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Anyone ever started a successful forum?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by pxoxrxn, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. pxoxrxn

    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    I've always liked the idea of starting a forum but I have stayed away because getting one started with regular users seems to be almost impossible. Has anyone every started one and been successful? If so, what are your tips?
     
  2. General Lee

    General Lee Regular Member

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    Yea, I've got a very successful forum. Its my #1 source of online income. Forums take lots of time, mine has been active for several years now.

    My best tip would be to generate sometype of following well before you launch the forum.
     
  3. chizel21

    chizel21 Guest

    Ya, my most popular forum has 5k+ members. Took a couple months to get all the security in place so only about 2k are real users. Was like 10k members but deleted 5k spammers already. Bad thing is that there is only about 30 people regularly posting. I am shutting it down in November if it doesn't pick up. The forum is only one part of that site anyways. The forum has been up for 2+ years and started off to a great start then has slowly been dying. I would love any advice as well, but looks like it's just going to die unfortunately.
     
  4. pxoxrxn

    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    Chizel: What niche is your forum in?
     
  5. chizel21

    chizel21 Guest

    The forum on that site wasn't really ever made to make money. More just for the community. I think it would probably be frowned upon to post the link here in the thread. If you want I can pm you the link.
     
  6. motzart

    motzart Power Member

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    Always been a dream of mine to start a forum.

    I don't have the current following/means to drive traffic towards it, and I'm too much of a pussy to try PPC'ing my way into a large forum userbase.