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How to build a successful forum #2

Started by Noddegamra, November 08, 2007, 11:22:15 AM

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You have to be careful though when adding team members. There is a problem of too many cooks spoil the broth. Try to limit it dependant on the forum activity and number of members.


More yummy food for thought on building community. Good ideas, thank you.


Many thanks for the advice, both to the original poster and to those who added to it.  It's all good stuff.



Where i can bulid my SMF forum?

help me pls


I'm fairly new at this myself, but here's what I did - I searched and searched and compared for about 2 solid weeks and then I bought the least expensive hosting package from hostgator.com. So far, so good. :)


There are even cheaper and better hosts out there.

Stefanpfc, I suggest you try experimenting with a free SMF host to begin with. Just to get to grips with some of the basics. Once your more experienced and confident in using the package, move onto installing SMF on a host of your choosing :)


I will admit, my forum is only a tad unique. However, we are editing skins to give a more unique look and we do have some features that other competiting sites don't have or don't pull off well.

As for the intro board and the thank you part. Those are two things I do do on my forum and like you said, I think it helps new members get used to the forum.


This and part 1 was very helpful! ^__^
thank you!


Ive found that adding people as moderators gives them the feeling like they are admin, while having some power, they can totally not mess up your forum from the server side. You do have to be careful.
But anyone on my forum who seems respectable will get Global moderator.
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Quote from: craser on February 23, 2008, 03:12:36 PM
hi iam facing a problem smf 1.1.3 on applying mods an error is comming check direct permissiomns
why dont you update the forum software?


I have found that you have to POST, POST and then POST more, and try to make them about things other members will take a interest in

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Don't have one, Don't want one, Not gona get one


The dude was last active August 04, 2009, 05:48:00 AM and has PHPBB forums now......looks like no more tips.


Cool post again, thanks a lot, really helped.


I especially agree with the tip to create an Introductions Section.

I've found that it encourages users to introduce themselves and expand on their particular interests.  Also, it creates a place where other users can welcome them as well, and draws them in, getting them involved in a conversation.

They're less likely to disappear after that.

PMing a special welcome notice has really helped, too.  Users can see I'm around and approachable.  So far, so good!

Thanks for the tips!!


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