Thanks for your opinion Robert! You're right!Lumpy Burgertushie wrote: ↑Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:23 amwhy do you want to start a forum/board if you do not have an idea of what the subject is going to be?
you need to find a subject matter that has not been done to death and/or that you can provide more/better content about.
otherwise it will be just like a million other boards and will have no content and no members etc.
then, what is the point?
Thank you so much for encouraging me to do it Robert! Your recommendation is very useful! Undoubtedly the work of a few hours could be nothing in a few seconds.Lumpy Burgertushie wrote: ↑Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:26 amhey , go for it. it shouldn't cost very much. hosting is very cheap, a domain name is very cheap.
don't do it the free way because if it does do well, you will lose it all when you have to upgrade to a paid hosting account etc.
if it doesn't work out, you haven't lost much.
This is exactly what worries me, not having to publish. I agree with everything you say, that's why I have not created it so far, but I'm going to look for a topic and go slowly taking notes about what publications I would make; this could help me have a more realistic perspective of the situation.KevC wrote: ↑Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:22 amI agree with Lumpy. Starting a forum on a subject you're not really passionate about is a very bad idea.
When you're starting out you need content. Lots and lots of content. If you're not really interested in the subject you won't have a clue what to post about and if you can't do that no one will ever join.
I understand what you say, but if I see the experience of other forums, forums of the same theme have emerged even though, they have managed to be featured forums on the rest. I'm sure it will not be an easy job, but you have to study what is missing from others and try to start with that.KevC wrote: ↑Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:22 amAlmost every subject you can think of has been done to death. Immediately you can cross off any sport or sporting team, locations, hobbies, video games or software, tv and films, music, bands and any brand (cars, clothes etc) and no doubt many others. That doesn't leave an awful lot left, unless what you're passionate about is brand new in one of those categories I mentioned. For example, I started a car forum several years ago for a model that was just about to come out and I'd ordered one so I was the only forum out there for it and I knew a lot about it as I was getting one. In those instances you can do very well very quickly but they don't come up that often.
Getting a forum going is really hard work. You need to be posting content every day, you need to find places you can put the link in your sig without spamming other people's sites and if you're lucky you'll have 10-20 people after a year. Not a lot but it's a start.
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