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Offline RebelRose

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How do you get people to submit article
« on: August 08, 2006, 01:53:57 AM »
How do you get people to submit articles, themes or anything that will add to the content of your forum. I am trying to build mine now, it is added to my main site, offering free resources. What is the best way to get articles, themes, anything web related?

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Re: How do you get people to submit article
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2006, 03:37:47 AM »
Well, first I coded a cool script for the post template (with help from winrules... he rules! :P) anyhow, example: http://www.gamerunlimited.com/smf/index.php?action=post;board=85.0

See how at the bottom it says Source: and stuff? That helps guide users to posting a correct article.

Then I wrote a detailed guide, read about how the Source: thing works in the guide here: http://www.gamerunlimited.com/smf/index.php?topic=2356.0

THEN, I created a contest with the prize being 400 bucks worth of templates, plus 35 additional dollars via paypal. There's an ad for the contest in my signature.

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Re: How do you get people to submit article
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2006, 01:39:50 PM »
I do thank you for your reply it has been insightful.

« Last Edit: August 11, 2006, 10:56:43 PM by RebelRose »

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Re: How do you get people to submit article
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2006, 09:43:19 PM »
Yes well not all of us can code a script. Thanks for the reply
Yes well not all of us can have a successful forum.

One thing to do is offer incentives, such as money, or a link back to the persons website.

Offline RebelRose

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Re: How do you get people to submit article
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2006, 09:44:45 PM »
Yes well not all of us can have a successful forum.
One thing to do is offer incentives, such as money, or a link back to the persons website.

yes well a link back is a given in my way of thinking, and it is not just for my forum but for my main site as well, the forum is a support area for the main site.
« Last Edit: August 10, 2006, 03:07:56 AM by RebelRose »

Offline TheGamer

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Re: How do you get people to submit article
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2006, 07:46:42 PM »
Well, anyway... We're just listing ways to make people submit articles, as the subject of this thread states.

Incentives would be the best thing, money, prefferably. T-Shirts don't do too well. Years ago I had a contest on my site for  Gamer Unlimited t-shirt and a couple bucks. The winner said he'd "just take the two dollars".

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Re: How do you get people to submit article
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2006, 07:59:51 PM »
Thank you, your advise has been helpful.

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adwords and smf
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2006, 04:01:05 PM »
i have smf v1.0.7 and cant seem to get adwords or adsence into the forum . any tips please

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Re: How do you get people to submit article
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2006, 04:02:34 PM »
Do you have the ads mod installed?

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Re: How do you get people to submit article
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2006, 04:22:15 PM »
It's depend on luck factor :P
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