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Offline TurtleKicker

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Re: How to build a successful forum
« Reply #140 on: March 22, 2010, 09:13:33 AM »
dear sir,
  what i do in my forum to increase my forum members..i have only 29members..so dear sir what i do.....please sir also give me tips for increasing my members....

I'm don't believe offering download links for copyrighted music and movies is the right way to go.

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Re: How to build a successful forum
« Reply #141 on: March 23, 2010, 05:16:13 PM »
dear sir,
  what i do in my forum to increase my forum members..i have only 29members..so dear sir what i do.....please sir also give me tips for increasing my members....
my forum is..

  www.megafunxone.cz.cc
 
  sir please give me some useful tips to make my forum nice and increase members...

191 Posts in 189 Topics by 29 Members and 172 of the posts are yours.  This does not look good to any prospective members.  You also have too many empty boards which is also off-putting.  Nobody wants to join a forum that looks inactive or empty.  Get rid of some categories/boards until you are busier.

Also try posting some original non-copyrighted content that might be worth joining to discuss.  At the moment you have an empty looking warez site and there are many around that are a lot more active, so you have a lot of competition right there.

Plus, you know he's right...

dear sir,
  what i do in my forum to increase my forum members..i have only 29members..so dear sir what i do.....please sir also give me tips for increasing my members....

I'm don't believe offering download links for copyrighted music and movies is the right way to go.

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Re: How to build a successful forum
« Reply #142 on: March 23, 2010, 05:17:18 PM »
* Arantor already reported the site to the moderators; warez site links are not permitted here.
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Re: How to build a successful forum
« Reply #144 on: March 30, 2010, 05:11:58 AM »
ummm yeah...

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Re: How to build a successful forum
« Reply #145 on: March 30, 2010, 04:42:55 PM »
Thanks for all the great advice guys. Some of you talk about having referral contests for the board.
How do u go about doing this? Whats the best way to track referrals on a board?

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Re: How to build a successful forum
« Reply #146 on: March 30, 2010, 05:13:46 PM »
There's a referrals mod...
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Re: How to build a successful forum
« Reply #147 on: March 31, 2010, 03:57:08 AM »
nice....

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Re: How to build a successful forum
« Reply #148 on: April 01, 2010, 11:03:25 PM »
There's a referrals mod...

Which one. I found one but it is no longer updated. Use the SMF version 2 RC 3 and the mod not compatible with this release.

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Re: How to build a successful forum
« Reply #149 on: April 02, 2010, 04:35:20 AM »
Well, funny that I just went to the mod site, typed in 'referral' into the search, got two results.

Second one is http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=1114 which clearly says 2.0 RC3 on the list of versions.
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Re: How to build a successful forum
« Reply #150 on: April 11, 2010, 05:34:06 AM »
I read through this thread and find it really interesting. Although, I have applied some of the tips provided but not seems to be with result. May be my forum contents or the way I structure them.

Kindly help me review my forum and advise on what to do. http://www.theinfostrides.com

Thank you.
« Last Edit: May 02, 2010, 08:08:00 AM by infostrides »

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Re: How to build a successful forum
« Reply #151 on: April 11, 2010, 05:37:47 AM »

I read through this thread and find it really interesting. Although, I have applied some of the tips provided but not seems to be with result. May be my forum contents or the way I structure them.

Kindly help me review my forum and advise on what to do. http://www.infostridesforum.com

Thank you.
Too Much Board is the No1 problem of ur forum

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Re: How to build a successful forum
« Reply #152 on: April 11, 2010, 05:40:10 AM »
Actually, that hideous 'Register Now' banner on the left that suggests it would even pop up for registered users is probably a bigger issue.

I agree, there is a lot of boards - on a forum with 100x the post count, maybe it'd be OK, but for that many boards, 2350 or so topics really isn't enough IMO.

I also find the header is a little bit cluttered, too.
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Re: How to build a successful forum
« Reply #153 on: April 12, 2010, 11:35:24 PM »
I dont want to make my forum to be big and famous. I love my members and members love my forum. Thats the most important.

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Re: How to build a successful forum
« Reply #154 on: April 17, 2010, 08:05:36 PM »
OP this is great info.
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Re: How to build a successful forum
« Reply #155 on: April 18, 2010, 12:38:59 AM »
Thanks for the advice OP.

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Re: How to build a successful forum
« Reply #156 on: May 01, 2010, 03:07:02 PM »
Thanks for the great tips. I just started my new forum today and am looking for as much help as i can

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Re: How to build a successful forum
« Reply #157 on: May 02, 2010, 06:21:38 AM »

I read through this thread and find it really interesting. Although, I have applied some of the tips provided but not seems to be with result. May be my forum contents or the way I structure them.

Kindly help me review my forum and advise on what to do. http://www.infostridesforum.com

Thank you.

107 boards, with an average of 30 posts per board? Way too many boards...
The pop up ad for registration is also very annoying, as it jumps up again and again - if it would only come up once, it would be a lot better.. Also your front page has a lot going on, but doesn't really tell anything of your forums content or purpose...
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Re: How to build a successful forum
« Reply #158 on: May 02, 2010, 08:15:11 AM »

I read through this thread and find it really interesting. Although, I have applied some of the tips provided but not seems to be with result. May be my forum contents or the way I structure them.

Kindly help me review my forum and advise on what to do. http://www.theinfostrides.com

Thank you.
Too Much Board is the No1 problem of ur forum

Thank you for this information. We are working on reducing the number of boards on the forum. More so, a new home page has been introduced with SimplePortal that presents summary of the contents. You view it and let me have your feed back
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Re: How to build a successful forum
« Reply #159 on: May 02, 2010, 08:27:51 AM »
Actually, that hideous 'Register Now' banner on the left that suggests it would even pop up for registered users is probably a bigger issue.

I agree, there is a lot of boards - on a forum with 100x the post count, maybe it'd be OK, but for that many boards, 2350 or so topics really isn't enough IMO.

I also find the header is a little bit cluttered, too.

Thank you for feedback. Actually, the banner only show for guests, once registered and login, it will not show again.

On the boards, we are working to make it smaller. A new home page has been introduced with Simpleportal to make address the issue a bit.

I am not quite clear with "the header is a little bit cluttered". Please explain further. Thanks.