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Started by Noddegamra, August 23, 2007, 09:47:41 AM
Quote from: alex30 on June 19, 2009, 09:11:56 PMmy advice for you is to make more professional banner, gaming banner.
QuoteSecond change board icons to gaming ones, add icons to every board, on the side of description.
QuoteIn order for guests to register on your forum they have to see that your forum is different from other ones. Do you know how many forums use default theme? Yes, a lot, so in your case I would customize your forum a bit to make it more unique.
Quote from: sremick on June 23, 2009, 12:52:50 PMQuote from: alex30 on June 19, 2009, 09:11:56 PMmy advice for you is to make more professional banner, gaming banner. Great idea! Are you offering? Because I'm not a graphic artist.Until I have some users who are, or I have enough users that generate enough advertising that I can contract one out, I'm sort of stuck.QuoteSecond change board icons to gaming ones, add icons to every board, on the side of description. I tried to install the mod to do this but it had problems. I posted to the support thread for the mod but was not able to get help, so I gave up on it. But yes, I'd really like to do this.See here:http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=126263.440QuoteIn order for guests to register on your forum they have to see that your forum is different from other ones. Do you know how many forums use default theme? Yes, a lot, so in your case I would customize your forum a bit to make it more unique.I'd love to, but there are some things in the way of that:1) I'm new to SMF, so I don't understand the customizing of themes all that well.2) I'm not a graphics or theme artist anyway3) None of the available free themes are to my liking4) Until I have enough users, paying someone $50-$100 to make a custom theme is a waste.5) No point in paying for a 1.x theme when 2.0 is out soon6) The way SMF 1.x works, mods only apply cleanly to the custom theme, so unless you're very proficient at manual editing of themes (requires understanding the themes well, see #1), a newbie to SMF using mods will have a very bad experience if they deviate from the default theme. This should improve with SMF2.I don't mean to be dismissive and I do appreciate your advice, but these are things that are a bit much for a new forum by someone new to SMF on top of that. However they are all things I've thought about and would love to do.
Quote from: quiteperplexed on December 17, 2009, 06:31:55 AMWell you seem to be doing OK in the last few months, lots of posts and members, well done
Quote from: Noddegamra on August 23, 2007, 09:47:41 AMAdding your Link to Signatures in other ForumsA great one this. You can get people to know about your forum/site for free, simply by joining other forums and having your link in your forum/profile signature. An added bonus to this is that search engines like Google can see these links, and it will help boost you in search engine results.However! Please be careful about this. I have seen people join up to forums and do a huge advertising spam post about their website in hope to get clicks. THIS DOES NOT WORK! In actual fact, it ruins the reputation of your forum. It makes you look like a worthless, desperate spammer. Who wants to sign up to a forum run by someone like that? No one!The best technique is to join other forums with a positive attitude. Have a link to your site in your sig, but try to make 10 or so really great posts each day or week (whenever you have the time to spare). If you get a great reputation on the forum, people will check out your link. If you are a really cool person, it is highly likely that someone will join your forum. People like to join up on sites run by really great people.
Quote from: Uhura! on January 09, 2010, 09:28:34 PMYou have to be careful with siggy lines on other people's forums - especially if they are related to yours. Some people take offense...It's seen as stealing.
Quote from: ufumes on January 22, 2010, 06:06:03 PMI believe the contents matters a lot. if it promises to be interesting , people will naturally sign up