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6/26/2015 6:17 am  #1


How to Run a Forum

You've got some bloat problems. This is not unusual because everyone who starts a forum wants to discuss everything. We all seem to have come right off Feser's blog. I would recommend trimming things down to a few core forums plus one focused on discussing every individual article Feser posts and then expanding with growth.

The reason one does that is because when new members come they don't want to see 100 forums with 1 post each but rather 2 with 50 (no matter how dumb that is). The first site seems empty, and the second seems exciting. Savy?

Also, the more we focus on Feser's website (and perhaps similar blogs) the more likely we are to be endorsed by them and/or draw that specific and very motivated audience, some of whom will branch out and contribute to more varied topics.

To put it more simply:

1. Remember where you came from, and service that market.
2. Seem busy and general, rather than diverse and slow.
3. Grow with membership and activity, not with ambition.

Last edited by iwpoe (6/26/2015 6:21 am)


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6/26/2015 6:19 am  #2


Re: How to Run a Forum

Also, no periods (.) in fourm titles. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/cute.png


Fighting to the death "the noonday demon" of Acedia.
My Books
It is precisely “values” that are the powerless and threadbare mask of the objectification of beings, an objectification that has become flat and devoid of background. No one dies for mere values.
~Martin Heidegger
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7/09/2015 12:38 am  #3


Re: How to Run a Forum

Classic mistake a forum can make is to have too many subforums. Trust ME: Two subforums. Only two subforums. Only 2! On-Topic and Off-Topic. You will be golden if you do this.

 

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