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  1. flee

    flee Well-Known Member

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    i know exactly what you mean. i was part of a forum that was a "small community" but with ALOT of active members. i guess all you need is a

    great website with something everyone likes and active members. let me know if you need and help ;)
     
  2. TrueFantom

    TrueFantom Well-Known Member

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    invest a few grand.
    HA
    that's funny
     
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    IF you set it up ill join it lol

    you can first get like invision free forum or something cause you dont have to pay, then u can go upgrade maybe if its really popular
     
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    No invisionfree forum will ever be taken seriously.

    This is exactly what I am saying.

    Expect an initial investment of a few hundred dollars, then expect multiple weeks worth of doing nothing but working / school / sleeping and then going back to work on your website. Original content, advertising, original content, finding staff who care, original content, and a good base of members to start off with who want to see that forum flourish.

    Thats a good base amount of expectations to starting a new site.
     
  5. TrueFantom

    TrueFantom Well-Known Member

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    nah.
    i'd get IPB.
     
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    diverseartist Well-Known Member

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    use the money on transvestites
     
  7. ebolagod

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    I wouldn't bother starting a new one, to be honest. Just find a nice one where you can get what you need. It really doesn't bring you anything but stress and a lot of effort that mostly gets ignored. Even really big sites (like this one) have inactive moments, I'd say at least 50-60% of the total member accounts went inactive after 2 weeks to a month..
     
  8. TrueFantom

    TrueFantom Well-Known Member

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    hmm.
    that's strange.
    I've never done that.
    and I had a succesful site at one point.
    but our hosting ran out.
    so we said f*ck it.
     
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    I like how this Has more views than My topics
    Post crap that no other site they had( original content ) have a couple of buddys post a crap load get there buddys to join and just spread like wild fire hehe but its gonna take a long time getting everything PERFECT
     
  10. diverseartist

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    if its a design community make a 'pdf magazine' monthly with updates, interviews, design news, etc.
    make it look -----
    but you must make this a monthly commitment dont skip 1 month or else!

    seen this in brazilian design forums but never have in english ones
    i think it would help set you apart

    you still need a couple hundred for advertising to get the name out there
     
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    Hmm has a name been picked?
     
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    diverseartist Well-Known Member

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    oh and have free p0rn
     
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    Your another Joystick...stop posting annoying & unnecessary ----.
     
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    TrueFantom Well-Known Member

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    not yet.
     
  15. ebolagod

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    You can create any forum you want to - as long as you're willing to put forth some serious effort. It looks like you are - so you should be able to do it with no problem!
     

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