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    Post by Cold. on Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:59 pm

    Ok, very sad of me, I know, but I will admit I did search wiki answers for "How to get members on a forum" XD
    Lol, we need to:

    • Advertise the forum on other forums or websites. If advertising at a forum, be sure to put it in the advertising section or in your sig. For websites, you could try putting it in the guestbook or hooking up with the affiliates page. This step is a major key in getting new members. When advertising your forum, you may want to put the advertisement in the form of a mondo, eye-catching banner.


    • Spruce the forum up and make it fancy and unique. Visitors will be more obliged to join a forum that is well-combed. Try getting a good skin, good images, good smilies, and think up some good topics. If you can, try to put some features on your forum that aren't common on some of the more popular ones.


    • Encourage our members to promote your forum. Have them advertise it on other forums/websites and have them refer to good friends about the forum. You shouldn't force them to do so, but if they are loyal to your forum and want to see it grow, they'll be happy to oblige.


    • Try your best to shine the light on all your members. If any member feels left out or is being mistreated, then they're most likely going to leave. Not only did you just lose a member, but you probably lost the member's ability to promote your forum.


    • Do everything in your power to keep your forum active. Visitors don't like to join dying forums, so be sure you can post something every day or so. If you're presenting something new every now and then, your current members will probably follow.


    • Create contests. For example, you could give someone moderator status for whoever helped out the most or something. You should make the contest meaningful and the prize worth fighting for.
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    Post by Kelly on Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:51 pm

    okayy thanks for the techniques =)


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    Post by Kanga on Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:06 pm

    Add our forums to the forumotion reviews and the promotion.
    There is this other place called GFX Forums. They have an advertising area ?
    (I've been trying to tell that for ages tongue )

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    Post by Cold. on Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:10 pm

    Yeah, advertising is a MUST.
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    Post by Kanga on Fri Jul 03, 2009 3:10 pm

    Can we become a planet render affliate ? Look how much people visit the other websites! Smile
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    Post by BiteTheDust on Fri Jul 03, 2009 5:20 pm

    FlyingKanga wrote:Can we become a planet render affliate ? Look how much people visit the other websites! Smile

    I don't think that will work.
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    Post by Kanga on Fri Jul 03, 2009 5:22 pm

    Why not ? They added some other forums ? And we are a gfx forum right now.

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    Post by Cold. on Fri Jul 03, 2009 6:04 pm

    Nope, PlanetRenders are too good for us.
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    Post by Scoala on Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:07 pm

    I have to change my text colour to see.tongue

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    Post by Cold. on Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:17 pm

    Lol, that's not a bad idea XD
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    Post by Kanga on Sat Jul 04, 2009 10:00 am

    Cold. wrote:Nope, PlanetRenders are too good for us.

    I've seen one of their affliates and we are much better than that. And ours would go in there good.

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    Post by Cold. on Sat Jul 04, 2009 11:52 am

    I think CPP is perfect. We could replace JustTheApps...
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    Post by Kanga on Sun Jul 05, 2009 3:15 pm



    We will probably reject sites that are just InvisionFree forums.

    Damn did we need to get Invision ?


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    Post by Musiician on Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:46 pm

    advertising is the best we can do and it got us nowhere, and besides! we are the last ones here! so the best thing is to leave it to die!

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    Post by Cold. on Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:09 pm

    Wrong ^
    We advertised, but
    -Not enough
    -In the wrong places and wrong ways

    -We didn't have EVERYONE advertising. Only Brian.
    -We were advertising signatures. These annoy others and we should have been a sponsor affiliate instead.
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    Re: Well...

    Post by Musiician on Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:39 pm

    Well I ain't advertising..... thank god

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    Re: Well...

    Post by Cold. on Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:32 pm

    I did have an ad on CPP, but the admins are the only ones who would be recognized by the other forum's staff as a senior role.

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