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What are some easy ways to ensure your forum members stay loyal rather than leaving for a competitor's site?

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 3 5 years ago

    Do you have specialized user groups on your forum, not just regular members that serve a specific purpose? For instance, on my forum, we have a user group just for those who share a common interest in movies. This gro...

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    Wayne Level 1
  • 2 5 years ago

    Xenforo seems to be a very popular and often used forum software, but just as many free MyBB forums around too. Which forum software do you think is used most often? Or, which software is most likely to be upgraded fro...

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    Wayne Level 1
  • 4 5 years ago

    When you start a forum, how many people should you have on staff or in your member base before you really go live and start advertising and promoting the site to get new members?

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    Wayne Level 1
  • 5 5 years ago

    When you delete an account, do you also delete all the member's posts? Let's say this was a long time member, who contributed 1000 forum posts. Would you delete all their posts when the account is banned or leave them ...

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    Wayne Level 1
  • 8 5 years ago

    New discussions and responses are the life blood of any forum and essential to helping your forum stay active. How many new posts do you get on your forum daily?

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 2 5 years ago

    Most of the forums that I've visited only focus on the paid version of forum software, but I want a forum that emphasizes discussions on the free software that is available for forum creation, including SMF, MyBB and oth...

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    Keith Level 1
  • 2 5 years ago

    What requirements do you have for your staff members, including staff admin, moderator, writer or editor or any other staff position?

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    Dayton Level 1
  • 6 5 years ago

    On one of the forums where I'm a regular member, I like some forum avatars, but others are downright offensive. These avatars don't really seem to bother forum admin(s), so they stay up and there's little that can be do...

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    Dayton Level 1
  • 6 5 years ago

    Have you ever rushed into opening a forum, only to regret it later or wish that you had spent more time thinking the idea through?

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    Quinton Level 1
  • 4 5 years ago

    Sometimes, I'll go back after creating a forum response and edit a few times, especially if the response seems off topic to what was being discussed. It's easy enough to get caught up in a side line discussion with ano...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 7 5 years ago

    On my forum and blog, I have different ways to get my members/audience to interact and be competitive with each other. I have a voting page (both on forum and blog), a games page (blog), and an arcade (forum) where the ...

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    NaturalWriter Level 1
  • 4 5 years ago

    One of my favorite things to do is create blog drafts of potential blog posts. This gives me time to flesh out the article and make it really good and also I can schedule a good time for publishing the article on my own...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 1 5 years ago

    On some forums where I'm a member, I have noticed that my account won't login again once I request a password reminder. So for instance, let's say that I try twice to login and then request the reminder email. And, befo...

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    Marlin Level 1
  • 4 5 years ago

    Do you have any suggestions on where I could hire some reliable forum staff members? For instance, I have seen some people placing ads on promotion forums and that seems to get some responses. Then again, I don't want ...

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    Layla Level 1
  • 5 5 years ago

    Did you have to wait very long from the time you opened your forum to the time you got your first full time forum member?

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    Layla Level 1
  • 4 5 years ago

    Do you issue warnings to members daily? What type of warning do you usually issue, for instance, warnings to stop trolling, flooding, etc.

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    Layla Level 1
  • 3 5 years ago

    If you were the only person posting on your forum, would you keep going, in hopes that someone else would register? Maybe you feel as if you could keep the forum going long enough until the advertising/promotion kicks i...

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    Layla Level 1
  • 7 5 years ago

    Is it really smart to let a moderator or admin who owns a competing forum to work on your site? Could there be a conflict of interest? What are the downsides or benefits of doing this?

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 3 5 years ago

    A hello post is one where the new forum member posts an introduction to the community. And, a goodbye post is one where they say goodbye when they are planning to leave. Though hello or introductory posts are common, the...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 6 5 years ago

    Would you trust your moderators to know which members to ban? And, how liberal are your moderator permissions when it comes to banning? For instance, maybe a moderator can temp ban a member for specific number of days ...

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    Persia Level 1
  • 4 5 years ago

    If a friend of mine recommends a good forum, I'm very likely to check it out. Most times, they want my impression of the forum or ask me to join and post an introduction. This is usually no problem and it's always nice t...

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    Persia Level 1
  • 10 5 years ago

    Really big forums seem impersonal and lack the warmth of a smaller close knit forum community. However, small forums lack the content. Which one do you prefer joining?

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    Persia Level 1
  • 5 5 years ago

    Do you let forum members close threads, such as locking threads or deleting replies if they started the thread? This type of self moderation could be useful if you have a small staff.

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    Persia Level 1
  • 3 5 years ago

    One of my shortest run forums was about a month. I had a great idea for a forum but lost my funding source and had to close it down as the hosting was too much to justify paying on my own.

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    Sharla Level 1
  • 2 5 years ago

    Crowd funding is an ideal way to pay for hosting expenses and acquisition of new forum software. You would simply sign up to any popular crowd funding site and create a convincing description which tells others why they...

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    Sharla Level 1
  • 4 5 years ago

    I started my blog first to provide information to my readers. And, then later I added a forum where I could talk to the people who visit my blog. The forum gives me greater connectivity to my readers and lets me have i...

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    Sharla Level 1
  • 3 5 years ago

    Would it be viewed as favoritism if you hired your friends as admin or moderators for your staff? Or, does the friendship bond actually help with forum management?

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    Sharla Level 1
  • 8 5 years ago

    Cyber bullying is getting more attention in the spotlight lately, especially after numerous tragic Facebook incidences. A site owner might be held responsible if they choose not to stop the bullying of members on their ...

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    Riley Level 1
  • 3 5 years ago

    I'm a forum owner and forum admin/mod on several forums and for me, the experience is very different. With my own forum, there are a million little details I have to manage by myself (I like to be hands on, even when I ...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 3 5 years ago

    Do you allow your site manager or admin all access to your databases or other sensitive areas of your forum, including the behind the scenes forums where big decisions are discussed or made?

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    Avery Level 1
  • 3 5 years ago

    Managing one forum is nearly a full time job, but some people own multiple forums, requiring good time management skills as well as resources. Do you think you have what it takes to manage more than one forum at a time?

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 6 5 years ago

    Are there any tricks or tips to creating a warm and welcoming environment on your forum that encourages forum members to stay and post or interact with the community more?

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 3 5 years ago

    On many SMF forums that I visit, I get extreme lag. Do you think the lagging is caused by the SMF software or plug ins? I don't get this kind of lag on Xenforo or MyBB forums.

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    Justin Level 1
  • 3 5 years ago

    A friend of mine owns an SMF based forum and is looking for a new forum theme. Can you please suggest a SMF forum theme that might be appropriate for a gamer style forum?

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    Justin Level 1
  • 0 5 years ago

    Even on webmaster forums where you have an advertising section designed for talk on advertising methods, you will get random spam. Why can't the members read the forum description to know that spam is not welcome there?

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    Justin Level 1
  • 7 5 years ago

    On one of the forums where I was posting five years ago, another user took my real person photo and real name and used it for themselves. They simply copied my name and photo and started an account on a related forum so...

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    Justin Level 1
  • 3 5 years ago

    Flood control is a method by which you can control the frequency or rate at which a forum member posts on your forum. So for instance, you might only allow one post per minute. And, if the person tries to post more th...

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    Beverly Level X3
  • 3 5 years ago

    Forums are fun to hang out on and you can always meet new fun people. But, you can learn lots of fun things there too and share your mind or speak your inner heart anonymously (such as when you don't use your real name)...

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    Carson Level 1
  • 6 5 years ago

    Forums are fun to hang out on and you can always meet new fun people. But, you can learn lots of fun things there too and share your mind or speak your inner heart anonymously (such as when you don't use your real name)...

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    Carson Level 1
  • 6 5 years ago