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How Do I Make A Forum?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by coreygeer, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. coreygeer

    coreygeer BANNED BANNED

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    Much like the Warrior Forum and Blackhat Forum, I would like to have my own forum I can benefit from.. but I don't know how to go about making one.

    How exactly do go about I making one? I want to make an "adult *wink wink*" forum or a make money forum. I still haven't decided on the niche yet.
     
  2. relaxin

    relaxin Junior Member

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    Have you ever thought about using script like
    phpBB, invision Power Board, VBulletin, YaBB.

    You just get a script, upload to your server
    and viola you've got a live forum.

    But I think that is not the main thing;

    Your question should be... how can I market
    my new forum?

    When you start a new forum you have to really
    work on your ass,

    You have to pay people to post it and you have
    to have good content.

    There should be NO ads because many people are
    very unforgiving when it comes to new forum full
    of ads so get rid of adsense.

    SIDE NOTE
    Go to this link to see how (the owner of this site)
    was marketing aggressively two years ago

    http://cloakingforums.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/8886009592/m/1771053482?r=1771053482#1771053482

    http://cloakingforums.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/8886009592/m/6741073081?r=4001025081#4001025081


    You can also give away free stuff to motivate
    users.

    Make sure you have some kind of rewards and
    contests for those who do well.

    You have to really be aggressive in driving traffic,
    go to other forum related to your niche to help
    out and put your link in your signature file.

    Lastly you have to focus on one thing and when
    you are well established you can diversify

    But I think all these are basics...anyway
     
  3. nephalim

    nephalim Newbie

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    I totally agree with relaxin. The easiest part is actually installing the forum script. Most web hosts with cpanel let you install a forum with a few clicks automatically. Then you just need to learn how to personalize it to your chosen niche or theme.

    Promoting and building your membership is the biggest challenge and then you will have to learn how to keep it alive once it's built.
     
  4. GGbercy

    GGbercy Newbie

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    Forumotion.com
    I've been a member in Forumotion for over a year now and I like it a lot.

    they offer phpbb AND IPB forum hosting, so you should go there cause it's awesome