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#1 PcCraze

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 04:39 PM

Hi, I have just bought a domain and have decided to start a forum. It is related to computers. I am new at this thing so I want your suggestions on how do I run it. I have made categories. But the question is how do I invite people to the forum? I don't want to make fake members or copy other people's stuff. Can you people please tell me. I also then need moderators for the forum. As soon as the forum is launched people who want to become moderators can come forward and I'll be grateful to you.

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 05:33 PM

All your questions and ones you haven't thought of yet, can and will likely be answered here: http://www.theadminzone.com/forums/

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#3 Ryan Pianesi

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 08:54 PM

Well, i dont really understand what you are asking. whats your website URL? and i will be glad to become a mod...for more information...PM me.

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 06:11 PM

But the question is how do I invite people to the forum?

By great service, and then word of mouth. Creation of a great forum takes time and a lot of work. There are forums I belong to that have been running for two years that are still struggling to become established in the computer forum landscape.

Advertising, or farming for a site is frowned upon.

I don't want to make fake members or copy other people's stuff.

Good thinking... Posting others information can cost you your reputation. Most computer forums are tightly connected and share information.

Take time to browse the forum Animal links to. They provide a lot of information about the ins and outs of forums.

I wish you well with your forum.

My best,
rigel

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Edited by rigel, 01 August 2010 - 06:12 PM.

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