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Growing a forum community, how challenging could it be when it comes to visitors?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by gamblinglord, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. satguy

    satguy Active Member

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    #21
    I spend a lot of time keeping spam bots out,, so the last thing I am going to do is invite one in..
    SEMrush
     
    satguy, Jan 22, 2011 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Woodcs82

    Woodcs82 Guest

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    #22
    These two:

    3.) Leading his members to become contributory members
    4.) Retaining his contributory members to remain active

    Are without a doubt the hardest....

    -C
     
    Woodcs82, Jan 24, 2011 IP
  3. dscurlock

    dscurlock Prominent Member

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    #23
    Visitors can be very demanding and picky. If they do not like what they see, they are gone...

    I had a member that was admin, he kept changing the forum around without my approval, and
    I even told him about this a few times, he didnt stop, I lowered his access, he vanished.

    I also had a coder to work on my theme. He demanded cpancel access to work on the theme, and
    I told him he only need FTP access to the images/css, and that is the only access he really needs.
    I threw a hissy fit, and I have not seen him around in a few days.

    Business and Friends never mix, dont try it, dont do it.

    Keep Business on a Business Level, and Keep friends in another pile.

    Once business and friends get into the mix, and something goes south,
    then you will find that the friendship becomes sour.
     
    dscurlock, Jan 30, 2011 IP
  4. dscurlock

    dscurlock Prominent Member

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    #24
    lame...

    I have VB mods that take care of that.

    I just sit back, laugh and watch...

    You can not do much about the human spammer until the
    spam takes place, but everything else is set and forget.

    Sure, I have spam and bad bots all over my forum, but there
    is not much you can do about bots, and so what, why waste
    energy on bots that will not be able to get through anyway?
     
    dscurlock, Jan 30, 2011 IP
  5. Groovystar

    Groovystar Peon

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    #25
    These are the kinds of members you don't want on your forum regardless, and NEVER on your staff. They are pushy, disagreeable people who do not have the community's best interests first and foremost. Staff need to always put the site's best interests first before their whims and personal preferences.
     
    Groovystar, Feb 1, 2011 IP
  6. Steve Marino

    Steve Marino Peon

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    #26
    Or make sure that you really know the people you are getting into business with. I've had no problems so far.
     
    Steve Marino, Feb 1, 2011 IP
  7. forumpostingsite

    forumpostingsite Peon

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    #27
    Put it this way. It doesn't just occur over night. We have been doing this since 2003 for clients and there are many forums out there that are ghost towns. It takes more than a one shot deal or bulk load of threads and posts it requires consistent effort and that is what we provide to people along with advise on how they can increase traffic through other various avenues
     
    forumpostingsite, Feb 15, 2011 IP
  8. drewtoby

    drewtoby Well-Known Member

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    #28
    number 2 for sure (unless you have friends to help)
     
    drewtoby, Mar 5, 2011 IP
  9. StonePilot

    StonePilot Active Member

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    #29
    I paid for 150 posts to be made and to date only 18 posts have been made after 6 weeks. Not a happy customer at this point.
     
    StonePilot, Apr 11, 2011 IP
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    mmads Well-Known Member

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    #30
    This is the part that I am having huge issues with. Over 500 uv's/day and nobody registering. Tons of content too. I am currently being paid to post on the forum, but I would like for the guests to step in so that I can converse with someone about all the threads I started. I am starting to think that my writing is not drawing them in enough to want to register, but I KNOW that can't be it.

    Can somebody with experience leave some tips on ways to make guests turn into members? Thinking about contests right now. Maybe being able to post without registering, but the spam will roll in. Please help. Thanks.
     
    mmads, Apr 22, 2011 IP
  11. JPMiddleton

    JPMiddleton Well-Known Member

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    #31
    That has also been reported as a 'scamming' site on my browser.
     
    JPMiddleton, Apr 30, 2011 IP
  12. TheMissingLink007

    TheMissingLink007 Peon

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    #32
    I'm with the others.. i wonder why people dont do Forum Management number one.. no matter if you have 10 or 100k members. But thats me it to me will always be #1
     
    TheMissingLink007, May 1, 2011 IP