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Post by TestHosts » Thu Nov 23, 2006 7:58 pm

JanTaxi, I can say that it's nice to see innovation like that. I bet you had some nice press coverage :)
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Post by Kurgano » Mon Nov 27, 2006 6:51 am

To learn how... and it grew from there. I'm fairly new on the website scene but have been coding for over a decade (I started with games on the Vic-20 and commodore 64 if anyone remembers those, lol). It was just time.

Now i'm working on my style skills in prep for phpbb 3... and in my spare time I help others and design for them. Maybe someday i'll turn pro... but for now i'm finding theres always something more to learn. Its a great hobby and it pays for itself.

Styles interest me most right now. Figuring out how things work is fun.
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Post by Meethere » Mon Nov 27, 2006 12:28 pm

For my own interest and to generate some revenue for living :lol:

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Post by Ryan_W » Mon Nov 27, 2006 3:45 pm

Our aim start our own forum was to develop a web hosting community and also as a mode of support to our clients.

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Post by Canadian Neigh » Tue Nov 28, 2006 9:24 pm

Why did I start my own forum? Because I had yet to find another that served the purpose that I hope to serve with mine. We are only a month old.... I wish we were huge and growing daily already, but I am sure it will come with time since most, if not all of my advertising has been through WOM, emailing lots of people and slowly paddling my way through websites, signing guestbooks, etc.
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Post by dpaanlka » Fri Dec 01, 2006 1:32 am

I started mine to go along with my site about a specific version of the Mac OS, which would be Mac OS 7, that I felt particularly under-served on the internet.

It is working out pretty well since I didn't expect much, with 224 registered members and 1,499 posts as of this writing. I wish, in the last 8 months since I started it, there had been more activity levels now than there are.

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Post by superevilgenius » Fri Dec 01, 2006 7:43 am

I started it jus for fun, and inspired from another fourm.

And Haven't received the users i thought i will receive ..

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Post by zhangzhen » Tue Dec 05, 2006 7:54 am

i only want to learn PHP ,so started it..(last year) . :(

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Post by danopia » Tue Dec 05, 2006 8:37 am

I was bored... :P
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Post by JanTaxi » Sat Dec 09, 2006 7:37 am

TestHosts wrote: JanTaxi, I can say that it's nice to see innovation like that. I bet you had some nice press coverage :)

To be honest... Nothing untill now... :wink:
I think that will come in 2007... :twisted:
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Post by stormi » Sun Dec 10, 2006 1:01 am

I maded a forum for my sister.... becous she wanted to be admin :)
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Post by tuker » Sun Dec 10, 2006 3:20 am

i wanted to make a forum were all my freinds could chat about stuff ive only made it today

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Post by roady89 » Sun Dec 10, 2006 3:33 am

A freind and I were bored one day.....as a joke we decided to make our own "Free forum" :roll: In less than 5 days we had 36 members! Then the 6 or 7th day the "Free Forums" ads changed for the worse.....big banners, and pop-ups. I had it up for less than 2 weeks and had 45 members. I didn't want our members to experiance ads or drive them away so I set up our own server with PHPBB2 and coppermine.

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Post by taliamana » Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:16 am

I started a forum because...
  • I wanted to focus on the emotional problems with weight loss rather than just nutrition
    A place where people who take my classes or read my books can chat
    Increase profile for me and my books
Still pretty new and slow to take off. Need lots more users :) posting regularly
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Post by nvic » Thu Dec 14, 2006 10:06 pm

I started one for just general discussion (I call it chat, but it is discussion, need to change forum name), and polls.

Sadly, although i have read many sucess stories on how to start a forum, I have only seven members. Two were Spammers, two abandon accounts, one real user, one admin (me).

Anyone know what i did wrong, unlike many others who posted in this article who have 100's and 1000's of members?

(My forum link is in my Sig if someone wants to see it)

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