a forum?

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    Briggs Level 1
  • 21 5 years ago

    Most people think of having a blog that is connected to the forum or even blogging on the forum, such as in one specific post. But, have you ever installed a forum directly on your blog, such as on the home page so that ...

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    Ashlyn Level 1
  • 3 5 years ago

    This is just a hypothetical situation, but let's say all your moderators quit around the same time (such as in the same week) over some forum dispute. Would you be able to replace the moderators or staff members very qu...

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    Carson Level 1
  • 4 5 years ago

    Would you employ a moderator just for weekends; someone who would not come by any other time. This would be to give regular moderators or staff a chance to be off of forum to spend time on personal life or with family a...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 7 5 years ago

    As with any community, there will be times when a popular or senior forum member won't agree with your decisions, such as whom to promote or direction for your forum. What will you do when this member makes a big specta...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 6 5 years ago

    One of my best friends online owned a Doctor Who forum and we all really loved it. This forum was so amazing. We had the best conversations there. And, though the forum had numerous misfortunes such as the databases b...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 1 5 years ago

    I love the discussions that go on for pages and pages; with hundreds of responses. They are like micro communities within the forum and always get the best traffic from both forum members and search engines. These thre...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 3 5 years ago

    I love the discussions that go on for pages and pages; with hundreds of responses. They are like micro communities within the forum and always get the best traffic from both forum members and search engines. These thre...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 3 5 years ago