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Creating a YouTube Network Forum

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by =MGN=RedEagle, May 10, 2016.

  1. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    I currently run a forum for positive, friendly and mature gamers called =MGN= but I've noticed that a lot of gamers also want to record and share their experiences. This got me thinking, why not create a place where YouTubers can connect and collaborate and where gamers can learn how to become media creators?

    Basically I want to create a YouTube Network that has many of the same benefits as paid-entry networks but for free.

    What would you love to see in such a community? What addons would you recommend? Would you be interested in such a community?
     
  2. jauburn

    jauburn Well-Known Member

    Nah. I think this idea is dead in the water.
     
  3. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    Why do you think that?
     
  4. Pierce

    Pierce Active Member

    I see a potential to integrate all platforms.

    YouTube
    YouTube live
    Twitch

    And so on and so forth.

    You just have to be aware AdSense gets sticky when you recreate a "Google like product"

    So I don't know what your monitization is going to be.

    Dunno how connecting is going to work on live streams..
     
  5. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    Has youtube ever created a YouTube Network? I believe they encourage such creations but don't make them themselves.

    Oh and does anyone know good plugins to integrate XF with Twitch and YouTube?
     
  6. The Forum Heroes

    The Forum Heroes Well-Known Member

    @Jaxel has addons for both.
     
  7. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    Awesome, thanks!
     
  8. Alex - A2Hosting

    Alex - A2Hosting Active Member

    I believe you're correct here. They encourage them but do not create them.

    Personally, no. But only because I am not really interested in the topic though I'd imagine others might be interested.

    One point to consider, there are professional Youtube networks which many join once they reach a certain level and this gives a significant amount of support to Youtubers (access to studios, experienced staff to assist in all areas such as editing etc) so do bare that in mind.
     
  9. jauburn

    jauburn Well-Known Member

    Here's an interesting article.

    I use this concept personally in many ways these days. I'd certainly consider it if I were thinking of starting another forum.

    Then again, there are people who start forums as mostly a creative exercise or with the feeling that a membership of even 1 or 2 would constitute success and may perhaps even be preferable to dealing with a forum with many thousands of members.

    So ultimately I'd need to know what your idea of success would be with this idea, and then you could use my reaction as a data point in your decisionmaking process.
     
  10. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    Hmm you sound like someone who has built a forum the hard and proper way. Ironically my most recent forum I spent about 3 days making (logo, wordpress home, forum page) and it took off nice! I did not think anyone would come... but I guess I found demand. I usually promote my forums socially rather than via SEO or article writing.

    I like to start things here and there and see if there is interest. If there is I like to double down. If not I just leave em. I avoid spending time on graphics and stuff so the loss is minimal if the interest is minimal.

    With this forum, the forum part of things would be just one component in a greater idea. Independent media creators empowering independent media creators.

    Success in my mind is every question asked being answered in a courteous and insightful way.
     
  11. ŽivaAkcija

    ŽivaAkcija Well-Known Member

    Youtubify script is awesome http://youtubify.vebto.com/new-releases
     

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