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Holger
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Re: How do you keep your forum active?

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We are running our forum since 2003 ... still 10K posts every month. Most people do not like FB and Instagram.
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Re: How do you keep your forum active?

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Did you add some features to your forum to keep it active? Our forum exists from 2005 and most of the members prefer Instagram now or FB groups, they find it more comfortable and fast since most of them are using mobile phones. They even ask me to move our forum there but I find it not a good idea.
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Re: How do you keep your forum active?

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FB has a big disadvantage in finding information. FB Groups are not visible in Google Searchresults, so your "forum" on FB will slowly die as nobody finds the information without being a member in the FB group.
This is an absolute no-go for me.
Furthermore, as far as I have seen (I am not on FB myself), the "topics and posts" are not sorted and are very confusing.
It is not possible to have structured discussions.

Yes, we have added a LOT of features to our forums, we have listened to our members needs. Most of the features added are custom programmed.
We have mainly tried to make it easier for everyone to use the forums, created "shortcuts" and made it as easy as possbile to upload photos for example. My community absolutely thrives based on photos.

As of today we have 105K members and 1.2 million posts.
2.1 million page views(?) and 200K unique visitors every month.
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Re: How do you keep your forum active?

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incredibleasia wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:26 pm
Did you add some features to your forum to keep it active? Our forum exists from 2005 and most of the members prefer Instagram now or FB groups, they find it more comfortable and fast since most of them are using mobile phones. They even ask me to move our forum there but I find it not a good idea.
It's probably a sign that those users are not forummers and prefer short (instant) reactions. Not the kind who participate in several lengthy discussions at the same time (or the subject of your board doesn't lend itself to long (and deep?) discussions.
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Re: How do you keep your forum active?

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Holger wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:33 pm
We are running our forum since 2003 ... still 10K posts every month. Most people do not like FB and Instagram.
Wow, incredible, well done. What's the URL please?
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Re: How do you keep your forum active?

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Davey123 wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:55 am
Holger wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:33 pm
We are running our forum since 2003 ... still 10K posts every month. Most people do not like FB and Instagram.
Wow, incredible, well done. What's the URL please?
Woow, URL please?
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