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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 3:26 pm 

Joined:Fri Nov 22, 2002 1:08 am
Location: In the throne of Nephthys
Imran and I are desperately trying to figure out how to perform necromancy on this forum here. Any help from users would be appreciated. If you have ideas as to how we could make the board more interesting to you, post them here or PM:



(Again, sorry Unas!)


PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 12:20 pm 

Joined:Sat Feb 26, 2005 12:36 pm
Location: Saqqara... someday...
Hmm no worries - I feel like I came off to strongly, any ways.

But, a few years ago a friend and I were running a site/forum, and we were experiencing the same problem. Not enough traffic! We realized that we had to outsource. Join and create internet rings, go to other forums and not just tell people "Hey! Go here!!!11!!1!'; but connect with someone, and refer them.

At first we made the mistake of thinking of the "traffic" as just numbers. We were having contests with each other to see who could bring in the most each week, and the numbers were dismal - maybe 3 a week combined.

Thinking of the "traffic" as actual people really helped our cause. Espeically since our site was basically a jumbled compilation of programs, music, blackmail and rants.

I don't know if things are still the same, though. Honestly, I haven't seriously touched a computer (e.g. Web design, programming, hacking, etc.) for years. I'd assume people still react to basic human kindness... But then again, I was accused of and almost punched for stealing a dollar a few days ago... Stupid elderly... :roll:


PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 11:39 am 

Joined:Wed May 04, 2005 3:48 pm
Location: USA
I'm a moderator on two different boards and I find that it helps if someone "seeds" the board with the latest news.
I usually check the newsblogs for any of the latest news and make a post about things I find interesting.

It helps to create topics that have some type of question in them so that there is something to respond to.

The two best newsblogs I know are:
by Andie Byrnes

a news blog by Mark Morgan.

Other than that stay on top of spammers both the commercial type and the ones that post drivel. It's hard to have to read through a bunch of posts that read like people are in a chatroom. That tends to turn the more serious people off I think.

Having people post interesting tidbits they find on the web also helps. Sometimes you come across sites that have fascinating pictures or just interesting info, and posting that to the board can spark some discussion. And like I mentioned above, if there's something that sparks a question, then that's even better.

That's just my 2 cts worth :wink:



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