How do you keep your forum active?

Discussion of non-phpBB related topics with other phpBB.com users.
Forum rules
General Discussion is a bonus forum for discussion of non-phpBB related topics with other phpBB.com users. All site rules apply.
Pond Life
Registered User
Posts: 388
Joined: Sat Jan 20, 2007 1:55 am

Re: How do you keep your forum active?

Post by Pond Life » Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:56 pm

Austin Scott wrote:7. Send weekly newsletters about the new activities
I hope there's a way your members can opt out. Any forum sending me unsolicited weekly emails with no opt-out would be reported for spamming.

Nully
Registered User
Posts: 453
Joined: Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:11 pm
Location: France
Contact:

Re: How do you keep your forum active?

Post by Nully » Sat Jun 13, 2015 6:09 pm

I see others than me have users gone to Facebook :-(
Many of my users write to me in Fb (my private page) or post interesting threads in Fb, no more in my forum.
Of course, in Fb they can show themselves to their "friends" :(
I don't know how I could keep my forum active.
Even if I should decide to pay some people, I don't know where to find these people :lol:

User avatar
Lumpy Burgertushie
Registered User
Posts: 64459
Joined: Mon May 02, 2005 3:11 am
Contact:

Re: How do you keep your forum active?

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Sat Jun 13, 2015 11:25 pm

close your facebook page then they will have to come to the board to have a conversation. :twisted:

or, you could make some posts to your fb page that are on a subject that is very interesting to your board members and just post a little bit of a teaser. tell them to go to your board for the rest of the story.

have a contest for posts on the board, promote the contest on facebook.

keep the board more interesting than your facebook page.

you can't really have a conversation or discussion between many people on facebook like you can in a bulletin board/discussion board like phpbb.
remind people that posting pictures etc. is just as easy on the board as it is in facebook.


robert

Nully
Registered User
Posts: 453
Joined: Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:11 pm
Location: France
Contact:

Re: How do you keep your forum active?

Post by Nully » Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:34 am

:mrgreen:
On my Fb I don't write interesting things, posts are like "it's raining in Paris" or a picture during hollidays.
I keep Fb for contacts with my family and real friends. Users registered in my forum write on their own fb page and on my "wall".

travel
Registered User
Posts: 130
Joined: Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:21 pm

Re: How do you keep your forum active?

Post by travel » Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:49 pm

Interesting themes, nice staff, newsletters, discreet advertisement (competing boards). ;)

Holger
Registered User
Posts: 1603
Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2002 3:54 pm
Location: Hannover

Re: How do you keep your forum active?

Post by Holger » Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:29 am

Yes, it is all about content, topicality and relevance!
Content posted on crapbook cannot be searched by non-FB-members, that is where the forums can outpace FB.
Provide downloads that are not available anywhere else.
Watermark everything so that it cannot be reused elsewhere without showing your URL.

Dont use FB to promote your forum. It will just result in those brainless and useless Likes by your millions of "freinds".

AztecEngineer
Registered User
Posts: 6
Joined: Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:26 pm

Re: How do you keep your forum active?

Post by AztecEngineer » Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:26 pm

How do you post on another board advertising your board without stepping on any toes?

User avatar
Lumpy Burgertushie
Registered User
Posts: 64459
Joined: Mon May 02, 2005 3:11 am
Contact:

Re: How do you keep your forum active?

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:49 am

if allowed, you put a link to your board in your sig file at the other boards. you make relevant helpful posts. you answer questions if you really know the answers. anytime you can link to something relevant on your board , do so if allowed.

just be helpful on other boards and word will get around and people will want to see more of what you have to say.

robert

PhoenixComputerTech
Registered User
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Jul 04, 2015 4:09 pm
Contact:

Re: How do you keep your forum active?

Post by PhoenixComputerTech » Sun Jul 12, 2015 1:23 am

One way which some consider cheating is creating multiple fake accounts and creating discussions between yourself to show its active. Or have friends help you out and do the same. Keep your forum interesting and with many good topics to talk about.

Advertise your website and work on some nice SEO. Do anything you can to bring traffic to your site. Social media is your best friend in a situation like this.

Holger
Registered User
Posts: 1603
Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2002 3:54 pm
Location: Hannover

Re: How do you keep your forum active?

Post by Holger » Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:26 am

PhoenixComputerTech wrote:Social media is your best friend in a situation like this.
Nope, I disagree.
Once in social media, always in social media. If you go that route the forum will never lift off.

User avatar
Volksdevil
Registered User
Posts: 2414
Joined: Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:03 pm
Location: Lancashire, UK
Name: Neil
Contact:

Re: How do you keep your forum active?

Post by Volksdevil » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:03 am

Revisiting this because things certainly haven't improved. :roll:

Feel like just deleting the lot! Massive! amounts of information and statistics...There just doesn't seem to be any interest in collated information anymore.

Throw away society. Everybody wants to:
Ask a question.
Get it answered.
Job done, stuff helping anybody else or sharing, collating info.

It just disappears into the boring blue and white wilderness of faceCrook.

Holger
Registered User
Posts: 1603
Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2002 3:54 pm
Location: Hannover

Re: How do you keep your forum active?

Post by Holger » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:51 am

Hmmm, sad to hear this!

I have not noticed that mentality in my community yet.
In society in general yes, but not in my community.

User avatar
Froddelaar
Registered User
Posts: 821
Joined: Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:45 am
Location: Aalst (Belgium)
Name: Andy Dm
Contact:

Re: How do you keep your forum active?

Post by Froddelaar » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:38 pm

*snip*
Last edited by JimA on Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:49 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Reason: Post content removed. Please keep in mind this website is aimed at a general audience. https://www.phpbb.com/rules/#offensiveposting

roshanrakesh
Registered User
Posts: 5
Joined: Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:25 am

Re: How do you keep your forum active?

Post by roshanrakesh » Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:31 pm

Initislly I paid some users to post and discuss on the forum. Eventually, everyone caught up. :D

Post Reply

Return to “General Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Dalibor.K, eeji and 30 guests