btanjung wrote:In most forums that i have been about 60% of memBers have 0 posting.
I too have been struggling with getting my forums to spring to life. My biggest problem is that there are a large number of other forums out there with the same basic topic as mine so it's hard to get people who have been using certain other forums for so long to decide to come to mine and post.
Thats the same thing that happened to my forum.
Mine was even worse. I tried running a totally general forum. For a while though it worked. Then it died. Then activity would boost. Then it would die. It finally fizzed out. I kept reviving it by adding new things and such to the forum, shop, arcade until it was so bloated all those things became boring.
It's extremely tough to build upon something that has so much competetion. I was nuts to create a totally general forum. They can be done but you need to put a lot of effort into it. I think the same goes for forums that have had the same topic done many times.
As for what I'm doing now, I switched from IPB to phpBB and started over. Now it just revolves around all of the projects I'm working on, and has a general forum so its got some sort of a topic...
I too had tons of new registrations but nobody posted. That was somewhat the arcade's fault. If anyone here ever thinks about adding an arcade to their forums, definitely put a post requirement on the games. Or a pay to play deal with a shop if you have one. Otherwise you'll get users that sit around all day and do nothing but play games and it looks really bad because your member count is so high.