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Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by ijake, May 7, 2009.

  1. ijake

    ijake Registered Member

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    I own a forum about TF2/HL2/Portal/Steam games and I'm trying to get members. What are recommended ways? I was thinking post exchanges but I can't find anyone to exchange with. Anyone have any ways?
     
  2. wowhaxor

    wowhaxor Executive VIP Premium Member

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    start off by prepopulating it with posts from software or outsourcing posters. Then find niche sites and put up banners SEO it so you rank well on google. Forums are a pain to get started, I will never try it again :)
     
  3. mightybh

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    I used to run a bunch of popular forums and it is quite a pain to get them started indeed. First of all you need to make them look active, either by talking to yourself or paying somebody to do this for you. If you have a unique idea people will follow.
     
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    Forum starting is such a hassle. I don't want to experience something like that again. Like mightybh said, make them look active by talking to yourself first. After you make a good number of threads then you can start promoting your forum.

    Don't do this in reverse order. People wouldn't want to enter further a forum which looks like empty.
     
  5. mamboo

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    You can find many cheap forum posters in DP . You can even find posters posting for 10 cents per post.
     
  6. bizcredit

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    Forum Generator sold in BST is good for making it look populated.