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Running a competition

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gamesmad:
Ive found that running a competition is a great way to get a forum popular and active.  For example, first person to 500 posts wins this free forum themed gift.  If the admin gets to 800 posts first, then noone wins.  It encourages people to post, and post fast, meaning that your forum gets a big post base to start with :)

Will

gamesmad:
I included a rule against such posts in my forum agreement.

Will

peterstannard:

--- Quote from: gamesmad on July 29, 2006, 11:43:18 AM ---Ive found that running a competition is a great way to get a forum popular and active.  For example, first person to 500 posts wins this free forum themed gift.  If the admin gets to 800 posts first, then noone wins.  It encourages people to post, and post fast, meaning that your forum gets a big post base to start with :)

Will

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Not exactly ethical eh  ::)

Tippmaster:
That's what i like to call buying members.

SaikoJosh:
I've seen this pulled off very successfully, if you have the funds to advertise your existence and the motivation to keep slogging away at promoting your site it can work. Although it's a lot easier for a competition to fail than it is for it to work.

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