I'm trying to draw more traffic to my site and get some dedicated fans with a forum - I've never really messed around with a forum and I was looking for some pointers. Ideas to get users to join, security pointers for the forum etc. Some points: I'm starting with phpbb because I'm not keen on jumping into vbulletin had never ran a forum before properly before. My niche is DotA 2 - Defense of the Ancients 2 I'm pretty much looking to build the forum up for a year or so and then maybe flip it unless it's bringing in really big revenue. Any ideas or pointers would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! Also, my SEO game is pretty on point so I'll probably be on the first page with kw "dota 2 forum" within a month. So, I know all about that.