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Old 13th June 2007, 05:35 PM   #1
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Default Should You Add A Forum To Your Website? The Pros And Cons Explained

How about starting a forum?

"Management - Once a forum gets going it takes time to register people, monitor the messages and moderate the topics. With a popular forum this can turn into a full time job. But you can turn this over to volunteers. People love to become moderators of forums and you should be able to find trusted individuals to help you monitor and care for it."

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Old 13th June 2007, 05:39 PM   #2
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I wouldn't start a forum unless you already have a large community to fill it. I've seen many forums out there that simply die due to lack of participation. Most often than not this isn't due to management problems but not getting the right eyeballs to the site.

Make sure your community wants a forum before you create one.
Start a blog and run everything through the comments field until you think you have enough members who would participate.

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Old 14th June 2007, 11:10 AM   #3
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Are there any good - free - forums out there? If so, could you make a recommendation?

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Old 14th June 2007, 04:56 PM   #4
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Hi Wisealma, here is a list of free forums listed at Free Links mentioned before.

http://www.phpbb.com/
http://www.simplemachines.org/
http://www.yabbforum.com/

I'm also interested in any others.

You might want to consider paying also.

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