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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 11:21 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

B is for basic

keep things simple ie basic
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

S is for spammers

Dont allow spammers on your site, let them know whose in control. Leaving spam posts which are like 'cool' 'ok' 'lol' 'ye' can get your forum suspending for simply being a spamming forum. A moderator or admin can remove posts like this.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

C is for Comments

Keep your users saying good comments to their friends so that more people join your forum.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

D is for Difference

Let people now that you own a different forum from other forums.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 3:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

s- style keep your own style dont steal from others
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i can agree to all of that, but its getting memebers thats hard. i could make a thread on here saying to join my forum and i doubt anyone would join but just out of curiosity i might do that
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TMP39 wrote:
i can agree to all of that, but its getting memebers thats hard. i could make a thread on here saying to join my forum and i doubt anyone would join but just out of curiosity i might do that


The biggest most common mistake by all new admin of forums they think
they open their doors and the members will flood in.

Ok now lets take it your forum is a shop in a huge city, you do a little work then open your doors to a near bare shop,, now what well ok a few passer bys might have a little look but will these be come customers?

Would you

Now lets take it you have an idea of a shop you advertise first of the opening day, you pack your shop with things worth looking at then do a grand opening and then see the difference.


The second biggest mistake is for admin`s to open a near empty forum then moan no one is joining , when get told it is because you have no post they say "well its not up to me as soon as members join they will post".

Not only is that extremely wrong it also very ignorant of the admin`s, do the work yourself make at least 50 -100 worth while posts then open it.

When i opened HOWTODOIT i made at least 100 useful posts before i opened it. And within a few days it was up to 300 posts all done by me now since September the index page has had hits of over 38900. Ok its a niche forum but that's just the best way to do it.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All too true, my own niche forum has yet to be advertised despite being around since last June, the reason being I have only got 75 odd topics created.
That is not yet enough in my view to try and make it turn into an active forum. It won't end up purged off the system as under our purging rules having made that level of effort it would have to be unvisited by a member for over a year to be removed, and in time I hope to get enough on there to launch it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a quick question. Would you guys mind if i posted this A-Z Thing in my forum for my members to read.

Then they will take note too.

If you dont want me to then i understand.

Thanks...
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That would be up to Symon if you want to take his first post, other authors would need to be asked as well, you can use mine no problem.

Copyright on forum posts remains with the author, albeit by posting they have implicitly agreed to reasonable use, that does not include the right to copy there posts outside of where they have published it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well i did a thread on it. From Symons first post. Just copied a few.

If its any problem i will delete them. Just thought i better check.

Symon is it ok to use your first post for me to use so my members can read it and make use of a quality post.

If you dont want me to i understand and will delete it no problems...
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

L wrote:
Well i did a thread on it. From Symons first post. Just copied a few.

If its any problem i will delete them. Just thought i better check.

Symon is it ok to use your first post for me to use so my members can read it and make use of a quality post.

If you dont want me to i understand and will delete it no problems...


i have put this on howtodit ages ago as one post , as far as im aware everyone that contributed to it did so knowing i was making it public.

http://howtodoit.myfreeforum.org/...hp?component=forum&forumid=12
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok nice one. And thanks for your time.

I love the post top quality....


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