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What is the worst forum you've ever seen?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by JefK, Aug 26, 2009.

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    What is the worst and the most unprofessional forum you've ever seen?
    I'd vote for WHT.
    SEMrush
     
    JefK, Aug 26, 2009 IP
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  2. johnab2112

    johnab2112 Peon

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    There is no such Forum which looks like that, I know few of them. All are great to work!!
     
    johnab2112, Aug 26, 2009 IP
  3. Bohra

    Bohra Prominent Member

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    Well u mean a forum with bad management ? or looks wise
     
    Bohra, Aug 27, 2009 IP
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    never deal with the bad forums, I used to stick with the forums for a long time and no forum made me to return from there.
     
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    MhW Active Member

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    You mean Web Hosting Talk? I'm not sure about everyone else but WHT looks pretty successful to me :rolleyes:

    By worst forum, well...it depends on what you would constitute as bad. It's hard to put my finger on one particular forum that would be considered as "the worst", because there are simply so many shocking communities that don't even deserve to be on the internet.

    Here's the kind of criteria I'd consider for an unprofessional forum though:
    • Free Hosted
    • Admins arguing with each other in public topics
    • No TLD
    • Tacky Skin (Bright colours / crispy edges)
    • No logo / banner
    • Overstaffed
    • Only 2 or 3 members online over 24 hours (Being the Admin and 2 Mods)
    • Forums run by 13 year olds
    • No Guidelines / forum rules
    • Excessive forum rules / punishments
    • Moderators who close a topic by posting "LOCKED!!"
    • Power Hungry Staff

    Anyone else in the same boat? :confused:
     
    MhW, Aug 27, 2009 IP
  6. kiwin

    kiwin Peon

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    if you are talking about webhostingtalk i think its a pretty descent forum did you try joining its singapore counterpart? its so hard to join.

    I hate forum full of ads and arrogant mods. a community should be welcoming and friendly and navigation plays a major role for user friendliness..
     
    kiwin, Aug 27, 2009 IP
  7. SeedingTorrents

    SeedingTorrents Active Member

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    yes webhostingtalk looks junk to me! but DP is looking great with classic theme very pleasant to eye!
     
    SeedingTorrents, Aug 27, 2009 IP
  8. rockinaway

    rockinaway Well-Known Member

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    Now MhW, I would have to say that forums owned by 13 year olds, as you put it, MAY mean the forum is immature but it may not stop it from being successful. I know a number of teens who have done well on the internet - yes it may be harder, but it is for everyone?
     
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    ~kev~ Well-Known Member

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    I am going to guess that you got banned from Web Hosting Talk? Because its a pretty good site, lots of good information, good layout, but the moderators can be a little strict.

    WHT is a long way from being one of the worst forums I have ever seen.

    It would be impossible to say what forum was the worst. Because so many of them have dark skins and dark font where I could not even read the text. I have seen a lot of forums with heavy handed admins,,, the list goes on and one.

    But I see no reason to bash a certain forum by name - unless I had a very good reason to do so. And you gave no reason why you feel that way about WHT.
     
    ~kev~, Aug 28, 2009 IP
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    WEBElite Services Peon

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    Really?

    I think Web Hosting talk is one of the best looking forums I have ever seen, the style is so smooth and good on the eyes.

    There are also many good posters and a good management team.
     
    WEBElite Services, Aug 29, 2009 IP
  11. RectangleMan

    RectangleMan Notable Member

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    I would say the IGN forums.
     
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    kiwin Peon

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    i can see a big reason why they have to be strict at WHT, but the management of it is well done i think.
     
    kiwin, Aug 29, 2009 IP
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    mogsub Active Member

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    WHT is one of the best forums in the internet and it is far away from what I would consider a bad forum. The mods are fine, it is a big source of technical resources for webhosters and also all my dedicated/reseller/VPS services were bought from their site.
     
    mogsub, Aug 29, 2009 IP
  14. Sir Rusty

    Sir Rusty Guest

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    WHT might be immature but, I don't think it's the worst and it's quite successful :eek:
    As well for IGN forums. :)!
     
    Sir Rusty, Aug 30, 2009 IP
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    Active_Hosting Peon

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    WHT is a lovely forum, with lots of information
     
    Active_Hosting, Aug 31, 2009 IP
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    joebert Well-Known Member

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    I think pretty much every single forum I've ever been to has been my least favorite forum at one point or another. I'm always pissed off about something somewhere.
     
    joebert, Sep 1, 2009 IP