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Old 07-18-2011, 03:18 AM
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What made you start a forum?

I was just thinking about what makes people start forums? For me, I've always been an active member of several forums, in probably 5-10 different niches. I enjoy reading about a lot of things and have had sites for a few years. I've recently scaled back what I own to try and develop a couple of forums in niches I enjoy...is this similar for everyone else or..?
 
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:02 AM
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forum is the best way to keep active & give awareness about new things and latest trends on niche's stuffs. I am also been a members on different forums and its fine to me to get to know different stuff & keep discussions there.
 
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Old 07-26-2011, 05:12 AM
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I create a new Thread in SEO Category, when we do forums in the First time.
 
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Old 07-26-2011, 04:47 PM
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I like forums and I like golf and I thought it would be cool to meet other people who golf in my area, so I started a local golf forum.
 
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Old 07-28-2011, 02:20 AM
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Well if you start one to make money, you are probably doomed to failure because without doubt, to succeed in any way is a huge job and that means lots of time and lots of passion.
 
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:04 AM
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I always wanted a forum specific to what I love to do.
 
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Old 07-28-2011, 01:26 PM
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Always been a forum user and felt in adding one to my site i could talk to the users and give them a place to share things. Adds to my site and the community.
 
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Old 07-30-2011, 07:26 PM
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There is only so much you can discuss on a blog. And having discussions in comments isn't the best way to do it.

Another reason to add a forum is to attract new visitors. Visitors you would have missed out on if you hadn't had a forum. If you take care of your forum and it has a constant growth, no matter how fast or slow, you'll get more and more visitors.
 
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Old 08-02-2011, 10:03 AM
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There is only so much you can discuss on a blog. And having discussions in comments isn't the best way to do it.

Another reason to add a forum is to attract new visitors. Visitors you would have missed out on if you hadn't had a forum. If you take care of your forum and it has a constant growth, no matter how fast or slow, you'll get more and more visitors.
Very true. I like having my content up there and know it's of use for people. But I want to keep adding to it. To be able to do that regularly, it does need to make money, but for now, it's just a hobby
 
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Old 08-03-2011, 09:03 PM
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Theres nothing i look forward to more than logging in and seeing a good conversation happening. Knowing the community is enjoying a chin wag is very pleasing.

There is no other platform that can achieve this.
 
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:37 AM
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Yeah, they are hobbies for me too, but I do hope to make some money from them in the long term...we'll see how it goes
 
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:34 PM
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I personally was holding this domain abovedomain.com for morethan 8 years and now had launched a forum on this, i would need to learn more on making this forum a big something like v7n, i appreciate inputs from you guys here.. will be help full/.

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Old 08-17-2011, 09:49 PM
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I personally was holding this domain abovedomain.com for morethan 8 years and now had launched a forum on this, i would need to learn more on making this forum a big something like v7n, i appreciate inputs from you guys here.. will be help full/.
So what made you start a forum anyways?

If you want a website review of your forum then create a thread in the website review section.
 
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:21 PM
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So what made you start a forum anyways?
I need informative website for my line of work i.e on domain and hosting related activities and want to make it successful website like V7N and others related.

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If you want a website review of your forum then create a thread in the website review section.
Sure will do that
 
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Old 08-19-2011, 02:08 AM
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I started a tech forum to take care of calls that were just looking for information.
 
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Old 08-21-2011, 01:26 PM
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Created a forum for my old Counter Strike Clan. When the clan disbanded, I kept the forum and turned it into a more general gaming forum. Just turned 5 years old

So Counter Strike made me start a forum, and the love of gaming has kept me at it.
 
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Old 08-22-2011, 02:15 AM
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I heard a lot of people do it for the industry they work in to get new clients (although that's going to be pretty long term). So an SEO specialist would launch a niche SEO forum for instance.
 
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:31 AM
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Hi there,
I am new to the forums, but i found forums more useful for me i can read and share knowledge about different categories and different interests.
 
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:33 AM
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Hi there,
I am new to the forums, but i found forums more useful for me i can read and share knowledge about different categories and different interests.
This thread is geared towards the forum admin's.

What made you start a forum?
 
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Old 10-16-2011, 03:14 AM
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I started a forum because I love talking to people especially if I love the topic.
 
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