As a forum owner, I'm sure you understand how hard it is to keep an active community, especially when starting a new forum. People will be reluctant to post because of no-one else discussing, and they may look for a larger community to voice their opinions.
I'm looking to start a project that will let multiple forum owners merge their forums (with at least 1000+ posts each, as to not be a waste of time), to one large general discussion forum running the latest version of SMF 2.0. This will ensure an active and large community, letting each forum owner be part of a much larger project.
Sure, any forum owner signing up to this won't have as much control over their forum as they did before, as there will be multiple administrators and everything will have to be managed very carefully as to ensure all of them are happy with how the site is set up, but it comes with many bonuses too that you wouldn't necessarily have had before.
- Forum run on a Dedicated Server.
- No worries about server, domain renewal, script licensing, or any other costs.
- Not the only person dedicated to working on the community, several other forum owners will be.
- Being part of a much larger project than your forum as it was before.
To start this off, I'll be throwing in two of my gaming forums (one focussing on FPS, the other on flash), totalling about 50,000 posts.
If you're interested, feel free to PM me so we can discuss it more. We will need to come up with a suitable agreeable name.