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Started by Senkusha, October 14, 2022, 11:11:43 AM
Quote from: Senkusha on October 14, 2022, 11:11:43 AMHi, so I've had my forum up and running for a few months now, and I'm finding it extremely difficult to find people interested in my discussion forum. I've tried several Facebook groups, adding a unique theme (though, I'm not entirely sure I like it) to the site, placing a link in all the online places I visit, I've even tried the small number of real-life friends I have. It seems that no body is interested in something I thought would at least have SOME interest. I think my forum content is diverse enough for people to participate, but it seems all I get is spammers/bots to my site. I've even tried a Facebook integration mod (haven't been able to get anything else to work like Gmail or Twitter) for people to register/login with, but I've had like no luck.Does anybody have any tips that I've missed? Or is my idea/site just too boring to engage with?Thank you!
Quote from: Steve on October 14, 2022, 02:03:43 PMAre you talking about the site in your signature?
Quote from: morningstar19 on January 18, 2023, 12:53:26 AMinvite members to join your forum
Quote from: Senkusha on January 18, 2023, 05:06:15 PM$400-ish a year
Quote from: Senkusha on January 18, 2023, 05:06:15 PMHonestly, I'm considering just hanging it up when my hosting/SSL fees are due. $400-ish a year for a dead community is a lot to part with. I've given this two years at this point with nothing to really show for. My site doesn't even pop up on Google, and what other forums are out there, memberships are waning. I haven't made up my mind yet, but I am giving it serious thought.
Quote from: Steve on January 18, 2023, 07:43:16 PMQuote from: Senkusha on January 18, 2023, 05:06:15 PM$400-ish a year WHAT??? There are far less expensive options.