Guys i set up a forum a day ago. It's a forum for my city. Basically there is no forum or any platform for that matter for people residing in my city. It will give people a platform to talk about various aspects of the city and to make friends and find people which is difficult in real life. I am trying to take things slow but not too slow. It's not indexed by google yet and i will be doing seo for it thanks to the immense wealth of knowledge here on BHW. I just need help from you, so please tell me. I only need to know the how to give the forum that initial momentum as in should i create a lot of fake posts and then send links to people and friends. Because i think if i directly start inviting people to the forum no one will register considering there are no post and no members. I just want those initial few genuine members. also, should i post some kind of contest where if a person brings members or does something for the site i'll make them moderator?. Also, should i lure people by offering some free stuffs ? Should i ask the people i meet in real life like in college etc. to join the forum and start posting, or even lure them by offering them moderatorship? This is the first time i am doing this. Even a small help will be greatly appreciated. Thanking you in advance.