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World's Biggest Forum gets $8.3 million

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by ForgottenCreature, Jun 21, 2006.

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    Gaia Online, the web's largets forum with over 600 million posts according to Big Boards, just got $8.3 million in venture capital funding. Investors included Benmark Capital and Redpoint Venture.
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    Read more at Mashable: http://mashable.com/2006/06/19/gaia-online-gets-893m-for-anime-community/

    That's pretty amazing. The poster-boy for online forum success, just pulled in probably the largest investment ever for a forum community (though they aren't just a pure forum anymore--they include some MMORPG-like 3D chatrooms now, as well).
     
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    That is pretty cool. Aren't they the ones with like 500 servers running their forums?
     
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    And they run phpBB...
     
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    Nothing is impossible...phpBB rocks :D
     
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    Wow thats very interesting! good job for sure :)
     
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    150 actually http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=2090082#2090082
     
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    That's $2 per user...not bad really.
     
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    That's a really big amount.

    Really amazing and thanks to the Great Investors :D
     
    sizzler_chetan, Jun 24, 2006 IP
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    wow 600 million posts! First time hearing of this forum.

    Nice investment for them as well..
     
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    interesting..

    they do have pretty good traffic as well, their alexa rank is : 1,842

    thanks for the information..
    regards
     
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    wow that forum is so big i bet it uses crazy amounts of bw.
     
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    myBB board would have worked just as well for them. And a better lookin board too!!:)
     
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    And see what kind of traffic you can get without having a big PR. The Big Boards is only a PR4. And gaia is ony a PR5. Isnt that a kick in the head to all of us who want big PRs to our sites.

    PR is Great but it isnt everything. The money is.
     
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    I know one of the biggest forums in australia has been offered liek 3-4 million to buy it lol...and the weird thing is the forum is ran by one guy and he doesn't have any ads at all on it kinda crazy when its like top 1000 alexa ranked :|
     
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    that is one forum that deserves everything it is getting ... i mean , its way too cool
     
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