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How to start a forum?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by PageMarketingSEO, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. PageMarketingSEO

    PageMarketingSEO Regular Member

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    Hello guys, a friend of mine wants to start a forum in arabic.
    I never passed the route of forums so my info is pretty limited in this area.
    I want to know all what's needed to start a forum in arabic language.
    If you got any info even the slightest one it would be really helpful as he's willing to setup his budget for it.
    Thank you
     
  2. Ste Fishkin

    Ste Fishkin Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    It's like wordpress, install a script like SMF or V-Bulitin or even phpBB, set up your permissions and boards and lifes good

    Then you need to attract users, which is the hard part as a forum is dead without users, but no one joins a dead forum.
     
  3. MuayThai

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    You need a domain, you need a forum engine, you need a template with Right-to-Left Language support. And you need a lot of outstanding posts to start the dialogues!
     
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    What research has he done?
    Is there a Market/Audience for his forum?
    The days of, build it and they will come, are long gone.
     
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    Reddit killed the vBulletin forum in one fell swoop.
     
  7. PageMarketingSEO

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    Not for the arab market it hasn't. Alot of stray mobs are lurking forums yet to this day.
    Which brings me to a question. Is that vbulletin thing and phpbb customizable in arabic?
     
  8. PageMarketingSEO

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    He's working in some bags/shoes for women niche in arabic.. Mimicing a form that was once successful and lost its flare.
    What kind of research tho?
     
  9. MuayThai

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    vBulletin - for sure!
     
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    Have you tried the Discourse platform? You can set and customize languages on it.
     
  11. PageMarketingSEO

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    Nope, id rather have him go with a popular hing like vbulletin to avoid bugs and such.